The West's Value of Human Rights Needs to Extend to People of Iran

Navid Felker 11 January 2018

by Navid  Felker

With the current unrest in Iran, some commentators have said that the situation there could become like the one in Syria. The biggest problem facing the Iranian regime is its lack of legitimacy which is becoming even more evident with the wave of protests that is spreading across the country.

Iran Protests: Student Dies While in Police Custody

Navid Felker 09 January 2018

by  Navid  Felker

Iran’s state-run media reported on Monday, that 22-year-old Sina Ghanbari, arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran, has died in police custody. Ghanbari was being held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison after security forces detained him and hundreds of other protesters, most of whom were young Iranians.

1988 Massacre in Iran Remains Unpunished and Abuse Ongoing

Atousa Pilger 04 January 2018

by Atousa Pilger

In 1988, one of the most horrific crimes against humanity took place. More than 30,000 people were executed during the course of one single summer following the orders of the Supreme Leader of Iran at that time. Most of the victims were members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the PMOI, the main opposition to the brutal ruling regime. No-one was spared – not even pregnant women and minors.

Iranian Courts Continue to Intimidate Perceived Enemies

Navid Felker 20 December 2017

by Navid  Felker

After “moderate” Hassan Rouhani succeeded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran in 2013, a change was expected for the country’s human rights.

However, the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual Iranian-British citizen who worked for the media development team at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, highlights the lack of change concerning human rights in Iran.

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