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Residents of a Syrian Kurdish enclave encircled by Turkish troops and activists say the area is facing a bread shortage as the town's only bakery grapples with increased demand ... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Afrin's only bakery is facing rising demand amid power and fuel shortages.

Eleven Kurdish rights activists, including outspoken journalist, Adnan Hassanpour, have been arrested in Marivan, Kurdistan province, western Iran, Kurdish ... Furthermore, a Kurdish human rights organization, Hengaw, has announced that two women from Marivan are also among the detainees, but their ...
Human Rights activists had repeatedly declared that Reza Shahabi's only "crime" has been defending labor Rights and encouraging the workers in Iran to launch their own independent Trade Unions. Article 26 of the Islamic Republic's Constitution explicitly stipulates, "The formation of parties, societies, ...
"The agents in civilian clothes had no manners," a source with knowledge about the case told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). "They didn't show a warrant but they had a piece of paper from the IRGC's Sarallah Headquarters." "When Mr. Habibi resisted arrest and demanded to see a warrant, ...
In a statement regarding this decision, BBC Director General Tony Hall noted, "We are not the only media organization to have been harassed or forced to compromise when dealing with Iran. In truth, this story is much wider: it is a story about fundamental human rights." The Iranian regime is famously ...

Ahead of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, 46 Iranian and international non-governmental organizations sent a letter to all diplomatic missions based in Geneva, Switzerland urging them to vote for the renewal of the mandate of the special rapporteur on the Human Rights situation in Iran.
"We are concerned that Iranian authorities now seem to be arresting and investigating peaceful scientific activists for their invaluable conservationist work. It is hard to fathom how working to preserve the Iranian flora and fauna can possibly be linked to conducting espionage against Iranian interests," said ...
Amnesty International says two Iranian human rights activists are enduring "appalling treatment" in a prison outside Tehran. In a statement on March ... Daemi is serving a sentence of seven years for distributing leaflets and writing posts on Facebook and Twitter that criticized Iran's use of the death penalty.
Amnesty International says two Iranian human rights activists are enduring "appalling treatment" in a prison outside Tehran. In a statement ... of stoning. Daemi is serving a sentence of seven years for distributing leaflets and writing posts on Facebook and Twitter that criticized Iran's use of the death penalty.
Others expressed concerns that removing the current ruling group without having a viable alternative could be a "dangerous game." In response to the above points, the lawyer and human rights activist said, "People have the most power and can make the biggest change. They took to the streets and clarified their demands.
The human rights activist said that Ali had agreed to voluntarily leave Bahrain for Iran some years ago. These nine people were part of a larger group of 31 people, including opposition political activists, lawyers, and rights activists, whose citizenship an Interior Ministry decree revoked on November 7, 2012.
Responding to reports that at least six young human rights defenders, have been detained in coordinated arrests across Iran on 1 February, Amnesty International ... Later, after hours of detention and interrogation, another human rights activist, Laila Faraji was set free on the same day, reported HRANA.
... not connected with the White Wednesdays campaign or other Iranian groups and activists based abroad," an Iranian civil rights activist told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on condition of anonymity. "To suppress protests against forced hijab, which have always existed inside and outside Iran, ...
Meanwhile, last year Amnesty documented how the Iranian authorities had mounted a "vicious" crackdown on human rights activists since Hassan Rouhani became president. In a succession of cases, people have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms - sometimes exceeding a decade - for acts that ...
A group of Iranian MPs say they have visited Tehran's notorious Evin prison as promised to check on the treatment of prisoners, especially those arrested during a recent wave of protests. The head of ... human rights activists allege that Ghanbari was arrested for protesting and was beaten to death.
"Deceased prisoners have died of guilty conscience," Hassan Nowroozi, the spokesman for the Iranian parliament's Legal and Judicial Committee, was ... If the international community in general, and the UN in particular, fail to send a clear message of intolerance for both current and past human rights ...

