Thursday , 29 October 2020

Human rights

Iran: Judicial authority bans ‘torture’

aljazeera.com – Iran’s judicial authority on Thursday issued an order banning torture, the use of “forced confessions”, solitary confinement, illegal police detentions, and other violations of defendants’ rights. The “document on judicial security” was signed by Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and released by Mizan Online, the authority’s news agency.KEEP READINGIran slams new allegations against arrested diplomat in BelgiumIranian-French academic …

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Source: 2 Baha’i Women in Iran Report to Prison to Begin Sentences for Practicing Their Faith

VOA – Two Iranian Baha’i women have reported to a prison in eastern Iran to begin serving sentences for peacefully practicing their faith after authorities apparently ignored appeals to spare them from potential coronavirus exposure in jail, according to a knowledgeable source. Speaking to VOA Persian in a Tuesday interview from Iran, the source said Arezoo Mohammadi and Banafsheh Mokhtari …

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Iran: Prisoner Nabi Saberi-Lahijani Executed in Sari Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder has been executed at Sari Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Sunday, October 4, a male prisoner was executed in Sari Central Prison. His identity has been established as Nabi Saberi-Lahijani, who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. An informed …

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Iran: Female Prisoner Executed at Mashhad Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A female prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Mashhad Central Prison. According to the Bashgah Khabarnegaran Javan (Young Journalists Club), on the morning of Sunday, October 11, a female prisoner was executed at Mashhad Central Prison. The female prisoner, who has only been identified as 33 year old Razieh had …

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UN Officials Demand Release Of Iranian-Americans

Radiofarda – More than 160 current and former United Nations officials are calling on Iran to end the “horror and pain” for two Iranian-American dual nationals who are currently spending their fourth and fifth year in Tehran’s Evin jail, respectively. 49-year-old Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi was arrested and imprisoned on October 13, 2015, on charges of “collaborating with the U.S. …

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Husband: Iran Denying Jailed Hunger Striker Hospital Treatment Out of Malice

VOA – The husband of a jailed Iranian human rights lawyer suffering health complications from a recent hunger strike this week denounced Iran’s government for not allowing his wife to seek immediate medical treatment outside of prison. Speaking to VOA Persian in a Tuesday interview from Tehran, Reza Khandan accused Iranian judiciary officials of acting stubbornly by not responding to …

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Terror Campaigns in the Streets to Fend Off Inevitable Public Protests

Iran-HRM – The clerical regime has stepped up its repressive measures and terror campaigns across the country fearing the volatile state of Iranian society. As the society gets poorer every day, deprived of the minimum resources to deal with the deadly coronavirus, outbreak of angry protests is very likely. The Iranian Judiciary, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the State Security …

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IRAN: ACTIVIST’S SENTENCE INCREASED TO 15 YEARS: ABBAS LESANI

Amnesty – Azerbaijani Turkic activist, Abbas Lesani, arbitrarily imprisoned in Ardabil prison, Ardabil province, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by an appeal court after a grossly unfair trial. The appeal proceedings were presided over by a judge who had filed the charges against him in his previous capacity as prosecutor. In July 2020, the Supreme Court rejected his …

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Cleric reopens scars of acid attacks after threatening Iranian women

Al-Monitor – Threats by an influential hard-line cleric against Iranian women with loose headscarves has opened up old wounds left behind in acid attacks perpetrated by religious extremists. We must make the social environment unsafe for these people. … We can’t let them simply break the norms in streets and parks,” said Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad in reference to Iranian women who violate the …

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Iranian Teacher Sentenced to Lashes for ‘Insulting’ Minister

Radiofarda – In Iran’s capital city of Tehran, a young teacher, Reza Nahzat, was sentenced to 45 lashes for “insulting” Iran’s Minister of Education and his deputy. A photo of the verdict is widely circulating on the Iranian social media. Nahzat is accused of “insulting” the Minister, Mohsen Haj Mirzaei, and his Deputy, Allahyar Torkamanyar, in a satirical note on …

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