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Islamic State takes up stoning in Syria

July 21, 2014

Activists say the Al-Qaeda breakaway group stoned a woman to death for adultery in an incident shrouded in 'mystery'

A plea to the new High Commissioner for Human Rights: defend women's rights

July 16, 2014

PURNA SEN 14 July 2014

The new High Commissioner has the opportunity to grasp the torch lit by his predecessors and fully embrace and defend an uncompromising stance for women’s equality - and his legacy will be judged on his commitment to doing so.

JFI joined Iran LGBT community reach world stage at Istanbul Pride 2014

July 3, 2014

Justice for Iran (JFI) – July 3 2014 | For the first time ever, Justice for Iran (JFI) and 6Rang Network facilitated the organizational presence of Iranian LGBT community and launched a groundbreaking report on state-sponsored medical abuse of its community in Iran at the largest Pride in a Muslim country.

Meriam Ibrahim: What is really going on in Sudan?

July 2, 2014

The arrest, release and then rearrest of Meriam Ibrahim is not really about visas, exit stamps and plane tickets, writes Harriet Alexander. Instead it's a potent cocktail of political positioning, religious extremism and family feuding - with a young mother at its centre When rumour of her release from prison first surfaced, we didn't dare to believe it. When it was confirmed by the Sudanese authorities, we began to have real hope.