Tuesday , 31 March 2020

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IOPHR’s Open Letter to WHO – demanding WHO’s attention in regards to Iran’s incapacity to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak

Shabtabnews – On 24th March 2020, IOPHR sent an open letter to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Managing Director of the World Health Organisation, pointing to the Iranian regime’s incapacity to the deal with Coronavirus , and thus asking WHO to directly intervene and deal with the epidemic in Iran . In there letter IOPHR points to Iranian regime’s incompetence, …

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IOPHR’s Open Letter to IMF – To stop funding the Iranian Regime and provide aid through International NGO’s

Shabtabnews – On 16th March 2020, IOPHR sent an open letter to Mrs Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, requesting the IMF not to provide direct funds to the Iranian regime for combating Coronavirus , but instead pay the funds directly to international NGO’s. In there letter IOPHR points out that given the widespread corruption and level …

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Iranian officials continue to encourage social and religious gatherings despite pandemic Coronavirus outbreak

Shabtabnews – On March 11th, IOPHR wrote and open letter to Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles, (Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy & Vice-President of the European Commission), regarding the Iranian Government’s struggles dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran. In the letter IOPHR warns the EU that the Iranian ruling government does not seem to pay …

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IOPHR’s Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Iran to push for release of all political prisoners due to the rapid spread of coronavirus

Shabtabtab – Today the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in a letter sent to Dr Javaid Rehman, (The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran) requested his assistance in freeing all political prisoners in Iran due to the rapid spread of coronavirus within Iranian prisons. In the letter IOPHR states …

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IOPHR calls for added pressure to be placed on the Iranian regime, in regards to discovering the truth behind the shooting down of Ukrainian Flight 752

Shabtabnews – The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights(IOPHR) in a new statement called on the democratic governments, human rights organisations, international organisations and unions, and the freedom-seeking people of the world to put pressure on the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran to undertake responsible behaviours, and comply with international laws and standards. Also stop the suppression of …

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Standing together against oppression

According to a report from Amnesty at least 200 people have been killed in Iran during the demonstrations that took over the country November 15th 2019. It is believed that the death toll is even higher, something that is referred to as baseless allegations by the Iranian authorities. Footages and videos taken by protesters’ smartphones show security forces and paramilitary …

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The land of minorities

In an effort to grasp the extent of human rights violations in Iran, it is almost impossible, not to come across the numerous groups of minorities in the country. With its 80 million people approximately 50-60% comprise of Persians, leaving around 40-50% of the Iranian population belonging to an ethnic minority group. These numbers are to compare with 30% in …

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Iran: World turning blind eye to crisis of mass enforced disappearance

amnesty.org – The Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely overlooked by the international community, said Amnesty International in the lead-up to the International Day of the Victims …

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