Category - Iran

  • September 28, 2011

    The sentence handed down to activist Narges Mohammadi is another blatant attempt by the Iranian government to crush human rights organisations.

  • July 22, 2011

    New video footage of a public hanging in Iran highlights the brutalisation of the condemned and those who watch executions, says Amnesty International.

  • January 21, 2011

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has implied that the UK should be ready for military action against Iran. He made the comments at the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war.

  • December 22, 2010

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide is concerned by reports that two Iranian pastors have been charged with apostasy, with one currently facing a death sentence.

  • November 30, 2010

    Human rights groups are calling on Iran to immediately halt the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer.

  • November 9, 2010

    The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation of Tehran are meeting from 9 to 11 November.

  • November 4, 2010

    The Iranian authorities are continuing to rebuff an international campaign for clemency towards a woman threatened with execution.

  • October 5, 2010

    Senior religious figures in the UK have called for the release of seven Baha’i leaders currently serving harsh prison sentences in Iran.

  • September 9, 2010

    Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of death by stoning has been suspended, but Amnesty International insist that it must be scrapped altogether.

  • August 31, 2010

    It is one thing to sit in a comfortable, safe environment and talk about the courage needed to embrace nonviolence in the context of active armed conflict, writes Garland Robertson. It is something quite different to embrace nonviolence personally in the face of great danger and to break allegiance with a violent company that actively pursues traitors. This is the story of one such person, a Kurd from Western Iran.