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Nabz Nameh - February 2017 Introduction Money in politics is a double-edged sword that can lead to corruption and other problems if it is spent or received without being accounted for. Political candidates and parties need financial resources in order to move their campaigns forward and...
Nabz-Nameh November 2016 Introduction Government in Iran is based on a centralized system, but in order to encourage citizen participation, the law grants local entities certain levels of authority in decision-making, implementation, consultation, and oversight. The Interior Ministry is in charge...
This week in human rights in Iran Freedom of Religion On December 18, IranWire published the transcript of interviews that a Baha’i student conducted with three members of the Majlis. Raha Bushehri, a third-year high school student aware that despite excellent grades, his being Baha’i means that it...
This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners' rights On November 19, authorities returned 85-year-old Hossein Fattah to Rajaei Shahr Prison in Karaj. Fattah had been granted medical leave to receive treatment for leukemia, but the leave was not extended and he has been denied access to necessary...
This week in human rights in Iran Women's Rights Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed on October 25, drawing worldwide condemnation. Jabbari, who was in prison since 2007 and whose execution was postponed on October 1, was sentenced to death for killing a man she claimed tried to rape her. Domestic and...
This week in human rights in Iran Journalists’ Rights On September 26, on the sidelines of his UN visit, Rouhani was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who asked him about the situation of the following prisoners with dual citizenship: the Iranian-British woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, and the...
This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners’ Rights A drawing by four-year-old Mohana Ahmadi, depicting a man at the gallows as a woman and girl look on, has been making the rounds on Iranian social media. The man in the drawing is her father, Hamed Ahmadi, who has been on death row since November...
This week in human rights in Iran Internet Freedom On August 25, Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi condemned high-speed mobile communication services as “against Sharia and moral and human norms”, after the Iranian government granted 3G and 4G licenses to two mobile operators in Iran. Days later, in...
This week in human rights in Iran Legislative Developments Beleaguered cabinet member Reza Faraji Dana was impeached by the Majlis from his post as minister of science, research, and technology on August 20. Faraji Dana, appointed by President Hassan Rouhani as a reformist member of his cabinet,...
This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners' Rights On July 31, the mother of the imprisoned journalist Saba Azarpeik reported that authorities told her there was no hope for her daughter’s release. After 65 days in custody, Azarpeik’s temporary detainment order was extended for the third time....