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Human rights in Iran face the issues of governmental impunity, restricted freedom of speech, torture, and other excesses. In 2004, Iran ranked second in the world in total number of confirmed executions (159), after the People's Republic of China (at least 3,400) [1]. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... A public demonstration Freedom of speech is often regarded as an integral concept in modern liberal democracies, where it is understood to outlaw censorship. ... Torture is any act by which severe pain, whether physical or psychological, is intentionally inflicted on a person as a means of intimidation, a deterrent, revenge, a punishment, or as a method for the extraction of information or confessions (i. ...


Censorship of the literature and of history has been documented. Under the rule of both the Pahlavi dynasty monarchy and the Islamic Republic in Iran, Janet Afary claims that "Classical Persian literature — like the poems of Attar (died 1220), Rumi (d. 1273), Sa’di (d. 1291), Hafez (d. 1389), Jami (d. 1492), and even those of the 20th century Iraj Mirza (d. 1926) — are replete with homoerotic allusions, as well as explicit references to beautiful young boys and to the practice of pederasty." She further states that "professors of literature have been forced to teach that these extraordinarily beautiful gay love poems aren’t really gay at all and that their very explicit references to same-sex love are really all about men and women." [2] The Pahlavi dynasty began with the crowning of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925 and ended with the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and the subsequent collapse of the ancient tradition of Iranian monarchy. ... An Islamic republic in its modern context has come to mean several things. ... Farid ad-Din Attar (farÄ«du-d-dÄ«n aṭṭār ; ca. ... Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi or Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi Rumi (also known as Mowlavi or Moulana, meaning my guide in Iran, Central and South Asia or Mevlana meaning our guide in Turkey) (September 30, 1207 - December 17, 1273 CE) was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic, who was... Tomb of Sadi, Shiraz, Iran. ... Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (also spelled Hafiz) (خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی in Persian) was a Persian mystic and poet. ... Youth seeking his fathers advice Miniature illustration to the Haft Awrang of Jami, in the story A Father Advises his Son About Love See Sufi outlook on male love Freer and Sackler Galleries, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Persian youth playing chess with two suitors Illustration to the Haft...


See also

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External links

  • Amnesty International's Concerns about Iran
  • Amnesty International 2005 report
  • Human Rights Watch's Developments in Iran
  • Human Rights Watch 2005 report
  • Freedom of Expression violations in Iran - IFEX


The International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX), founded in 1992, is a global network of more than 60 Non-governmental organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression. ...

Human rights in Asia

Human rights in: Afghanistan | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Brunei | Cambodia | People's Republic of China (Hong Kong | Macau) | Republic of China (Taiwan) | Cyprus | East Timor | Egypt | Gaza Strip | Georgia | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Japan | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Korea (North Korea | South Korea) | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Lebanon | Malaysia | Maldives | Mongolia | Myanmar | Nepal | Oman | Pakistan | Philippines | Qatar | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Syria | Tajikistan | Thailand | Turkey | Turkmenistan | United Arab Emirates | Uzbekistan | Vietnam | West Bank | Yemen The human rights record of Taiwan is generally held to have experienced significant transformation over the last two decades. ...

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Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2536 words)
These rights commonly include the right to life, the right to an adequate standard of living, freedom from torture and other mistreatment, freedom of religion and of expression, freedom of association, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, the right to self-determination, the right to education, and the right to participation in cultural and political life.
The roots of the notion of human rights are seen in ancient philosophy concerning the role of the individual in the state, but principles of civil and political rights stem from liberal freedoms advocated by John Stuart Mill in On Liberty.
Rights may also be non-derogable (not limited in times of national emergency); these often include the right to life, the right to be prosecuted only according to the laws that are in existence at the time of the offense, the right to be free from slavery, and the right to be free from torture.
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