Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 21 February 2014
We are deeply concerned about the reported spike in executions in Iran since the beginning of this year. In just over seven weeks, at least 80 people have been executed. Some reliable sources indicate the figure could be as high as 95.
(February 20, 2014)—The Iranian Judiciary must rescind the execution sentence of Rouhollah Tavana for trumped-up charges of “insulting the Prophet,” and stop issuing death sentences for ever-expanding categories of crimes, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
19 February 2014 – LDDHI – UNIVERSAL IMPUNITY – On 11 February 2014, the Spanish Parliament will examine a bill, sponsored by the Peoples Party, concerning the extension of Spain’s jurisdiction beyond its frontiers. APDHE and FIDH call for this legislative reform to be rejected because it would substantially restrict the application of the principle of universal justice. Continue reading “Spain: The bill on universal jurisdiction must be rejected”
15th February, 2014 -IranSOS- Hamed Ahmadi and Jamshid Dehghani who had finished their hunger strike after 75 days, have faced sever health and physical issues. According to the report of (HRANA), Hamed Ahmadi and Jamshid Deghani who were on hunger strike for 75 days, from November 4 until January 18, in protest to their death sentences and violation their rights as prisoners, are in bad health condition after 1 month from breaking the strike.
15th February, 2014 -IranSOS- 2 prisoners have been hanged on charge of murder in Vakil Abad prison of Mashhad. According to the report of (HRANA), two prisoners were executed by gallows in Vakil Abad prison of Mashhad, on Thursday February 13th.
(February 14, 2014)—The Iranian government must end the inhumane practice of holding its critics under house arrest for years without due process, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. February 14, 2014, marks three years since Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Zahra Rahnavard were placed under a de facto and illegal house arrest in Tehran.
New York Times – FEB. 10, 2014 – By CAMELIA ENTEKHABIFARD
Last March, I sublet my Manhattan apartment. A woman called Shireen answered my ad, and when she came to visit I was surprised to learn that, despite her traditionally Persian name, she was Indian. Mentioning this, Shireen replied, “But I am Persian! I’m Zoroastrian.”
Paris-Geneva, February 5, 2014 – In an opinion adopted during its 68th session on November 20, 2013, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) requested the release of Iranian human rights defenders Khosro Kordpour and Massoud Kordpour from arbitrary detention.
(February 3, 2014)—New concerns about the safety of Internet communications have emerged following statements by Iranian authorities about the government’s utilization of new, more complex, and undetectable filtering methods.