Friday , 12 August 2022

Human rights

2021 Executions Based on Charges

iranhr.ne – From the 2021Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran: While multiple offences are punishable by death, the charges leading to the most executions in recent years have been murder, drug-related offences, moharebeh, efsad-fil-arz, baghy and rape/sexual assault. The important point to note is the systematic denial of legal due process, unfair trials, use of torture and duress, forced confessions and …

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Khuzestan Protests: Fears of Another Bloody Crackdown

CHRI – Government-enforced internet outages and the increased presence of state security forces throughout the Iranian province of Khuzestan, where street protests erupted on May 6, have raised fears over another deadly crackdown in the Islamic Republic. “Iranian state forces used live ammunition and killed peaceful protesters in Khuzestan a year ago, and they appear to be gearing up for a bloody …

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The diabolical system of the Iranian regime

Just recently worldwide media have reported on the serious change in the case of Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian doctor in emergency medicine, sentenced to death in Iran on charges of espionage. He was arrested in 2016, in Iran, during a business trip, accused of spying for Israel. Worrying reports have now emerged that the death sentence will be carried …

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Scheduled Execution of Ahmadreza Djalali: Europe Must Make Consequences of Killing a Hostage Clear to the Islamic Republic

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The international community, European countries with diplomatic relations with Iran in particular, must make the serious consequences of executing Ahmadreza Djalali clear to Islamic Republic officials. In recent days, Iranian state media have reported that Iranian-Swedish death row prisoner, Dr Ahmadreza Djalali will be executed by May 21, in just over 10 days.  Reports say that …

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Yousef Naderi and Abolfazl Hassan Moradi Executed in Qom Central Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Two death row prisoners, Yousef Naderi and Abolfazl Hassan Moradi were executed in Qom Central Prison yesterday. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Qom Central Prison on the morning of May 7. Their identities have been established as 40-year-old Yousef Naderi and Abolfazl Hassan Moradi, around 50 years …

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Political Prisoner could become paralyzed from lack of proper medical care

Iran-HRM – Iranian political prisoner Leila Chegini could become paralyzed if Iranian authorities continue to refuse to deprive her of access to essential medicines prescribed by doctors. She has been detained in Nowshahr Prison in uncertain status. She has been on hunger strike since April 27, 2022, to protest her lengthy uncertain status and the inhumane pressures and restrictions imposed …

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Iran Arrests Swedish Tourist in Suspected Hostage-Taking

Iranwire – Another Swedish citizen has been newly arrested in Iran in the latest sign the Iranian regime may be trying to use hostage diplomacy to pervert the course of justice in the Hamid Nouri trial. The Swedish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that an as-yet unnamed Swedish man in his 30s had been detained the previous week. The man was …

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HRW Urges Iran to Release Teachers Arrested in Crackdown

VOA – Iran has arrested almost 40 teachers nationwide leading up to and since May 1 protests, Human Watch Rights has said, calling for their release. Quoting the reformist Emtedad news website, the watchdog said that as of May 1 Iranian authorities had arrested 38 teachers. At least 17 of them are still detained, including Mohammad Habibi, the Iranian Teachers Trade Association’s …

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Human Rights Defender in Dire Condition

HRW – Imprisoned human rights defender Behnam Mousivand has been hospitalized at Taleghani hospital in Tehran since April 29, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (Hrana) reported. According to Hrana, Mousivand was on a hunger strike from April 19 to May 5 to protest his detention conditions. On the day Mousivand began his hunger strike, Rajai Shahr prison officials reportedly beat …

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