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Whereabouts of juvenile offender on death row in Iran emerge five months after scheduled execution

An Iranian juvenile offender whose fate and whereabouts had been unknown since he was due to be executed in February…

July 13, 2015

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Amnesty International Urges Iran to Halt Execution of Young Man in Case Riven with Doubt

The Iranian authorities must urgently commute the death sentence of Ehsan Shah Ghasemi, a 24-year-old man who faces imminent execution…

June 19, 2015

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Harsh Prison Sentences for Two Female Activists in Iran Highlight Rampant Injustice

The sentencing of Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani to more than 12 years in prison – far in excess…

June 2, 2015

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Proposed Laws Reduce Iranian Women to ‘Baby Making Machines’ in Misguided Attempts to Boost Population

Women in Iran could face significant restrictions on their use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labour market…

March 11, 2015

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You Shall Procreate: Attacks on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Iran

Women in Iran could face significant restrictions on their use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labour market…

March 10, 2015

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State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up…

February 25, 2015

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Iran: Juvenile offender set to be hanged on Thursday brutally beaten to confess

On 15 February, Saman Naseem, a young Iranian man set to be executed on Thursday, was once again brutally beaten…

February 17, 2015

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Amnesty International Presents Petitions Signed by 31 Nobel Physics Prize Laureates and Thousands of Others for Release of Iranian Physicist

Thousands of individuals joined Amnesty International, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and…

October 28, 2014

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Iran must halt imminent execution of 26-year-old woman

Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse…

September 29, 2014

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Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned: Repression of Students and Academics in Iran

Iranian authorities have shown little or no regard for academic freedom and the human rights on which it depends, freedom…

May 30, 2014

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Death Penalty 2013: Small Number of Countries Trigger Global Spike in Executions

Alarming levels of executions in an isolated group of countries in 2013 saw close to 100 more people put to…

March 27, 2014

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Amnesty International Marks New Campaign on Repression of Academic Freedom in Iran with Program in Washington D.C.

To mark its new campaign on repression of academic freedom in Iran, Amnesty International will be sponsoring a program to…

November 4, 2013