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The women who were detained at a women's rights demonstration in front of the Iranian Labor Ministry in Tehran on March 8, 2018, have all been ... Prison in the city of Varamin after posting bail on March 12, a source with knowledge about the cases told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).
Three human rights lawyers in Iran have strongly criticized the judiciary's decision to force defendants held on politically motivated charges to pick their lawyer from an approved list. Prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that such lists “violate ...

(Beirut, March 13, 2018) – The Iranian authorities should end their cruel campaign of harassment and intimidation against the families of detainees who have died in detention under suspicious circumstances, Amnesty International, the Centre for Human Rights in Iran, Human Rights Watch, and Justice for ...
Iranian officials have also claimed that two other detainees killed themselves in state custody between January and February 2018. Calls for independent investigations by UN officials and human rights organizations have gone unheeded in Iran. Najafi has been denied access to counsel of his choice ...
(Beirut) – Iranian authorities arrested over 300 members of the minority Dervish Muslim community in late February 2018 after police forcibly tried to break up a protest, Human Rights Watch said today. The events in February stemmed from what appears to be an intensified crackdown on the Dervish ...

We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organizations, urge your government to support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Iranian authorities have ...
March 12, 2017—The UN should take immediate action on an appeal by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) urging the Human Rights Council to protect journalists from an escalating campaign of intimidation and harassment by Iranian security forces. “The UN should act forcefully on this appeal to ...

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.
Iranian law is deliberating vague about the hijab to leave room for harsh sentencing against those who refuse to cover themselves according to Islamic tradition, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The criminal codes mention the hijab in general ...
A woman who was sentenced to prison in Iran for removing her headscarf in public is being used as an example to dissuade others from repeating the peaceful protest against the compulsory hijab, according to prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh. “What Narges did was appear in public ...
Despite the ban, dozens of Iranian officials maintain accounts on the social media networks—some in English and Farsi—including the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. Thousands of people in Iran with access to virtual private networks and other circumvention tools that enable users to bypass state bans ...
Two prisoners of conscience who have been behind bars for nearly a decade in Tehran's Evin Prison have been denied medical leave despite suffering from serious illnesses, a source with knowledge about their conditions told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Mohsen Daneshpour Moghaddam ...
Najafi told the Iranian government's official newspaper, Iran, that he did not agree with the dance routine but saw no reason to leave the event at the time. “The people who organized the event said that all the girls who were performing were under nine-years-old and therefore there was no problem from a ...
“The sentences handed down to Atena and Golrokh beggar belief. They must be released immediately and unconditionally by the Iranian authorities. Instead of punishing those who dedicate their lives to the cause of human rights in Iran, the authorities should start working to ensure human rights defenders ...
March 8, 2018—The Iranian government should immediately allow the wife of Iranian-Canadian academic and environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami to leave Iran as she wishes and stop intimidating and harassing the Seyed-Emami family, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). In the early ...


 

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