What Is Life Really Like In Iran?
With the nuclear deal coming to a close, Iran is at a point of transformation. But, how will this change the daily lives of Iranians?
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Iran’s ‘staggering’ execution spree: nearly 700 put to death in just over six months
Amnesty International – https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/07/irans-staggering-execution-spree/
“The Iranian authorities are believed to have executed an astonishing 694 people between 1 January and 15 July 2015, said Amnesty International today, in an unprecedented spike in executions in the country.”
The World Factbook – Iran
CIA – https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html
“Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI was forced into exile.”
Hassan Rouhani urged to follow nuclear deal success with human rights progress
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/hassan-rouhani-iran-human-rights-nuclear-deal
“Bolstered domestically by the nuclear deal, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, is now being urged to shift his attention to human rights.”
Executions in Iran could top 1,000 this year, says Amnesty International
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/executions-iran-1000-this-year-amnesty-international
“Iran is thought to have executed nearly 700 people in the first half of 2015, according to reports compiled by Amnesty International that far exceed the 246 deaths officially declared by authorities in Tehran.”
The World Bank – http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/iran/overview
“Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region after Saudi Arabia, with an estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$D 406.3 billion in 2014.”
US Report: Human Trafficking Rises in Iran
USIP – http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2013/jun/15/us-report-human-trafficking-rises-iran
“Iran is a presumed source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.”