Hassan Afshar was hanged in Arak Prison, Iran, last July, aged 19, after being convicted of forced intercourse with another boy when he was 17. He insisted that the relations had been consensual, but was sentenced to death two months after his arrest, after a rapid prosecution in which he had no access to a lawyer. His family was not notified of his execution.
Our PM’s round of after-Brexit trade meetings kicked off in January with President Erdogan of Turkey, a man much in need of international admirers, not to mention international arms traders. Turkey […]
The end of the Dubs amendment is more bad news for Afghanistan’s wandering children, no longer welcome anywhere. Over 50,000 unaccompanied Afghan children sought asylum in Europe in 2015-16, although […]
President Trump has threatened to reinstate torture as U.S. policy. Human Rights organisations are committed to holding torturers accountable. President Trump says that “torture works” (1,2). His office has released a […]
If Turkey can imprison prosecute a decent, honest, respected medical professional like Dr Financı it is because they think her dangerous to their vision of Turkey. The only danger posed by honesty, fairness and the evidence-based pursuit of an open human rights agenda is to those who abuse the power they hold and the people they are there to serve.