Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Human rights

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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Iran executes Kurd political prisoner Firuz Mosalu

Iran-HRM – Iranian regime executed a Kurd political prisoner Firuz Mosalu on Monday in Urmia Prison, northwest Iran. The Revolutionary Court of Urmia had previously sentenced him to death on the charges of “enmity with God” for “membership” in a dissident Kurdish organization. Reports say he was denied due process and the right to a court of review. The Kurd …

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Iranian Teacher detained in IRGC’s solitary confinement

Iran-HRM – Eskandar Lotfi, a member of the Managing Board of the Marivan Teachers’ Association, has been held in solitary confinement in the IRGC’s Ward 2A at Evin Prison. he was arrested for participating in a peaceful gathering on May Day, which coincided with Teachers’ Day in Iran, and has been held in legal limbo since then. Eskander Lotfi, along …

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Ten Iranian teachers go on hunger strike protesting continued detention

Iran-HRM – Ten detained teachers, who have been held in Saqez Central Prison since June 15, started a hunger strike on Sunday in protest of their continued illegal detention and the authorities’ failure in processing their cases. According to the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, the striking teachers are, Khaled Abdollahi, Soleiman Abdi, Ahmad Ghaderi, Amanj Amini, Zahed Moradi, Esmail Reihani, …

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Paraplegic Gholam Eslami and Rasoul Khosravi-Baboli Executed for Murder in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Rasoul Khosravi-Baboli and Gholam Eslami were executed for murder in Shiraz Central Prison. Gholam (pictured) was paraplegic and transferred to the gallows in his wheelchair. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Shiraz Central Prison on 19 June. Their identities have been established as 37-year-old Rasoul Khosravi-Baboli and Gholam …

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