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Iran is putting political prisoners’ lives at risk by denying them medical care

Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate…

July 15, 2016

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Health taken hostage: Cruel denial of medical care in Iran’s prisons

Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate…

July 15, 2016

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Wrongfully imprisoned Kurdish human rights defender’s life hangs in the balance in Iran

The life of a wrongfully imprisoned Iranian Kurdish human rights defender and journalist rests in the Iranian authorities’ hands, said…

June 2, 2016

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16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender in Iran signals all-out repression

The shocking 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has several serious, chronic illnesses, represents an…

May 19, 2016

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Teenager tortured into confessing is days away from execution in Iran

The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old…

May 12, 2016

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Overdue release of artist in Iran must be followed by freedom for other prisoners of conscience 

The release of Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani yesterday is a long-overdue step towards righting the injustice against her…

May 4, 2016

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Iran: Tortured filmmaker and musicians face imminent arrest amid crackdown on artists

Musicians and filmmakers around the world are being asked to join forces with Amnesty International activists to call on the…

March 1, 2016

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Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his…

February 22, 2016

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Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Flawed Reforms: Iran’s New Code of Criminal Procedure

Nearly four decades after Iran’s 1979 Revolution shook its criminal justice system to the core, the country’s legal framework remains…

February 10, 2016

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Nearly four decades after revolution in Iran, legal framework remains deeply flawed

Nearly four decades after Iran’s 1979 Revolution shook its criminal justice system to the core, the country’s legal framework remains…

February 10, 2016