Archive for November 2014

Iran’s human rights situation has not improved, says activist

Iranian lawyer and rights activist Shirin Ebadi. (Al Arabiya)

Saturday, 29 November 2014 -Al Arabiya News- Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani has not been able to deliver on his promises to address key human rights issues in the country, Iranian lawyer and rights activist Shirin Ebadi told Al Arabiya’s Diplomatic Avenue on Friday.

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Document – Iran: Death sentence for “insulting the prophet”

Soheil Arabi

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL- An Iranian man has been sentenced to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam”. Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook.

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New Report Reveals State’s Growing Efforts to Control Internet Access in Iran

Authorities’ Ability to Monitor Online Communications Will Increase
November 19, 2014—The Rouhani administration should use all its authority to end the government’s initiatives to restrict Iranians’ access to the Internet, immediately cease state efforts to monitor users’ online accounts, and end the prosecution of individuals for their peaceful online activities, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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Volleyball woman ‘on hunger strike’ in Iran

Ghoncheh Ghawami

04 Nov 2014 -Aljazeera- British-Iranian woman, jailed for trying to attend men’s volleyball match, is protesting against her detention.
A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike for the second time, reports say.

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