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Fathi brothers executed

Two brothers, Mohammad and Abdollah Fathi, were executed in Isfahan on May 17. Mohammad was 27. Abdollah was 29. Officials denied the condemned young men a final request, which was to hug their mother. Their mother, Mahvash Alasvandi, was at […]

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Amnesty International seeks ‘urgent action’ on Shiva and Fakhravar

Amnesty International has taken up the cause of two Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS) members abducted by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Shiva Kamalipour

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Campaign underway to free political prisoner Shiva Kamalipour Azad

The Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS) has launched a human rights campaign to free Shiva Kamalipour Azad, the courageous 29 year-old journalist who was arrested this

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BBC says Islamic Republic of Iran uses rape as a weapon against women and men

"Human rights organizations say rape is being used in Iran as a weapon against both women and men," the BBC reports. Panorama, a documentary program, interviewed a young Iranian


Europe tightens sanctions on regime human rights violators

Hitting what Britain calls "the appalling human rights record" of the Iranian regime, the European Union squeezes the Islamic Republic a little harder, with targeted sanctions against 32

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Big human rights push is designed to undermine regime

A new, coordinated push is underway to leverage human rights against the weakest link in the Islamic Republic. Recently we saw that the conservative Foundation for Defense


Security forces disrupt funeral of Mousavi’s father, arrest grieving relatives

Not even the recently-deceased 103 year-old father of Green Movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is allowed to rest in peace. Regime police disrupted the elder Mousavi's funeral Thursday,


Christians and Jews among those secretly hanged at Evin Prison

As the regime steps up its extralegal campaign of secret executions, Freedom Messenger reports that five people were recently hanged at Evin Prison. Some were of

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New Iran human rights project launched

A new, hard-nosed human rights campaign has been established in Washington to expose the Iranian regime's human rights crimes and to give voice to the victims. The Washington-based

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UN denounces Iran’s worsening repression, amputations and executions

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that the Islamic Republic of Iran is intensifying its repression, and decried the regime's increased pace of executions, as well as