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Iran: Shameful 16-year-sentence for Narges Mohammadi a devastating blow to human rights
Iran: Shameful 16-year-sentence for Narges Mohammadi a devastating blow to human rights
Iran: Shameful 16-year-sentence for Narges Mohammadi a devastating blow to human rights In response to the news that the 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who is critically ill, has been upheld on appeal, Amnesty International’s Research and…
Written on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:50 Read 1258 times
Italy frees Iranian activist after son of late shah appeals
Italy frees Iranian activist after son of late shah appeals
Italy frees Iranian activist after son of late shah appeals Mehdi Khosravi, an Iranian activist arrested last week in Italy, said on Friday he had been released from jail, following an appeal to the Italian government by the son of…
Written on Friday, 12 August 2016 12:17 Read 1242 times
Iran Executes Kurdish Prisoner despite Claim of Forced Confession
Iran Executes Kurdish Prisoner despite Claim of Forced Confession
Iran Executes Kurdish Prisoner despite Claim of Forced Confession Kurdish prisoner Shahram Ahmadi was hanged in the courtyard of Iran’s Rajaee Shahr Prison today, August 2, 2016, at 4:53 p.m., according to a member of his family. The execution…
Written on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:36 Read 2421 times
Eight Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran
Eight Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran
Eight Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran Seven leaders of Iran’s Bahai community were arrested by the Iranian government eight years ago. Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, Vahid Tizfahm, and Mahvash Sabet…
Written on Monday, 16 May 2016 12:10 Read 3789 times
IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2015
IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2015
IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2015 This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2015. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many…
Written on Monday, 02 February 2015 13:45 Read 4884 times
Islamic regime in Iran: Death sentence for "insulting the prophet"
Islamic regime in Iran: Death sentence for "insulting the prophet"
Islamic regime in Iran: Death sentence for "insulting the prophet" An Iranian man has been sentenced to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam”. Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for…
Written on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:29 Read 6014 times
Islamic regime in Iran Frees Ghoncheh Ghavami on Bail After Detention Over Volleyball
Islamic regime in Iran Frees Ghoncheh Ghavami on Bail After Detention Over Volleyball
Islamic regime in Iran Frees Ghoncheh Ghavami on Bail After Detention Over Volleyball A British-Iranian woman sentenced to one year in prison for attempting to watch a men's volleyball game in Iran has been freed on bail, her family said. Ghoncheh Ghavami was…
Written on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:48 Read 8681 times
Iran’s Horrific Human-Rights Record
Iran’s Horrific Human-Rights Record
Iran’s Horrific Human-Rights Record America must do more to combat Tehran’s persecution of its citizens. On October 25, 2014, days after President Obama reportedly sent a secret letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei…
Written on Friday, 07 November 2014 21:52 Read 7419 times
Statement of Majid Abedinzadeh Moghaddam: A Prisoner in Kahrizak during the 2009 Post-Election Protests
Statement of Majid Abedinzadeh Moghaddam: A Prisoner in Kahrizak during the 2009 Post-Election Protests
Statement of Majid Abedinzadeh Moghaddam: A Prisoner in Kahrizak during the 2009 Post-Election Protests Majid Abedinzadeh Moghadam was imprisoned in Kahrizak Detention Center for participating in the protests following the 2009 elections. There, he and over a hundred other detainees were subjected to systematic…
Written on Monday, 03 November 2014 09:29 Read 6683 times
Persecution, Torture, Murder: Iran blasted on human rights ahead of UN hearing
Persecution, Torture, Murder: Iran blasted on human rights ahead of UN hearing
Persecution, Torture, Murder: Iran blasted on human rights ahead of UN hearing On the eve of Iran's defense of its human rights record Friday before a key United Nations panel, a lawyer for the woman executed in the Islamic Republic over the…
Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 12:50 Read 10896 times
Islamic regime in Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26-Year-Old Woman
Islamic regime in Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26-Year-Old Woman
Islamic regime in Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26-Year-Old Woman Iran has executed 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, who had killed a man who tried to rape her, despite repeated calls by rights activists for her release. An Iranian henchman hanged Jabbari…
Written on Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:59 Read 5388 times
Ghoncheh Ghavami’s brother pleads with Iranian president to free sister
Ghoncheh Ghavami’s brother pleads with Iranian president to free sister
Ghoncheh Ghavami’s brother pleads with Iranian president to free sister British-Iranian law graduate Ghoncheh Ghavami, right, with her mother, Susan Moshtaghian. She is accused of ‘propaganda against the regime’. Photograph: PA The brother of a British-Iranian woman who has been…
Written on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:52 Read 8263 times
A Framework of Violence: Repression of the Arab Ethnic Minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran
A Framework of Violence: Repression of the Arab Ethnic Minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran
