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Iran agrees to tackle persecution based on sexual orientation

Iran has announced it will implement some of the recommendations provided to it in the latest Universal Periodic Review of human rights in Iran. More specifically, Iran has committed itself to ending the persecution of individuals based on their sexual orientation. » read more

Iran dismisses latest UN report on rights as “unfair”

Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham slammed the new report by the UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran, saying his actions are “one-sided, unfair and far from reality.” » read more

Subversive Facebook page wins women’s rights prize

The Geneva Summit for Democracy and Human Rights announced on Monday that Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, creator of the My Stealthy Freedom Facebook page, is the recipient of its Women’s Rights Prize for 2015. » read more

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh on the State of Human Rights in Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was jailed in Iran from 2010 to 2013 for the charge of “acting against national security”. During her imprisonment, she went on several hunger strikes to force the authorities to accept her legitimate demands. » read more

Suspended activist lawyer arrested on Human Rights Day

Iranian human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was briefly arrested along with husband Reza Khandan on Wednesday December 10. » read more

Jailed activists assess government’s record on rights

Five jailed Iranian activists issued a statement marking Human Rights Day on December 10, commenting on the state of human rights in Iran. » read more

Amended law could reduce drug-related executions

Iran’s Commissioner of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani says his office is making a concentrated effort to change capital punishment linked to drug charges, which would result in a considerable decline in executions in Iran. » read more

Lawyers protest in solidarity with suspended colleague

A group of Iranian lawyers stages a sit-in in front of Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran to protest the suspension of human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh's licence. » read more

Iran allows rights rapporteurs to visit country

Islamic Republic authorities have accepted a request to let two UN Human Rights rapporteurs visit Iran in the coming year. » read more

Activist Mohammadi summoned to court

Iranian human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi has been summoned to Evin Prison Court for questioning. The Iran Human Rights Defenders Centre website reports that Mohammadi must appear in court on Saturday November 8, according to the summons. » read more