Tuesday , 15 June 2021

Human rights

Iran HRM urges UNSR to investigate conditions of Arzhang Davoudi in prison

Iran-HRM – No information is available on the health conditions of Arzhang Davoudi, 68, who has been detained in the high security ward of Rajaishahr Prison (Gohardasht) in Karaj, isolated from other inmates since May 27, 2021. Political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi was transferred to Rajaishahr Prison after long years of exile in remote prisons in Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, and Zabol. …

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Human Rights Violations in Iran and Death Threats against Dr. Seyed Azmayesh

Shabtabnews – At the Weekly IRF Roundtable meeting an IOPHR representative and the chair of the Iran action group at IRF , Hamid Gharagozloo, in his report stated that ” At a time when the regime in Iran is facing insurmountable existential challenges, both at home and abroad, such as the critical negotiations with the U.S. and a presidential election …

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Iran Election: Don’t Ignore Ebrahim Raisi’s Gross Rights Violations

CHRI – Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi should be investigated for crimes against humanity, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. “Raisi is a pillar of a system that jails, tortures, and kills people for daring to criticize state policies,” said CHRI Executive Director Hadi Ghaemi. “Instead of running for president, he should be …

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More Defense Attorneys Prosecuted in Iran for Defending Human Rights

CHRI – The state policy of persecuting and imprisoning independent defense lawyers under false charges for doing their jobs is continuing under Iranian Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, who is running for the presidency in June 2021. In addition to at least four defense attorneys who are currently imprisoned in the country, two others were recently prosecuted: Farzaneh Zilabi, a lawyer representing workers in their dispute with …

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Behnam Mahjoubi’s Mother Calls for Accountability in Death of Her Son in Custody

Iran Human Rights – Behnam Mahjoubi’s mother says despite three months passing, the forensic medical examiner is not responding to requests for an investigation to establish the cause of her son’s death after being transferred to hospital from Evin Prison. Iran Human Rights calls on the international community to pay attention and follow up on the case of Behnam Mahjoubi. …

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“I’ll be in a Coma Soon”: A Message to President Hopeful Raeesi from a Prisoner on Hunger Strike

As Iran’s presidential election approaches, political prisoner Hossein Hashemi has sent a message to frontrunner Ebrahim Raeesi, announcing that he will be in a coma within two days because of his hunger strike.  In an audio file obtained by IranWire, Hashemi, who is being held in Greater Tehran Prison for taking part in the November 2019 protests, says his physical health has …

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Persecution of Iran’s religious minorities; a glimpse on May 2021 record

Iran-HRM – In May 2021, the persecution of Iran’s religious minorities continued; Members of religious minorities were sentenced to long prison terms on trumped-up charges and in some cases were summoned and detained. The clerical regime has particularly stepped-up pressure on the Baha’i community in Iran, making many arrests, handing down heavy sentences, and imprisoning others. Fourteen Baha’i citizens were sentenced to …

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Political Prisoners Boycotting the Presidential Election

Iranwire – A group of 24 political prisoners in Greater Tehran Penitentiary, who were arrested and sentenced over the bloody protests of November 2019, have sent a letter to IranWire stating that they will not participate in the 2021 presidential election. The group has also urged the wider public to boycott the vote as they consider participation to be an …

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Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – May 2021

Iran-HRM – Over May 2021, Iranian authorities continued executions, torture, the suppression of minority groups, arrest and conviction of civil and political activists and the internet censorship. Group arrests at private parties, summonses, interrogations, and detentions of religious and ethnic minorities also continued. The following report is a summary of the human rights situation in Iran over the past month. …

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