Photos of women and men in different Iranian cities repeating the act were shared on social media throughout January 29 and 30. Women's rights activists in Iran have long protested the country's paternalistic culture, which resists gender equality and favors men over females except when it comes to ...
... children's rights activist and former prisoner of conscience, was arrested on October 20, 2017 by security forces at his own house in Tehran. The Baha'i citizen has been transferred to Evin prison after being arrested. According to the report of human rights activists news agency (HRANA), security forces ...
Young women in Iran are part of a new generation of activists as they protest their country's restrictive dress code. ... ground in the capital where hijab has been increasingly loosely adhered to in some quarters," Gissou Nia, a human rights lawyer based in Las Angeles and focused on Iran, told Newsweek.
Imprisoned Iranian labor activist Reza Shahabi's health is in a critical state and human rights groups are calling for his immediate and unconditional release. In a statement published January 28, the "Free Reza Shahabi" campaign said Shahabi is subject to increased intimidation and pressure as a political ...
activists say she has since been released, but she still has not resurfaced in public. ... "My guess is that more of these protests will follow," said Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and human rights activist. ... The Islamic head scarf, or hijab, is seen by Iranian ideologues as a pillar of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iranian-Kurdish political activist Ramin Hossein Panahi will appeal the death sentence he was issued on January 25, 2018, by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran's Kurdistan Province. In an interview with the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI), his attorney, Hossein ...
More than 300 Iranian women's rights' activists have expressed support for the recent anti-government protests in Iran and demanded an end to state ... our rights," said a statement published on January 11, 2018, signed by prominent human rights defenders including Shirin Ebadi and Parastou Forouhar.
The lawyer Nisreen Stouda, of Iran's human rights Defenders Center in Tehran, said in a statement that her release camew after the government succumbed to calls by human rights and civil rights activists for her release. Stouda wrote on her facebook page that when she checked with the prosecutor's ...
It says it faces a militant threat backed by arch-foe Iran on the opposite side of the gulf. ... human rights activists, at a press conference in Lebanon on Thursday, said the situation has taken a turn for the worse with 19 people now sitting on death row, renewed reports of torture in detention and military courts ...
Dec. 30, 2017 file photo obtained by Associated Press outside Iran. University students attend a protest inside Tehran University while anti-riot Iranian ... The judiciary claims that the two young men have committed suicide but the families of the victims and human rights activists have dismissed such claim.
Ramin Hossein Panahi was handed the death penalty by an Iranian court in Sanandaj (Sina), Kurdistan Province on Jan. ... Following the verdict, the Kurdish activist's lawyer, Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, told Iran human rights (IHR) that he has "20 days to request an appeal which I will do, and I hope that the ...
A Saudi court has sentenced human rights activists Mohammad al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi to 14 and seven years in prison respectively, rights group Amnesty International reported on Thursday. The Saudi ... The coalition says it does not target civilians in its war against the Iran-aligned Houthi group.
A protester holds a placard with a crossed-out portrait of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a demonstration on Jan. 3, 2018 ... And as thousands of disenchanted citizens widened the agenda to include corruption, human rights, foreign policy and women's empowerment, police began to crack down.
While the leaders of U.S. and European countries focus on finding a way out of the impasse left by the flawed nuclear deal forged with Iran in 2015, one ... The Iranian regime has a track record of violently clamping down on dissent when it feels an existential threat. ... He is an Iranian human rights activist.
The Iranian intelligence Ministry has illegally detained or summoned close relatives of at least three activists from northwestern Iran since anti-government protests erupted in the region in late December 2017, the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. "One of the main principles of modern ...
"Atena called us this morning [January 25] and told us what happened," Daemi's mother, Masoumeh Nemati, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). "She said ... The raid was initially organized against Iraee's husband, civil rights activist Arash Sadeghi, who is serving a 19-year sentence. On July 8 ...
