Friday , 28 January 2022

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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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The reality of imprisonment in Iran

Taking part of and reading about the countless women, men and indeed juveniles being imprisoned in Iran for various reasons one cannot help but wonder at the number of prisoners calling out for medical treatment and in many cases for quite serious conditions. Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, dual Swedish-Iranian citizen, imprisoned in Iran since 2016. Concerns grew into suspicions as Ahmadreza …

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Iran’s Disinformation against Religious Minorities

What are the consequences of the Iranian government’s massive, systematic campaign to spread disinformation about religious minorities through social and traditional media? Watch an in-depth conversation with leading scholars. On July 16-18, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, providing a much-needed forum to address the plight of frequently overlooked minorities in Iran, …

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe-an unbelievable journey

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, born December 26th 1978, is currently imprisoned in Iran, and has been imprisoned since April 3rd 2016. She stands accused of plotting against the Iranian government and spreading propaganda against Iran. Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a Canadian global information and news network. The charitable foundation has been providing practical …

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Hashem Khastar -Against injustice

Hashem Khastar, born June 2, 1953 is an Iranian retired teacher at the Agriculture Technical High School in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. He is also an agricultural engineer and the head of the Mashhad Teachers Union. Mr. Khastar has had and still has a remarkable influence on the issues of teachers’ rights in Iran. This became increasingly clear during the nationwide …

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