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Acid attacks on women - new grounds for harassing journalists

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Embarrassed by a public outcry about a spate of acid attacks on women in the central city of Isfahan since the start of October, the Iranian authorities have been threatening news media and arresting journalists and netizensRead more....

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Strategies of character assassination by Islamic Republic Government

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Read more...A short speech by Ms. Paris Keynezhad the secretary of Elyasin Human Rights , and a member of Association of Thinkers and Researchers on the matter of strategies of character assassination by Ministry of Intelligence and the Security Office of Monitoring and Confrontation with Religions and Religious Minorities.The meeting was held on the 22nd session of Human Rights Council (March 14, 2013, Geneva), during which she addressed the new strategies and methodology of targeting dissidents, giving some recent examples, and some suggestions when dealing with such new methods.

The coordinator of this meeting was SudWind.

To watch the film click here.

UN council extends Syria observer mission

Read more...The Security Council has unanimously voted to extend the UN monitoring mission in Syria for a further 30 days, a day after a resolution that sought to impose sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime was vetoed by China and Russia.

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BAHAREH HEDAYAT LAUREATE OF FIRST EDELSTAM PRIZE

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March 07, 2012
The Harald Edelstam Foundation today presents the name of the Laureate of the first Edelstam Prize, Mrs. Bahareh Read more...Hedayat. She has dared to play a leading role in the student’s movement as in the women’s rights movement in Iran, and has been an active critic of Iran’s regime and President Ahmadinejad.

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Plea to Int’l Human Rights Lawyers from Iranian Prisons

Below is a letter issued one year ago by a prominent Iranian prisoner of conscience, Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, a Read more...dissident cleric who has suffered a heart disease and loss of vision in one eye as a result of torture, abuse and neglect since his 11-year prison term began in 2006, for the crime of advocating “Separation of religion from state”.

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EU says alarmed by rise in death sentences in Iran

 
Read more...The European Union criticised Iran on Wednesday for an "alarming" increase in the use of the death penalty this year, calling on Tehran to introduce a moratorium on executions.

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Human Rights Violations Summary Report

Read more... Ramezan Ahmad Kamal, a Kurdish political prisoner and a Syrian citizen arrested over three years ago in Iran by Ministry of Intelligence agents and accused of being a member of the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, an armed militia group), is on a hunger strike that was launched 22 days ago.

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women targeted in Iran clothing crackdown

Al Arabiya - Female booth attendants at an international trade fair and shops selling men’s ties have become targets in Read more...a strict crackdown by Tehran police on clothing deemed un-Islamic, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.

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Sanctions against Iran reviewed by European Parliament with help of Iranian activists

 The European Parliament held a meeting on March 8 to reflect on the impact of sanctions against Iran driven by human Read more...rights concerns.Marietje Schaake, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament had invited Shadi Sadr Iranian human rights activist currently based in London, Payam Akhavan, human rights activist and professor at McGill University,

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Iran 2 years from bomb capability, British spymaster

In an unusually public forum, the head of Britain's foreign intelligence agency, MI6, has forecast that Iran would likely Read more...achieve a nuclear weapons capability within two years, a British newspaper reported Friday.

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Remarks at the Release of the 13th Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

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Remarks at the Release of the 13th Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

 

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

September 13, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. Here with me today are Michael Posner, our Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Suzan Johnson Cook, our Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and members of their teams. They will brief you on our efforts to promote religious freedom and will take your questions afterwards.

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