Iran draws intensified attention on International Human Rights Day

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Iran, a country that is notoriously renowned for its abysmal human rights situation, is once again drawing the attention of human rights organizations and activists across the world.

In its latest annual report, Iran Human Rights Monitor, the organization that documents the human rights situation in Iran, found that Iran has yet to see any amelioration in the mullah regime's failure to respect the basic rights of its citizens.

 Of special concern are the unabated rate of executions in Iran. The country presently accounts for 55 percent of documented capital punishment across the world. Iran has also seen an uptick in aggression against political prisoners and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in its prisons.

One of the highlights of the past year has been heightened attention to the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, mostly from the Iranian opposition, members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. The issue, which had been mostly kept silent by the state, is increasingly becoming the focus of social protests and political debates. The people of Iran are demanding for the truth to be revealed and the perpetrators of the crime punished.

 Find the full report by Iran HRM here.


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