Friday , 12 August 2022

Human rights

G7 Raise Flight 752, Human Rights Abuses in Statement on Iran

Iranwire – The G7 group of countries has issued a wide-ranging communique on Iran at the end of a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. Amongst other things it touched on hostage-taking by the Islamic Republic and the Flight 752 disaster. The joint statement from leaders of the G7, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States, reiterated its commitment to …

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Teens Arrested, Bars and Bicycles Gone: What is Going On in Shiraz?

Iranwire – Last week the heavy-handed arrest of at least 10 teenage skaters at a friendly gathering in Shiraz made headlines in Iran. The official pretext was that some of the girls walking around the park off Chamran Boulevard had been seen without hijab. But so grievous was this offence that the chief justice of Fars Province said the “perpetrators” – by …

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EU Should Loudly Condemn Iran’s Baseless Jailing of French Tourist Benjamin Brière

CHRI – Countries negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, including France, the U.K., and the U.S., as well as European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, should condemn the Iranian judiciary’s blatantly unlawful prison sentence against French tourist Benjamin Brière, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Brière was detained by Iran’s security establishment to be added as …

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Nasrollah Iliad and Unidentified Man Executed in Karaj Penitentiary

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Nasrollah Iliad, sentenced to qisas for murder, and an identified man sentenced to death for rape, were executed in Karaj Penitentiary. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men were executed in Karaj Penitentiary on June 27. One of the men’s identities has been established as 40-year-old Nasrollah Iliad who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) …

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Baluch Yousef Sanjari Executed for Murder in Jiroft

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Yousef Sanjari, a Baluch man sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Jiroft Prison. According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Jiroft Prison on the morning of June 26. His identity has been reported as Yousef Sanjari from Eslam Abad who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. At the time of writing, his …

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Iranian Pensioners Return To Streets, Say Government Failing To Meet Promises

RFL/RE – Iranian pensioners and retired public employees showed no signs of letting up in their protests against what they say is the government’s failure to address deteriorating living conditions. Videos posted on social media on June 27 showed retirees gathering in at least four cities, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Arak, and Rasht, chanting slogans against the government of President Ebrahim Raisi.The recent wave …

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Prisoners’ Rights Campaigner Hauled Back to Evin Prison

Iranwire – An Iranian human rights activist who documented ill-treatment of detainees after the November 2019 protests has been arrested again himself, colleagues said on Monday. Ahmad Reza Haeri was reportedly taken to Ward 2A of Evin Prison, which is run by the IRGC. IRGC agents had raided his home earlier this month and seized some of his personal belongings, including his …

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IranWire Exclusive: Unseen Photos of Neda Agha-Soltan’s Funeral

Iranwire – Thirteen years ago this week, the body of 26-year-old student Neda Agha-Soltan was laid to rest at Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery. The young woman was fatally shot in the chest on July 20, 2009 after attending pro-democracy protests in Tehran with her music teacher, in the aftermath of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election as president of Iran. Her horrific death was captured on video …

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Four Inmates Sick with Tuberculosis at Qarchak Prison

Iranwire – At least four female inmates have been infected with tuberculosis at Qarchak Prison, human rights activists report. Cramped, unsanitary conditions at the notorious facility in Varamin, where inmates recently spoke to IranWire about squalid cells and sadistic treatment by the guards, have given rise to fears the disease could spread quickly through the prison population. Atena Daemi, a …

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