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Prisoner arrested at just 15 is hours away from execution in Iran

The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Alireza Tajiki, who was arrested as a child, said Amnesty International…

August 9, 2017

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Iran vilifies human rights defenders as ‘enemies of the state’

Iran’s judicial and security bodies have waged a vicious crackdown against human rights defenders since Hassan Rouhani became president in…

August 1, 2017

No Ban No Wall protest at Grand Central Terminal

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Discriminatory Muslim Ban Again Defeated in Court

Following a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking President Trump’s revised Muslim ban, Margaret Huang, executive director…

May 25, 2017


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Iran: Macabre propaganda videos feature forced ‘confessions’ of executed Sunni men

Iran’s authorities have used crude propaganda tactics to dehumanize death penalty victims in the eyes of the public and divert…

November 15, 2016

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Iran: Writer arrested in violent raid on her house following prison sentence for story about stoning

The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, following her arrest today,…

October 24, 2016

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Iran: 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman faces imminent execution after grossly unfair trial

The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman who was arrested when…

October 11, 2016

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Iran: Writer facing imminent imprisonment for story about stoning

Iranian authorities must immediately repeal the conviction and sentence of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, a writer and human rights activist who…

October 6, 2016

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Iran: Shameful 16-year-sentence for Narges Mohammadi a devastating blow to human rights

In response to the news that the 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who is critically…

September 28, 2016

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Amnesty International welcomes release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar from prison in Iran

Amnesty International Canada welcomes the release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar from Iranian prison after more than three and a half…

September 27, 2016

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Iraq: Executions will not eliminate security threats

The execution of 36 men in Iraq yesterday marks an alarming rise in the authorities’ use of the death penalty…

August 22, 2016

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Women’s rights activists treated as enemies of the state in renewed crackdown in Iran

Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year,…

August 9, 2016

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Hanging of teenager in Iran shows authorities’ brazen disregard for international law

A teenager was executed in Iran after being convicted of the rape of another boy, the first confirmed execution of…

August 2, 2016