Wednesday , 28 October 2020

Human rights

Iran Court Upholds Lengthy Sentences Against Christian Pastor And His Wife

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic’s Court of Appeals recently upheld the sentences of Rev. Victor Bet-Tamraz and his wife Shamiram Issavi. They were sentenced to ten and five years in prison respectively Article 18 a website covering news on minority rights in Iran. The couple was charged with “evangelical activity,” “acting against national security by launching and running house churches.” …

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Infected Labor Activist Taken to Another Prison Instead of Hospital

Iran-HRM – Infected labor activist Jafar Azimzadeh has started a hunger strike since Sunday August 16, after being transferred from Evin Prison to Gohardasht Prison (Rajai Shahr) in Karaj instead of a hospital. Mr. Azimzadeh contracted the corona virus while in Evin Prison. After a clinic doctor diagnosed that he was an emergency case, prison authorities transferred him out of …

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Authorities Execute Five Inmates in Northwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities executed five people including a woman on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in the Central Prison of Mashhad, known as Vakilabad Prison. Three of those executed are identified as Ardeshir Bahadori, Ali Gholami Aghuyi, and Marzieh Ebrahimipour. Their executions have not yet been announced by the state media at the time of publishing this news. All the …

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Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer in Poor Health, Needs Hospitalization

CHRI – Imprisoned human rights attorney Payam Derafshan is in poor health and in need of hospitalization, his lawyer Saeed Dehghan informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on August 17, 2020. Denial of proper medical care is routine in Iran’s prisons, especially in the case of political prisoners, including in “life-threatening situations” according to UN experts. On June 8, 2020, …

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Prisoner Ahmad Mehravar Executed on Narcotics Charges in Zanjan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner on death row for “narcotics” charges has been executed at Zanjan Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, yesterday morning, August 18, a prisoner was executed in Zanjan Central Prison. His identity has been established as Ahmad Mehravar, who had been on death row. An informed source told IHR: “He was arrested in …

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Names of 77 November Protesters Held at Greater Tehran Penitentiary

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to a list obtained by IHR, 77 protesters detained during the November 2019 protests are currently detained at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (Fashafuyeh). Of those, 70 have been sentenced to between 1-9 years in prison, three have been sentenced to death and one is awaiting a conviction of moharebeh (waging war against God) which …

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China’s Persecution of Uyghur Muslims: The Silence of the Islamic World

gatestoneinstitute.org – The globe’s most influential Muslim international forum, the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in a resolution drafted in March last year, in fact commended China’s efforts in its care of the country’s Muslims. The silence of the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia is, in part, explained by the at least $75 billion of investment deals reached in …

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