Archiv für den Tag 3. November 2011

Council on Foreign Relations: Human Rights in Iran

Author:
Jayshree Bajoria, Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2011

  • Introduction
  • Structural Obstacles
  • A Failing Grade
  • Prospects for Reform
  • Policy Options

Introduction

The human rights situation in Iran has worsened since the government’s crackdown on anti-government protests following the disputed June 2009 presidential election. Political activists, lawyers, journalists, students, women’s rights activists, and ethnic and religious minorities have been increasingly targeted. A September 2011 report by a UN Special Rapporteur notes a sharp increase in executions. Prominent opposition political leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi were put under house arrest in February 2011 after calling for protests in solidarity with pro-democracy demonstrations throughout the region. Amid an increasingly repressive regime focused on survival amid internal strife and external pressures, experts say prospects for reform are bleak, and urge the international community to keep the spotlight on Iran’s human rights violations. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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