Tuesday , 20 October 2020

Human rights

Tehran Ambassador to Denmark Accused of Forcing Islamic-Style Divorce on Women

Radiofarda – On Wednesday, October 8, Denmark summoned Tehran’s ambassador to Copenhagen, Afsaneh Nadipour, over reports that the Iranian Embassy had allegedly contacted Iranian women living in the Scandinavian country and pressured them to accept divorce terms drawn up by local clergies and Mosque Imams. Iran’s ambassador to Denmark, Afsaneh Nadipour, The summons follows recent reports in Danish media about …

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Iran Urged To Halt Executions Ahead Of World Day Against The Death Penalty

RFL/RE – Ahead of the World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, Iranian and international human rights and media freedom groups denounced the use of capital punishment in Iran — the world’s second most prolific executioner after China. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) launched a campaign using the #notoexecution …

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Iran: Prosecutor Warns of Death Penalty for Thieves

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – The Public and Revolutionary Guards Prosecutor of Karaj threatened to execute “professional and armed thieves” while visiting the Alborz police intelligence exhibition. According to ISNA, Hassan Madadi, the Alborz Central Public and Revolutionary Guards Prosecutor, threatened to execute “professional and armed thieves” on Tuesday, September 29, during his visit to the Alborz police intelligence exhibition …

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Iran releases human rights activist Narges Mohammadi after sentence cut

Al-Arabia – Iranian human rights activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi has been released from prison after her sentence was reduced, her husband and the judiciary said on Thursday. “Narges was released from Zanjan prison at 3 am (1130 GMT). Wishing freedom for all prisoners,” her husband Taghi Rahmani announced on Twitter. Mohammadi, 48, is a campaigner against the death penalty …

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Source: Iranian Dissident Contracts Coronavirus in Prison

VOA – An Iranian dissident has contracted the coronavirus at a prison in northern Iran, according to a knowledgeable source, highlighting what U.S. and U.N. officials say is a worsening pandemic threat facing Iran’s prisoners of conscience. In a message sent Tuesday to VOA Persian, an Iran-based source close to the family of dissident Farhad Meysami said Meysami tested positive …

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Iran, Torture in Public: Parading and Humiliating Detainees in the Streets

Iran-HRM – The State Security Force agents have been parading young people in the streets of Iran over the past weeks, humiliating and torturing them psychologically in the open. This inhuman treatment aimed at terrorizing the public violates the international law and all principles of human rights. People have posted videos of such inhuman treatment of young people in the …

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Relatives Demand Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran

Iran-HRM – A group of relatives of political prisoners executed in the 1988 massacre and the 1990s in Iran protested concealing the role of the regime’s leaders in the executions, especially that of Mir Hossein Mousavi, who was Prime Minister at the time. The letter comes after supporters of Mousavi accused Amnesty International of “distorting” the facts. Responding to the …

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