[RAHANA 24 Oct. 2011] After presenting his first report for the UN regarding human rights issues in Iran, the Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed requested that he be allowed to visit the country.
[BWNS 16 Oct. 2011] UNITED NATIONS — In his first report, the newly appointed UN investigator into human rights in Iran has appealed to the Iranian government to create a culture in which the fundamental rights&hellip
Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre has included the recent UN Special Rapporteur dated 15 October 2011 in its documentation repository. The full report is available here: PDF. Excerpt from the report related to the Baha’is&hellip
A Special Section at the Baha’i World News site brings all the relevant content regarding Iran’s systematic campaign to deny higher education to the Baha’is in Iran –its largest religious minority. I invite you to&hellip
[bahai.us 29 Sep 2011] Hollywood star Rainn Wilson and actress/activist Shiva Rose hosted an audience of 1,300 at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA, in mid-September for an evening dedicated to human rights in Iran.
[Justice4BahaiYouth, 23 Sep 2011] The Baha’i’s in Iran, the country’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted since the 1979 revolution. Thousands were arrested and hundreds executed. Today, over 100 Baha’i’s are unjustly imprisoned including seven&hellip
[Human Rights Europe, 12 Sep. 2011] Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has challenged Europe to practice what it preaches in its relations with neighbouring countries in the Mediterranean region. In his 9 September speech to the&hellip
[BWNS, 23 Aug. 2011] GENEVA — Iran’s treatment of its Baha’i citizens has been identified as a major area of concern in three important new surveys carried out by international human rights organizations. The reports&hellip
(BWNS 8 July 2011) LONDON — Two prominent legal associations are calling upon the United Nations’ new special investigator for Iran to examine the “dire situation” of human rights defenders and alleged “dissidents” in the country. In&hellip
[BWNS 17 June 2011] LONDON — Iran’s human rights record has come under scrutiny at a seminar held in the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament. The panel discussion – which included members of Parliament, experts and human&hellip
(BWNS – 6 April 2011) GENEVA — Governments and human rights organizations have been swift to condemn the reinstatement of 20-year jail sentences for Iran’s seven Baha’i leaders. The seven were informed last month by prison authorities&hellip
(iran.bahai.us, 24 March 2011) oea — By overwhelming majority vote on March 24, the UN Human Rights Council called for a special investigator to monitor Iran’s compliance with international human rights standards to which the&hellip
By Steven Edwards, Postmedia News March 24, 2011 UNITED NATIONS — Canada pledged on Thursday to maintain its annual “diplomatic” assault on Iran at the United Nations — even though the world body’s Human Rights&hellip
Press Statement Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC February 23, 2011 The United States remains deeply concerned by the persecution of Iranian citizens at the hand of their government. Over the past ten&hellip
(MRGI, 16 February 2011) The scale of repression against minority groups in Iran is a central but under-reported factor in the renewed struggle for democracy, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in a new briefing.&hellip
World Report 2011: Iran Events of 2010 Iran’s human rights crisis deepened as the government sought to consolidate its power following 2009’s disputed presidential election. Public demonstrations waned after security forces used live ammunition to&hellip