Thursday, August 22, 2019 09:02

Human Rights Watch

Rights groups write to UN about continuing abuses in Iran

A group of human rights organizations has sent a joint letter to the general assembly of the United Nations, reporting on the persistence of human rights violations in Iran. » read more

Rights group alarmed by political prisoners’ health care

Human Rights Watch has issued a statement expressing concern regarding medical services available to Iranian political prisoners. » read more

Rights groups speak out for condemned Iranian-Arabs

The groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International called on the Iranian judiciary on Thursday January 24 to quash the death sentence against five Iranian-Arab activists, whom the rights groups claim were tortured and denied a fair trial. » read more

Three Iranians receive human rights grant

Three Iranians are among those awarded Hellman/Hammett grants by Human Rights Watch for 2012. » read more

Halt aid to Iran’s anti-drug efforts: rights groups

Two international human rights groups have called for an end to international monetary and technical assistance to Iran’s anti-drug campaign, which they claim is the cause of the rising number of executions in Iran. » read more

Rights group stands up for jailed journalists

Human Rights Watch has issued an announcement calling for an immediate end to the abuse of two jailed Iranian journalists, Mohammad Seddigh Kaboodvand and Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi. » read more

Rights group speaks up for Iranian-Arabs on death row

Human Rights Watch has called on Iran to stop the execution of Arab activists within its borders, announcing that five activists are currently in danger of imminent execution. » 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

Human Rights Watch questions transparency of Iranian elections

Human Rights Watch has announced that Iran’s ninth parliamentary elections are “grossly unfair” due to “arbitrary disqualifications and other restrictions.” » read more

Human Rights Watch condemns crackdown on Lake Oroumiyeh protests

Human Rights Watch has condemned the arrest of protesters in various Iranian cities who were demanding government action to stop the drying of Lake Oroumiyeh. » read more