Wednesday , 13 December 2017

Human rights

Iran: From human rights violations to dangerous meddling

Al-Arabia – From day one the regime of Iran has been based on the pillars of domestic crackdown, and exporting terrorism and a reactionary, religious mentality. As we speak, spreading extremism and Islamic fundamentalism remains a cornerstone policy of Iran’s state-run strategy, all hacked into this regime’s constitution. The real image Earlier this year Amnesty International’s 94-page report, “Caught in …

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Iran: Upholding academic’s death sentence in secret shows utter contempt for right to life

Amnesty – The Iranian Supreme Court has run roughshod over the rule of law by upholding the death sentence of Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident and specialist in emergency medicine, through a secret and hasty process and without allowing any defence submission, Amnesty International revealed today. Ahmadreza Djalali’s lawyers learned on Saturday 9 December that Branch 1 of the …

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Security Forces Block Annual Ceremony to Commemorate “Chain Murders” Victims

CHRI – Security forces prevented a gathering near Tehran marking the 19th anniversary of a series of murders and disappearances by the Intelligence Ministry of dissidents in the 1990s known as the “chain murders.” The Writers Association of Iran (WAI) issued a statement on December 7, 2017, hours after many of its members and supporters were prevented from entering Imamzadeh …

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Supreme Court Upholds Swedish Resident Ahmedreza Djalali’s Death Sentence

CHRI – Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence issued against Iranian-born Swedish resident Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned in Tehran since April 2016 after being arrested by the Intelligence Ministry. Djalali’s wife, Vida Mehran-nia, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that her husband’s main lawyer was told the Supreme Court’s decision in court on …

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Human Rights Day and Iran’s Suppression

newsmax – Today is Human Rights Day! Is this a day for celebration or mourning? Ordinarily, such a day would be for festivity; but, this day is not a usual moment in time. Why? The Iranian regime is the source of human rights abuses. Iran is not a typical state. It has the trappings of being normal, when, in fact, …

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IRANIAN COURT IN SAQQEZ ORDERS 50 LASHES AGAINST WOMAN

nrttv – An Iranian court has sentenced a young woman of Kurdish origin to prison and ordered her to receive 50 lashes as punishment for participating in an event recognizing the referendum on Kurdistan independence in northern Iraq. Zamana Zewia, a student at Payam Noor University in Saqqez, was accused of “acting against national security,” “participating in illegal gatherings” and “disrupting …

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Iran postpones court appearance of jailed woman as UK minister visits

CNN – Hopes that a British woman jailed in Iran will soon be freed rose Sunday following a visit to Tehran by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s court appearance scheduled for Sunday on fresh espionage charges was postponed following Johnson’s discussions with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, her husband Richard Ratcliffe said in a statement. “This is undoubtedly a …

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