Friday , 21 June 2019

Human rights

New Charges Against Atena Daemi And Golrokh Iraee

Iran-HRM – The two-hour trial of Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee was held on Tuesday, June 18, at the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. The two civil rights activists appeared before the court accompanied by their lawyers. The court will issue its ruling on their case within 10 days. The new case against Atena Daemi and Golrokh …

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Request By Murderers Of Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali Granted

Iran-HRM – The request by the murderer of political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali was granted and he was transferred from the detention center of Shapour Detective Department in Tehran to Gohardasht Prison. Hamidreza Shoja’ii Zavareh, accused of complicity in the murder of Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali was sent to Gohardasht aka Rajai-shahr Prison, on June 18, 2019. On the same day, Alireza’s cellmate, …

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I Funded My Own Twitter Troll With Taxpayer Dollars

HRW – On May 31, the State Department announced that it was suspending funding for a project called Iran Disinfo, which over the last few months has engaged in an online campaign against analysts, journalists, and human-rights defenders that crossed the line into personal abuse. All of the campaign’s targets had diverged, in some form or another, from the administration’s …

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Iran Executions: Man Executed at Ahvaz Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was hanged for murder charges at Ahvaz (Ahwaz) Central Prison last Saturday. According to IHR sources, on Saturday, June 15, prisoner Mohammad Shekaf was hanged at the Iranian southern city of Ahvaz’s central prison. He was arrested on January 29, 2015, and charged with murder. His execution is not announced by Iranian authorities …

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Prominent Iranian Activists Speak Out Against Councilman’s Imprisonment

CHRI – A group of prominent political and civil rights activists in Iran has issued a statement condemning the imprisonment of a councilman after he publicly denounced the arrests of two citizens for their religious beliefs, as well as the state’s persecution of peaceful activists. Mehdi Hajati, a member of the City Council in Shiraz, Fars Province, was taken to …

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Young Painter Sentenced To 35 Lashes For ‘Insulting’ Filmmaker

Radiofarda – A court in Tehran has sentenced a student of painting at the University of Tehran to 35 lashes on the charges of ‘insulting’ a filmmaker. Mahyar Bahram Asl, a graduate student, may have to receive the lashes if he is convicted for the same or any other reason within the next three years. Bahram Asl criticized Mrs. Tahmineh …

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Amnesty – Danial Zeinolabedini, an 18-year-old imprisoned in Mahabad prison, West Azerbaijan province, is at risk of execution. He was sentenced to death in June 2018 after an unfair trial in which he was convicted of a murder that took place when he was 17 years old. His execution would be a grave violation of international law. View report in …

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Iran: Five to Ten Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed at Rajai-Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights – At least five death-row prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr Prison on Sunday. Some sources say the real number of the transferred prisoners is two times more. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, June 16, at least five prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr prison in the …

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