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
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 vilifies human rights defenders as ‘enemies of the state’- News and Report 2 August 2017
Iran: Foreign diplomats tour of Evin prison a 'crude PR stunt' - News 13 July 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
A mother's campaign to free her son in Iran (Ezat Taheri-Blog) 4 May 2016