Iran’s famous Lake Urmia in north-western province of Azarbaijan is dying due to mismanagement of water resources in Iran and lack of funding for revival projects. An official of the lake's revival project has warned that unless enough resources are allocated to these projects the chances for revival are lost and a lot of people in the province will suffer the grave consequences of such failure.
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Six human rights organisations that work as consultants with the United Nations Human Rights Council have submitted a joint written statement to the current session of UNHRC about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and the need for the international community to hold the perpetrators to account.
In the summer of 1988, the Iranian regime executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran without due process of law. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini.
A cross party group of parliamentarians highlighted the systematic discrimination and marginalisation of women in Iran at a conference in the House of Commons on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, held for the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan, the Conservative MP for Chesham and Amersham, said, “I look forward to an Iran where all people can be treated equally and women play a full part throughout civil and political life.”
Thousands of people rallied in Ahvaz, south-west Iran, on Thursday 23 February protesting the presence of Iranian regime’s President, Hassan Rouhani.
The protesters demanded a halt to all projects that are rerouting river waters in this province to other areas as well dam constructions, and drying up lagoons. The demonstrators also called for action to resolve continuous water and power outages and a viable plan to deal with the air contamination disaster in that region.
In a parliament session at the House of Lords with the presence of the government representative, parliamentarians condemned the growing number of executions as well as the blatant violation of human rights in Iran by the Mullahs' regime.
While the justice seeking movement for the #1988massacre has heightened inside and outside Iran and on the same day that the UN General Assembly condemned systematic and blatant violation of human rights in Iran, Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran regime, published a an absurd statement named "Charter of Citizens Rights". This text is only a repetition of the dismal Constitution and laws of the clerical regime, albeit with a clumsy arrangement.
Seven political prisoners in Evin prison of Tehran, Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj and central prison of Tabriz have gone on hunger strike. Their condition is reported critical.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials have pressured British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a prisoner of conscience, to choose between moving her two year-old daughter into prison with her for up to three days a week or sign a document to say that she does not want the “right to be with her young daughter”.
Following announcement of the so-called “Charter of Citizens Rights” by the Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, he is now facing widespread attacks and criticism by the rival faction and even his own band.
The following statement was originally published on rsf.org on 20 December 2016.