Iran: Physician commits suicide in Sanandaj

Iran: Physician commits suicide in Sanandaj

20 October 2017

Dr. Arezoo Ghobadi hanged herself on a tree in Aveer Park in Sanandaj, capital of Kurdistan Province of Iran, on October 19, 2017. There is no information about the reason for her suicide. The alarming rate of suicide amongst women in Iran indicates their defenselessness vis a vis the misogyny...

Trump Needs to Confront the Iranian Regime Over Their Attacks on US Allies Who Are Battling ISIS

Trump Needs to Confront the Iranian Regime Over Their Attacks on US Allies Who Are...

19 October 2017

Iran Focus - Mere days after Donald Trump decertify Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, citing their destabilising influence in the Middle East as one of many reasons, Iran attacked US allies who were fighting ISIS in Iraq. The Kurdish Peshmerga, who have been retaking land in northern Iraq...

The People of Iran Are the Key to Democracy

The People of Iran Are the Key to Democracy

19 October 2017

Iran Focus - There are four things in Iran that impact heavily on US foreign policy: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, his personal terror squads (the Revolutionary Guards and its Quds Force unit), the Iranian Government led by so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani, and the Iranian people themselves whose views and...

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

19 October 2017

UN News Centre - United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow’s execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old. “The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of this juvenile offender and annul the death sentence...

Hold Iran accountable for its abysmal human rights record

Hold Iran accountable for its abysmal human rights record

16 October 2017

The Hill, by Taher Boumedra - For all his claims of moderation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has overseen a crackdown by Iranian security forces. The ranks of political prisoners have swollen since he took office. A shockingly broad range of “offenses” can lead to execution, and despite campaign-trail promises of...

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