Is Iran’s IRGC launching special patrols to fend off rebellion?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A major commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that special patrols of IRGC’s Basij forces have been dispatched to enhance the security across the country.The decision reminds many Iranians of the brutal crackdown between 1980 and 1988, which eventually led to the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Human rights defenders fear that these patrols will, in reality, be used to prevent demonstrations, persecute activists and arrest protesters.A senior official of ...

Iran: From human rights violations to dangerous meddling

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

From day one the regime of Iran has been based on the pillars of domestic crackdown, and exporting terrorism and a reactionary, religious mentality.As we speak, spreading extremism and Islamic fundamentalism remains a cornerstone policy of Iran’s state-run strategy, all hacked into this regime’s constitution.The real imageEarlier this year Amnesty International’s 94-page report, “Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack,” ...

Human Rights Day and Iran’s indifference to another UN resolution

Friday, 8 December 2017

Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world on December 10 every year. This day means nothing to Iran, which is among the leading violators of human rights. On November 14, UN General Assembly’s Third Committee condemned the Iranian regime for the 64th time. The international community gave the Iranian regime a dress-down for its human rights record. The resolution is a detailed document and calls on the Iranian regime “to address the poor conditions of prisons, to eliminate the ...

Indian trashed, jailed in Qatar for joining work late

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A 25-year-old man from Hyderabad, who was working as a driver in Qatar capital Doha, was allegedly beaten up by his employer for joining work late after a leave, according to Indian media. The employer allegedly lodged a false complaint against Mohammed Imran Ali Khan, a resident of Jahanuma in Phool Bagh area, for damaging his car, according to an Indianexpress report. Doha Police arrested Khan on the night of December 2 and he is in their custody since then, his father Mohammed Yousuf Ali Khan ...

Prominent Iranian female prisoner has forgotten how her children look like

Monday, 4 December 2017

On the birthday of her twins, Narges Mohammadi, deputy of the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran, lit a candle in the solitude of her cell.This is the third time in a row that the political prisoner has had to miss her twins’ birthday. In an open letter reported by Iranian site Radio Farda, Mohammadi wrote: “I do not have a real and clear image of my twins, anymore”.Mohammadi, 45, has been illegally banned by Iranian authorities from seeing her children, Kiana and Ali, ...

Iran forces Thai male coach to wear ‘hijab’ in women’s match

Friday, 1 December 2017

Iranian authorities forced the male coach of the Thai female kabaddi team to wear hijab in order to be able to accompany his team into the women’s arena, during the Asian Kabaddi Championship , according to media reports. Radio Farda said that the decision was taken because in Iran men are not allowed to enter sports arenas used by women. Somprach Phonchoo, the Thai coach, in an interview with Radio Farda confirmed that he was requested to put on the headscarf if he was to be granted ...

Iranian regime’s mafia and Nazi-style excesses

Friday, 22 September 2017

Gone are the days when pious Shiite religious leaders rode on donkeys, in are the days of showy go-getters who ride around in BMWs and Porsches, all compliments of the Iranian political system created by the present theocratic regime.With the lion’s share of cash generated by the country’s economy pouring into their coffers, it enables these fat cat clerics of the Tehran administration, to fill their bank accounts with billions of dollars that have been generated through the hard ...

Meet in Geneva highlights ‘enforced disappearances’ in Iran

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A meet organized in Geneva on Wednesday, September 20, has highlighted the cases of enforced disappearances in Iran. It brought together representatives of ethnic minorities to discuss Iran’s violations of its citizens’ fundamental rights and enforced disappearance in particular, as a crime against humanity. A statement released later said that the event – “Enforced Disappearances in Iran and the Assault on Fundamental Rights” – was organized by the Nonviolent ...

Society for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia denies Qatari Human Rights Commission allegations

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The National Society for Human Rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following up allegations made by the Qatari National Human Rights Committee regarding the violation of the rights of visitors and other of Qatari citizens in the Kingdom. While it firmly denies them, the society wishes to recall and affirm that it had already verified that authorities in the Kingdom are implementing the royal orders to enable visitors and others of the Qatari citizenship who need to enter or leave the ...

Arab federation rejects Qatar's claims about the effects of the boycott

Friday, 15 September 2017

Geneva - The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) refuted allegations made by Qatar's National Human Rights Commission about what it described as violations of Qatari rights and alleged violations of international law by regional countries. The Federation, which includes more than 40 human rights organizations, bodies and associations from around the Arab world, issued a report revealing evidence of human rights violations committed in Qatar. The AFHR called for a UN review of the report ...

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