Sunday , 20 October 2019

Human rights

Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Urmia Central Prison

Iran-HRM – Two political prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest their harsh prison sentences. Ibrahim Khalil Sedighi Hamedani and his son, Salar, have gone on hunger strike in Urmia Central Prison in northwest Iran, since September 25, protesting being sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison. The judge presiding over this jail, by the name of …

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Iranian Political Prisoner Denied Medical Treatment

Iran-HRM – Prison authorities in Rajai Shahr Prison have not allowed a political prisoner to receive proper medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison. The political prisoner, Majid Assadi is suffering from various illnesses, including severe pain in his spine and digestive problems which have intensified as a result of prison authorities’ continued hindering of his medical process. Prison authorities …

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The Real Cost of Turkey’s Kurdish Obsession

gatestoneinstitute.org – The end of First World War left the Kurds in an even worse situation than before. President Woodrow Wilson’s promise of “self-determination” was soon forgotten, leaving behind the dream of independence on the Kurdish side and the fear of Kurdish secession in the Ottoman camp as reconstituted as the Turkish Republic under Mustafa Kemal pasha (Ataturk). The best …

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Iraqi Blogger Suspected Of Being Kidnapped By Pro-Iran Militia Returns Home

Radiofarda – A prominent Iraqi blogger resurfaced Friday a day after he was seized by masked gunmen, his father said, as Amnesty International denounced a “climate of fear” in the country after protests and deadly violence. Shujaa al-Khafaji’s family said armed men had snatched him from his home on Thursday without identifying themselves or showing an arrest warrant. Khafaji’s Facebook …

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Children, Innocent Victims of Water Crisis in SE Iran Province

Iran-HRM – Lack of infrastructure and mismanagement of the water supply network has created water crisis in Sistan and Baluchestan province. A Sistan and Baluchestan village water official said in July 2019 that close to half of the province lacked water supply networks. Abdolahad Rigi, the head of the Sistan and Baluchestan Rural Water and Sewage Company told the ILNA state-run News Agency that …

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14 Women Activists to Be Prosecuted for Demanding Supreme Leader’s Resignation

CHRI – The prosecution of 14 women who signed a statement demanding the resignation of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei will begin on October 21, 2019, at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court. They have been charged with “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion against national security,” Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, an attorney representing three of the defendants, told the Center …

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Political Prisoner In Iran Threatens Disobedience If Warden Not Removed

Radiofarda – In a letter to the Islamic Republic head of the judiciary, political prisoner Farhad Maysami, has protested against the appointment of a new warden for Tehran’s notorious prison, Evin. Explicitly accusing the newly appointed warden of “violating prisoners’ rights” in an “unprecedented manner,” Maysami has called upon Ebrahim Raeesi (Raeisi) to dismiss Gholamreza Ziyaee. The new warden Ziyaee …

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Atefeh Rangriz Went on Hunger Strike

HRANA – On October 16, 2019, Atefeh Rangriz, a political prisoner of Qarchak Prison, went on hunger strike. Her trial was on August 5, 2019 and was led by judge Moghiseh who set a bail of two billion Tomans (approx. 180 thousand dollars)  for her temporary release, but she could not afford it and was returned to prison. On August …

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