Friday, April 12, 2024

Islamic Republic Is Condemned for Human Rights Violations at UN Human Rights Council 

By Natasha Phillips The Islamic Republic of Iran faced withering criticism for its human rights violations from the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFMI) and Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur...

Mahsa Amini’s Death in Iran Regime’s Custody Was ‘Unlawful’, Says UN Mission

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber GENEVA, March 18 (Reuters) - A fact-finding mission mandated by the United Nations said on Monday the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran's morality police was unlawful and caused by violence and...

Inquiry Into Gender Apartheid in Iran and Afghanistan Launches in UK Parliament 

By Natasha Phillips An inquiry conducted by British lawmakers from several political parties and legal experts from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) was launched in the UK Parliament on March 4, to investigate...

Singer Shervin Hajipour, Who Wrote ‘Baraye,’ Gets Prison Sentence

By Kayhan Life Staff In a recent ruling by the Revolution Court, Shervin Hajipour, a 25-year-old singer, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for his protest song ‘Baraye.’ The song gained prominence...

Islamic Republic Executed 834 People In 2023, Up 43% From 2022, Report Says

By Ahmad Rafat The Iranian authorities intensified their use of the death penalty in the aftermath of nationwide protests, executing a staggering 834 people in 2023, a 43 percent increase from the year before, according...

US Condemns Sentencing of Iranian Singer Shervin Hajipour Who Won a Grammy

By Humeyra Pamuk and Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - The United States on Monday condemned the sentencing of an Iranian singer who won a Grammy award in 2023 for a song that became an anthem for mass Iranian protests...

Iran Regime’s Election Turnout Hits Record Low, Hardliners Maintain Grip on Parliament

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, March 4 (Reuters) - Turnout in Iran's parliamentary election was around 41%, the country's interior minister said on Monday, the lowest participation since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution that swept the clerical rulers into power. https://kayhanlife.com/cartoon/cast-your-vote-i-wont-sting/ https://twitter.com/PahlaviReza/status/1763574265830359174?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1763574265830359174%7Ctwgr%5E668fb4a7a2d67ecd9969692edeb58d456096b692%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fkayhanlife.com%2Fnews%2Firan%2Firan-election-turnout-lowest-since-1979-revolution-early-reports-indicate%2F Friday's election was seen...

Islamic Republic Rejects Germany’s Criticism Of Its Human Rights Record At UN Conference

By Natasha Phillips The Islamic Republic of Iran’s representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Hamid Ahmadi, denounced criticisms of Iran’s human rights record by Germany in a Feb. 29 speech during the council’s...

Dozens of Christians Were Arrested In Iran in 2022 and 2023, Report Says 

By Natasha Phillips The number of Christians arrested in Iran for practicing their faith increased from 134 in 2022 to 162 in 2023, according to a new report published by Article 18, a London-based nonprofit...

Iranian Directors Say ‘Forbidden’ to Join Berlin Premiere

By Miranda Murray BERLIN, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Empty chairs marked the absence of Iranian directors Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha who should have presented "My Favourite Cake", a late-in-life romance of liberation from morality rules, at the...