Tuesday , 15 June 2021

Human rights

IHR calls for the immediate release of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to a former cellmate, students Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment in order to force false confessions from them. A year after their arrest, Ali and Amirhossein are still held in security Ward 209 of Evin Prison without a trial or access to their lawyer. Their lawyer has …

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Arsalan Khodkam’s Death Sentence Commuted to Life Imprisonment

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to a notice served to Arsalan Khodkam today, the Kurdish political prisoner’s death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. According to Iran Human Rights, following the publication of the Amnesty Commission’s list, Arsalan Khodkam was served a notice from Branch One of the Urmia Military Court informing him that his death sentence had …

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British-Iranian Labor Activist Detained in Solitary Confinement for Six Months

Iranwire – More than 80 days after his arrest, Mehran Raouf, a British-Iranian labor activist, remains in solitary confinement in Evin Prison. The 64-year-old was detained by security forces in Tehran on October 16, 2020. His home was ransacked and his personal belongings were confiscated by security forces. Six months later, Raouf is still being held on Ward 2A of …

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Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee sentenced to an additional year in jail

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee has been sentenced in absentia to an additional one year in prison. Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran issued a one-year sentence in absentia for political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee on the charge of “propaganda against the state.” Amol Prison authorities informed Ms. Iraee as she is being detained in the …

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Two Iranian protesters sentenced to total of 13 years in prison

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have sentenced two protesters arrested during the November 2019 anti-government protests that swept across Iran. Jalal Namdari and Saeed Khaledi, were sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison on the charges of participating in the protests that erupted that erupted in November 2019 over gasoline prices. Based on the court’s verdict, Khaledi is sentenced …

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Iranian Government Responsible to Protect Prisoners against Fourth Wave of COVID

CHRI —The start of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has increased concerns about the spread of the virus in the country’s overcrowded and unhygienic prisons and detention centers, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. As an arm of the Judiciary directly responsible for protecting prisoners’ health, the State Prisons …

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Playwrights and Directors Protest Absurd and Inhumane Censorship

Iranwire – Censorship became a fact of life for art and culture in Iran with the 1979 Islamic Revolution and many artists and writers were sacrificed to the repression of the freedom of expression. Many were forced to leave Iran – those who were forced to stay were also forced to censor themselves to support the new Islamic Republic’s ideology. Censorship …

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Prisoner Arsalan Zare Executed in Shiraz, Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Shiraz Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a man was executed at Shiraz Central Prison in the early hours of April 12. His identity has been established as Arsalan Zare, who was around 45 years old and had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. “Arsalan …

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Executions under Hassan Rouhani’s presidency

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to Iran Human Rights’ reports, at least 4,047 people were executed during the 7.5 years of Rouhani’s presidency. The 13th Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran provides an analysis of the number of executions under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad compared to Hassan Rouhani. The following is an excerpt from the Annual Report on the …

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Iran’s authorities reopen wounds of 2019 deadly crackdown

Al-Monitor – The Iranian public’s rage at the state-led crackdown on fuel price hike protests in November 2019 has only accumulated over the past 18 months, as authorities refuse to come clean or release any official report into the killings and abuses. A series of inflammatory comments and decisions by Iranian officials over the past week seems to have further intensified the …

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