Iran. Amnesty launches Persian website amid growing impunity

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To mark Human Rights Day, Amnesty International is launching today its very first Site in Persian to increase access to information on human rights violations in Iran amid the escalating impunity crisis – and what amounts to a total attack on human rights across the country.

New website provides an overview of Amnesty International’s calls for justice, equality and freedom around the world, and features the organization’s statements and research on Iran, especially in recent years .

It includes reports and legal analysis on the shocking human rights violations committed by the Iranian authorities, as well as recommendations to the international community to tackle this crisis of impunity through the establishment of an independent mechanism in charge of collect, preserve and analyze evidence of the most serious crimes under international law. law committed in Iran to facilitate future criminal prosecution.

‘Website Comes As Iran Suffers From Deepening human rights crisis, with hundreds of individuals on death row following unfair trials – including those arrested as children – and thousands of people persecuted or arbitrarily detained for peacefully exercising their human rights. Meanwhile, the families of thousands of people killed or forcibly disappeared by the authorities await truth and justice, ”said Diana Eltahawy, deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.

Human rights defenders and dissidents who speak out against repression and injustice face serious human rights violations as Iranian authorities have rained bullets on protesters taking to the streets, inflicting dead and seriously injured. Our new Persian language website will serve as a torch to illuminate and expose these crimes. “

The website features Amnesty International’s documentation on the Iranian authorities murderous repression of protests in November 2019, and more recently in 2021. It also contains reports on past and ongoing crimes against humanity related to the 1988 prison massacres. During this time, hundreds of Urgent actions and statements on behalf of persons whose life or physical safety is in imminent danger are evidence of the torture epidemic in Iranian prisons, the application of corporal punishment such as flogging and amputations and the use of death sentence, including as a tool of political repression.

Amnesty International has documented human rights violations in Iran since the mid-1960s. The new website contains translations into Persian of around 300 Iran-related research reports, press releases, public statements and urgent actions, and will be regularly updated with new publications.

“Amnesty International’s Persian-language website represents a major effort to increase access to human rights information and further engage the Persian public in Iran and around the world with research, legal analysis and the organization’s campaign, ”said Diana Eltahawy.

“It also signifies Amnesty International’s continued commitment to support the Iranian people in their courageous fight against repression and discrimination, while strengthening calls for truth, justice and reparations for the countless victims of detention.” arbitrariness, discrimination, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment. treatment, extrajudicial killings or other unlawful killings.

The new website also provides an overview of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Amnesty International’s research and activism around the world on 18 key concerns including an armed conflict, children’s rights, climate change, corporate responsibility, the death penalty, detention, discrimination, enforced disappearances, freedom of expression, Native, international justice, refugees and migrants, sexual and reproductive rights, and torture.

Although Amnesty International’s publications on Iran are generally issued in Persian or English, some reports of human rights violations and entrenched discrimination suffered by Iranian ethnic minorities, including Ahwazi Arabs, Azerbaijani Turks and Kurds , have also been translated into Arabic, Turkish or Kurdish, and we will continue to do these translations.

The founding and growth of Amnesty

Based in 1961 on the idea that together people can change the world, Amnesty International has since grown into a global movement of over 10 million people who campaigned for the release of tens of thousands of people unjustly imprisoned for their beliefs or their peaceful activities. The movement has also contributed to the abolition of the death penalty in more than two-thirds of the world and has changed laws and standards to combat torture and unfair trials.

Amnesty International campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all and those responsible for human rights violations are held to account. It is only when the last man, woman or child unjustly detained has been released, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the death penalty has been abolished everywhere and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of United Nations will be a reality for the peoples of the world, will our work be finished.

Amnesty International maintains full independence from all governments, political ideologies, economic interests or religions. The organization does not solicit or accept funding for human rights research from governments or political parties, and we only accept support from companies that have been carefully vetted.

The vast majority of organization income comes from small donations from individuals around the world who are committed to the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.

Amnesty International’s power of impact is strengthened by its Urgent Action network, made up of more than half a million members around the world who take short-term action to defend those whose life or physical safety is in danger.


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