A Framework of Violence: Repression of the Arab Ethnic Minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014) –Oil-rich Khuzestan province is home to Iran’s Arab ethnic minority. The Arab ethnic minority in Iran—or Ahwazi Arabs as they refer to themselves—has been subjected to…
Written on Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:13 Read 21989 times
Mohsen Amir Aslani of Tehran was executed today by Islamic regime in Iran
Mohsen Amir Aslani of Tehran was executed today by Islamic regime in Iran
Mohsen Amir Aslani of Tehran was executed today by Islamic regime in Iran We regret to announce that Mohsen Amir Aslani of Tehran was executed a few hours ago in Rajai Shahr prison. He was convicted of "insulting the prophet" and criticized for…
Written on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:36 Read 5976 times
اعدام پنج نفر در استان فارس در ملاء عام
اعدام پنج نفر در استان فارس در ملاء عام
اعدام پنج نفر در استان فارس در ملاء عام پنجشنبه ,۲۷ شهریور ۱۳۹۳ خبرگزاری هرانا – صبح پنج شنبه قبل از طلوع آفتاب پنج نفر به اتهام تجاوز به عنف، مشارکت در آدم ربایی، سرقت مسلحانه و توام با…
Written on Saturday, 20 September 2014 19:01 Read 7551 times
Ghoncheh Ghavami Held in Solitary Confinement in Iran for Trying to Watch a Men’s Volleyball Match
Ghoncheh Ghavami Held in Solitary Confinement in Iran for Trying to Watch a Men’s Volleyball Match
Ghoncheh Ghavami Held in Solitary Confinement in Iran for Trying to Watch a Men’s Volleyball Match URGENT ACTION Ailed for women’s right to watch sports. Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year-old Iranian-British national, has been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison since 30 June, largely in solitary confinement without…
Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:50 Read 13002 times
Two Young Men Hanged Publicly in Hamedan, Iran
Two Young Men Hanged Publicly in Hamedan, Iran
Two Young Men Hanged Publicly in Hamedan, Iran Society of Iran human rights in Norway, September 11, 2014: Two men were hanged in public in the city of Hamedan (Western Iran) early Wednesday morning September 10, reported the…
Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:35 Read 5535 times
Iran bans women from 77 university majors, including engineering, physics
Iran bans women from 77 university majors, including engineering, physics
Iran bans women from 77 university majors, including engineering, physics Iran’s Science and Higher Education Ministry has banned women from enrolling in 77 university departments on the grounds that there is no work for them once they graduate from post-secondary…
Written on Monday, 08 September 2014 21:26 Read 5463 times
Imprisoned Iranian Journalist to Serve another 45 Days after Completing Five-Year Sentence
Imprisoned Iranian Journalist to Serve another 45 Days after Completing Five-Year Sentence
Imprisoned Iranian Journalist to Serve another 45 Days after Completing Five-Year Sentence The Iranian Judiciary continues to imprison Mohammad Davari, a journalist who was instrumental in exposing human rights violations at the Kahrizak Detention Center and other prisons in the aftermath of…
Written on Friday, 29 August 2014 13:05 Read 8281 times
Reported executions in Iran
Reported executions in Iran
Reported executions in Iran 77 August 2014 552 This year (2014) 890 Last year (2013) 573 In 2012 684 In 2011 818 In 2010 440 In 2009
Written on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:35 Read 5621 times
Iran: Prisoner of conscience faces death threats: Mohammad Ali Taheri
Iran: Prisoner of conscience faces death threats: Mohammad Ali Taheri
Iran: Prisoner of conscience faces death threats: Mohammad Ali Taheri URGENT ACTION Prisoner of conscience faces death threats Prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri, who has spent over three years in solitary confinement in Section 2A of Evin Prison in…
Written on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:23 Read 7261 times
New wave of attacks against journalists in Iran as repression escalates
New wave of attacks against journalists in Iran as repression escalates
New wave of attacks against journalists in Iran as repression escalates “Anyone deemed critical of the authorities has been at increased risk of arrest and prosecution in recent months, creating an intense climate of fear where voicing any criticism has become…
Written on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 10:50 Read 13569 times
یک سال دولت روحانی و یک سال وخامت بیشتر حقوق بشر در ایران
یک سال دولت روحانی و یک سال وخامت بیشتر حقوق بشر در ایران
یک سال دولت روحانی و یک سال وخامت بیشتر حقوق بشر در ایران افزایش ۱۶ درصدی آمار اعدام در سال ۹۲ نسبت به سال قبل، اجرای احکام قدیمی فعالان سیاسی و مدنی و دستگیری آنان و ادامه حصر موسوی، کروبی و رهنورد نتایج…
Written on Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:40 Read 8890 times
Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik has been detained in solitary confinement by Islamic Regime in Iran
Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik has been detained in solitary confinement by Islamic Regime in Iran
Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik has been detained in solitary confinement by Islamic Regime in Iran Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik has been detained in solitary confinement without access to her lawyer and family since 28 May. Her whereabouts are unknown, sparking fears that she may be…
Written on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:44 Read 15374 times
Iranian writer Arzhang Davoodi sentenced to death by Islamic Regime in Iran
Iranian writer Arzhang Davoodi sentenced to death by Islamic Regime in Iran
Iranian writer Arzhang Davoodi sentenced to death by Islamic Regime in Iran Iran Date: 24 July 2014 URGENT ACTION Iranian writer sentenced to death Iranian prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi, already in prison for nearly 11 years, has now been sentenced to…
Written on Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:27 Read 8076 times