For a regime that claims to follow the tenets of Islam, the
Iranian government casts the official state religion in a poor light by running
parliamentary elections on a Friday , the weekly day of worship for faithful
Moslems, a decision based upon the ends justifying the coercive and corrupt
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar Association Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland, where Mr Soltani’s daughter, Maede Soltani...
United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners
have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison
guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition
website. The kaleme.org reported late Wednesday that the women started...
France (AP) - Two Iranian dissidents a lawyer and a film director were awarded
the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament awarded
the prize Friday to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi. Martin Schulz, the
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As many celebrate International
Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed
stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with
which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the British
Museum will lend the clay cylinder for a...