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  • STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON THE RELEASE OF MAHVASH SABET FROM PRISON IN IRAN STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON THE RELEASE OF MAHVASH SABET FROM PRISON IN IRAN
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the release of Mahvash Sabet from prison in Iran:   “I join the Baha’i community and the entire nation in welcoming the release of Ms. Mahvash Sabet from prison…
    Written on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:23
  • 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 Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Philip Luther, said:  “This verdict is yet another cruel and devastating…
    Written on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:50
  • 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 the deposed shah. Reza Pahlavi, 55, whose late father was toppled by the 1979 Islamic Revolution, said in a letter…
    Written on Friday, 12 August 2016 12:17
  • 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 took place despite the fact that the prisoner stated the entire case against him was based on a forced false…
    Written on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:36
  • 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 were convicted of espionage, insulting religious sanctities, and propaganda against the Islamic Republic and sentenced to 20 years in prison.…
    Written on Monday, 16 May 2016 12:10
  • 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 executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. IHRDC is thus unable to confirm the unofficial reports but has…
    Written on Monday, 02 February 2015 13:45
  • 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 posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook. تایید حکم اعدام سهیل عربی، فعال فیس بوکی "به…
    Written on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:29
  • 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 arrested in June for "propaganda against the state" after she and 20 others protested Iran's ban on women attending volleyball…
    Written on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:48
  • 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 offering regional security cooperation in return for Tehran’s acceptance of an elusive nuclear deal, Iran hanged Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old…
    Written on Friday, 07 November 2014 21:52
  • 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 physical and psychological torture, including beatings and imprisonment in a hot and crowded warehouse. Following several days of violent mistreatment,…
    Written on Monday, 03 November 2014 09:29
  • 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 weekend for allegedly killing her attempted rapist accused the regime of widespread torture and murder. A UN-appointed human rights advocate…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 12:50
  • 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 at dawn, ending her seven-year jail life awaiting execution. Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for stabbing an intelligence officer who…
    Written on Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:59
  • 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 imprisoned in Iran for nearly three months for trying to attend a volleyball game has issued an emotional appeal to…
    Written on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:52
  • 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 a long history of political, economic and cultural discrimination by successive Iranian governments. The policies of the Pahlavi government, such…
    Written on Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:13
  • 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 his psychoanalytical interpretation of the Koran. This execution is another reminder of daily restrictions on speech and the criminalization of…
    Written on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:36
  • 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 شرب خمر همزمان در شیراز و شهرستان مرودشت به دار آویخته شدند به گزارش هرانا، به نقل از مهر؛ سرپرست…
    Written on Saturday, 20 September 2014 19:01
  • 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 access to her lawyer. She is a prisoner of conscience, arrested solely for taking part in a peaceful protest against…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:50
  • 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 Iranian state media.100914-Hamedan-1 According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, the two men were convicted of “Moharebeh” (war…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:35
  • 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 education, according to the Telegraph. "Our experience in the past showed us that even if women graduate from these departments,…
    Written on Monday, 08 September 2014 21:26
  • 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 the disputed 2009 elections, despite completion of his five-year sentence. Davari’s August 16 release was denied, so that he may…
    Written on Friday, 29 August 2014 13:05
  • 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
  • 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 Iran’s capital, Tehran, has been threatened with death by interrogators. He is serving a five-year prison sentence on a charge…
    Written on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:23
  • 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 a direct road to prison” Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International. A…
    Written on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 10:50
  • 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 نگاهی گذرا به کارنامه یکساله دولت روحانی در زمینه حقوق بشر است بان ‌کی‌مون٬ دبیرکل سازمان ملل متحد، روز سه‌شنبه…
    Written on Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:40
  • 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 at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. She is a prisoner of conscience. Saba Azarpeik, a journalist for two reformist…
    Written on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:44