Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Human rights

Imprisoned University Student Starts Hunger Strike For Lack Of Medical Care

Iran_HRM – Imprisoned university student Mojtaba Dadashi has started a hunger strike since April 23, in protest against the denial of urgently needed medical care, including for respiratory tract infection he has been suffering since last week. Mojtaba Dadashi was in the last semester of his undergraduate studies in political science at Hakim Sabzevari University in Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi Province, …

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Leader Of ‘Deviant’ Iran Sect Freed After Years In Prison

Radiofarda – The leader of a “deviant” spiritual movement whose repeated death sentences drew international condemnation has been freed after almost eight years in prison, Iran’s Judiciary said Tuesday. Mohammad Ali Taheri faced “numerous cases and verdicts” but has been released due to time served, spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told the Judiciary’s official Mizan Online news agency. “The cases were recently …

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Workers’ Rights Activists Arrested for Revealing Torture by Intelligence Ministry Held Unlawfully

CHRI – Lawyers representing workers’ rights activists Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Qoliyan say the two are being held unlawfully now that their two-month detention orders have expired. “[Bakhshi’s] detention order ended on March 21 without an extension, which makes his detention a violation of Article 242 of the Criminal Procedures Regulations,” Bakhshi’s lawyer, Farzaneh Zilabi, told the Telegram app channel of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill …

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Prosecutor General’s Cyber Division Launches New Online Censorship Center in Iran

CHRI – Some Internet Users in Iran Warned of Prosecution for Accessing Blacklisted Websites In 2019, Iranian media outlets began reporting on the sudden appearance of branch offices of a “Prosecutor General’s Cyber Division Rapid Reaction Center,” a new state agency that appears to be tasked with monitoring and censoring online content and activities. The center reportedly has offices in …

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Long Jail Term For Iran Rights Defender Confirmed – 12 Years To Serve

Radiofarda – Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer and defender Nasrin Sotoudeh‘s 33-year jail sentence is final, and she must serve 12 years, the official IRNA news agency reported. Sotoudeh who was arrested in mid-2018, was sentenced in early March to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes. She was subjected to two trials that Amnesty International has called “grossly unfair”. …

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Sufi Woman Beaten by Inmate in Gharchak Prison

CHRI – Sufi political prisoner Sima Entesari was beaten by an inmate who claims she was promised a case review if she carried out the attack, a source with detailed knowledge of the event informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “One of the prisoners convicted of drug-related offenses initially got into an argument with Ms. Entesari,” said …

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Court Of Appeal Upholds Deportation Of Human Rights Attorney Mohammad Najafi

Iran-HRM – An appeals court upheld a 13-year prison sentence of human rights attorney Mohammad Najafi who was jailed in 2018 after voicing support for people detained during anti-government protests, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, Aril 14, 2019. Mohammad Najafi was sentenced in December to 10 years for “conveying information to a hostile country” through interviews with …

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Detained Defense Attorney to Be Tried on Four Charges for Peaceful Activities

CHRI – Detained defense attorney Amirsalar Davoudi is facing four charges for running a Telegram app channel for lawyers in Iran and giving interviews to foreign news organizations, attorney Vahid Farahani told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on April 16, 2019. Two of the charges brought by Branch 1 of the court of Evin Prison are “propaganda against the …

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