Iran executed a record shattering 411 citizens in the first half of 2014 and a total of 852 people in the last 15 months, including at least eight juveniles, according to a new United Nations report that will be introduced to the organization’s General Assembly Tuesday.
Illegal detention centers known as “black jails” have proliferated in China, according to a new report, even as government officials deny their existence before a United Nations committee this week.
(Reuters) – A former psychologist has been executed for heresy in Iran after eight years in detention, human rights groups said, in the latest example of what activists say is a worrying rise in the use of death penalty by the Islamic Republic.
The shouts of political prisoners interrogated by Hamas security forces have disrupted classes at a Khan Younis school in the southern Gaza Strip.
Human rights groups are blasting the Obama administration after officials refused to confirm whether National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the plight of a dissident with Chinese diplomats this week.
Iran has been caught carrying out “secret executions” of falsely imprisoned political opponents and is said to be poised to execute four more on charges of “enmity against God” and “corruption on Earth,” according to an Iranian opposition group and human rights observers apprised of the situation.