Archive for December 2013

UN resolution on the human rights situation in Iran

FIDH – On Wednesday, 18 December 2013, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Iran. The resolution denounces “serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations” in the country, and calls upon the government to “respect fully its human rights obligations, in law and in practice.”
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They have an Important Message for Us Don’t Let Them Fade Into Oblivion

What unites them?

They lived in lands far apart, spoke different languages, did not know each other.

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Keep the Focus on Iran’s Human Rights 

THE HUFFINGTON POST – By Hadi Ghaemib (December 19, 2013) The recent interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 powers is a welcome development for most Iranians. It is a major step in the right direction, addressing many of their pressing concerns:

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Remembering A Forgotten Crime

2013 is the 65th anniversary of the vote of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations. It coincides with the 25th anniversary of a gruesome state crime, committed secretly in 1988 within the prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela: The Passing of a Man of Peace

6 December 2013 – FIDH and its 178 member organisations throughout the world, including Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) in South Africa, pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and express their sincere condolences to his wife and children and to the entire nation of South Africa.
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Kurdish Sunni Prisoners in Critical Health After 30 Days on Hunger Strike

Four of the six prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the past 30 days.

Six Kurdish Sunni prisoners on death row at Ghezel Hessar Prison in Karaj have been on a hunger strike since Monday, November 4, a human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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