Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Human rights

Iranian Appeals Court upholds 32-year sentence against two university students

Iran-HRM – An appeals court in Iran has upheld a 32-year prison sentence against university students Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi, according to their lawyer. The state-run Emtedad Telegram channel quoted their lawyer Mostafa Nili on June 6, as saying: “The Tehran Court of Appeals has approved the sentences of 16 years in prison for these two students at Sharif University, …

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12 Baluch Minorities Including a Woman Executed in Zahedan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – 12 Baluch minorities including a woman were executed on murder and drug-related charges in Zahedan Central Prison today. According to Hal Vash, eleven Baluch men and a Baluch woman were executed in Zahedan Central Prison on June 6. Of the 12, six were sentenced to death for drug-related charges and six were sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for …

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Monthly report May 2022, Iran Human Rights Monitor

Iran-HRM – May 2022 saw the Iranian regime ratchet up social clampdown in step with the growing discontent and the spread of popular protests. Iranian authorities intensified their crackdown on society amid protests against rising prices. Security forces arrested dozens of teachers in the four days leading up to international workers’ day, between April 28 and May 1, 2022. Peaceful …

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IRF Summit this month in Washington

Shabtabnews – Sam Brownback yesterday invited people of all faiths from all over the world in a twitter message to come together around important human right issues. Please join me at @IRFSummit this month in Washington, DC. People of all faiths from all over the world will come together around this important human right. We need to stand together, shoulder …

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Iranian journalist Arash Ghaleh Golab detained during mourning ceremony

Iran-HRM – Poet and journalist Arash Ghaleh Golab has not been allowed to contact his family since he was arrested on May 26, during a protest over the recent collapse of a building in the Iranian port city of Abadan. Ghaleh Golab was violently arrested by security forces during a state crackdown on protests and remains in detention while suffering …

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Behnam Khanjani and Farhad Ramezanian Executed for Murder in Rasht

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Behnam Khanjani and Farhad Ramezanian were executed on murder charges in Rasht Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Rasht Central Prison on June 2. Their identities have been established as Behnam Khanjani and Farhad Ramezanian who were both sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. Farhad Ramezanian was sentenced …

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Mehdi Faraji Executed for Murder in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Mehdi Faraji who was sentenced to qisas for murder, has been executed in Isfahan Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man executed in Isfahan Central Prison on 31 May 2022. His identity has been established as Mehdi Faraji who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Mehdi …

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Akbar Hassanlou Executed for Murder in Zanjan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Akbar Hassanlou who was sentenced to qisas for murder, has been executed in Zanjan Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man executed in Zanjan Central Prison on 29 May 2022. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Akbar Hassanlou from Hashtroud who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. An informed source told Iran …

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Iran Should Be Ejected from ILO’s Governing Board Says Iran’s National Teacher Organization

CHRI —In an open letter to the delegates at the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, currently being held in Geneva, Switzerland, the Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations, Iran’s national teachers’ organization, has requested that the Islamic Republic’s representatives be removed from the governing board of the ILO. The open letter, which has garnered close to 2000 signatures …

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Iran sentences Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activist to flogging

Iran-HRM – A court in Iran has sentenced Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activist Hojjat Esmatzadeh to 50 lashes and two years and six months in prison. According to the verdict, issued in absentia by Branch 101 of the Criminal Court of Naghadeh, Hojjat Esmatzadeh was sentenced to 50 lashes and one year in prison for disturbing public order and 18 …

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