Following a review session held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, held on 8 Nov, Amnesty has said that the international community must publically condemn Iran's appalling human rights record.

Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International said, “From horrific execution rates to the relentless persecution of human rights defenders, rampant discrimination against women and minorities, and ongoing crimes against humanity, the catalogue of appalling violations recorded in Iran reveals a sharp deterioration in its human rights record...

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On 19/09/2019, in a resolution on Iran, the European Parliament strongly condemned the Iranian regime’s human rights records and especially suppression and discrimination of women. 600 members of the European Parliament cast their votes in favour of this resolution while only seven were against it. The resolution calls on the Iranian authorities to release immediately and unconditionally all human rights and women activist, especially Mojgan Keshavarz, Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, Saba Kord-Afshari and Atena Daemi; it calls also for the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, Narges Mohammadi, Sepideh Gholian, Sanaz Allahyari, Asal Mohammadi, Marzieh Amiri and Atefeh Rangriz, and of all the human rights defenders imprisoned and sentenced for simply exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. It also urges Iran to adhere to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

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7 activists have been sentenced to a total sum of 122 years in prison and have also been sentenced to lashings; Ismail Bakhshi, charged with “assembly and collusion to act against national security”, “insulting the leader”, “publishing lies”, “spreading propaganda against the state”, and “disrupting public order”, was sentenced to 14 years of prison and 74 lashes.

Sepideh Qolian, Amir Amirqoli, Asal Mohammadi, Amir Hossein Mohammadi Fard, and Sanaz Allahyari were each sentenced to 18 years of prison on the charges of “assembly and collusion to act against national security”, “membership in the Gam” (a publication they wrote for), “spreading propaganda against the state”, and “publishing lies”. Mohammad Khanifar, charged with “assembly and collusion and spreading propaganda against the state”, was sentenced to six years of prison.

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