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...

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: Many Iranians Plan to Boycott March 1 Parliamentary Elections

By Ahmad Rafat Elections for the Iranian Parliament and for the sixth Assembly of Experts (which has the power to appoint Iran’s Supreme Leader) are due to be held on March 1. The candidates in...

Four Charged in Connection With Boat That US Navy Seals Died Raiding

By Dan Whitcomb and Jasper Ward WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Four men were charged on Thursday in connection with a vessel that was intercepted by the U.S. Navy in January while allegedly transporting Iranian-made weapons, the U.S....

ANALYSIS: Why Sweden Was Silent About Iran’s Alleged Assassination Plots

By Ahmad Rafat On Feb. 15, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Lennart Billstrom publicly denounced the Iranian government’s involvement in a plot to assassinate three Swedish Jewish citizens. In a conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian,...