I Keep Telling You People that the Human Rights Situation in Iran Is Awful

And here is more proof--assuming that more proof is actually needed: Executions have surged in Iran and oppressive conditions for women have worsened, a United Nations investigator said on Monday, drawing attention to rights abuses just as Iran’s president is pushing for a diplomatic breakthrough with the West. The investigator, Ahmed Shaheed, a former diplomat from the Maldives and now special …

My (Partial) Change of Heart on the Death Penalty

Read this. I'll wait. Done? Good. Let me put out the fact that I do believe that there are some crimes so heinous, so horrible, that the state is justified in taking the life of the guilty party. Let me also put out the fact that I believe capital punishment is fully constitutional, so long …

The “Moderate” Islamic Republic of Iran

It is anything but: Iran has gone on an execution binge in the past two weeks, hanging some 40 people, including 19 in one day, according to international human rights groups inside and outside of Iran. Iran hanged a total of 19 prisoners on Tuesday, including one who was executed publicly, according to the Iran Human Rights …