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    Iran Human Rights

    Amnesty International continues to document serious human rights violations in Iran including detention of human rights defenders and other prisoners of conscience, unfair trials, torture and mistreatment in detention, deaths in custody and the application of the death penalty. Iran executes more people than any country in the world, other than China. Women, ethnic, religious and linguistic minority communities face persistent persecution. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees is common and committed with impunity; prison conditions are harsh. 

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    Iran: Life Travel Ban on Human Rights Defender Dr. Mohammad Maleki

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    Elderly human rights defender, Dr. Mohammad Maleki, 84, is being prevented from leaving Iran to visit his children in the Netherlands and Canada. The authorities have placed him on a travel ban since 2011, in reprisal for his peaceful human rights activism. He suffers from several serious health problems and fears he will soon be too ill to travel.

    Iran: Foreign diplomats tour of Evin prison a 'crude PR stunt' - News 13 July 2017

    Nowruz Action File 2017

    Iran: Women's Rights Activist  Atena Daemi arrested and at risk of torture - News 26 November 2016

    Iran: Macabre propaganda videos feature forced ‘confessions’ of executed Sunni men - News and Report 17 November 2016

    Iran: Writer facing imminent imprisonment for story about stoning - 6 October 2016

    Iran: Shameful 16-year-sentence for Narges Mohammadi a devastating blow to human rights  28 September 2016

    A mother's campaign to free her son in Iran  (Ezat Taheri-Blog) 4 May 2016

    Iran: 20 years of unfulfilled promises: It is time to put children first 19 July 2015

    You Shall Procreate: Attacks on women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Iran March 2015

    Silence, Expelled, Imprisoned. Repression of Students and Academics in Iran. May 2014

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