Joint letter calling on HRC member to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran
AHRAZ – Association for the Human Rights of the Azerbaijani people in Iran and 41 Iranian and international NGOs have signed a joint letter calling on HRC member states to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the specialRapporteur on human rights in Iran
The Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on human rights in Iran
In early July 2018, 80 persons from the Azerbaijani Turkish community were reportedly detained or summoned by security forces in the context of an annual celebration in East Azerbaijan Province. Most have been released, amidst reports that they were subjected to ill-treatment. In August, 40 persons from the community were arrested in connection with another gathering in the city of Meshgin Shahr in Ardabil Province, amidst reports of the use of excessive force by security forces. They were subsequently released.
In July 2018, 80 persons from the Azerbaijani Turkish community were reportedly arrested before and during a cultural celebration at Babak Fort in East Azerbaijan Province.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is a treaty that commits its parties to promoting the civil and political rights of individuals. These rights include the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, electoral rights, as well as the rights to due process and […]
Shahin Khyavi: Ethnic Turks live in Iranian Azerbaijan’s provinces and other parts of the country. They are exposed to different intensities of violence. In this intervention I will talk about various forms of violence directed against Turks in Iran. The totalitarian nature of Iranian Governmen t and formation of an ideological identity in the society […]