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Public Executions in Iran

      The public execution is to be understood not only as a judicial but also as a political ritual. It belongs, even in minor cases, to the ceremonies by which power is manifested. (Michel Foucault)

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Posted in Human Rights

Amputation of Limbs in Iran

  Recurrence of cruel punishment such as Amputation of Limbs remains a cause for concern (UN report on Iran, March 2014)

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC

Flogging in Iran

“The recurrence of cruel, inhumane or degrading punishment, such as amputation of limbs and flogging remains a cause for concern.” (UN report on Iran, March 2014)

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First Equal Punishment…. Then Equal Opportunity?

In a rare acknowledgement of the ongoing rights violations in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani admitted this week that Iranian women still face discrimination in the country. On Women’s Day, Rouhani said that while women were not universally treated as second-class

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Human Rights in Iran under Rouhani

We’re concerned by the relative media silence on Iran’s human rights violations since the elections (except, of course, for tweeter/facebook developments). Our readers should be as well. Tehran would certainly like the international community to believe they’ve ceased to exist.

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif
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