Saturday , 28 November 2020

Human rights

Iranian Men Mobilize Against Honor Killings

iranwire.com – The struggle for gender equality in countries like Iran and Afghanistan is largely left to women to pursue – and men rarely join women’s rights movements. But a new campaign, the Men’s Network Against Honor Violence, urges men to play an active role in the fight for women to be treated equally and not punished just for being women. …

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UN experts call on Iran to halt execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali

 The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights)– UN human rights experts* said they were alarmed by reports that Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali has reportedly been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution despite widely held findings his trial was grossly unfair and he was tortured. Alarmed by reports that #AhmadrezaDjalali has been transferred to solitary confinement …

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Concern Grows Over German-Iranian Women Held in Solitary at Evin Prison

CHRI – Except for one short phone call, 66-year-old German-Iranian dual national Nahid Taghavi has not been heard from since her arrest by security agents in Tehran on October 19, 2020. The retired architect has been held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison without any reason being given for her plight, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “After …

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The Iranian Regime’s Fundamentalist and Sectarianist hostility towards other Muslims

Shabtabnews – In a post on pro-Iranian regime website feraghnews: https://t.me/ferghenews_com/3369 The true face of the regime fundamentalist policy is on display as it clearly rejects any form of Islam that doesn’t adhere to its own extremist ideology under the guise of Islam. As in this post it associates all other Islamic thought as anti-regime, and associates these thoughts with …

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Baha’is Barred From Higher Education In Iran

Radiofarda – Deficient filing” is a familiar term to Baha’i youth in Iran who want to enter university and carry on their education like any other citizen enjoying one of their most fundamental rights. Iranian Baha’is have been denied permission to study at the country’s universities since the downfall of Iran’s pro-West monarch and establishment of the Islamic Republic in …

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Khamenei’s Loyal Penman Links Quran to Holocaust Denial

iranwire.com -If anyone doubted that Holocaust denial was a central policy of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he has put those doubts to rest. Take his response to the crisis that erupted in France following the October 16 beheading of Samuel Paty, a middle-school teacher who had shown his students cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. Khamenei waded in with his …

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The Increasing Pressure on Yarsanis, one of the Largest Religious Minorities in Iran

iranwire.com – Tensions in Kermanshah province have been on the rise in recent weeks after a Salafi fundamentalist cleric made inflammatory comments about the Yarsanis, one of Iran’s largest religious minorities, during prayers at a mosque in early November. Human rights activists have questioned why a fanatic has been given a platform to threaten minorities in the province, voicing their anger …

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Jailed Activist at Risk of Hearing Loss Due to Lack of Medical Care

Iran-HRM – Civil activist Saeed Eghbali could lose hearing in one ear if Iranian authorities continue to refuse to transfer him to a hospital outside of Evin Prison where he has been held since May 2020. The state security forces beaten and violently arrested Saeed Eghbali in 2017, causing a 70% rupture of the right eardrum. Saeed Eghbali’s ear infection …

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Prison Guards Storm Inmates in Northwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – Inmates in a northwest Iran prison staged riot on Wednesday over fears of contamination amid a coronavirus outbreak. Inmates in wards 1,2,3 and 4 of Urmia Prison started to protest when a prisoner identified as Hojjat Kazemzadeh set himself ablaze to protest the authorities’ prevention of his release despite his one-year sentence. Prison guards beat and brutalized the …

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Iran Continues to Pressure Dissent University Students

Iran-HRM – Iranian security forces on Monday, November 23, arrested Elham Samimi, a student at Tehran University.The security forces had previously inspected her home on October 16 and confiscated her personal belonging and those of her guests and relatives. Elham Samimi is a student of anthropology at Tehran University. The Iranian Students Trade Union Council reported that the state security …

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