Archive for September 2013

Prominent Iranian Musician Challenges Public Executions in New Video

(September 19, 2013) – Today the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released the music video “Execution” by Okhtapus, featuring acclaimed Iranian singers Shahin Najafi and Majid Kazemi, which directly confronts the Iranian government’s routine practice of inhumane state executions.
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Iranian human rights activist Sotoudeh: ‘Free forever’

Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights advocate, was among several prisoners released Wednesday from a Tehran prison where she had been jailed since 2010. “I’m glad, but I’m worried for my friends in prison,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a telephone interview soon after her release, citing other political and human rights activists who remain in prison.

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