Category - Iran

  • October 26, 2009

    The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of people arrested last week during a prayer service in support of activists detained following protests after June’s presidential election, Amnesty International has said.

  • September 21, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for proper protection from violence and abuse for Iranian exiles living in Iraq, citing the situation in Ashraf refugee camp. He hopes British influence can play a role.

  • September 17, 2009

    The US President, Barack Obama, has abandoned controversial plans to site a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The decision is likely to ease tensions in the USA’s relations with Russia.

  • September 11, 2009

    Victims of rape and other torture by Iranian security forces are facing renewed risk after documents detailing abuses against them were confiscated this week.

  • July 30, 2009

    Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, this week.

  • July 9, 2009
  • June 19, 2009

    Iran's leadership needs to respond to the mass demonstrations against disputed presidential elections or face greater problems in the future, says a Protestant pastor in Tehran.

  • June 17, 2009

    Following the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets yesterday, a new wave of protests has begun in Iran about claims of election fixing and lack of freedom. Amid a state clamp-down, the internet is being used to assist protesters.

  • June 15, 2009

    In the context of the current protests in Iran, it is quite surprising that no one in the mainstream media has mentioned the example of the Otpor actions (Serbian for resistance) featuring many studen

  • June 13, 2009

    Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have come out onto the streets in Iran to protest against what they see as 'fixed' elections. The government is arresting and imprisoning opponents and human rights activists.