Sunday , 20 September 2020

Human rights

A Glimpse of the Unjust Sentences Against Protesters in Iran

Iran-HRM – Special Report – A glimpse of the unjust sentences against protesters in Iran In order to prevent any protests and uprisings, the Iranian regime has targeted its protesters and opponents and is trying to stifle any dissent by issuing heavy sentences. In recent months, regime officials have officially warned in the state media that nationwide protests, far more …

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150 Activists Condemn Execution Of Young Iranian Champion

Radiofarda – 150 Iranian political and civil rights activists issued a statement on Thursday protesting the execution of the young athlete Navid Afakari in an Iranian prison, with the signees drawing parallels between his hanging and the brutal massacre of protesters during the November 2019 uprising against Iran’s clergy-dominated establishment. The activists issued the letter following the recent execution of …

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Honour killings and violence against women in Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic

thelancet.com – The incidence of violence against women has increased worldwide since lockdowns to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 were implemented.1 Iran already had high levels of violence against women, with a reported 8000 so-called honour killings between 2010 and 2014.2Honour killings are common in some cities in Iran. About 20 percent of all murders and 50 percent of family murders …

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All-women band in Iran struggles to break through

thejakartapost.com – The men in the audience clapped and the women ululated as the band finished singing: it would have been commonplace except the venue was in Iran and the group on stage were all women. (L to R) Oud player Noushin Yousefzadeh, kasser drummer Negin Heydari, pippeh drummer Malihe Shahinzadeh, and drummer Faezeh Mohseni practise together at a home …

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Iran’s history of executing athletes

Al-Arabia – Iran’s execution of Navid Afkari – an athlete – was not the first of its kind. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Iranian regime has executed numerous athletes for their political beliefs. Iran executed 27-year-old champion wrestler Afkari on Saturday, drawing widespread condemnation, including from the United States and the European Union. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News …

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Navid Afkari’s Execution Was Hasty, His Lawyer Tells Radio Farda

Radiofarda – Babak Paknia, an attorney involved in Navid Afkari’s legal case, dismissed as “unfounded” the Fars provincial judiciary’s statement on carrying out the death penalty against the young athlete. Following the outcry over the 27-year-old national wrestling champion’s hanging on Saturday in the notorious Adelabad prison in Shiraz, Fars’ judiciary published a statement insisting that it had respected all …

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Human Rights Organization Releases Audio File of Navid Afkari’s Trial

Radiofarda – The Oslo-based Iran Human Rights Organization (IHRO) has released an audio file from a court hearing of Navid Afkari, a decorated Iranian wrestler who was executed in an Iranian prison on Saturday. In the brief audio file, the 27-year old national champion asks the judge to show a film related to his alleged killing of a security guard …

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34 Political Prisoners Including 10 Iran Protesters on Death Row

Iran-HRM – At least 34 political prisoners and prisoners of conscience are currently sentenced to death Iranian prisons, 10 of whom are protesters who took part in nationwide protests in 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Two protesters in Isfahan and Shiraz have already been hanged by the regime. Mostafa Salehi was executed on August 5 for his role in Iran’s December 2017/January 2018 …

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