Have Human Rights in Iran Deteriorated after the Nuclear Deal?


by Derek Davison The case of the now-convicted Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, covered in detail by Ali Gharib in this space last week, is only the most glaring example supporting the idea that the human rights situation in Iran… Continue Reading  

On Jason Rezaian’s Conviction: Why Injustice in Iran Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better


by Ali Gharib The warnings of opponents of a nuclear deal as well as its more cautious boosters—that we shouldn’t expect reform from Iran in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear accord—earned a dispiriting data point yesterday. Jason Rezaian, the… Continue Reading  

Controversial Iranian Exile Shakes Up Canadian Parliament’s Human Rights Program


by Ali Gharib* A weeklong series of events in Canadian parliament on Iran’s human rights record caused worry among some human rights advocates who fear that the activities could harm their efforts. The controversy centers around Iran Accountability Week, a… 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