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Death penalty 2019: Global executions fell by 5%, hitting a 10-year low

Saudi Arabia executed a record number of people in 2019, despite an overall decline in executions worldwide, Amnesty International said…

April 20, 2020

Raja'i Shahr prison in Karaj, Alborz province

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Prisoners killed in Iran by Security Forces During COVID-19 Pandemic Protests

Around 36 prisoners in Iran are feared to have been killed by security forces after the use of lethal force…

April 9, 2020

A handout picture provided by the Consomed company for medical products on March 26, 2020, shows a Tunisian woman flashing the victory sign as she works on the production of medical masks in the company's factory in the central city of Kairouan.
A handout picture provided by the Consomed company for medical products on March 26, 2020, shows a Tunisian woman flashing the victory sign as she works on the production of medical masks in the company's factory in the central city of Kairouan. - The factory, which has become the main supplier of protective medical apparel and equipment in Tunisia, is able to continue the production after 150 workers agreed to continue their tasks under confinement, in a country which has confirmed 173 cases of novel coronavirus since March, including 5 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. (Photo by - / CONSOMED / AFP) (Photo by -/CONSOMED/AFP via Getty Images)

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Workshop for media featuring Nazanin Boniadi and the Middle East Institute will examine COVID-19 impact on the Middle East and North Africa

As part of a series of workshops exploring human rights concerns related to the COVID-19 response, Amnesty International USA will…

April 7, 2020

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Prisoner pardons in Iran welcome, but hundreds more who should be free remain jailed

Responding to the announcement by the Iranian authorities that pardons will be granted to prisoners convicted of “security” offenses who…

March 18, 2020

Iranians wave a national flag (R) during a protest in support of the Islamic republic's government and supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the northwestern city of Ardabil on November 20, 2019, as President Hassan Rouhani said the country's people had defeated an "enemy conspiracy" behind a wave of violent street protests. - Demonstrations erupted in sanctions-hit Iran last week after an announcement the price of petrol would be raised by as much as 200 percent, with motorists blocking major roads in Tehran before the unrest spread rapidly to at least 40 urban centres, with petrol pumps torched, police stations attacked and shops looted. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

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New Evidence Shows At Least 23 Children Killed in Iran by Security Forces During November Protests

An investigation by Amnesty International has uncovered evidence that at least 23 children were killed by Iranian security forces in…

March 3, 2020

TEHRAN, IRAN - JANUARY 14: People take part in an anti-government protest organised by University of Tehran held after Iran's announcement on unintentionally shooting down Ukrainian 737 plane in Tehran, leaving all passengers, crew members dead, on January 14, 2020 in Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Scores Injured as Security Forces Use Unlawful Force to Crush Protests in Iran

Verified video footage, photographs and testimonies from victims and eyewitnesses on the ground obtained by Amnesty International, confirm that Iranian…

January 15, 2020

Image from a protest Saturday 16 November 2019 In Bushehr province, Iran

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Thousands in Iran arbitrarily detained and at risk of torture in chilling post-protest crackdown

Iran’s authorities are carrying out a vicious crackdown following the outbreak of nationwide protests on November 15, arresting thousands of…

December 15, 2019

Iranian pro-government supporters march during a rally in support of the regime after authorities declared the end of deadly unrest, in the city of Mashhad on January 4, 2018. A total of 21 people died and hundreds were arrested in five days of unrest that began on December 28 as protests against economic grievances and quickly turned against the regime as a whole, with attacks on government buildings and police stations. / AFP PHOTO / TASNIM NEWS / NIMA NAJAFZADEH (Photo credit should read NIMA NAJAFZADEH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Death Toll from Bloody Crackdown on Protests in Iran Rises to 208

The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on November 15 has…

December 2, 2019

Iranian pro-government supporters march during a rally in support of the regime after authorities declared the end of deadly unrest, in the city of Mashhad on January 4, 2018. A total of 21 people died and hundreds were arrested in five days of unrest that began on December 28 as protests against economic grievances and quickly turned against the regime as a whole, with attacks on government buildings and police stations. / AFP PHOTO / TASNIM NEWS / NIMA NAJAFZADEH (Photo credit should read NIMA NAJAFZADEH/AFP/Getty Images)

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World Must Strongly Condemn Iran’s Use of Lethal Force Against Protesters as Death Toll Rises to 143

The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the…

November 25, 2019

Iranians walk past a charred bank that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan on November 17, 2019. - President Hassan Rouhani warned that riot-hit Iran could not allow "insecurity" after two days of unrest killed two people and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access. Rouhani defended the controversial petrol price hike that triggered the protests -- a project which the government says will finance social welfare spending amid a sharp economic downturn (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

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More Than 100 Protestors Believed to be Killed As Top Officials Give Green Light to Crush Protests in Iran

Verified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered from human rights activists outside Iran reveal…

November 19, 2019

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Write For Rights: Amnesty International Launches Global Campaign Championing Youth Activists

Amnesty International has today launched Write for Rights, the world’s biggest human rights campaign, which this year champions children’s rights…

November 17, 2019

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Iranian Tear Gas Grenades Among Those Causing Gruesome Protester Deaths in Iraq

Amnesty International has conducted further research into the 40mm “less lethal” grenades killing protesters during the recent violence in Baghdad.…

November 7, 2019