Rouhani: Delivering Human Rights After the Election

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by the Center for Human Rights in Iran The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani on May 19, 2017 was due in large part to the perception by the Iranian citizenry that his government would do more to improve human rights… Continue Reading  

Iran: Flawed Convictions for Journalists

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by Human Rights Watch An Iranian court convicted three journalists and a family member of another journalist on April 25, 2016 on vague national security charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The four, along with a fifth journalist, have been… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Hossam Bahgat is One of the Lucky Journalists

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by Derek Davison Last Sunday, the Egyptian military arrested investigative journalist and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat and interrogated him for several hours. According to the website Mada Masr, where Bahgat was a regular contributor, he was accused of violating articles… Continue Reading  

Have Human Rights in Iran Deteriorated after the Nuclear Deal?

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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  

Iran Sanctions Leading US Toward Military Conflict

The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has updated its Iran Sanctions page to include more individuals and entities, including Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (Ershad), its Press Supervisory Board and several Iranian universities and related institutions. No… Continue Reading