Archive for April 2016

Iran: UN rights chief calls for end to executions for drug offences

Heroin seizures in Iran. Photo: UNODC

14.04.2016 – UN News Centre- The United Nations human rights chief today appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed law that would remove the mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.

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Lawyer Released from Prison in Iran Describes Grim Conditions for Political Prisoners

Mohammad Seifzadeh, the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer

April 14, 2016— Prisoners Face Denial of Medical Care, Refusal to Transfer Inmates to Hospital despite Life Threatening Illness, Solitary Confinement Aimed at Extracting False Confessions, Poor Nutrition, Denial of Family Visits

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