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Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Iran

According to a report from Amnesty International, Iranian authorities heavily suppressed the rights to freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly and religious belief, arresting and imprisoning peaceful critics and others after grossly unfair trials before Revolutionary Courts. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained common and widespread, and were committed with impunity. Floggings, amputations and other […]

UN condemns Iran’s ‘Illegal’ Execution of 12 People

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, has expressed outrage at the execution on 27 August of 12 people, including Alireza Madadpour, on drug-related charges. Mr. Shaheed had appealed publicly on 26 August to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the planned executions at Karaj Central Prison. […]

Video: Nuclear Scientist Hanged for Treason

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran has confirmed the execution of a scientist who provided information about the country’s nuclear programme to the United States. Shahram Amiri’s death is part of a long-running espionage saga between the US […]

UN Concerned Over Juvenile Death Penalty In Iran

Juvenile death penalty, maladministration of justice, and denial of fundamental freedoms top list of serious concerns in Iran, UN expert The United Nations the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed (pictured), has raised continuing concerns about the extremely high rate of executions, especially for juvenile […]

Iranian Billionaire Sentenced to Death

Billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani (pictured) has been sentenced to death. The sentence follows his conviction for “spreading corruption on earth“, withholding billions of dollars in oil revenue channelled through his companies, which he denies. One of Iran’s richest men, Zanjani, aged 42, was blacklisted by the United States and the European Union for helping […]

UN Concerned by Rising Number of Executions in Iran

Expressing his “deep sadness” at the recent execution by Iran of two juvenile offenders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today noted with concern the alarming increase in executions in the country over the last decade. “Over 700 executions are reported to have taken place so far this year, including at least 40 public, marking the […]