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Iran: President Raisi’s Death Must Not Deny Victims of His Grim Human Rights Legacy Their Right to Accountability

The death of president Ebrahim Raisi must not deny people in Iran their right to justice, truth and reparation for…

May 22, 2024


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Iran: Draconian Campaign to Enforce Compulsory Veiling Laws Through Surveillance and Mass Car Confiscations

Iranian authorities are waging a large-scale campaign to enforce repressive compulsory veiling laws through widespread surveillance of women and girls…

March 6, 2024

LIMA, PERU - JANUARY 28: Protesters continue their demonstration demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte after six weeks of violent protests that have left 60 dead in different provinces and the first dead in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Demonstrators clashed with riot police during the protest as police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and installed barricades. (Photo by Klebher Vasquez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Global: Misuse of Tear Gas Killing and Injuring Protesters Worldwide – Updated Interactive Website

The horrific misuse of tear gas by security forces during brutal crackdowns on protests in Iran, Peru and Sri Lanka…

May 29, 2023

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Child Detainees in Iran Subjected To Flogging, Electric Shocks And Sexual Violence In Brutal Protest Crackdown

Iran’s intelligence and security forces have been committing horrific acts of torture,  including beatings, flogging, electric shocks, rape and other…

March 16, 2023

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Fleeing Afghans Unlawfully Returned After Coming Under Fire at Iranian and Turkish Borders

Iranian and Turkish security forces have repeatedly pushed back Afghans who attempt to cross their borders to reach safety, including…

August 30, 2022


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Death Penalty 2021: State-Sanctioned Killings Rise as Executions Spike in Iran and Saudi Arabia

2021 saw a worrying rise in executions and death sentences as some of the world’s most prolific executioners returned to…

May 23, 2022

TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 15: Iran presidential candidate Ebrahim Raeesi takes part in a campaign meeting with school teachers and athletes on June 15, 2021 in Tehran, Iran. The country's incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, is ineligible to run again after serving two terms in office. (Photo by Meghdad Madadi ATPImages/Getty Images)

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A Decade of Deaths in Custody Unpunished Amid Systemic Impunity for Torture in Iran

Iranian authorities have failed to provide accountability for at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports…

September 15, 2021

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Governments and Police Must Stop Using COVID-19 Pandemic as Pretext for Abuse

Abusive policing and excessive reliance on law enforcement to implement COVID-19 response measures have violated human rights and in some instances…

December 16, 2020

Demonstrators in Paris hold photos of Iran
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Detainees in Iran flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue…

September 1, 2020

Graphic of three youth holding protest signs
Artwork by Jaskiran K Marway @J.Kiran90

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Virus-hit prisons still full of human rights defenders, as attacks continue

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures…

August 5, 2020


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Two Kurds in Iran executed amid increasing use of death penalty as weapon of repression

There has been an alarming escalation in use of the death penalty against protesters, dissidents and members of minority groups…

July 20, 2020

Video grab at Lima's Lurigancho prison, where relatives of inmates demanded authorities forr medicine, after a deadly riot took place in another prison in the city, over fear of contagion of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lima on April 28, 2020. (Photo by Jesus OLARTE / AFPTV / AFP) (Photo by JESUS OLARTE/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images)

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Amnesty International Calls for the Release of All Prisoners of Conscience Worldwide

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all the prisoners of conscience it is campaigning for…

May 4, 2020