Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICHRI) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court. “They quickly […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis – Huffington  Post -Tuesday, 05 February 2013 (originally published 04 Feb) 1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver — for refusing to pay in the front and go around to the back to board. She had avoided that driver’s bus for twelve years because […]

IRAN: Rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish begins prison term

IRAN: Rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish begins prison term

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Tehran, IRAN: The Nobel Women’s Initiative, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman and Mairead Maguire, is bringing conditions for Iranian human rights activist Ms. Mansoureh Behkish to the attention of the world. After years of protesting Iran’s human rights violations of political prisoners, […]

Justice Delayed: The massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Justice Delayed: The massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Elahe Amani – WNN SOAPBOX WNN Iranian reporter Elahe Amani shares insight and history into the increasing need for Iranian government accountability (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: 1988 is a year that is remembered for large, militant protests against the 1988 World Bank and IMF meetings  in West Berlin. It was also the year “Mississippi Burning” and […]

United Nations High Commissioner says Bahrain detention sentences ‘regrettable’

United Nations High Commissioner says Bahrain detention sentences ‘regrettable’

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said that the Bahraini appeals court’s decision to uphold the convictions of 20 human rights activists and political opponents was deeply regrettable. The individuals were initially convicted last year by the Court of National Safety, essentially a military […]