Thursday , 29 October 2020

Human rights

Iran: Prisoners Who Reported Abuse Charged

(HRW) – Iranian judiciary authorities are prosecuting human rights defenders for reporting abuse in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. Since September 2020, the authorities have brought charges against two imprisoned activists who had published letters alleging mistreatment.On October 18, Emtedad online news channel reported that in the previous week, authorities had charged Niloufar Bayani, an environmental conservationist serving a 10-year sentence after an unfair …

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Two Honor Students, Violently Arrested, Still Detained Without Charge Six Months Later

CHRI – Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi Under Pressure to Make Forced “Confessions” Student Groups: Allegations Unfounded, State Building False Case Without Evidence Two honor students at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, who were both violently arrested by the security forces on April 10, 2020, have been in detention ever since without any announced charges—and are reportedly under …

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Iran Steps Up Its Repression ‘Plans’ to Terrorize the Public

Iran-HRM – With the increase of the public degradation of “thugs” on the streets of Iran, in what authorities are calling “maneuvers of power”, the regime has spread its repressive plans to other cities and provinces. In recent days regime officials announced the establishment of bases in various cities of Iran. On October 19, in a broadcast by the regime’s state-run television, Mohammad Reza …

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Brother of Women’s Rights Activist Sentenced to Jail in Tehran

Radiofarda – In Tehran, a court has upheld a sentence against Alireza Alinejad, the brother of the outspoken women’s rights activist’s Masih Alinejad, his attorney said. In Tehran, a court has upheld a sentence against Alireza Alinejad, the brother of the outspoken women’s rights activist’s Masih Alinejad, his attorney said. “Branch 36 of the Appeals Court in Tehran province has upheld eight-year jail …

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Female Cyclist Arrested In Iran

Radiofarda – Iranian security forces have arrested a young girl who “dared” to ride a bicycle last Monday in Najafabad in central Iran’s Isfahan province, the local governor announced on Tuesday, October 20. Iranian security forces have arrested a young girl who “dared” to ride a bicycle last Monday in Najafabad in central Iran’s Isfahan province, the local governor announced …

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Afkari Brothers Remain Incommunicado After Navid’s Execution

Iran-HRM – Authorities have taken Afkari brothers, Habib and Vahid, to solitary confinement in a prison in southwestern Iran since early September to stifle their voices. The authorities have denied the Afkari brothers visitations and phone calls with their family since their younger brother Navid Afkari was executed on September 12, 2020. Vahid and Habib Afkari were taken to solitary confinement in notorious Adelabad …

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Health of Political Prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna Deteriorating in Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – Reports say the health of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna held at women’s ward of Evin Prison is deteriorating and the authorities have deprived her of adequate medical treatment. Fatemeh Mosana’s health condition deteriorated on October 17 due to an intestinal infection she developed from prison conditions. The prison’s doctors have said that they cannot do anything to treat her in …

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More Baha’is Begin Serving Prison Sentences in Iran Simply for Their Beliefs

CHRI – Farid Zirgi Moghaddam began serving his five-year sentence in the central prison in the city of Birjand, in South Khorasan province in eastern Iran, on October 19, 2020—a prison sentence that was based solely on his belief in the banned Baha’i faith, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Initially, in July 2020, Moghaddam had …

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