UN Must End “Sterile Exchanges” and Investigate Iran’s Lethal Violence against Protesters, Says Father of Slain Demonstrator

Letter Reveals New Details: 144 Bodies Secretly Held in Karaj Medical Examiner’s Office Alone 

June 29, 2020 — In an impassioned plea to top UN officials, the father of Pouya Bakhtiyari, who was one of hundreds of demonstrators shot and killed by Iranian security forces during the protests that swept through Iran in November 2019, called on the UN to end the “sterile exchanges” with the Iranian authorities and establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate and document the government’s “lethal repression” against the protesters. Continue reading “UN Must End “Sterile Exchanges” and Investigate Iran’s Lethal Violence against Protesters, Says Father of Slain Demonstrator”

No Lawyers, No Justice: Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights

At Least Nine Defense Attorneys Sentenced to Prison Since 2018

June 23, 2020 – Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s continuing prosecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process. Continue reading “No Lawyers, No Justice: Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights”