Amnesty International human rights report 2009
28-May-2009 (one comment)

The authorities maintained tight restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly. They cracked down on civil society activists, including women's rights and other human rights defenders and minority rights advocates. Activists were arrested, detained and prosecuted, often in unfair trials, banned from travelling abroad, and had their meetings disrupted. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees were common and committed with impunity. Sentences of flogging and amputation were reported. At least 346 people were known to have been executed, but the actual number was probably higher. Two men were executed by stoning. Those executed included eight juvenile offenders.


Iran report

by Parham on

The AI 2009 report is out and has a lot to say about Iran and many other countries around the world, including western democracies. It would be interesting to also look at the US page and other western countries' pages if you have time. One should note that there are human rights violations taking place inside western democracies too, yet compare them to what goes in Iran as well.