Friday , 12 August 2022

Human rights

Sister of Slain Protester Arrested

HRW – On June 14, Iranian Ministry of Intelligence agents arrested Maryam Karimbeigi, a 34-year-old sociology student and civil rights activist, according to tweets by her mother, Shahnaz Akmali. According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency, Maryam is being held in Ward 209 at Evin Prison. Ward 209 is operated by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and Human Rights Watch has documented the …

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14th year of confinement for Ayyub Porkar in Sheiban Prison of Ahvaz

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Ayyub Porkar was banished to the Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz, notorious for its horrible infrastructural conditions and torture of prisoners. Ayyub Porkar was arrested in January 2009. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran convicted him of Moharebeh (waging war on God) and sentenced him to death. Moharebeh is used for a wide range of offenses including on …

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UN Secretary General Condemns Increasing Executions, Worsening Repression in Raisi’s Iran

CHRI – In his latest report presented to the UN Human Rights Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed deep concern over the rising number of executions in the Islamic of Iran, as well as “patterns of arbitrary deprivation of life due to excessive force used by the authorities against border couriers, peaceful protesters and those in detention, continued with impunity.” The UN press …

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UN calls on Iran to stop finger amputations

Al-Arabia – The United Nations on Wednesday urged Iran to halt plans to amputate the fingers of eight prisoners and called on Tehran to do away with any form of corporal punishment. UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said seven of the men were currently being held at the Greater Tehran Central Prison. “We are deeply concerned by the …

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Municipalities Warned Over Child Exploitation in Waste Services

Iranwire – Waste collection and processing companies working for municipalities in Iran are often employing child laborers, a top judiciary official has warned. Mohammad Fathi, director-general of the judiciary’s Office for Women and Family Affairs, said on Wednesday that recycling plants in particular were known for exploiting young people in “an organized manner”. “Municipal contractors often have children working long …

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Being an ‘Accessory’ to Abortion is Now a Crime in Iran

Iranwire – A new directive issued by the Iranian Health Ministry has criminalized medical professionals acting as “accessories” to abortion. Those found to be “aiding and abetting” illegal abortions will face a heavy fine and disbarment. Saber Jabberi, head of Youth Population Department at the Ministry of Health, said of the policy as it came into effect on June 18: “If a …

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UN: Iran Executed More Than 100 People Between January and March

VOA – Iran executed more than 100 people in the first three months of 2022, continuing a worrying upward trend, according to a report by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that was presented Tuesday. Speaking before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, U.N. deputy human rights chief Nada Al-Nashif presented Guterres’ latest report on Iran, decrying that executions in the …

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Kurdish Political Prisoner Firuz Musalou’s Secret Execution Epitomises the Lawlessness and Repression in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Kurdish Political Prisoner, Firuz Musalou was secretly executed on charges of moharebeh in Urmia Central Prison after a trial that lasted just minutes. Neither his family nor his lawyer were informed of his scheduled execution and his body was secretly buried without being returned to the family. Iran Human Rights strongly condemns Firuz Musalou’s arbitrary execution and …

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Unrest In Iran Continues As Workers Strike Over Worsening Conditions

RFL/RE – Workers in the industrial town of Mahmoudabad in Isfahan continued their strike for a third consecutive day as a wave of unrest across Iran over living and work conditions shows no signs of letting up. Truck drivers in Tehran rallied in the capital on June 20, while more than 300,000 stone factory workers in the industrial town of Isfahan remained off …

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