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The Iran Primer

Human Rights

U.S. Issues Iran Travel Warning

            On December 7, the State Department warned that U.S.

U.S. "Appalled" After Blogger Dies in Iran Prison

            On November 9, the United States condemned Iran's persecution of blogger Sattar Beheshti, who

U.S. Sanctions 17 Individuals and Entities

            On November 8, the U.S.

Tribunal Blames Iran for Abuses

            On October 27, the Iran Tribunal charged that the Islamic Republic was responsible “for gross violations of human rights

Part II: U.S. Slams Iran on Baha’is

The State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom report focused particular attention on Iran’s Baha’is, the country’s largest religious minority at between

Part I: Iran “Horrible” on Religious Freedom

On July 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of State released its annual International Religious Freedom Report, which highlighted serious human rights violations in Iran.

U.S. Report on Iran Human Rights Abuses

On May 24, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the annual U.S. report on worldwide human rights violations.

Obama’s New Executive Order on Iran Human Rights Abusers

     On April 23, the White House issued a new Executive Order targeting “grave human rights abusers” in Iran and Syria.

U.N. Reports “Striking Pattern” of Abuses

A new report by the U.N. Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran issued a new report on March 6, 2012. It concluded:

U.S. Comments on U.N. Human Rights Report

The following is a Press Statement from the State Department on the U.N. Human Rights Report:

U.N. Report on “Systemic” Human Rights Abuses

The U.N. Special Rapporteur for Iran released a report on Oct. 15, 2011 detailing human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic.

Clinton Blasts Iran's Human Rights

Press Statement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

Prospects for U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

New U.N. Human Rights Rapporteur for Iran

Semira N. Nikou

Interview with Maziar Bahari

Semira N. Nikou

Department of State’s Human Rights Report on Iran

The following is from the executive summary of the State Department issued its Human Rights Report for 2010:

A revolution’s anniversary: Iran’s creeping military rule

Shaul Bakhash
  • Iran’s revolution marks its anniversary on Feb. 11.

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