Category Archives: Iran

Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

By Sara Hashash, Middle East and North Africa media officer at Amnesty International It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film; five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of … Continue reading

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New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

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Write for Rights 2012/Iran: A husband’s message to activists

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist and a mother of young twins, was sentenced earlier this year to six years in prison on charges related to her human rights work. Right now, thousands of activists are taking part in … Continue reading

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Iran, Saudi Arabia – and the unfair trials for ‘drugs offenders’

By Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme I must admit that I had to blink and look away for a moment when I saw the Iranian news agency headline: ‘Execution of Iranian citizens … Continue reading

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Siamak Pourzand: Persecuted to death, harassed after death

By Drewery Dyke, Amnesty International’s Iran researcher Siamak Pourzand, a veteran journalist and former prisoner of conscience, has committed suicide in Tehran at the age of 80. Frail, infirm and unable to bear further indignity, without even the solace of … Continue reading

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