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Reverse a Pattern of Appeasement by Arresting Iran’s Genocidal President

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Sir David Amess’ Last Article Calls for Reversing a Pattern of Appeasement by Arresting Iran’s Genocidal President On October 15, the world was shocked to hear about the assassination of Sir David Amess. Sir David was a staunch advocate of human rights. As a member of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, he supported the […]

The West needs to unite to fight for human rights

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NEW EUROPE | By Patrick J. Kennedy & Alejo Vidal-Quadras | 10/7/2021 Human rights seem nonexistent in today’s world. That’s because the world’s democracies are not fighting for it. While the world’s dictatorships always seem to have each other’s backs, the world’s democracies are failing to do the same when it comes to standing up […]

High number of Iran executions in 2021 signals worsening rights condition

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IRAN HRM | October 7, 2021 October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. More than 140 countries have agreed to abolish the death penalty, according to Amnesty International. The Iranian regime, however, holds the world record for both executions of women and the highest per capita execution rate. The death penalty is a […]

‘I chose beatings over solitary confinement’

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this is what it was like to be locked up in prison in Tehran Yahoo News     |     Mostafa Naderi     |     10 September 2021 Last week, leaked surveillance footage showed shocking abuses of prisoners in Iran’s Evin prison. Watching the videos reminded me of my years in Evin – with one notable difference: the guards of my time seemed […]

Sweden: Iran War Crimes Trial Opens

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Universal Jurisdiction Provides Opening for Justice for Long-Ignored Crimes Human Rights Watch   |   Aug 9, 2021 (Stockholm) – The opening of a landmark trial in Sweden on August 10, 2021 of an Iranian citizen accused of participating in the mass execution of political prisoners is an important moment for victims long denied recognition and justice. […]

Leaked footage shows grim conditions in Iran’s Evin prison

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AP     |     By JON GAMBRELL     |     August 23, 2021 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The guard in a control room at Iran’s notorious Evin prison springs to attention as one by one, monitors in front of him suddenly blink off and display something very different from the surveillance footage he had been watching. “Cyberattack,” […]

Sweden: Iran War Crimes Trial Opens

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Universal Jurisdiction Provides Opening for Justice for Long-Ignored Crimes Human Rights Watch     |     Aug 9, 2021 (Stockholm) – The opening of a landmark trial in Sweden on August 10, 2021 of an Iranian citizen accused of participating in the mass execution of political prisoners is an important moment for victims long denied recognition and justice. On July 27, Swedish prosecutors announced their decision […]

33 years ago, I was in the same room with Iran’s new president when he voted to execute political prisoners

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CNN     |     by Mahmoud Royaei     |     Aug. 4, 2021 (CNN) August 3, 2021, marked the start of Ebrahim Raisi’s four-year term as president of Iran. The validation ceremony took place in the “Beyt” (Arabic for “house”) of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as a prelude to Raisi’s inauguration. It was exactly 33 years […]

Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests

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Amnesty International     |     July 23, 2021 Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said today. Video footage from the past week, coupled with consistent accounts from the ground, indicate security forces used deadly […]

Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap activist in US

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AP      |     By DEEPTI HAJELA and LARRY NEUMEISTER     |     7/14/2021 NEW YORK (AP) — An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to kidnap a prominent Iranian opposition activist and writer in exile and take her back to Tehran, authorities said Tuesday. An […]
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