December 10, 2014
by William Helbling
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested last Wednesday on unknown charges, according to her husband Reza Khanda. Khanda reported that the couple's car was surrounded by intelligence agents in Tehran and both were arrested. Khanda stated on his Facebook page,"Nasrin and I ...[read more]
October 28, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A UN human rights expert said Monday that he was "shocked" by Iran's execution of a woman convicted of murdering a man whom she accused of raping her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed in Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday morning despite international opposition from many organizations and rights ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by Max Slater
An appeals court in Argentina ruled Thursday that a controversial agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional. The two nations signed the agreement in January 2013, which permitted Argentinian authorities to ...[read more]
April 19, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that bars entry for any UN ambassadors who have engaged in "terrorist activity." The law has been seen as a response to Iran's choice of US envoy, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the student militants that seized the US embassy in ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday said that Iran plans to sue the US over its refusal to grant an entry visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations (UN). As the UN is based in New York, this US decision bars the nominee from taking up and carrying ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Sarah Posner
Iranian lawyer and prominent human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was temporarily released from prison on Thursday, after spending over two years in prison, her husband said. Sotoudeh left prison in Tehran for three days and was greeted Thursday by her husband and two children. Sotoudeh is ...[read more]
August 30, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed concern about Iran's human rights conditions and nuclear program during a visit to Tehran. In several comments since his arrival, Ban stressed the importance of international cooperation and improving the welfare the Iranian people. In a ...[read more]
August 27, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 27, 2011, a Tehran prosecutor, Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, said that approximately 100 people had been pardoned and released from prison for their participation in presidential election protests in 2009 by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Amnesty International (AI) labeled Iran' ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced two new economic sanctions on Iran's oil exports that aim to cut the country's financial transactions with the Chinese and Iraqi banks allegedly doing business with Tehran. In the first of these orders President Obama explained that the penalties ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani has been sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment by a Tehran Revolutionary Court, his daughter said Tuesday. Maede Soltani, who lives in Germany, was notified on Monday about last week's ruling. The human rights lawyer was initially sentenced to 18 ...[read more]

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