IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

Golnaz Esfandiari – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN: Prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ended her hunger strike earlier this week after the authorities reportedly removed a travel ban they had imposed on her young daughter. Her husband, Reza Khandan, reported the news on his Facebook page on December 4. The news led to expressions of […]

UN Commissioner Pillay “extremely concerned” for Iran prisoner Sotoudeh

UN Commissioner Pillay “extremely concerned” for Iran prisoner Sotoudeh

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A senior United Nations official today urged the Iranian Government to release a lawyer and human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 10 weeks, following reports that her health is deteriorating. “The High Commissioner has urged the Government of Iran […]

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: The U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1984 through resolution 39/46. The Convention entered into force on June 26, 1987. This United Nations Convention against Torture […]

Iran government at odds over Sarah Shourd

Iran government at odds over Sarah Shourd

WNN Breaking 20 September, 2010 Government infighting in the IRI – Islamic Republic of Iran on the recent release date and conditions for Sarah Shourd reveals that all may not be well for the stability in the leadership inside the country. While IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was staging a grand public ceremony at the Presidential […]