Iran

  • February 2, 2010

    Human rights groups across the world have condemned the execution of two men arrested during protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election in 2009. Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour were hanged last week.

  • December 29, 2009

    Amnesty International has condemned the “wholly avoidable” deaths of up to 15 people in Iran during the recent Ashoura religious commemorations. The Iranian government has also been criticised for its treatment of protesters.

  • November 12, 2009

    Amnesty International has strongly condemned the execution in Iran yesterday of a Kurdish man sentenced to death for "enmity against God" in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group.

  • November 11, 2009

    Human rights groups have entered last minute pleas to the Iran to halt the imminent execution of a Kurdish man sentenced to death for "enmity against God" in connection with his alleged membership of an opposition group.

  • November 4, 2009

    Human rights groups have protested to the Iran over a longstanding travel ban on a journalist and activist which has prevented him from receiving the Martin Ennals Award in person.

  • November 2, 2009

    Amnesty International has called on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to retract his recent statement that criticising the outcome of June’s presidential election is "a crime".

  • 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.