Iran Resorts To Crackdown, Fearing Mass Rallies Marking National Day

Thousands of people gathering at the Cyprus tombstone in 2016.

10.29.2017 – Forbes – Heshmat Alavi , CONTRIBUTOR – October 29th marks “Cyrus Day” in Iran, commemorating Cyrus the Great, probably the most renowned ruler of ancient Persia. Last year on this day a large gathering of thousands Iranians sent shockwaves to Tehran, proving to the world Iran’s society remains restive and fiercely opposes the ruling regime.

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UN rights experts urge Iran to stop the imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

The UN experts: Ms. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; and Ms. Renate Winter, current chairman of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

GENEVA (18 October 2017) – United Nations- Human Rights – UN human rights experts * have urged Iran to halt the execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was 16 years old when he was sentenced to death. The execution is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

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