Iran ranks 17/100 on Freedom 2017 Report

Iran ranked 17 out of 100, on the “Freedom in the World 2017” rating, issued by Freedom House. In the executive summary, the following is stated about Iran: “Human rights abuses continued unabated in 2016, with the authorities carrying out Iran’s largest mass execution in years and launching a renewed crackdown on women’s rights activists. The regime maintained restrictions on freedom of expression, both offline and online, and made further arrests of journalists, bloggers, labor union activists, and dual nationals visiting the country, with some facing heavy prison sentences”.

https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2017/iran

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