Tuesday , 4 October 2022

Human rights

Users Say Iranian Authorities Blocking Verification Codes On Cell Phones

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have blocked cell phone users from receiving two-step verification codes on their devices in a move to further restrict access to social media and to filter access to information. Several social media users reported on August 17 that text messages containing login codes for the applications for Telegram, Twitter, and WhatsApp were filtered by cell phone operators in …

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Four Members of Iranian Women’s NGO Summoned to Prison

Iranwire – Four members of an Iranian women’s advocacy NGO have been summoned to Evin Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran to begin prison sentences. Nahid Shaghaghi, Akram Nasirian, Maryam Mohammadi and Esrin Derkale, active members of the grassroots Iranian Women’s Call Association, received the summons on Friday. Each was sentenced to four months and two years in prison after being convicted …

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Revolutionary Court Order Targets Baha’i Properties in Semnan for Confiscation

Iranwire – After the violent destruction and confiscation of Baha’i properties in villages of Roshankouh earlier this month, and previously in Ivel, both in the northern province of Mazandaran, it was reported that a court order has been issued for the confiscation of more Baha’i properties in The news was reported today, August 18, by Saeid Dehghan, an Iranian human rights lawyer. “In a …

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Political prisoner attempts suicide after being threatened by intelligence agents

IranHRM – Kurdish Iranian woman Soada Khadirzadeh attempted suicide after being summoned and threatened by intelligence agents.She hanged herself in the women’s ward of Urmia prison and gave pills to her two-month-old child. According to the Hengaw Organization website, she hanged herself with a scarf on August 18. The other prisoners reacted in time, untied the scarf, and transferred the …

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IOPHR representative’s speech to IRF and the US State Department’s representatives on the Iranian Regimes’ fatwas calling for assassinations of Salman Rushdie, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo:

Shabtabnews – In a speech to IRF (International Religious Freedom) and US State Department representatives , Hamid Gharagozloo the US representative of IOPHR addressed the Iranian Regimes’ fatwas calling for the assassinations of Salman Rushdie, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo. In his speech Mr Gharagozloo stated:” At the same time, as Khamenei’s regime and propaganda apparatus have praised the would-be …

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Sentences Of Iranian Activists Seeking To Sue Government Over COVID Response Confirmed

An appeals court in Tehran has confirmed the prison sentences of three outspoken campaigners who wanted to sue government officials for allegedly mismanaging the coronavirus crisis and hampering the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. One of the activists, Mostafa Nili, said the Court of Appeal of Tehran Province on August 16 confirmed the sentences they were appealing before the group, who are known …

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Doctor’s Clinic Shut Down for Treating Patients Free of Charge

Iranwire – A doctor in Iran’s Lorestan province has had his clinic sealed off and his medical license revoked for treating patients for free, IranWire has learned. Dr. Yaser Rahmanirad had also offered pregnant women referrals for prenatal screening from his clinic in Khorramabad. The Iranian government has recently moved to restrict patients’ checking for fetal abnormalities, as part of …

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Newly-Published Document Details the Full, Unhinged Scope of Iran’s New Hijab Policy

Iranwire – Iran’s Headquarters for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Setad-PV) has published a 119-page document detailing the Islamic Republic’s hijab policy, and the rationale behind a recent government campaign to enforce the veiling of women more strictly and with a greater degree of violence. Entitled the “Hijab and Chastity Project”, the policy was apparently sent last winter to …

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Authorities Further Police Iranian Women’s Dress Code

HRW – In the past month, Iranian authorities have sought to implement new restrictions on women’s dress code and further enforces the hijab and chastity laws. While according to Mohammad Saleh Hashemi Golpaygani, the head of the headquarters to promote virtue, the new policy will change not wearing proper hijab from a criminal offense to a fine, women who post …

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5 Men Including 4 Baluch Minorities Executed in Yazd

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 18, 2022: Saeed Kashani, Khodarahm Narouyi, Hamid Narouyi, Seyed Abbas Mousavi and Amir Ali Shahiki were executed for drug-related and murder charges in Yazd Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, f men were executed in Yazd Central Prison on August 18. Three of the men who were Baluch minorities and sentenced …

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