Annual report on the death penalty in Iran 2011

As the Iranian authorities continue the crackdown of the dissidents and the civil society, Iran Human Rights (IHR) presents its annual report on the death penalty in 2011 in Iran. The report was presented in press conferences at the Italian Senate, Paris City Hall and University of Oslo las week. Introduction: The execution wave that [...]

Acquitted! Malaysia and The End of the Anwar Affair?

After a two year trial Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was today surprisingly acquitted of sodomy. (As a predominantly Muslim country homosexual sex is illegal in Malaysia). Most pundits, including myself, had expected the High Court to find the former deputy Prime Minister guilty; not because of any substance to the allegations made against him [...]

Four people were hanged in southeastern Iran today

Four people were hanged in the city of Kerman, southeast of Iran. According to the state-run Iranian news agency ISNA, four men were hanged in the prison of Kerman early this morning Tuesday September 6. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it [...]

Six people were hanged in Iran yesterday

Three men were executed convicted of sodomy According to the reports from Iran, six people were hanged in the Karoun prison of Ahvaz (southwest of Iran) early Sunday morning September 4th. The state run Iranian news agency ISNA reported that three of those executed were sentenced to death by the Ahvaz revolution court, convicted of [...]

Sensational campaign, predictable result, unclear lessons: The 10th Sarawak state elections

On April 16th the east Malaysian state of Sarawak went to the polls for the 10th time since Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. In many ways Sarawak is very different from other states in Malaysia. Of a population of just over 2.5 million, Malays (the dominant ethnic group in Malaysia as a [...]

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