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Iran: New President must deliver on human rights promises

Headline Title:  Iran: New President must deliver on human rights promises 17 June 2013 The victory of Hassan Rouhani, a 64-year-old cleric, in Iran’s presidential election, presents a new opportunity to address human rights abuses in the country, Amnesty International said today. Hassan Rouhani, described as a moderate and a pragmatist, made a number of pledges to improve Iran’s dire human rights record during his electoral campaign, for which he must be held accountable in the coming months. He plans to issue a “civil rights charter” which calls for equality for all citizens without…

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