IRAN - Human Rights Abuses


Article 220 of the Iranian Criminal Code states; “If a father – or his male ancestors – kill their children, they will not be prosecuted for murder."

Likewise, article 1179 of the Civil Code states; “Parents have the right to punish their children within the limits prescribed by law.”

World should thank Iran for high executions, says Tehran official

The circus of public executions in Iran continues at an alarming rate. Iran has stepped up executions and believes in doing so, it has earned the gratitude of mankind.

The Islamic republic's execution rate, which has soared to ghastly heights since self-described moderate Hassan Rouhani became president last year, should be viewed as a “positive marker of Iranian achievement,” according to the head of Iran’s Judiciary Human Rights Council.

Bloody Iran

Legally killing people in public borders insanity in Iran.

The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this year in Iran is alarming and public executions continue to increase. Last month (January) the Iranian Government hanged 33 people in one week alone. In 2013, 625 people were executed, including at least 28 women and a number of political prisoners. But the actual number of executions is a state secret and the authorities permit only a proportion of executions to be reported to the public.

Concerned about WW3? The time is NOW!

Australia couldn't have chosen a worse time to be president of the UN Security Council in its temporary role there. Its main ally, the USA, is avidly seeking another war, this time with SYRIA. Australia's prime minister until the September election, Kevin Rudd, is brazenly advocating an attack on Syria and last year, the foreign minister, Bob Carr, exhorted the assassination of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad ( ).

a coalition of deaths

by ray jackson, president, indigenous social justice association

will a coalition of deaths in custody equate to a coalition of activists to fight for them?

that question has been much on my mind since last monday. about noon on that day i attended a rally outside of the nsw parliament house to commemorate and protest a death in custody event. the rally only involved about a dozen people, including myself, and it raised little interest from lunch time crowds and even less from the nsw government or opposition.

Iran unionists in jail global solidarity day - Melbourne, Canberra, Wellington NZ + beyond

In Melbourne outside Parliament train station approximately 1,000 leaflets were distributed in solidarity with jailed unionists in Iran from 7:30am to 9am on Friday 26 June
More information: Victor Moore, Rail, Tram & Bus Union 0475 512 494
source AAWL on 3CR's 9am Saturday's Asia Pacific Currents radio show interview Saturday June 27th

MUA members and officials joined around 300 unionists, workers and members of the Australian Iranian community outside the Iranian Embassy