Monday , 19 April 2021

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Behnam Mahjoubi -A Medical Review

Behnam Mahjoubi was a 33-year-old man, a member of the Gonabadi Sufi order in Iran, who was arrested in February 2018 after taking part in peaceful protests at Golestan Haftom in Tehran. Some 300 Gonabadi Sufis were arrested in association with the protests and Behnam Mahjoubi was sentenced to two years in prison. Behnam Mahjoubi was a bright student and …

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Necessity of Human Rights as a Key Component of the US Negotiations with Iran

Shabtabnews – A statement by IOPHR emphasises the necessity of Human Rights as a Key Component of the US Negotiations with Iran. The statement highlights a series of recent gross violations of human rights by the Iranian regime such as the murder of Behnam Mahjoubi, a Gonabadi Sufi in prison, the execution of Ms. Zahra Esmaili based on false confession …

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Commemorating 40th day since the murder of Behnam Mahjoubi – Public statement of Markus Grübel on discrimination and persecution of Sufis and Baha’is in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a public statement Markus Grübel (A member of the German Bundestag ) declared : ““I am calling upon the regime in Iran to release all prisoners of conscience such as the Sufis and the Baha’i community, and to end the persecutions based on religion. No one should be discriminated against due to their religion or belief. With …

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IOPHR Statement on the need to provide immediate Security for Mr. Amir Labbaf

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR expressed concerns in regards to the dangers posed to Mr. Amir Labbaf’s life, especially given the increased Iranian regime’s overseas efforts to physically eliminate its opponents through foreign terrorist operations. Thus, IOPHR stated : “Mr Labbaf, who is a witness and victim of the violation of the rights of religious and political minorities in …

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USCIRF Condemns the Chinese Government’s Sanctions on USCIRF Commissioners

Shabtabnews -– The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF strongly condemns the Chinese government’s sanctions on USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony Perkins, imposed in an apparent retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Chinese officials Chinese Communist Party government’s atrocities against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. “The Chinese government’s baseless sanctions on U.S. and foreign …

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Petition to stop the 25 year agreement between China and Iran

Shabtabnews – In response to the 25 year agreement between China and Iran a group of activists have created an online petition to stop the agreement, where Iranian assets are sold cheaply to China, simply to prop up the corrupt and inhuman regime of Iran. The Petition states that: “the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is collapsing, …

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Iran Working Group, International Religious Freedom Office Iran calls on the ruling regime in Iran to respect religious freedom

Shabtabnews – Iran Working Group, International Religious Freedom Office Iran in a statement calls on the ruling regime in Iran to respect religious freedom. The statement declared that : “Since the inception of the ruling regime in Iran, a persistent theme of oppression has been the intensification of the persecution of religious minorities during times of particular significance for these …

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Iranian-Dutch citizens show disappointment, during discussions on human rights abuses in Iran with the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry

Shabtabnews – According to reports received, a group of Iranian-Dutch citizens expressed disappointment in regards to their discussions with the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry on the 25th November and 11th March 2021 in relation to the Dutch government’s response to human rights violations in Iran. In these meetings a small delegation of Dutch Iranians met with the Foreign Affairs Ministry …

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