12 executions in Shiraz (southern Iran) today: five executions in public and seven executions in the prison

According to the reports from Iran 12 prisoners were executed in the city of Shiraz (southern Iran) today January 15th. Iran Human Rights (IHR) had earlier this week warned about the scheduled execution of nine prisoners in Shiraz. According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, five prisoners were hanged publicly in three different [...]

Two prisoners were executed- 9 others to be executed in the coming days

Two prisoners were executed in Tehran’s Evin prison and 9 others are scheduled to be hanged in the coming days in Shiraz, reported the Iranian state media. According to Shargh newspaper, two prisoners were executed in the Evin prison of Tehran, Wednesday morning January 11. According to the report the prisoners were identified as “Fazlollah” [...]

ALERT: Spate of Attacks on Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Mexican human rights defenders have been under attack over the past weeks. The murders of Nepomuceno Moreno of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD), whose son was forcibly disappeared apparently by government security forces in Sonora; and Trinidad de la Cruz, leader of the autonomous, indigenous community of Santa Maria Ostula, Michoacan; [...]

Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove: Burma’s ethnic cleansing continues

Much has been made of late of the ‘concessions’ by the Burmese regime to dialogue and possible political liberalization that began with the release from house arrest of opposition figure, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi. Indeed while such moves should be applauded and welcomed one cannot help but wonder if they [...]

Saudi Arabia executes 8 Bangladeshi migrants, despite mercy appeal

Saudi Arabian authority beheaded by sword 8 Bangladesh born migrants in capital Riyadh on Friday amidst protest by Amnesty International (AI). The authorities in Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh confirmed their execution. The Labour Counsellor of the mission Harun-or Rashid said that the slain convicts were buried in Saudi Arabia. Promptly the London based rights group [...]

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