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Nabz-Nameh March 2016 - Elections Edition In open societies, it is political parties or social movements that identify the demands and concerns of social groups, such as women, and give voice to them at the level of media and society. Parties and civil society organizations thus strive to...
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 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....
By serving as the middle ground between people and their government, civil society offers citizens an outlet for advocacy and for holding government accountable. Civil society organizations (CSOs) therefore remain independent of government while carrying out activities that complement government...
This week in human rights in Iran Workers’ Rights On May 1, Iranian workers joined their counterparts worldwide to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The Ministry of Labor, as it has done for the last eight years, restricted proceedings to an indoor reception, forbidding a May Day march.  ...
This week in human rights in Iran PRISONER RIGHTS On April 15, one day after Iran’s Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi promised to strive for the release of female political prisoners, lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh expressed hope and optimism for...
This week in human rights in Iran PRISONER RIGHTS The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 920 prisoners to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic. The announcement did not indicate however, whether those pardoned...
This week in human rights in Iran PRISONERS RIGHTS On March 13, Abdollah Momeni, prominent student activist and spokesperson for Advar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat, was released after serving five years in jail. Momeni headed the Free Citizens for Mehdi Karroubi Presidential Campaign and was arrested in June...
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION When it comes to freedom of speech and expression, Iran is rated 174 out of 179 in the world. One of the core elements of a free society is the ability to actively and openly express opinion and political beliefs, but unfortunately in Iran this type of action is prohibited and...
LABOR RIGHTS Over the past few years, the Iranian media has been inundated with news of protesting workers struggling to provide for their families as their salaries and overtime wages are being withheld. And with high food prices and rising inflation rate, thousands of workers have once again...