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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 ...
The statement reads in part: "These arrests are only the latest episode in a long crackdown on any form of human rights work in Iran, intended to wipe out the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly in the country. We urge the Iranian authorities to stop this attack on human rights ...
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called for Iran to stop executing child offenders after three people were put to death in January for crimes they committed as minors. "Iran should immediately and unconditionally end the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by children under age 18, and move ...

Mohammad Reza Hashemi-Nabi, a permanent resident of the UK, has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's Evin prison for more than a year without access to a lawyer, his mother informed the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). Hashemi-Nabi, 47, was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard ...
... human rights in Iran (CHRI). Zakka's attorney, Jason Poblete, also told CHRI that Zakka and his American cellmate, Xiyue Wang, believe prison staff members are drugging their food to make them sleepy. "A few weeks ago, Nizar was diagnosed by an Iranian doctor hired by the family with colon cancer," ...
London, 07 Feb - human rights abuses in Iran are plentiful, but this January has seen them soar as a result of the Iranian Regime's crackdown on the protesters who called for regime change. Iran Human rights Monitor published a special report on the violations that the protesters were subjected to, but ...
Despite widespread international criticism of the Iranian regime's treatment of its citizens who participated in the recent protests, human rights violations have skyrocketed in Iran. The fate of about 8,000 protest detainees is still uncertain as they that are still languishing in the country's prisons. Confusing and ...
At least three minors have been executed by hanging in Iran so far this year, rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. 18-year-old Amirhossein Pourjafa was hanged on 4 January in the northern town of Karaj for the alleged rape and murder of a three-year-old girl when he was 16.
She said she objects to the forced hijab and considers it her legal right to express her protest," Hosseini's lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on February 5, 2018. Hosseini, 32, has been in detention since January 29, 2018. She was unable to pay the $135,000 USD ...
As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights. "The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years," noted Donald Trump on twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for "rising up to demand freedom and opportunity" and endorsed their ...
... claims of failing health, which have been published by the human rights organizations internationally. The use of torture and psychological efforts to break those who the regime targets are a vital part of the prison system. Without those methods of breaking down the prisoners, the Iranian judiciary would ...
The targets included Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the powerful head of Iran's Judiciary, who was blacklisted for "for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents." Sanctioned, too, were institutions like Iran's ...
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the Iranian people's right to free expression while condemning the country's leadership for crackdowns on recent protests. The 415-2 vote comes just days ahead of the beginning of a congressionally mandated ...
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 ...
As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights. "The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years," noted Donald Trump on twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for "rising up to demand freedom and opportunity" and endorsed their ...
... detained solely for peacefully defending human rights. "These arrests are only the latest episode in a long crackdown on any form of human rights work in Iran, intended to wipe out the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly in the country. We urge the Iranian authorities to ...
Many international human rights organizations have called attention to the fact that many of the domestic indicators in the Islamic Republic actually got worse during and after those negotiations. In the first place, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) oversaw an escalation in the regime's ...
The EU, in an effort to bridge and navigate this difficult breach so as to assert the necessary leadership for further negotiations over Iran, has chosen to strike the moral high ground. Essentially, Europeans believe America lacks credibility on human rights because of its support for the death penalty.
... December 15 statement, Soofi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, and was sentenced to 32 months in prison with an additional one year of supervised release. The United States has maintained or added unilateral sanctions linked to Iran's human rights record, ...
"Allowing Reza Shahabi's health to deteriorate further in prison, especially when he was imprisoned solely for his peaceful activism in the first place, is just cruel," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "Iranian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release ...
... two innocent girls who died from burns in this terrible incident, the Diyah allocated for them has been cut in half because of their gender," Hossein Ahmadiniaz, a lawyer representing victims of the fire, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on December 9, 2017. "That's discriminatory and unfair.".
"Iranian authorities do not limit unfair trials and mistreatment in custody to their own citizens but impose them on foreign nationals as well," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "To further threaten Xiyue Wang with physical harm is outright cruelty." The source told Human ...
protests were held at several Iranian universities on December 7, 2017, on the occasion of student Day. One activist told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) that President Hassan Rouhani has failed to uphold his election campaign promise to end the securitization of university campuses. "On the ...
In October 2015, Iranian newspapers revealed the names of 24 Iranian musicians who had been banned from engaging in their profession for ... In an October 2017 interview with the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI), formerly imprisoned pop singer Arya Aramnejad said he had been offered bribes ...
human rights Day is celebrated across the world on December 10 every year. This day means nothing to Iran, which is among the leading violators of human rights. On November 14, UN General Assembly's Third Committee condemned the Iranian regime for the 64th time. The international community ...
If authentic, this video suggests that despite recent denials from the Iranian embassy in Kabul, Iran is violating the laws of war in its government's recruitment of child soldiers, an abuse Human Rights Watch and media outlets have previously documented with the use of Afghan child soldiers as young as 15 ...
Iran has responded to a draft UN resolution condemning the country's human rights record by attempting to deflect responsibility and verbally criticizing the ... After Jahangir replaced Ahmed Shaheed as the UN special rapporteur on Iran in November 2016, Iranian Foreign Ministry and judicial officials held ...
UN Condemns Iran's human rights Violations for the 30th Time ... The Iranian government also put in restrictions on religious freedom.
Saudi Arabia, Israel Co-Sponsor UN Bill Condemning Iran, Syria for human rights Abuses ... A similar resolution condemning the human rights situations in all ... The resolution also condemned Iranian militias active in Syria, ...
Al-e Habib said the Iranian government derives its legitimacy from the vote of its people, and Tehran views protection of human rights as ...
... should keep pressing Iran at the UN over human rights abuses ... of Iranian civil society to promote and protect human rights in Iran," and ...
Passing legislation to restrict the rights of religious minorities in Iran would violate ... reformist former legislator told the Center for human rights in Iran. ... For months, Iranian state officials have been debating the validity of the ...
Eighty three countries voted in favor of a UN human rights resolution (A/C.3/72/L.41) on Iran that was passed on November 14, 2017, by the UN ... Instead the Iranian representative launched a verbal attack against Canada for ...
Earlier this year Amnesty International's 94-page report, "Caught in a web of repression: Iran's human rights defenders under attack," detailed this regime's drastic human rights violations, with a specific focus on its extensive overdose of executions. As witnessed for years running, Iran is the world's leading ...
Too often in Washington, the debate about Iran centers only on nuclear centrifuges and ballistic missiles. We sometimes forget a basic truth: proliferators are also persecutors. It is true in North Korea and it is certainly true in Iran. As the Trump administration and Congress consider new strategies to counter ...
"The concept of human rights is important both internally and internationally and both of them are borne in our mind considering the concept of transition of power in the world," said Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign Minister on Saturday. The Iranian official made the remarks addressing the ...


 

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