Author profile: Elahe Amani

No Crimes But Punishment: The Case of Nasrin Sotoudeh

No Crimes But Punishment: The Case of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nasrin Soutoudeh, one of Iran’s most prominent human rights and women’s rights activist went on a hunger strike for the second time on October 31st to protest her unlawful detention and ill treatment in Iran’s Evin Prison. Last week for the first time her two children, three and eleven years old visited her in prison. They found their mother in poor heath and so frail that she could not even hug them.

The Politics of UN Human Rights Council and Iran’s Candidacy

The Politics of UN Human Rights Council and Iran’s Candidacy

The candidacy of Iran for the UN Human Rights Council is comparable to electing apartheid South Africa to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination or to awarding the US for humane treatment of detainee’s right after the world was shocked with pictures revealing sexual torture and humiliation of naked prisoners.

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