Thursday , 28 January 2021

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USCIRF Condemns Mistreatment of Religious Prisoner of Conscience Golrokh Iraee in Iran

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns Iranian authorities’ mistreatment of religious prisoner of conscience Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee in the wake of her transfer to Amol Prison on January 24. “USCIRF is appalled by Iran’s ceaseless persecution of Golrokh Iraee, a peaceful activist who has been isolated from her loved ones for months without cause,” said USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin, who …

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USCRIF condemns Iran’s decision to execute Sunni clerics Amanollah Baluchi and Hafez Abdolrahim Koohi.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement USCRIF condemned the Iran’s decision to execute Sunni clerics Amanollah Baluchi and Hafez Abdolrahim Koohi. USCIRF Commissioner @g_manchin: "We are appalled by Iran's decision to execute Sunni clerics Amanollah Baluchi and Hafez Abdolrahim Koohi. #Iran must cease its brutal persecution of religious minorities." https://t.co/cBqNkZ2PXu— USCIRF (@USCIRF) January 21, 2021

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The IOPHR letter Javaid Rehman – the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Shabtabnews – In an open letter IOPHR asks Javaid Rehman – the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran to closely examine ” the growing process of execution of Sunni citizens by the extremist Shiite government of Iran,” and “submit the above cases in the human rights file of the Iranian government. …

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USCIRF Applauds State Department Designation of Uyghur Muslims’ Treatment in China as Genocide

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the U.S. Department of State for designating China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as genocide and crimes against humanity. USCIRF released the following statement: https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/releases-statements/uscirf-applauds-state-department-designation-uyghur-muslims-treatment USCIRF applauds the @StateDept for designating #China’s treatment of #Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the #Xinjiang …

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USCIRF Commissioner: ” Iran’s restrictions place the country among the world’s most notorious religious freedom violators.”

Shabtabenews – In a statement the USCRIF condemned the restrictions imposed by the Iranian regime on religious groups. USCIRF Commissioner @USCIRF_Bauer: "#Iran's restrictions on holiday observance and attempts to effectively ‘reeducate’ Baha’is place the country among the world’s most notorious religious freedom violators." (1/2) https://t.co/2E7EM9xqwp— USCIRF (@USCIRF) January 15, 2021 The statement also went further by stating: USCIRF Commissioner @USCIRF_Bauer: …

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IOPHR Statement regarding the suspicious Sanchi oil tanker collision and shipwreck

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR, in regards to the suspicious Sanchi oil tanker collision, stated that : “After three years, the exact circumstances surrounding the incident are still unknown, and neither the Iranian nor the Chinese government’s officials have shed any clarity in this regard. Therefore, both governments are either neglecting or failing in their duties to the families …

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Judgment by the Iranian judicial system: The return of the Soviet trials

The more we hear about the awful and abhorrent executions taking place in Iran the clearer it becomes how similar their so-called trials are to the Stalinist trials. In the recent case of Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of “corruption on earth” for running a news website, we are reminded of this similarity. Ruhollah Zam convicted of “corruption on earth”. …

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IOPHR Statement on the Unrestrained Execution of Sunni Prisoners

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR condemned the recent Unrestrained Execution of Sunni Prisoners . IOPHR in the statement stated: “The executions took place, despite the fact that all the judicial officials of the province were aware of filing of request for retrial. Yet, all three people were hastily executed on Sunday in order to avoid the possibility of postponing …

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USCIRF Commissioner demands that Sufi activist Benham Mahjoubi in prison, be provided with Medical care and be immediately released.

Shabtabnews – In a Twitter statement the USCIRF Commissioner @USCIRF_Bauer: stated that “#Iran continues to severely mistreat Gonabadi Sufi activist Benham Mahjoubi in prison. He must be given proper medical care and immediately released.” USCIRF Commissioner @USCIRF_Bauer: "#Iran continues to severely mistreat Gonabadi Sufi activist Benham Mahjoubi in prison. He must be given proper medical care and immediately released." https://t.co/F2OAFZehfj— …

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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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