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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, E/CN.4/1999/32, 28 December 1998

Some of the discriminatory laws faced by minorities in Iran are: Article 121 of the Islamic Civil Code: The punishment for “homosexual touching” (Tafkheey) and similar acts, if there is no entry, is 100 lashes. However, if the subject is a non-Muslim and the object a Muslim, the punishment for the subject is death. Link […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, E/CN.4/1996/39/Add.2, 11 March 1996: Iran

13. In a letter dated 29 April 1994, the Special Rapporteur requested the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for information on Mr. Ali Akbar Saidi-Sirjani, a poet and essayist, and Mr. Niazi Kermani, a poet and journalist. According to information received by the Special Rapporteur, both men were arrested on 14 March 1994 […]