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 For most children with disabilities in Iran, going to school is an out-of-reach dream. For the relative few who are able to attend, the experience is often a hard one.
 
 During the 2018-2019 school year, only 150,000…
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No Excuse for Sending a 13-Year-Old to War

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A fighter stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. Picture taken October 18, 2017.
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Child Offenders Still Being Sentenced to Death

Yesterday, Tehran’s prosecutor, Mahmood Jafari Dolat Abadi, announced that death sentences previously issued against six child offenders had been reversed, in line with the country’s amended penal code. But he failed to mention that in January alone, two…
Shadows of an Iranian policeman and a noose are seen on the ground before an execution in Tehran, Iran.
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On September 30, a young woman delivered a stillborn child in Euromieh central prison, in northern Iran. That would be tragic for any mother, but in Zeinab Sekaanvand’s case, the tragedy is runs even deeper: the delivery brings her one step closer to the…
Zeinab Sokian
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Scores of Youths Likely Face Execution in Iran

The mass execution of 20 people in Iran’s Rajai Shahr prison was not the only grim news from that country this past week.
 On August 1, Alireza Tajiki, who was sentenced to death at age 15 following a trial that fell short of international standards…
Shadows of an Iranian policeman and a noose are seen on the ground before an execution in Pakdasht, south of Tehran, March 2005.
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(Brussels) – Large numbers of children from war-torn countries, often traveling alone, are fleeing abuses in their home countries to seek safety in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said today.  Many are fleeing recruitment as soldiers, child…
A Syrian family sit on the dock side after being escorted into the harbor by the Greek Coastguard who found them drifting offshore on June 4, 2015 in Kos, Greece.
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Last year’s record on the death penalty is mixed: executions declined globally from 2013 to 2014, in a sign that public opposition continued to build around the world against capital punishment, while the few countries that continue to impose the death…