Tuesday , 4 October 2022

Human rights

Did Interpol Hand Over Man Facing Death Penalty in Iran?

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – According to the Iran Judiciary spokesperson, Shahrooz Sokhanvari who was arrested by Interpol in Malaysia will be executed soon after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for “establishing a network of corruption.” Condemning the death penalty in Iran, Iran Human Rights is demanding answers about his alleged arrest and deportation from Interpol. Director, Mahmood …

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Lawyer to File Complaint in UK Over Iranian Ex-Minister’s Praise of Rushdie Fatwa

Iranwire – Iranian human rights advocates in the UK are poised to file a criminal complaint against Ataollah Mohajerani, an ex-Minister of Culture who wrote a book promoting the 1989 fatwa to murder Salman Rushdie. Mohajerani, 68, now lives in London. His book A Critique of the Satanic Verses Conspiracy praised the ailing Ayatollah Khomeini’s call for “all brave Muslims” to “execute” Rushdie, …

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Iran Pro League Football Matches are Happening Behind Closed Doors. Why?

Iranwire – On Wednesday, August 10, two days before the start of the 22nd Iran Pro League, the Iran Football League Organization announced matches this season would all take place without spectators. Eight games duly kicked off on Friday and Saturday before tens of thousands of empty seats. Earlier, the Iranian Football Federation and National Coronavirus Taskforce had agreed stadiums could be at …

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Mahshid Niroomand: Baha’i Woman, 27, Hanged for Her Faith

Iranwire – In June 1983, 10 Baha’i women and girls aged 17 to 56 were hanged in Shiraz because they had refused to renounce their faith. This event, reminiscent of medieval inquisitions, was met with consternation and outrage by human rights groups and ordinary people around the world. Mahshid Niroomand Sarvestani was one these Baha’i women. She was arrested when …

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“Our Hearts Beat With His”: Iranian Writers and Activists Stand With Salman Rushdie in 260-Strong Statement

Iranwire – Some 260 Iranian writers, poets, artists, journalists, human rights activists and political figures signed a joint statement in solidarity with Salman Rushdie, condemning last Friday’s attack on the British author las “an attack on human values”. Among the signatories, who reside both inside Iran and abroad, were the lawyer and International Bar Association member Saeed Dehghan, writer and …

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5 Men Transferred for Execution in Yazd Central Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO)- Five men were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Yazd Central Prison this morning. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, five men were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions at 11am on August 16. Three of the men who are on death row for drug-related offences have …

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Misagh Yavari Executed for Murder in Khorramabad

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Misagh Yavari was executed for murder in Khorramabad Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Khorramabad Central Prison on August 15. His identity has been established as Misagh Yavari, who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Misagh Yavari was arrested four …

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Vahid Rahmani and Mostafa Rasoulzadeh Executed for Drug Charges in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Vahid Rahmani and Mostafa Rasoulzadeh, two men sentenced to death for drug-related charges, were executed in Shiraz Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Shiraz Central Prison on August 14. Their identities have been established as 29-year-old Vahid Rahmani and 37-year-old Mostafa Rasoulzadeh who were sentenced to …

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Iranian President Signs Decree Further Restricting How Women Can Dress

RFL/RE – An order by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to enforce the country’s hijab and chastity law has resulted in a new list of restrictions on how women can dress.The IRIB news agency, which is affiliated with Iranian state television, quoted Mohammad Saleh Hashemi Golpayegani as saying at the National Conference of Hijab and Chastity on August 14 that under the new …

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Protests Flare in Iran’s Shahrekord After Nine Days Without Water

Iranwire — People in the Iranian city of Shahrekord in Charmahal and Bakhtiari province have gathered in front of the governor’s office to protest after nine days with no piped water. Videos posted online on Tuesday showed furious residents chanting slogans against the local and national governments, and shouting: “Only the street will give us our dues.” Large numbers of …

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