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August 29, 2011

Dozens of Post-Election Political Prisoners Released; Is there a Chance for Hundreds More?

Last Saturday, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced that on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 100 political prisoners. According to various sources, more than 30 inmates have been released over the past two days, among them a few students and political activists arrested in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election. ... read more
March 21, 2011

EU to Sanction Those Responsible for Grave Human Rights Violations

The European Union announced that it would “swiftly [introduce] restrictive measures targeted against those responsible for grave human rights violations" in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Following its meeting in Brussels on 21 March 2011, the Union’s Council of Ministers noted its “deep concern” about the “dramatic increase” in executions and the “systematic repression” of Iranian citizens, and condemned the continuing use of “torture and other cruel and degrading ... read more
February 23, 2011

EU Should Blacklist Human Rights Violators

EU Should Blacklist Human Rights Violators (24 February 2011) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomed the addition of two Iranian officials by the United States government today to its list of human rights offenders, as well as reports that six European Union (EU) member states have called for targeted sanctions against Iranian officials who have committed grave human rights abuses. The Campaign reiterated its call for governments around the world to blacklist such officials. Britain, France, ... read more