Tuesday , 20 October 2020

Human rights

Iran: Female Prisoner Executed at Mashhad Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A female prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Mashhad Central Prison. According to the Bashgah Khabarnegaran Javan (Young Journalists Club), on the morning of Sunday, October 11, a female prisoner was executed at Mashhad Central Prison. The female prisoner, who has only been identified as 33 year old Razieh had …

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UN Officials Demand Release Of Iranian-Americans

Radiofarda – More than 160 current and former United Nations officials are calling on Iran to end the “horror and pain” for two Iranian-American dual nationals who are currently spending their fourth and fifth year in Tehran’s Evin jail, respectively. 49-year-old Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi was arrested and imprisoned on October 13, 2015, on charges of “collaborating with the U.S. …

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Husband: Iran Denying Jailed Hunger Striker Hospital Treatment Out of Malice

VOA – The husband of a jailed Iranian human rights lawyer suffering health complications from a recent hunger strike this week denounced Iran’s government for not allowing his wife to seek immediate medical treatment outside of prison. Speaking to VOA Persian in a Tuesday interview from Tehran, Reza Khandan accused Iranian judiciary officials of acting stubbornly by not responding to …

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Terror Campaigns in the Streets to Fend Off Inevitable Public Protests

Iran-HRM – The clerical regime has stepped up its repressive measures and terror campaigns across the country fearing the volatile state of Iranian society. As the society gets poorer every day, deprived of the minimum resources to deal with the deadly coronavirus, outbreak of angry protests is very likely. The Iranian Judiciary, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the State Security …

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IRAN: ACTIVIST’S SENTENCE INCREASED TO 15 YEARS: ABBAS LESANI

Amnesty – Azerbaijani Turkic activist, Abbas Lesani, arbitrarily imprisoned in Ardabil prison, Ardabil province, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by an appeal court after a grossly unfair trial. The appeal proceedings were presided over by a judge who had filed the charges against him in his previous capacity as prosecutor. In July 2020, the Supreme Court rejected his …

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Cleric reopens scars of acid attacks after threatening Iranian women

Al-Monitor – Threats by an influential hard-line cleric against Iranian women with loose headscarves has opened up old wounds left behind in acid attacks perpetrated by religious extremists. We must make the social environment unsafe for these people. … We can’t let them simply break the norms in streets and parks,” said Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad in reference to Iranian women who violate the …

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Iranian Teacher Sentenced to Lashes for ‘Insulting’ Minister

Radiofarda – In Iran’s capital city of Tehran, a young teacher, Reza Nahzat, was sentenced to 45 lashes for “insulting” Iran’s Minister of Education and his deputy. A photo of the verdict is widely circulating on the Iranian social media. Nahzat is accused of “insulting” the Minister, Mohsen Haj Mirzaei, and his Deputy, Allahyar Torkamanyar, in a satirical note on …

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Report: COVID-19 Used As Pretext To Crack Down On Internet Freedom

RFL/RE – Internet freedom has declined for the 10th consecutive year as governments around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic as a “cover” to expand online surveillance, crack down on dissent, and build new technological systems to control society, Freedom House says in a new report. The Washington-based human rights watchdog’s annual Freedom Of The Net report, released on …

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Iran Moves Closer to Jailing Female Rights Activist for 2nd Time in a Decade for Her Criticism of Government

VOA- Iran has moved a step closer to re-imprisoning a female human rights advocate for her peaceful expressions of opposition to the nation’s Islamist rulers. A knowledgeable source told VOA the woman was sentenced to six years in prison for criticizing the nation’s Islamist rulers through street protests and social media.   Speaking to VOA Persian from Iran earlier this month, a source close to activist Jila …

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Poverty and Hunger in Iran Lead to Tragic Suicides by Young and Old

Iran-HRM – Poverty and hunger in Iran lead to tragic suicides by young and old Rampant spread of poverty in Iran is creating tragic consequences in society. Children as young as 10 commit suicide for being deprived of their basic needs. Poverty and hunger drive parents to commit mass suicide along with their children to escape the pain of living …

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