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  

Details of US Student’s 10-Year Sentence in Iran Reveal Yet Another Arbitrary Prosecution of Western National


by Center for Human Rights in Iran The Iranian judiciary’s sentencing of American academic researcher Xiyue Wang to 10 years in prison on unspecified espionage charges reflects the continued ability of security and intelligence agencies to dictate unlawful and arbitrary… Continue Reading  

UN Rights Rapporteur Forced to Grade Iran from Afar


by Omid Memarian Geneva — Following the release Friday of his report to the Human Rights Council on the situation in Iran, U.N. Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed urged Tehran to engage with U.N. mandates – firstly by permitting him to… Continue Reading