Monthly Archives: March 2012

Iran’s Censors Tighten Grip

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  BEIRUT—Iran hasn’t been shy about its bids to monitor, filter and block content on the Internet. Now it has taken the next leap, turning online censorship into an institution. In the past week, the government has announced it has…

The Kurdish political prisoner Habibollah Golparipour might be at imminent danger of execution

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Iran Human Rights, March 17: According to Mukrian news agency the death row Kurdish political prisoner Habibollah Golparipour was transferred from Orumiyeh prison to an undisclosed location on March 15, 2012, . His personal belongings were left behind, said a…

Two men publicly hanged in Mashhad, one day after a UN request for a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Iran

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Iran Human Rights, March 13: Two prisoners were hanged in public in the city of Mashhad (northeastern Iran) early morning on March 13. According to an official Iranian news agency, the men were charged and convicted of involvement in 13…

Reuters – Iran executed some 670 people last year

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Iran executed some 670 people last year, most of them for drug crimes that do not merit capital punishment under international law and more than 20 for offences against Islam, a United Nations investigator said on Monday. The investigator, former…

13 prisoners executed in the past days

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  Iran Human Rights, March 11: After a short break in executions, which is thought to be due to the Parliamentary elections, the execution wave in Iran has started again. At least 13 people have been executed in Iran, according to…