The well documented detentions amount to ‘full-fledged kidnapping’ and are part of a systematic plan to collect money and blackmail families, officials say.
The government says it has been proactive in its efforts to safeguard children's rights and provide care for child victims of the war, while the Houthis continue their brainwashing of minors.
The Islamic Republic's crackdown on protesters, minorities and women and its increased use of capital punishment have drawn international rebuke.
At least seven civilians were killed in the Russian strikes, including four siblings -- three girls and a boy -- all of whom were under the age of 10.
Amnesty International and the Boroumand Centre have issued a joint statement expressing concern over the alarming number of executions in Iran in 2022.
An investigative report detailed the Syrian and Russian practice of striking a location, then striking the same location soon after to target civilians and first responders who arrive at the scene.
Despite a recently renewed truce agreement, the Houthis continue to blockade the city, tearing families apart and worsening already dire living conditions.
Years after their incarceration in Syrian prisons operated by Iran and its allies, former inmates still bear physical and psychological scars.
Media professionals have been killed with sticky bombs and explosive devices in attacks some regard as an attempt by groups such as the Houthis to silence the truth.
A top EU court rejected Yevgeny Prigozhin's bid to overturn sanctions amid growing evidence of war crimes committed by Russian mercenaries in conflicts around the world.