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The majority of Yarsani candidates seeking seats in Iran's May 2017 elections for local councils have been disqualified, the faith's spokesman, Siavash Hayati, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). "In Eslamabad-e Gharb (Kermanshah ... west ...
Would you like to take Iran and tell the people to leave the country?" "The hooligans you hired with knives to tear up campaign banners confessed to being paid a million tomans ($308 USD) an hour.
Dubai: Jailed Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab criticised U.S. President Donald Trump in a New York Times column on Wednesday for selling arms to his country and Saudi Arabia, citing of their human rights records. The column appeared ahead of ...
Hassan Shariatmadari, an Iranian political activist in Germany, slammed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the other presidential candidates and called them "liars and murderers".

In retaliation, Rouhani and his deputy, Eshaq Jahangiri, who has also registered in the race to back up his boss, reiterated his opponents' involvement in embezzlement cases and human rights abuses, an endeavor that Rouhani himself and his cabinet have ...
"I have a six-month conviction that is supposed to be combined with my other convictions," Kaboudvand told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) in a recent interview. "It hasn't been done yet, but it's being processed by the judiciary." "I had a ...
A member of the women's Citizenship Center, a non-governmental organization in Tehran, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) that women's rights activists are increasingly using their leverage as an important voting block to put forth their ...
The Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) joins these parliamentarians in urging the government of Iran to immediately cease the arrests, summoning and harassment that have been undermining the public space for open debate that is necessary for free ...
Ahead of Iran's elections on May 19 for president and local councils, 29 members of the European Parliament have written a letter to Federica Mogherini, the representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy and vice-president ...
An informed source told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 11, 2017 that officials have not responded to Abdi's demand for an end to the persecution of peaceful activists on false security charges. In a letter announcing his hunger ...
Any citizen or candidate who attempts to disrupt the upcoming elections will receive a "hard slap in the face," warned Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, in a recent speech reminiscent of one he gave in June 2009 amidst the widespread, peaceful ...
Mohammed Sadiq Kabudvand, founder of the human rights Organization of Kurdistan, has been in prison since 2007. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience.
The EU backed it up in early April with the extension of restrictive measures, which include asset freezing and visa bans, that targeted 82 individuals and one entity considered responsible for human rights violations in Iran. The existing ban on ...
As reported in Foreign Policy, "Yemen Lashes Out At D.C. Briefing By human rights activists" (March 30, 2017), Yemen accused the human rights defenders of "a political 'agenda' tied to Iran-backed Houthi rebels" and of "covertly supporting the Houthis.".
One of those prisoners is 28-year-old Atena Daemi, a children's rights activist who is serving a seven-year sentence in Tehran's Evin prison.

