Saturday , 19 September 2020

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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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IOPHR – Urgent Action: Stop the Execution of Navid Afkari

Shabtabnews – In a statment today “IOPHR condemned the Iranian regime’s human rights violations and for not giving a fair and just trial for 27 year old Navid Afkari and to use torture to force him to confess to crimes he has not committed.” In the statement IOPHR stated that “Navid Afkari, a 27 year old Iranian wrestler, is in …

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IOPHR Condemns the Iranian Regime’s lack of support for striking workers.

Shabtabnews – In a new statement the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights  (IOPHR) expressed support for striking workers  of employees of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Cultivation Industrial Company, who are simply striking to get paid their overdue wages. The statement also invited “all human rights activists around the world, especially Iranians living abroad, to contact the labour organizations of their place …

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USCIRF Calls for Action on UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recognizes the United Nations’ second annual International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief ahead of August 22, the official remembrance date. In the statement the USCIRF states – “Commemorating the many victims of violence based on religion or belief is critical, but only the …

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IOPHR condemns the summoning, and detention of Ms. Mehraveh Khandan the daughter of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Shabtabnews – In a statement The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) condemned the recent summoning, and detention of Ms. Mehraveh Khandan the daughter of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh. The statement also drew attention to the Iranian regimes systematic methods of putting extra pressure on prisoners of conscience like “the blocking of Ms. Narges Mohammadi’s telephone contact with her children …

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NUFDI Forum: The Islamic Republic’s Religious Persecution in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a webinar on 19th August 2020, various human rights groups discussed the history of the Islamic Republic’s #Iran waged a war on religious minorities. This webinar’s focus was the forty year systemic persecution of the Iranian regime that has resulted in the death, disenfranchisement, and devastation all on the basis of religion. The panellist in this gathering …

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Human Right Organisations urge coordination in Western Government’s effort to condemn China human rights violations.

Shabtabnews – In a joint statement 71 global human right organisations such as Human Rights Watch, Chinese Human Right defenders and International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights called on Western governments to coordinate their condemnations and sanctions against Chinese government in order to dissuade China from violating the rights of its citizens The statement stated: “Globalizing and harmonizing “Magnitsky-like” targeted …

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IOPHR Statement on the affirmation of the death sentence of Ms. Zahra Esmaeili

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR (the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights) condemened the affirmation of Ms. Zahra Esmaeili, death sentence by the Iranian Supereme Court, due to her innocence, non-transparent trial process, and not having access to a lawyer. In the statment IOPHR “urges all democratic, and freedom-loving governments of the world, especially the member states of the …

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USCIRF Releases New Report about Religious Prisoners in Turkmenistan’s Gulag

Shabtabnews – USCIRF Releases New Report about Religious Prisoners in Turkmenistan’s Gulag. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report: Turkmenistan Policy Update – This update describes the brutal conditions that religious prisoners face in Turkmenistan, including detention or disappearance in the country’s vast prison system. Muslims, whom the government has vaguely or falsely accused …

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USCIRF Releases Iran Factsheet Highlighting Senior Sanctioned Officials Responsible for Egregious Religious Freedom Violations

Shabtabnews – USCIRF Releases Iran Factsheet Highlighting Senior Sanctioned Officials Responsible for Egregious Religious Freedom Violations Iran Sanctions Factsheet – This factsheet highlights key senior Iranian officials who the United States Department of Treasury has sanctioned for their complicity in severe violations of religious freedom. Two successive administrations have utilized the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and several Iran-specific executive orders over …

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