Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Human rights

Iranian Feminists and Anti-Harassment Groups Targeted in Mass Cyber Attack

Iranwire – Feminist and women’s rights campaigns with a focus on Iran have been the subject of a mass cyber-attack this week, with many forced to temporarily switch their Instagram pages to private mode.  The hosts of the Iranian Me Too, Harass Watch and Cheragh Academy, all three of which work to combar sexual violence and harassment in Iran through education and public callouts, reported …

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Dozens of teachers arrested during the nationwide gathering of teachers in Iran

Iran-HRM – Dozens of teachers were arrested during the nationwide gathering of teachers in Iran and there was a heavy presence of security forces in Tehran and several other cities. According to the Coordinating Council of the Iranian Cultural Teachers Associations, since the early hours of Thursday, May 12, security forces and plainclothes agents were stationed in Baharestan Street, near …

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Iran Protesters at Risk of Lethal State Violence

CHRI – Ongoing street protests in Iran could lead to more killings and arbitrary imprisonments by state security forces if the international community remains silent, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) warned in a statement today. “The Iranian government has a documented pattern of using lethal force to crush protests while cutting off internet access to prevent the …

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Activists Urge UN Rep to Meet Them During Trip to Iran

CHRI — A group of prominent civil rights activists in Iran has called on UN representative Alena Douhan, who will be visiting Iran shortly to assess the negative impact of sanctions on the country, to meet with them during her state-sanctioned trip this week. In the published open letter, the activists decried the refusal of the Islamic Republic to allow the special rapporteur on …

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Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Sabzevar

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – An unnamed man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Sabzevar Prison. According to the local Asre Sabzevar website, a man was executed in Sabzevar Prison on May 10. The unnamed man was arrested for murder charges on 22 September 2018 and subsequently sentenced to qisas. Speaking about the details of the case, Sabzevar Prosecutor, Jafar …

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Waxing Banned in Iran’s Holy City: Just What are the Clerics Afraid Of?

Iranwire – According to reports in Iranian media this week, a number of female beauticians in Mashhad have received a notice forbidding them from providing core services such as tattooing, fake nails, Botox, silicone implants, or intimate hair removal. They have also been told not to wear “unconventional” outfits or play “prohibited music” at work. The notice came from Mashhad’s …

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Teenage Weightlifter Disappears in Greece

Iranwire – Iranian media outlets have reporrted the abrupt “disappearance” of 17-year-old athlete Yekta Jamali in Greece. Days after she won another silver medal at the Youth World Weightlifting Championships, Jamali apparently did not join her team returning home and her whereabouts remains unknown. Zahra Pouramin, acting vice president of the Iranian Women’s Weightlifting Federation, confirmed the situation to IRNA …

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Another Internet Disruption in Khuzestan

HRW – Since May 6, the Iranian authorities have imposed a near-total shutdown of mobile and home broadband data in some cities in Khuzestan Province, amid reported street protests against a potential hike in the price of bread, Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)  reported. According to HRANA, authorities have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the protests in …

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Iran says it will execute Iranian-Swedish scientist

Al-Monitor – Iran’s judiciary said that it will move forward with the execution of Iranian-Swedish citizen Ahmad Reza Jalali. Judiciary spokesperson Zabiollah Khodaian said that Jalali was arrested and charged with spying for the Israeli Mossad and sharing intelligence about Iran’s nuclear scientists in 2016. He also faces national security charges. Khodaian said that Sweden gave Jalali citizenship after his arrest, but he …

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