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Inspired by wave of protests and revolutions in the Middle East, the Near East Observatory was founded in order to monitor the human rights situation of activists, call for greater transparency and freedom of communication, and to pursue environmental justice.


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Iran’s Forgotten Prisoners

Iran’s Forgotten Prisoners

May 20th, 2016

By Hamid Yazdan Panah Originally Published on Huffington Post  As the world applauds the release of prisoners by Iran, political dissidents within the country continue to suffer unjust persecution, repression and death. The truth surrou[...]

Refugees from Iran Denied Safe Haven

Refugees from Iran Denied Safe Haven

November 26th, 2015

By Hamid Yazdan Panah Iranian refugees fleeing persecution joined thousands of other asylum seekers in protesting new restrictions on refugees in Balkan states. According to reports, at least six Iranians sewed their lips shut and went on hung[...]

چه کسی هزینه اعدامها در ایران را می پردازد؟

چه کسی هزینه اعدامها در ایران را می پردازد؟

October 6th, 2015

By Hamid Yazdan Panah Originally written for the London School of Economics, Human Rights Blog Read the English Version of this article چه کسی هزینه اعدامها در ایران را می پردازد؟ "حکم اعدام هیچ گونه جایی درقرن بیست و یکم ندارد." این کلما[...]

Who is funding Iran’s pursuit of the death penalty?

Who is funding Iran’s pursuit of the death penalty?

October 5th, 2015

Who is funding Iran’s pursuit of the death penalty? By Hamid Yazdan Panah Originally written for the London School of Economics, Human Rights Blog Read the Farsi Version of this article “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century.” [...]

زندگی و مرگ فعال ایرانی جمال حسینی

زندگی و مرگ فعال ایرانی جمال حسینی

August 14th, 2015

زندگی و مرگ فعال ایرانی جمال حسینی   نوشته حمید یزدان پناه روز 4 آگست سال 2014 سید جمال حسینی سر میز کار خود در آپارتمان کوچکش در ترکیه مشغول به کار بود. جمال یک پناهنده درتبعید روزهای زیادی را به تنهایی در مقابل کامپیوترش صرف هدایت کردن [...]

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