Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:01

Amnesty International

Iran helps drive increase in Middle East executions

Amnesty International says the number of recorded executions rose steeply in the Middle East, driven by growing numbers in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen. There were 149 more executions in the region compared to 2010, and Iran and Saudi Arabia alone can account for the increase. » read more

Rights groups call for renewal of rapporteur's mandate

Twenty human rights groups have issued a joint statement calling for the renewal of Ahmad Shaheed’s United Nations mandate as special rapporteur on human rights in Iran. » read more

Rights group denounces surge of crackdown in Iran

Amnesty International says Iran’s crackdown on its opposition has surged in the week leading up to the parliamentary elections. » read more

Rights group calls for release of jailed Iranian activist

Amnesty International has issued a statement calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Maryam Bahreman, an Iranian women’s rights activist in Shiraz. » read more

Amensty International 2010 report on death penalty

Iran once again ranks second only to China when it comes to the number of state executions, according to the latest annual report from Amnesty International. » read more

Rights group wants deaths in Iranian prison investigated

Amnesty International wants an independent investigation of the conflict at Qezel Hessar Prison on Tuesday night which led to death of at least 14 inmates and left many more injured. » read more

Rights group urges public to protest Iranian death sentences

Amnesty International has issued a document condemning the execution of Ali Saremi by the Islamic Republic and urging action to stop another seven political prisoners who are in imminent danger of execution. » read more