Iran Shuts Down Human Rights Group

The Iranian government has now outlawed a human rights group, according to an article by The Independent, saying it did not apply for a permit. It is a typical excuse used by Iran to shut down dissident groups. Iran has declared that any violators will be prosecuted.

The Centre for Defence of Human Rights frequently gives free counsel to dissidents, such as journalists or academics, who speak out against the Iranian government. Last month, a co-founder of the CDHR was sentenced to five years in jail.

Iran’s attack on human rights is particularly apparent this year, as 101 people have been executed since the beginning of 2006, much greater than the 43 executed in the same time frame last year, according to Amnesty International.

The contrast between western and eastern views on human rights is becoming much less existent, and both are going in the same direction.

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One Response to “Iran Shuts Down Human Rights Group”

  1. sheernejad Says:

    informative post. thanks!

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