The Right Way to Support Human Rights in Iran


by Eldar Mamedov When the protests erupted in Iran during the West’s holiday season, not a few folks hoped that the US and the EU would bridge their recent differences over the nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… Continue Reading  

Iran Suspends Thousands of Drug-Related Death Sentences


by Center for Human Rights in Iran An estimated 4,000 prisoners currently on death row in Iran for drug-related crimes could have their death sentences revoked according to a just-issued judicial order based on the country’s newly amended drug trafficking law.… Continue Reading  

Can Rouhani Meet the Expectations of Iran’s Sunnis?


by Fatemeh Aman Sunni religious minorities had a high turnout in Iran’s recent presidential election that led to Hassan Rouhani’s victory. Is there now a better prospect for improving the rights of minorities, or were they only used as a… Continue Reading  

Rouhani’s Beautiful Victory: What Comes Next?


by Francois Nicoullaud Hassan Rouhani has undoubtedly won a brilliant victory in the presidential election, with a tally exceeding 60% of the valid votes cast in its first and only round (the 57% figure usually cited by the media included… Continue Reading  

European Parliament Condemns Human Rights Violations in Bahrain 


by Eldar Mamedov While the Trump administration is escalating tensions with Iran and moving closer to the Persian Gulf monarchies, the European Parliament (EP) took a step in the opposite direction. At its plenary session on February 16, it adopted… Continue Reading