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Iran’s busy hangmen

Source: Washington Times- The hangman is out of work in most of the West. Even in the United States, where several states are searching for more “compassionate” ways to kill, capital punishment is not as popular as it used to be.

Iran-Provincial Military Commander: A number of boys and girls were apprehended in two night parties

The Provincial Military Commander of Mazandaran (northern Iran) reported on the arrest of a number of boys and girls in two mixed-gender night parties.

The Mehr news agency reported on March 16 quoting Massoud Jafari: “Once the Police Moral Security agents got tipped on a night party, they entered into action and apprehended a number of boys and girls. In the inspection conducted on this villa, some alcoholic beverages were discovered and the culprits were handed over to the judicial authorities and sent to prison. During the investigations it was found that most of the arrestees were from cities of Tehran and Rasht who had been invited by the owner of the villa through the internet.”

International Conference, Human Rights in Iran, Call for International Probe into Massacre in Ashraf at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva (Video)

Deterioration of human rights during Rouhani’s Presidency and necessity of referring the dossier to the Security Council

Call for an independent UN inquiry into the Ashraf massacre and providing protection to residents

At the initiative of five non-governmental organizations, including the Movement against Racism and for Friendship among the Peoples (MRAP); the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty; the Women Human Rights International Association (WHRIA); the France Liberte Foundation; and the International Educational Development – Inc, a conference titled "The urgency of protection of Camp Liberty refugees in Iraq" was held. 

Canada Shares UN Special Rapporteur's Concerns on Iran

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement regarding the report by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (see March 2014 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran).

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