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Iran’s Child Soldiers in Syria

HRW
HRW - No Excuse for Sending a 13-Year-Old to War

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Syria: Prioritize human rights during peace talks in Russia

Amnesty
Amnesty - Responding to news that Iran, Turkey and Russia will meet in the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday, while more than 30 Syrian opposition groups hold separate talks in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International said:

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Reformist Newspapers Criticize Guardian Council’s Decision to Ban Religious Minorities From Elections

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CHRI -
 A photograph of Sepanta Niknam, who was suspended from the Yazd City Council for being a member of the Zoroastrian faith, on the front page of the reformist Bahar newspaper.
Several reformist newspapers in Iran have criticized a senior Muslim Shia theologian for supporting the suspension of a city council member on the grounds that he is Zoroastrian—a religious minority in the Islamic Republic.


On October 3, 2017, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the Guardian Council

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IRAN: JOINT NGO LETTER IN SUPPORT OF 2017 UNGA RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN

Amnesty
Amnesty -
 Ahead of the consideration of Resolution A/C.3/72/L.41 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Third Committee of the General Assembly, Amnesty International, joined by over 30 other NGOs, urges UN Member States to vote in favor of the resolution. The organizations express concern about the persistence of chronic human rights challenges that are deeply rooted in Iranian laws, policies, and practices and note that the continued attention of the international community is required if Iran is to end its pattern of human rights abuses and implement human rights improvements in line with its treaty obligations and voluntary, pledges.


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Bill for Protection of Children in Iran Stunted in Parliament Since 2011

iranhumanrights
CHRI -
 Attorney: Social Welfare Organizations Lack Sufficient Resources

Despite ongoing reports of disturbing cases of child abuse, Iran's Parliament has failed to ratify a bill on the protection of children that was introduced nearly six years ago.


An Iran-based attorney specializing in child abuses cases told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that social welfare organizations lack the resources to effectively protect children.

"I have read the bill," said attorney Nemat

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