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.” Continue reading “UN resolution on the human rights situation in Iran”
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:
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.
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.