Saturday , 24 August 2019

Human rights

200 Imprisoned Women Protest Inhumane Conditions of Qarchak Prison

iran-hrm – Nearly 200 inmates in the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin detailed the horrid conditions of the prison in a letter to Tehran’s Director-General of Prisons. They announced on Saturday, August 17, 2019, that they would reject the food provided by the authorities until their demands are met. In their letter to the director-general of prisons, Heshmatollah Hayat al- …

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Security Forces In Iran Arrest 12 of 14 Activists Demanding Khamenei’s Resignation

radiofarda – The provincial intelligence department in Mashhad in north-eastern Iran says 14 activists who had called on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign are advocates of regime change and wanted to bring about insecurity. According to the latest report from Mashhad, 12 of the 14 political activists who demanded Khamenei’s resignation in July have been arrested. However, the intelligence …

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British Council Employee’s 10-year Prison Sentence Upheld Without a Hearing

iranhumanrights – The 10-year prison sentence issued against British Council employee Aras Amiri was upheld on August 18, 2019, without a hearing, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “In order to expedite cases, [Judiciary Chief] Ebrahim Raisi has decided that there is no longer a need for the Appeals Court to hold hearings,” Amiri’s cousin Mohsen …

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Iran sentences teacher activist to lashes and prison – Iran’s Judiciary sentenced a teacher to eight months in prison and 10 lashes for participating in a demonstration by teachers and education workers. On Monday, August 19, 2019, a court sentenced Mohammad Taghi Falahi, the secretary general of the Tehran Teachers’ Trade Association, to eight months in prison and 10 lashes on charges of disrupting public order. Security …

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Political Prisoner Arash Sadeghi Denied Hospitalization Despite Loss of Arm Motion

iranhumanrights – Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi’s loss of motion in his right arm hasn’t persuaded the authorities of Evin Prison to allow him to receive proper medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison, his wife Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The last time I visited Arash was on August 7,” Ebrahimi told CHRI on …

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