Archive: Human Rights

The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain

Josep Borrell Fontelles Commission Vice-President in charge of coordinating the external action of the EU By email (@JosepBorrellF) Dear Commission Vice President, The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain For forty two years the wealth and assets of the Iranian people have been squandered by a regime that for the duration has benefited greatly through sanction busting and money laundering. In November 2019 as access

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The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain

Iran Protests: the use of lethal force / shutting down of the internet

European Commission President  Jean-Claude Juncker  European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Dear President Juncker  Iran Protests: the use of lethal force / shutting down of the internet  As I am sure you are aware, since Friday 15 November 2019 nationwide demonstrations are taking place in Iran sparked by the sudden increase in petrol prices of 300%. Peaceful demonstrations turned violent when the security forces used tear gas and live ammunition

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Iran Protests: the use of lethal force / shutting down of the internet

Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT The Iranian authorities should stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families, said 20 human rights groups. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders, including Mansoureh Behkish, Maryam AkbariMonfared and Raheleh Rahemipour, have been subjected to harassment, reprisals or prosecution on vague national security-related charges for their

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Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

Right to life and Death penalty in Iran – 3

24, 25 May 2014Location: California Room - UCLA Faculty CentreLanguage: Persian/English https://youtu.be/CYrpmjEvXqw   In this third conference,  we were honoured to have Senator Robert Badinter the ex-French Minister of Justice who successfully fought to abolish the death penalty in France as our keynote speaker. The proceedings heard the valuable contributions of US and international organisations such as ‘American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU’ and ‘Reprieve’ who offered valuable insight into the application and execution of

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Right to life and Death penalty in Iran – 3

Right to Life and Death penalty in Iran – 2

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Right to Life and Death penalty in Iran – 2

Legalising Paedophilia?

Legalising Paedophilia?   ‘Unsupervised or Ill Supervised Children and Youth Protection Bill’  Islamic Republic of Iran Ratified 22 September 2013   Ref:    214/M/518 Date: 26 September 2013     Summary  On 22 September 2013 the Islamic Consultative Assembly ratified a Bill by which a legal guardian can marry his/her adoptive child. Although the ‘Unsupervised or Ill Supervised Children and Youth Protection Bill’ has some positive points it also has many ambiguities and other objectionable articles. However,

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Legalising Paedophilia?

SEXUAL ABUSE OF FEMALE PRISONERS CONSTITUTES TORTURE

Ref:      206/M/510 Date:    Tuesday, 06 November 2012 In a letter addressed to the head of notorious Evin prison, Ali Ashraf Rostami Aghdam, thirty three female prisoners of conscience expressed their outrage at the brutality with which they were stripped and cavity searched. They state in no uncertain terms that the treatment they received and the manner in which they were searched was nothing short of sexual abuse. They have vowed never again. They assert that

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SEXUAL ABUSE OF FEMALE PRISONERS CONSTITUTES TORTURE

‘The International Day for the Right to the Truth’

Ref:     205 / M / 509 Date:   24 March 2012 ‘The International Day for the Right to the Truth’ concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims   24th of March 2012 marks the second ‘International Day for the Right to the Truth’. This day recognises the right of the families to the truth regarding the fate of their loved ones at the hands of their persecutors. It honours the memory of victims

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‘The International Day for the Right to the Truth’

 International Women’s Day 2012 and the Family Protection Bill in Iran

Date:   8 March 2012 International Women’s Day 2012 and the Family Protection Bill in Iran While the world celebrates international women’s day today Iranian women face further legalised discrimination. On 6 March 2012, the outgoing eighth Islamic Consultative Assembly (the parliament) passed articles of the [anti] Family Protection Bill that allows polygamy allows temporary marriage lasting from a negotiated few minutes to a number of years allows girls of thirteen and younger to be married remains

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 International Women’s Day 2012  and the Family Protection Bill in Iran

The unveiling of “40 Tekeh”

[gallery columns="4" ids="395,396,390,385"] Foreign Press Association, 25 Northumberland Avenue London WC2N 5AP Read Amnesty International interview with Roya Kashefi On the occasion of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 4 x 1  meter protest banner made in Iran was unveiled by Association des Chercheurs Iraniens (ACI) in collaboration with the International Coalition Against Violence in Iran (ICAVI). Called “Chehel Tekeh,” the banner is supported by 15,000 names, addresses and signatures from

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The unveiling of “40 Tekeh”