Justice for Iran, May 18, 2013| Just days prior to the approval of Iran’s revised penal code, the Guardian Council has once again included the sentence of death by stoning as part of the Islamic Republic’s penal code. During the process of revising the said document, the Islamic Republic Parliament had replaced stoning with execution or lashing. However, adultery remains punishable by stoning in the final draft of the penal code, which the president is expected to give his assent to within the next few days.
Justice For Iran—On 8 June 2013, Justice for Iran will host an international symposium on the role of women and mothers in transitional justice. The event marks the 25th anniversary of mass rape, torture and execution of political prisoners, the 4th anniversary of the 2009 post-election arrests and executions as well as the 30th anniversary of the largest group of Baha’i women executed in 1983.
Justice for Iran, May 5, 2013 | Justice for Iran has nominated Houtan Kian, an imprisoned Iranian attorney for a 2013 award presented by Lawyers for Lawyers, a Dutch organization with the aim to help lawyers in danger around the world. read more
Justice for Iran, May 2, 2013 | After a twenty-year delay on the part of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 50th session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva was able to examine reports on serious human rights violations by the Islamic Republic, including those concerning enforced sex change operations and the creation of Afghan-free zone. read more
Justice For Iran, 30 April 2013: While the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is preparing to reviewthe situation of Iran after 19 years, the NGO´s submitted their reports to the committee members yesterday.
Justice for Iran, April 16, 2013 | Justice For Iran and six other human rights organisations have launched an online petition calling on heads of the European Union to request from member states to impose conditions for their contribution to international programs intended to fight against drug trafficking in Iran. The conditions are: read more
April 12, 2013 | The Justice for Iran (JFI) team offers its deepest condolences to the victims and survivors of the recent earthquake that hit the province of Bushehr (southern Iran) on Tuesday, April 9. According to reports, four aftershocks followed the 6.1 magnitude earthquake and a slightly lower magnitude earthquake hit the region the next day. Reports indicate that the quakes have resulted in the destruction of one village as well as, at least, 37 deaths and more than 800 individuals suffering from injuries.
April 10, 2013 | Iran Human Rights, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center and Justice For Iran commend the decision by the government of the Kingdom of Denmark to cease all funding for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) integrated program of technical cooperation on drugs and crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). read more
March 16, 2013 | Members of the Al-Hiwar Institute, a civil rights group, who are on death row in Iran were recently nominated for an international prize sponsored by the Train Foundation. According to this New York-based organization, the annual Civil Courage Prize was founded to draw attention to “extraordinary heroes of conscience” and is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated “steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk.”
March 12, 2013 |Today the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union announced its decision to blacklist more Iranian officials for “violations of human rights”.