Monday , 26 October 2020

Human rights

Husband Of detained UK-Iranian Urges Govt Help After New Charges

Radiofarda – The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran for sedition, on Wednesday called on the UK government to do “everything to protect her” after Iran announced she faces fresh charges. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran for sedition, on Wednesday called on the UK government to do “everything to protect …

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Political prisoner’s Letter Reveals Appalling Condition of Qarchak Prison

Iran-HRM – On the anniversary of the execution of three Kurdish men, political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, wrote a letter from Qarchak Prison protesting the conditions of the inmates and the violation of their rights. About the situation of “the largest women’s prison in the Middle East,” she wrote in this letter, “Life does not exist” in this Qarchak prison …

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Political Prisoner Held in Quarantine Despite Poor Health Conditions

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna is being held at the women’s quarantine ward of Evin Prison despite her poor physical condition and urgent need for medical care. Fatemeh Muthanna’s physical condition is reported to be very poor and she suffers from severe digestive problems such as diarrhea and vomiting, so that she cannot eat. Instead of being transferred to …

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International Bar Association Calls for Immediate Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi

CHRI – International pressure on Iran to release imprisoned human rights lawyers Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi, both behind bars in the country’s Evin Prison for their peaceful defense of basic civil and political rights, has increased with the publication of an open letter by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, calling for their immediate release. Following …

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Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report

RSF.org – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, in which at least five journalists have been targeted just weeks after the UN published a damning report on 21 July by special rapporteur Javaid Rehman on the appalling situation of human rights, including the freedom to inform, in this country. The latest victims include Mohammad …

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As a Wrestler Faces Execution in Iran, World Sports Groups Galvanize

NYT – An Iranian wrestler accused of murder after taking part in anti-government protests two years ago may be executed soon, international sports groups fear as they intensify a last-ditch campaign for clemency. “We really are at one minute to midnight,” Brendan Schwab, executive director of the World Players Association, which represents 85,000 professional athletes, said Tuesday. The charges against …

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IOPHR representative talk at the weekly IRF meeting with Ambassador Sam Brownback on the subject of the ongoing “Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death”

Shabtabtabnews – In a weekly IRF Meeting the IOPHR representative Hamid Gharagozloo’s discussed with US Ambassador on Religous Freedom, Sam Brownback, on the subject of the ongoing Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death. Mr Gharagozloo at the virtual meeting In this discussion Mr Gharagozloo stated “We at the IOPHR have started a campaign to find out the …

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IRAN: JOINT CALL FOR STATES TO MANDATE A UN-LED INQUIRY INTO THE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES, TORTURE AND UNLAWFUL KILLINGS DURING AND IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE NOVEMBER 2019 PROTESTS IN IRAN

Amnesty – We, the undersigned human rights organizations, call on your government to address the continuing crisis of impunity for serious human rights violations committed by the Iranian authorities during the November 2019 protests and their aftermath, including through collective action at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council. View report in English DOWNLOAD PDF

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