The Defenders of human rights Center, an Iran-based group, reported via the Telegram messaging app that five members of the Coordinating ... rights, Kordpa, reported that at least 20 activists in Kurdish regions across Iran had been detained on the last day of the Iranian calendar year (March 19).
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A Kurdish man who was shot and detained in Iran last year was sentenced to death by an Iranian court on Thursday, the ... Iran human rights Documentation Centre, Association for Human rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G), and other rights groups urged Iran to release ...
Two young men who were killed by security forces in the city of Sanandaj in Iran's Kurdistan Province in early January 2018 were unarmed despite official claims to the contrary, according to a local civil rights activist who has been monitoring the cases of Saro Ghahremani and Kianoosh Zandi. "What the ...
Behinfar said protesters in Iran are demanding human rights, fair elections, free speech and the release of all political prisoners, among other requests. The ideal goal of the protests would be to gain the same rights as Americans, she said. Although he is not of Iranian descent, Bob Dalpe, an ASU alumnus ...
And as thousands of disenchanted citizens widened the agenda to include corruption, human rights, foreign policy and women's empowerment, police began to crack down. By Jan. 4, riot police using tear gas, batons and bullets seemed to have quelled the protests. Then, on Jan. 14, two detained activists, ...
Activist and journalist Masih Alinejad, who founded the White Wednesdays campaign, tweeted the Persian hashtag and a video of herself in the United States without a hijab and waving white material on Saturday. "If I protested like this in Iran I'd be arrested for sure. Today I echo the voices of millions of ...
We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, insist that the leaders of Russia, Iran, and the U.S. ensure that the sovereignty of Syrian borders is not breached by Turkey and that the people of Afrin in Syria, be allowed to live in peace. Afrin, whose population is predominantly Kurdish, is one of ...
journalist and activist Masih Alinejad marches in New York City to help draw attention to the inequality and discrimination women face in Iran. Courtesy ... TV programs, may force the UN or other countries to put some pressure on Iran for human rights and make them give us our rights and more freedom.".
Narges Mohmmadi, vice president of the banned Defenders of human rights Center, stayed behind when her family left Iran to continue her activism, including against Iran's extremely high number of executions. She is now serving a ten-year prison sentence. Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor rights activist ...
human rights activists in Iran have raised concerns about mass arrests during the country's largest protests in nearly a decade after at least three demonstrators died in a notorious Tehran jail. Two members of the Iranian parliament close to the reformist camp confirmed on Monday that one detainee, Sina ...
"The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime," Trump tweeted. "All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their 'pockets.' The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!".
The rally was not the only one happening in Canada nor it was the first time it was taking place following Iran's crackdown on demonstrators across the country last week. Kaveh Shahrooz, a Canadian Iranian lawyer and human rights activists, was the first speaker to open podium. "There were multiple ...
There are several steps Mr. Trump can take if he truly wants to help the Iranian people change their country: He can hold Iran accountable for human rights violations. More important, he can keep the nuclear deal in place and avoid reimposing sanctions. Walking away from the deal would be a gift to ...
Ultimately, only Iranians can change Iran. But the Trump Administration could increase U.S. leverage by rescinding the travel ban against Iranians, by providing satellite internet to Iran's struggling activists, and by increasing support and funding for human rights efforts. It would be wise for Washington to ...
At least 22 people are reported to have been killed since the unrest began December 28, with human rights groups saying hundreds more were detained by ... Today, the formation of independent trade unions is effectively banned in Iran, while labor rights activists are routinely detained and imprisoned by ...
More than 40 Iranian university students, mostly activists, were arrested between December 30, 2017, and January 4, 2018, according to credible information received by the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). Some of the detainees are being held in Evin prison's Ward 209, which is controlled by the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Lawyers and human rights activists are calling for an investigation into the deaths of protesters and prosecution of Iranian ... However, reports of the use of firearms against unarmed protesters by security forces are deeply troubling and would contravene Iran's human rights ...


 

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