Human Rights in Iran: The Abuse of Cultural Relativism

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Index
Abdi, Abbas, 191
Abrahamian, Ervand, 87, 225
Adel Abad prison (Shiraz), 99
Afary, Janet, 134
Afkhami, Mahnaz, 250
Afshar, Haleh, 256, 261, 265
Agha-Jeri, Hashim, 245
Aguilar, Andrés, xxi; upholding universality, 84; denounced, 147
Ahmadi Khorassani, Nushin, 261, 266–67
Alizadeh, Parvaneh, xviii; on exhibitions of bodies, 36; on torture, 49; on prison officials and guards, 59; on religious rituals, 96
Allah-Karam, Hossein, 27, 213, See also hizbollahis
Amir-Entezam, Abbas, 53, 74, 81
Amnesty International: on right to life, 38–40; on torture, 55; on security of person, 61–64; on fair trial, 75; on dissident clerics, 224
Amor, Abdelfattah (UN Rapporteur), 83, 121, 126, 136, 142, 144, 273
Ardabili, Abdolkarim Musavi (Ayatollah), 109, 115, 177, 186
Armenians: as protected minority (dhimmis), 130–34; political price of protection, 135–38; Islamic criteria limiting rights, 131; inequality and legal discriminations, 132–34; self-preservation, 134–35; considered najes (unclean), 136
Ash‘ari, Ali Akbar, 274
Askaroladi, Habibollah, 238
Assembly of Leadership Experts (Majlis-e Khobregan-e Rahbari), 16, 17, 241–42
Assessment Council (Expediency Council), 20
Association of Combatant Clerics (Jame‘eh-ye Ruhaniyyat-e Mobarez), 27, 237–38
Assyrians and Chaldeans: as protected minority (dhimmis), 130–34; political price of protection, 135–37; Islamic criteria limiting rights, 131; inequality and legal discriminations, 132–34; self-preservation, 134–35; considered najes (unclean), 136
Ayala Lasso, José, 272
Azad, F., xviii, on torture, 47–48; on babies in prison, 50; on religious rituals, 95–96
Azadi, Hamid, xviii; on torture as ta‘zir (Islamic punishment), 49; views on reeducation in prison, 101–3
Badamchian, Assadollah, 238
Baha’is: considered najes (unclean) in prison, 51; Considered apostates, 119–20; religious reasons for persecution, 121; killing of leaders, 121–23; desecration of holy places and cemeteries, 124; denied legal protection, 124–25; condemned to civil death, 126; blamed for their own plight, 127; denied education, 127; Muslim Iranians’ hostilities and indifference, 127–28; denied status of a religious minority, 156–58; demonized, 157–58. See also Roohizadegan
Bakhash, Shaul, 16
Bakhtiar, Shahput, 42–43
Baluchis, 39. See also Sunni Muslims
Barazandeh, Hossein, 212
Basiji paramilitary forces, 26–28, 29, 63, 201
Bazargan, Mahdi, 16, 25–26, 70, 74, 77, 185, 235; See also Freedom Movement of Iran
Behbahani, Farhad, 78

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