Sunday , 20 September 2020


IOPHR representative talk at the weekly IRF meeting with Ambassador Sam Brownback on the subject of the ongoing “Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death”

Shabtabtabnews – In a weekly IRF Meeting the IOPHR representative Hamid Gharagozloo’s discussed with US Ambassador on Religous Freedom, Sam Brownback, on the subject of the ongoing Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death. Mr Gharagozloo at the virtual meeting In this discussion Mr Gharagozloo stated “We at the IOPHR have started a campaign to find out the …

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The campaign to seek the truth behind Dr Tabandeh’s death.

Shabtabnews – Over the last few days there has been widespread international social media campaign amongst the followers and supporters of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh demanding the truth behind the circumstances of his death. Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh was a well know Iranian human rights activist as well as the spiritual leader of the largest Sufi order (The Gonabadi Sufi …

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Dervish Activists Reject Iran Official’s Claim Their Banishment to Poor Areas Is Not Deliberate

VOA – Activists of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish religious minority who have been forced to live far from home after release from prison have rejected an Iranian official’s contention that Tehran has no policy of exiling freed convicts to impoverished and remote parts of the country. Iranian judiciary spokesperson Gholamhossein Esmaili made the assertion in a Tuesday press briefing, saying the judiciary …

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Continual Death Threats against Jurist Scholar and Human Rights Activist Dr. Azmayesh, Mr. Ahrari of Kalameh TV & other Activists

Shabtabnews – In a virtual International Religious Freedom Roundtable with Ambassador at Large Sam Brownback, Mr. Hamid Gharagozloo, the U.S. representative for IOPHR spoke about the fact that death threats against Dr. Azmayesh, Mr. Ahrari, dissidents and activists outside of Iran continue on a daily basis. The IOPHR Statement also stated that “several prisoners have been threatened with death and …

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Public threats against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh by Iran’s ruling regime

Shabtabnews – The International Organisation to preserve Human Rights (IOPHR), warns all security agencies in Europe, especially in France about the activities of Iranian regime’s agents. In the statement, “urges all European security agencies, especially those in France, to significantly increase their security measures in this regard. Especially, given the clandestine, and undeniable historical record of the Iranian regime for …

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Threats of IRGC agents against Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh

Shabtabnews – According to Kalam TV there are online reports that show that agents affiliated with the IRGC have threatened Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, the director of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR). In this regard, Hamid Gharagozloo, the representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C, told Kalam TV that IRGC-affiliated sites …

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An open letter to US secretary of State to put pressure on the Iranian regime to stop the violation of the rights of the religious and ethnic minorities in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a open letter various human right organisations, religious groups, and civil liberties groups asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  to “Call on the Iranian government to release all religious prisoners of conscience and to reach out to U.S. allies to express their concern making it clear that detaining such innocent individuals during a pandemic demonstrates a …

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USCRIF welcomes US sanctions on Iranian entities responsible for egregious religious freedom violations.

Shabtab- USCRIF in a tweet yesterday condemned the Iranian governments treatment of various religious minorities, like Gonabadi Sufis, Christian convert and prisoners of conscience . In this message it also mentioned the Great Tehran Penitentiary where Christian convert Majidreza Kushani is detained on spurious charges and Qarchak prison where several women Gonbadi Sufis are held, and the Christian convert Mary …

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Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes Violently Relocated Within Tehran Penitentiary

Iran-HRM Prison guards at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary violently transferred four imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes to another ward on May 2, endangering their lives amid the coronavirus.Prison guards have transferred four members of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority, Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, Kianoush Abbaszadeh, Abbas Dehghan and Mostafa Abdi to a hall in Ward 5, placing them beside common criminals.The transfer of the four Gonabadi Dervishes is …

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