Friday , 12 August 2022

Human rights

Borrell, EU Must Speak Out Against Growing Human Rights Crisis in Iran

CHRI – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who has traveled travel to Tehran and issued multiple public statements in an effort to restore the nuclear deal with Iran, should devote the same level of energy to address the intensifying human rights crisis in the country, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Since May, hundreds of …

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Mother of Detained Translator Calls for Daughter’s Freedom: “I Ask You All to Be Our Voice”

CHRI – On May 9, 2022, Anisha Asadollahi and her husband, Keyvan Mohtadi were arrested by security forces in Tehran for serving as translators for two French nationals who were arrested a few days later.Teachers in Iran had been waging large protests throughout the country demanding better pay and the release of their imprisoned colleagues for years, yet Iranian authorities accused the two French …

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Security forces arrest 230 Iranian teachers in two months

Iran-HRM – The Coordinating Council of Iranian Cultural Associations announced on Sunday, June 26, that in the last two months, 230 teachers and teachers’ union activists have been arrested and imprisoned in various cities in Iran. The council’s telegram channel also reiterated that about two weeks ago, no information was available on the situation of three imprisoned teachers, including Rasoul …

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Sharif university honor students taken to general ward after 26 months

Iran-HRM – The lawyer of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, two elite imprisoned students, says his clients were transferred to the general wards of Evin Prison on Saturday night after 26 months in a security ward with “difficult conditions”. Mostafa Nili wrote in a tweet on Sunday, June 26, that “the case officer had requested from the beginning that …

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Two Iranian Bahai women detained in Shiraz, southwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Two Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz were arrested by security forces on Sunday, June 26, and taken to an unknown location. The two Baha’i women are Shaghayegh Khaneh Zarrin, 20, and Negar Ighani, 22. Their homes were searched, and their personal belongings including their religious books, computers, and smartphones were confiscated upon arrest.No information is available on the …

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Rights lawyer returned to prison to ‘continue serving his sentence’

Iran-HRM – Amirsalar Davoodi, a human rights activist and lawyer who was temporarily released from prison in June last year after about 2 years and 7 months in prison, was returned to prison on Sunday. Mr. Davoodi’s wife, Tannaz Kolahchian, tweeted that the human rights lawyer had been sent back to prison “to continue serving his sentence.” Amirsalar Davoudi was …

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With Abortion Already Banned, Iran Begins to Criminalize Doctors

Iranwire — Last week the Iranian Health Ministry announced that “aiding and abetting” abortions is now a crime and medical professionals acting as “accessories” to abortion will face heavy fines and disbarment for life. “If a doctor is involved in an intentional abortion his permit will be revoked, even if it is his first time,” announced Saber Jabberi, the ministry’s head of Youth Population …

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Kurdish ‘Security Prisoner’ Returned to Prison Hours After Giving Birth

Iranwire – A Kurdish political prisoner was returned to her cell hours after giving birth on Monday and without the chance to see her family, it has emerged. Saada Khedirzadeh, 32, from Piranshahr in West Azerbaijan, was arrested last October and held in a security detention center for 25 days before being transferred to Urmia Central Prison. The charges against …

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