News : Human rights

Iran: A letter from an imprisoned blogger to international human rights defender bodies

I, Siyamak Pourshajari, am one of the victims of the tyranny in Iran that because of posting my opinions and criticisms concerning injustice and violation of rights and freedoms of my compatriots in my personal webpage in the internet have been condemned by this regime to four years in prison. As I am writing this letter, I am imprisoned in a room of less than 21 square meters among forty murderers, smugglers and addicts. I am fighting with death every day with my heart problem and diabetics.

Iran and Iraq account for global rise in capital punishment

At least 778 executions were carried out in 2013, 538 of them in Iran and Iraq, according to Amnesty International report

Source Guardian: Iran and Iraq are responsible for a sharp rise in capital punishment, accounting for more than two-thirds of the world's executions last year.

Although significantly fewer countries use the death penalty today than two decades ago, "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq helped cause a 15% increase in the number of executions globally, according to Amnesty International's annual survey on death sentences and capital punishment.

Latest INU tweet

GETTING TO KNOW IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS

Latest News

Estimating Support for the...

US Raises Concerns After 1000...

NCRI-US Reveals New Details...

Ayatollah ‌BBC Repeats Lies...

Iran: Protesters handed harsh...

Rubio asks for Justice...

THE STORY OF THE 1988 MASSACRE IN IRAN