Iran’s women defend themselves against state violence

Violence and discrimination against women in Iran are rooted in the Islamic Republic’s state structure. Those in power are now being challenged by a women’s rights movement spurred by resistance… Read more

Jailed Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi released on bail

Salehi was imprisoned for his support for the anti-government protests following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini. The Supreme Court granted him bail and rejected a ruling sentencing him to… Read more

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi on hunger strike while imprisoned in Iran

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi began a hunger strike on Monday after she and other inmates were blocked from getting medical care and to protest the country’s mandatory headscarves… Read more

Iran’s Controversial Ascension: Chairing the UN’s Human Rights Forum

In a move that has stirred global bewilderment, Iran, a nation notorious for its less-than-stellar human rights record, has been elected chair of the United Nations’ human rights social forum.… Read more

Iran’s Controversial Appointment: A Test of UNHRC’s Credibility

In the marbled halls of the United Nations, a controversial decision has stirred up a tempest. Iran, a nation with a grim record of human rights abuses, has been chosen… Read more

Death and Detention: A Telling Tale of Human Rights in Iran

In Tehran, a city steeped in the confluence of ancient culture and contemporary politics, a tragic tale is unfolding. The death of a teenage girl and the arrest of a… Read more

What China wants from Israel-Hamas war

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensifies, an unlikely development has emerged – China playing the part of peace broker. But there are limits to what it can achieve.… Read more

Iran arrests rights lawyer after she attends funeral girl injured in mysterious metro incident

Iranian authorities arrested a leading human rights lawyer Sunday after she attended the funeral of a teenage girl who died after being injured weeks ago in a mysterious incident on… Read more

Iran: Teen dies weeks after alleged brush with morality police

Armita Geravand, who was 16, allegedly had a confrontation with Iran’s notorious morality police. The incident happened a year after mass protests erupted over the death of another young Kurdish… Read more

China vows closer Iran ties on multilateral forums in first meeting since latest Israel-Gaza war

Gaza tragedies ‘have increased the instability of the Middle East’, Fars quotes Chinese Premier Li Qiang as telling Iranian official on SCO margins China’s interactions with Iran are in global… Read more
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