Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the flogging of Iranian students

Reports on the sentencing of more than 30 students to 99 prompted Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner at the Federal Foreign Office, to issue the following statement today. I am appalled by reports that more than 30 students were flogged in Iran at the weekend. Sentencing students celebrating peacefully to 99 lashes each […]


Iran has today the highest execution rate in the world, per capita. Only between 22 October and 14 November, in less than a month, 100 people were executed. This is far higher than any other period in recent years. Amnesty International has raised alarm and pleaded to the Iranian government to halt executions, to no […]