Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Human rights

Iran: Authorities violating absolute prohibition of torture through harassment of witnesses involved in Iran Atrocities Tribunal

Iranhr.net – The Iranian authorities are violating the absolute prohibition of torture or other ill-treatment through the harassment of witnesses who testified at the “people’s tribunal” in relation the authorities’ deadly crackdown on the November 2019 nationwide protests, as well as their families, said 15 undersigned organizations. In response to public calls for truth, justice and reparation for crimes under …

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Iranian Footballers Urged: Put Women’s Rights Before the World Cup

Iranwire – Iranian artists, sports stars and relatives of people killed in street protests have signed a joint letter to the Iranian national football team calling on players to boycott the 2022 Qatar World Cup if women are still not being allowed to attend matches in stadiums at home. The missive is the latest public reaction to events in Mashhad …

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To Tehran’s Chagrin, Javaid Rehman is Re-Appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Iranwire – On Friday, April 1, UN Human Rights Council renewed the mandate of Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, despite vocal opposition by the Islamic Republic. Rehman has never been allowed to visit Iran and Iranian government representatives have met him on just a handful of occasions outside the country. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body …

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Prison guards beat Vahid Afkari, break his hand, open fire on his family

Iran-HRM – Saeed Afkari, the outspoken brother to executed protester and wrestling champion Navid Afkari wrote his brother Vahid was attacked in prison and has a broken hand, and his family was shot outside prison when they protested. He wrote on his twitter on April 3, that the regime security forces opened fire on his family while they had gone …

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Official Statistics: One Fifth of All Marriages in Iran are Child Marriages

Iranwire – More than 1,077,000 female child marriages have been registered in Iran in the last eight years, including 13,500 involving girls under the age of 13, with an untold number more taking place off the books. The Civil Registration Organization’s annual report for 2021 notes that the number of marriages involving girls under the age of 18 increased by …

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Monthly report March 2022, Iran Human Rights Monitor

Iran-HRM – March 2022 saw the continuation of human rights violations and repression on civil society by the Iranian regime.   In March every year Iranians celebrate Nowruz. It is a two-week celebration beginning from March 20, that marks the beginning of the Persian New Year and the official beginning of spring. But the ruling regime increased its repression on …

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Iran executes 39 prisoners in March 2022

Iran-HRM – With 39 executions carried out in March 2022, the Iranian regime demonstrated its flagrant assault on human rights and the right to life. Nineteen of those who have been executed were sentenced to death for murder while 20 others were hanged for drug related charges. Meanwhile, 20 out of the recent 40 executions were carried out in Adelabad prison …

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4 Men Executed for Drug Offences in Kerman

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Four men were executed in Arak Central Prison after being sentenced to death for drug-related offences. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, four men were executed in Arak Central Prison on the morning of March 27. Sentenced to death on drug-related charges, they have been identified as 31-year-old Mohammad Najari from Arak, Hamid …

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UN Special Rapporteur on Iran’s Mandate Extended for Another Year

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The United Nations Human Rights Council today voted to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.  At today’s UN Human Rights Council session, the resolution to extend Javaid Rehman’s mandate by a year was passed with 19 votes for, 12 votes against and …

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