Monday, May 27, 2024

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...

Islamic Regime in Iran Sentences Rapper Toomaj Salehi to Death Over 2022-23 Unrest, Lawyer...

DUBAI, April 24 (Reuters) - An Iranian revolutionary court has sentenced well-known Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi to death for charges linked to Iran's 2022-23 unrest, his lawyer told Iranian newspaper Sharq on Wednesday. Salehi in his songs supported months of protests...

Iran’s Judiciary Confirms Rapper Toomaj Salehi Death Sentence

DUBAI, April 25 (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary confirmed the death sentence of well-known Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi but added that he is entitled to a sentence reduction, state media reported on Thursday. Salehi's lawyer Amir Raisian told...
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UN High Commissioner Calls for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Rapper Toomaj Salehi

By Kayhan Life Staff/Reuters At the bi-weekly press conference in Geneva Jeremy Laurence, Spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) briefed the journalist on the latest development in Iran. “We have received information that uniformed and...

Journalists Niloufar Hamedi, Elahe Mohammadi Face Re-Arrest For Not Wearing Hijab

By Natasha Philips Journalists Niloufar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi are to face a new set of charges in Iran after they appeared in public without the mandatory hijabs on Jan. 14, the day that they...

Islamic Republic Cracks Down On Women In Hejab Enforcement Operation

By Kayhan Life Staff On April 13, Iranian security forces, including the Basij (volunteer militias) and units from an Iranian state board on moral propriety -- the Enjoying Good and Forbidding Evil HQ -- began...

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...

ANALYSIS: Enforcing the Mandatory Hejab Is A Massive Economic Cost

By Roshanak Astaraki The suppression of women in Iran, most recently through the nationwide ‘Noor Project’ aimed at enforcing the mandatory hejab, has garnered significant attention both domestically and internationally. The Noor Project was launched...

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...

Iranian Teachers Earn One-Seventh Of What Their Turkish Counterparts Earn

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran commemorates Teachers’ Day on May 2, an opportunity for students, parents, and communities to show appreciation for teachers’ significant role in shaping the future through education. The Iran Open Data (IOD)...