Human rights groups urge UN to cease anti-drug trafficking funding until Islamic Republic renounces use of death penalty for drug-related offences

On the World Day against the Death Penalty, Iran Human Rights (IHR) together with four other NGOs dedicated to human rights issues inside Iran and the cessation of the death penalty have called for a moratorium on international funding to Iran’s anti-drug trafficking programs until such time the Islamic Republic renounces its policy of execution [...]

Iran human rights warns against mass executions in the coming weeks- an appeal to the un and the leaders attending the non-aligned summit in Tehran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) warns against the possibility of a new execution wave in Iran in the coming weeks. Several reports from Iran indicate that the Iranian authorities are planning to execute multiple prisoners, among them some political prisoners and some convicted of espionage. Most of the executions will most likely be carried out following [...]

UN Special Rapporteurs condemn ongoing executions in Iran

In a press release published today the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Iran, summary executions and torture condemned the recent execution of four members of the Ahwazi Arab minority in Ahwaz’s Karoun Prison in Iran. They also referred to the unfair nature of the trials in Iran and said: “Any death sentence undertaken in contravention [...]

18 NEW EXECUTIONS IN IRAN: 53 EXECUTIONS IN ONE WEEK- IHR URGES THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO REACT

According to the Iranian state media, 18 people were executed in four different Iranian cities yesterday and today. The Iranian authorities have confirmed the executions of 30 prisoners during the last seven days. IHR has received reports of 23 additional executions that have not been announced by the official Iranian media. Iran Human Rights strongly [...]

26 PRISONERS EXECUTED IN IRAN: 10 OFFICIAL AND 16 UNOFFICIAL EXECUTIONS IN THREE PRISONS

According to the official and unofficial reports 26 prisoners were executed in three different Iranian prisons yesterday and today. Ten of the executions were announced by official Iranian media while 16 other executions were reported by a rights group. SEVEN PRISONERS, AMONG THEM ONE WOMAN, EXECUTED IN KERMANSHAH (WESTERN IRAN) According to the official site [...]

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