The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 16/9.
The Special Rapporteur officially assumed responsibility for the mandate on 1 August 2011 and has since notified the Secretariat that, owing to his late appointment, he would not be in a position to present a substantive report, but would focus instead on presenting his proposed methodology and cataloguing the most recent trends in the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
This would emphasize the need for greater transparency and cooperation from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
From the Baha’i International Community 4 October 2011 GENEVA — The Baha’i International Community has joined the call for the release of Youcef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor from Rasht, Iran. Pastor Nadarkhani, who is the father of two young children, leads a network of house churches. He was found guilty of apostasy – “turning his back [...]
Saeed Kamali Dehghan guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 September 2011 15.15 EDT An appeals court in Iran has reduced the prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh’s jail sentence to six years, her husband said. The 45-year-old lawyer, who has represented several political activists and protesters arrested in recent years, has been kept in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since last [...]
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 09:43 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said in interviews that Iran would release two US citizens imprisoned for spying in a “couple of days’” on bail, which their lawyer said had been set at $500,000 each. “I am helping to arrange for their release in a couple of days so they will [...]
Sun, 08/21/2011 – 04:43 Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the two Americans held in Iran for the past two years, have now been sentenced to eight years in prison. The Iranian Television News Network reported today that an informed member of the Iranian judiciary said the sentences were issued at a Tehran Revolutionary Court, and [...]
August 17, 2011 It appears that water fighting and water guns are becoming sensitive issues in Iran. Earlier this month, a number of young people were arrested in Tehran after taking part in a water fight in public. They were accused of violating Islamic principles and norms. A few days later, 17 people were reportedly arrested in [...]
Original in German | Source in English Plassnik: Stop the violence against women in the Middle East! Special Envoy on the latest form of violence against women in Libya, Egypt and Iran Vienna, 9 June 2011 – As far as the public at the international level is concerned, there has been great progress and a [...]
The United Nations has appointed Ahmad Shaheed, the former foreign minister of Maldives, as special rapporteur on human rights for Iran. In March, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling for such an appointment. The resolution, a joint proposal by the U.S. and Sweden, was approved 22-7 with 14 abstentions. Britain France and [...]
FOR THE LATEST ACTIONS AND CASE STATUS INFORMATION SEE: /2012/01/take-action-web-developer-still-at-risk-of-execution/ On June 2, the Free Saeed Malekpour Campaign delivered some outstanding news. The campaign posted that the “Iranian supreme court threw out Saeed’s death sentence and ordered a new penalty trial. Saeed [will be able to] finally meet his IT lawyer… to prepare a defense case for [...]
Amnesty International Document: Iran – Dire Human Rights Situation Persists Two Years After Disputed Election
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 9 June 2011 AI Index: MDE 13/057/2011 Iran: Dire human rights situation persists t wo years after disputed election Two years after the disputed election of 12 June 2009 which saw President Mahmoud Ahmadinejhad returned to power, the human rights situation in Iran remains dire. The security forces continue to use [...]