See Appendix A An Amnesty International report notes, "Charges brought against defendants were of a somewhat hybrid character. Although Article 26 of the Constitution provides for the right to form political parties, the rulers of the Islamic Republic have discouraged the formation of groups whose agendas it does not control.
Six months earlier the man responsible for leading a campaign to free him, Bishop Haik Hovsepian Mehrhad met a similar end, disappearing on 19 January In May voters re-elected Hassan Rouhani as president.
Article  According to Zahra Eshraghi, granddaughter of Ayatollah Khomeini, "Discrimination here [in Iran] is not just in the constitution. Ayatollah Jannati has compared the powers of the council to those of a magistrate.
The authorities were informed and the gathering passed off peacefully. Inin an attempt to establish firmly in law the veto powers of the Council of Guardians, the Majles enacted amendments to the Law on Elections to the Islamic Consultative Assembly which stipulated vetting procedures, but this did little to clarify the legal basis for such powers.
By giving primacy to undefined Islamic values over codified law, the leadership reserves for itself the absolute power to exclude candidates it finds undesirable. This timeline presents some of the most significant and shocking events in that time period. The sentence was issued without the jury required in prosecutions under the press law, and in the absence of the defendant.
Human Rights Watch tried to visit Qom, the center of clerical learning in Iran, to meet with family members and associates of the imprisoned religious figures and to learn more about their situation.
Some Iranians assert that it is the Western governments who are keeping the issue alive by continuing to press for an official retraction, but the Rushdie issue serves as a test of political orthodoxy inside the country. Hajjarian was shot in the head by Saeed Asgara member of the Basij in March All clothe themselves in the mantle of Islamic principles and adherence to velayat-e faqih.
Impunity remained pervasive throughout all levels of the government and security forces. Muslim conquest of Persia and Medieval Iran The prolonged Byzantine—Sasanian warsmost importantly the climactic war of —as well as the social conflict within the Sasanian Empireopened the way for an Arab invasion of Iran in the seventh century.
Some journalists have been intimidated, harassed, or imprisoned, and two-- Sadeq Javadi Hessari and Abbas Maroufi-- now face sentences of imprisonment and flogging.
The government has closed newspapers by executive order, in violation of press laws requiring charges against the media to be brought before a court.
The Iranian government portrays human rights criticisms as cynical attempts by hostile powers to undermine its policies, an approach that has credence in Iran owing to U. Although denied permission to visit the city of Qom, where leading clerical critics of the government are imprisoned, Human Rights Watch was otherwise allowed broad access, including a private meeting with one of the longest-term political prisoners still in detention, former Deputy Prime Minister Abbas Amir Entezam.The state of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been criticized both by Iranians and international human right activists, writers, and NGOs.
The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Commission have condemned prior and ongoing abuses in Iran in published critiques and several resolutions.
SUMMARY. Iranians will vote on March 8, (Majles) of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The human rights situation, in this as in any election, will be an important factor in assessing the outcome.
Introduction. On 24 Marchthe Human Rights Council adopted a resolution re-establishing the mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Human Rights Report – Iran Executive Summary Home Home | News | Human Rights Report – Iran Executive Summary The Islamic Republic of Iran is a theocratic republic with a Shia Islamic political system based on “velayat-e faqih” (“guardianship of the jurist” or “rule by the jurisprudent”).
IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Islamic Republic of Iran is a theocratic republic with a Shia Islamic political system based on “velayat-e faqih” (“guardianship of the jurist” or “rule by the.
US Report: Iran's Human Rights Abuses. The following is the executive summary followed by excerpts from the full report. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Islamic Republic of Iran is a theocratic republic with a Shia Islamic political system based on “velayat-e faqih” (“guardianship of .Download