The collections, held at the Stanford University libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, were expanded after the Iranian Studies program was established under the leadership of Professor Abbas Milani. "The current regime in Iran doesn ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, currently campaigning for a second term win in the May 19, 2017 presidential election, criticized two of his opponents' records of human rights abuses during a speech in the city of Hamadan. "The people of Iran are ...
Briefing By human rights activists" (March 30, 2017), Yemen accused the human rights defenders of "a political 'agenda' tied to Iran-backed Houthi rebels" and of "covertly supporting the Houthis. These accusations are baseless. One of the advocates ...
The Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran Foreign Affairs Committee hosted an online conference last week with former Italian foreign minister Giulio Terzi and the NCRI's Foreign Affairs Chairman Mohammad Mohaddessin providing their ...
More than 50 days into her hunger strike in Evin prison in Tehran, reformist political activist Hengameh Shahidi fainted in front of her family on May 4, 2017, the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). ... In a letter posted on her Instagram page on ...
A number of users opposed Iranian and Western human rights activists' distaste for military action, arguing that the Assad regime's murderous campaign against its citizens justifies punitive action.
"We were planning to have a peaceful gathering, but the police carrying batons and shields blocked the way, surrounded the workers and confiscated their signs and banners," the source told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 1. ... for ...
Reporting on the opening of Rouhani's campaign office in Arak, the semi-official Iranian students' news agency (ISNA) quoted Hashemi speaking about her influential father, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died in January 2017.
In a surprising development, a few outspoken and prominent political activists have been approved to run in Iran's elections for city and village councils on May 19, 2017. However, many well-known activists and reformists have been arbitrarily ...
"The prison authorities told me that two of my sentences had been combined and I would be freed after paying a fine," said Ebrahimzadeh in an interview with the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) after his release from prison. "When they gave me my ...
Amir Basiri, an Iranian human rights activist, wrote an op-ed on the Washington Examiner, positing that Trump should set his sights directly on the Iranian Regime and its human rights abuses. Basiri acknowledges that there is a military threat from ...
Not one of the candidates running for Iran's presidency has an acceptable human rights record, Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) in a recent interview . Ebadi said she was especially appalled by ...
Syrian TV said the Astana talks began with a meeting between delegations from Russia and Iran, another close ally of Assad.
While Iran does pose a major military threat, through supporting what has been described by Trump as "radical Islamist terrorism," Tehran's ongoing human rights abuses should finally receive the long overdue attention they deserve. In fact ... While ...
Indeed, in his first 102 days in office, Trump has neither delivered substantive remarks nor taken action supporting democracy movements or condemning human rights abuses, other than the missile strike he authorized on Syria after President Bashar ...
She has also been denied proper medical care in Evin prison in Tehran, her mother, Masoumeh Nemati, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). "Since last week (Daemi) has been experiencing severe blood pressure fluctuations, nausea, vomiting ...
Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, who served on a special committee in 1988 that implemented the executions of thousands of political prisoners, is "a symbol of the crimes committed by the Islamic Republic," a former political prisoner told ...
As a result of Raisi's bid, the extrajudicial executions of 1988 have for the first time become an issue during a presidential election in Iran. civil rights activists and human rights groups have been publicly criticizing him for his role in the ...
Eight prisoners were hanged in Iran on April 20, according to the human rights activists news agency, a group run by Iranian human rights activists living outside the Middle Eastern country who collect information from reporters operating in Iran. The ...
Hunger strikes are a form of protest used by various human rights activists and political prisoners to draw attention to the plight of prisoners and human rights in Iran. Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi has been on a hunger strike in Tehran's ...
Being imprisoned within Iran comes with its own challenges, but prisoners who have been charged based on their activities as human rights and political activists. These individuals are trying to create change in the fabric of Iran's society, but that ...
Amir, 26, and Arash were both activists in Iran, and Arash, a particularly prominent human rights activist, was imprisoned and tortured.
Iran is also the number one country, per capita, when it comes to executions. The Iranian regime executes children, gays, lesbians, human rights activists, and, it seems, anyone who disagrees with it. Its abuses go beyond murdering its own citizens.
By contrast, notwithstanding his commendable insistence on deploying the phrase "radical Islamist terrorism," President Trump has portrayed the Iranian threat largely in military terms, devoting little attention to the regime's longstanding human ...
Reformist political commentator Issa Saharkhiz and former political activist Navid Kamran were released from Evin prison in Tehran on April 25, 2017, the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Saharkhiz's son announced his father's release ...
In Geneva on April 24, the United Nations special rapporteur regarding the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir, has denounced a report published by the Iranian news agency alleging that she was planning to undertake a visit to Saudi Arabia in ...
In a surprising development, a few outspoken and prominent political activists have been approved to run in Iran's elections for city and village councils on May 19, 2017. ... Abdollah Momeni: Former student activist and political prisoner. ... In ...
Iran's prisoners are increasingly facing the oppressive arm of the regime in terms of executions. These executions are being used, not only as a criminal punishment, but a form of intimidation against the Iranian population. In order to use them for ...
"It's possible that the increasing pressure on students has something to do with fears that they could have an impact on the presidential election (on May 19, 2017)," a student activist, who asked not to be identified, told the Center for human rights ...
Last year, Leatherman taught a class called politics and Humanitarian Action that worked to free Mohammed Hosseing Rafiee, a wrongfully imprisoned chemist in Iran. The work included a meeting with the UN special rapporteur on human rights on Iran, ...
In the run-up to Iran's May 19, 2017 presidential election, a Sunni Muslim former member of Parliament has renewed his call for members of his faith to be allowed to run for the country's executive office.
"Mohammadi has not committed any crime," Roya Boroumand, a human rights activist, told Middle East Eye. "She simply refused to be silent on human rights abuses and has tried, along with others, to bring an end to the abuse of death penalty in Iran.".
Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has been released after nearly five months in Evin prison in Tehran on charges of "Propaganda against the state" and "insulting sacred values", the human rights activists news agency (HRANA), a news site run by a ...


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