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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and NGOs condemned human rights violations in Iran
By Staff Writer, Iran Probe Tuesday, 12 August 2017 The United Nations Human Rights Council opened its thirty-sixth regular session on 11 September 2017 hearing an update by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the situation of human rights worldwide and on the activities…
Iran vilifies human rights defenders as ‘enemies of the state’
Amnesty International Wednesday, 2 August 2017 Iran’s judicial and security bodies have waged a vicious crackdown against human rights defenders since Hassan Rouhani became president in 2013, demonizing and imprisoning activists who dare to stand up for people’s rights, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.  Caught in…
Nobel laureates condemn executions in Iran
News Blaze, By Pejman Amiri Friday, 22 July 2017 A group of Nobel laureates expressed grave concerns over continuing human rights violations in Iran. 21 Nobel Laureates from the United States, Canada, Germany and Norway issued a  letter addressing United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterresto use his good offices “through the…
MP says UK denying help to British-Iranian mother in Tehran jail
The Guardian, By Jessica Elgot Thuesday, 18 July 2017 Tulip Siddiq claims Foreign Office less keen to act for dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe than her solely British daughter An imprisoned British-Iranian mother would face separation from her three-year-old British daughter under a “two-tier system” which means the UK government denies…
Don't whitewash the Iranian regime's crimes
Washington Examiner, By Amir Basiri Wednesday, 12 July 2017 Last week, the Iranian regime took the ambassadors of 45 foreign countries for a tour of the notorious Evin prison in Tehran to judge for themselves how the state treats prisoners. The tour came one day after Javad Larijani, the head…
Three Christians in Iran given long jail terms
Anglican News Thursday, 6 July 2017 [Middle East Concern] Two Iranian Christians, Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz and Hadi Asgari have been sentenced to 10 years in jail and a third, Amin Afshar Naderi, has been jailed for 15 years. Pastor Victor was verbally charged with "conducting evangelism," "illegal house church…
UN commission of inquiry needed to end impunity over 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran
By Iran Probe Staff Writer Monday, 12 June 2017 The 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council started its work on 6th of June and it will continue its deliberations till 23rd of this month. One of the important issues of this session is the violation of human…
John and Barbara Ratcliffe at home in Hampshire  -  Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella
The Telegraph, By Radhika Sanghani Saturday, 10 June 2017  John and Barbara Ratcliffe’s home in Hampshire is easy to find. It is the only property on their leafy road in Fleet with a bright yellow banner hanging on the hedge, that reads: ‘Free Nazanin. Bring Our Girls Back’. The ‘girls’ are their…
Iran: Desecrating mass grave site would destroy crucial forensic evidence
Amnesty InternationalThursday, 1 June 2017 The desecration of a mass grave site in Ahvaz, southern Iran that contains the remains of at least 44 people who were extrajudicially executed would destroy vital forensic evidence and scupper opportunities for justice for the mass prisoner killings that took place across the country…
Former member of Iranian women's football team 'banned from sport' after being photographed without veil
IndependentFriday, 28 April 2017 Shiva Amini said officials condemned her for playing with men and wearing shorts  A former member of Iran's women's football team claims she has been banned from the sport after being photographed with her hair uncovered abroad. Shiva Amini shared photos on Instagram showing her playing friendly matches in…
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Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…