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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Anti-riot guards attack political prisoners in Qarchak Prison in Varamin

Iran-HRM – Anti-riot guards raided political prisoners in Qarchak Prison who are detained in ward 8, taking away Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee. At least 20 male and female guards accompanied the new warden of Qarchak, Soghra Khodadadi, attacking political prisoners in ward 8. They attacked the prisoners in conditions that they did not have proper covering to face male guards. Some of …

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Iran: Prisoner Shahab Javid Executed in Qom

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to death for “rape and kidnapping” has been executed at Qom Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in the early hours of Thursday morning, December 18. The prisoner, who has been identified as Seyed Shahab Javid, had been sentenced to death on “rape and kidnapping” charges. …

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Iran: Prisoner Rasoul Ferdows Executed in Boroujerd

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at Boroujerd Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Boroujerd Central Prison on the morning of Thursday, December 18. His identity has been established as Rasoul Ferdows, a 34 year-old Maragheb native, who was on death row for murder. …

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Group Execution Planned in Zahedan Prison; IHR Warns of New Wave of Executions

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- A new wave of executions has commenced in Iranian prisons after several Baluch prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. Historically, there has been an increase in executions over the Christmas and New Year period when most international organisations and civil society are closed for the holidays. Iran Human Rights warns of …

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Iran: Stop execution of young man arrested at 16 and forced to “confess” under torture

Amnesty – Responding to the Iranian authorities’ plans to execute a 30-year-old man, Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee, for a crime that took place when he was 16 years old and following a conviction based on “confessions” extracted under torture, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, Diana Eltahawy, said:  “After more than 12 years on death row, …

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Iran to execute man arrested as teenager, Amnesty says

Al-Monitor – Amnesty International is urging the Iranian government to call off plans to execute a man for a crime that took place when he was a teenager and whose trial the rights group said was grossly unfair. The family of Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee was informed on Thursday that his execution would be carried out “in a week” following his …

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[VIRTUAL] PEN AMERICA AND MS. MAGAZINE PRESENT: ‘NASRIN SOTOUDEH, THE MANDELA OF IRAN’

Pen.org – To mark the theatrical release of the documentary NASRIN, join PEN America and Ms. Magazine for a special online conversation on Monday, December 21 at 3pm ET featuring an introduction by Margaret Atwood and opening remarks by PEN America’s Karin Deutsch Karlekar; followed by a discussion moderated by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof with human rights advocate Kerry Kennedy, Iranian artist and activist Parastou Forouhar, Nasrin filmmakers Jeff …

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Open Letter to Josep Borrell signed by 24 MEPs – request to cease trade & diplomatic deals with Iran until return of Dr Ahmad Reza Djalali to Sweden

Shabtabnews – In an open letter to Josep Borrell Fontelles, a number of MEPs expressed alarm in regards to the Iranian Regime’s execution of Mr Roullah Zam and the regime’s continued complete disregard for the most basic human rights. The letter also expressed concern about the death sentence given to the Swedish-Iranian citizen, Dr. Ahmad Reza Djalali whose execution sentence …

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European Union condemns in ‘the strongest terms’ Iran’s execution of journalist

Al-Arabia – In a resolution supported by 614 votes, the European Parliament condemned Iran for violating human rights. The European Union demanded Iran’s release of European citizens of Iranian origin. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The EU also called for the necessity of stopping the death penalty execution against the Swedish-Iranian …

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Iran’s Zarif uses antisemitic slur, wishes for US to ‘leave Earth’ in interview

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came under fire after using an antisemitic slur and jokingly wishing the United States would cease to exist in an interview earlier this month. Zarif used the word “juhood” – a derogatory term for Jewish people in the Persian language – when asked about Tehran’s position toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict …

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