Iran, Islamic Republic of

Iran is a west Asian country, bordering Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Iran has coastlines on the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The revolution of 1979 overthrew the Pahlavi monarchy and ushered in a regime based on the Khomeinist form of political Islam, headed by a leading Shi’ite cleric, appointed by a council of theologians, as Supreme leader and a subordinate popularly elected President. The implementation of Islamic law in Iran leads to widespread and systematic human rights abuses, including the frequent use of the death penalty against both adults and children, alongside imprisonment and corporal punishment for political opposition and “morality offences” such as adultery, 'homosexual behaviour' and consuming alcohol.

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7661180070Population2081900019.022265499571Population under 154200000038.375289446273Number of internet users
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DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2016
14 Apr 2016
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
IRAN: Alternative report on Iran's implementation of the CRC by CRIN and 20 human rights organisations
9 Mar 2015
This joint alternative report aims to contribute to the upcoming review by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (...
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