Tuesday , 15 June 2021

Human rights

Disowned by Their Families, Iranian Trans Women Turn to Sex Work

Iranwire – “I was born into a religious family, and was 13 or 14 years old when I realized. I don’t know how my family didn’t notice – or maybe they did, but they pretended not to. Unlike the other boys, who loved cars, balls and boisterous play, I always liked playing with dolls.” Shahnaz is a transgender woman in …

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Harassment of journalists intensified ahead of Iran’s presidential election

Iran-HRM Authorities intensified pressures and harassment of Iranian journalists and reporters to silence criticism of state policies. There are numerous reports that the intelligence agents in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have contacted several social media activists, threatening them not to post content that criticizes Iran’s Chief Justice and presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, otherwise they will be in “trouble”. Several …

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Iran court sentences six Baha’is citizens to 73 years of prison

Iran-HRM – Iran court sentences six Baha’is citizens to 73 years of prison A revolutionary court in Iran has sentenced six Baha’i citizens to a total of 73 years and 6 months in prison. Borhan Esmaili, Maryam Bashir, Faranak Sheikhi, Hayedeh Ram, Minoo Bashir and Derna Esmaili, six Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz and Borazjan, were sentenced by the Revolutionary …

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Iran: Ukraine Airline Victims’ Families Harassed, Abused

(HRW) – Iranian authorities have engaged in a campaign of harassment and abuse against families of people killed in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in January 2020, Human Right Watch said today. On April 6, 2021, Iranian authorities announced that they had indicted 10 people for their role in the incident but have not provided any …

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Iran: 6 Baluch Men Secretly Executed in Birjand Last Month

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Six Baluch prisoners on death row for drug-related charges, were secretly executed in Birjand Central Prison in late April. According to the Baloch Activists Campaign, six Baluch men were executed in Birjand Central Prison on April 24. They had all been sentenced to death on drug-related charges. One of them has been named as Javad …

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Letter to the Wife of Iran’s Chief Justice: Your Husband Killed My Husband

Iranwire – Effat Mahbaz lost her brother and husband during the massacres of political dissidents in the late 1980s. In that period, she herself spent seven years being tortured in Evin prison. Now, in a letter to Jamila Alam al-Hoda, the wife of Ebrahim Raeesi – a member of the Khomeneist “death panel” that oversaw the killings in 1988, and …

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Call to prevent the execution of political prisoner Mehran Gharebaghi

Iran-HRM – The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has recently informed the family of political prisoner Mehran Gharabaghi in Behbahan that he had been sentenced to death. Mehran Gharabaghi, 29, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, was arrested on January 18, 2020, along with a friend, Majid Khademi, 29, and transferred to Behbahan Prison after a month-long interrogation. The …

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Narges Mohammadi Sentenced for Prison Activism

Iranwire – Narges Mohammadi has been sentenced to another two and a half years in prison, 80 lashes and two fines for her peaceful defence of human rights in Iran. The activist was released from Zanjan Prison last October, where she had served four years of a planned 15-year sentence related to her work. Mohammadi’s health deteriorated behind bars and …

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Jailed Iranian protester says “no water, plenty of drugs” in Tehran prison

Iran-HRM – Jailed Iranian protester Hossein Hashemi detailed the poor conditions of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (GTP) in a letter published on May 21. Hossein Hashemi, who has been imprisoned for taking part in the nationwide protests in November 2019, wrote that while adequate drinking water was scarce at the GTP or Fashafuyeh Prison, drugs could easily be acquired in the section …

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Iran: Female Prisoner Kobra Fatemi Executed in Yazd

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A woman sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Yazd Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a woman was executed in Yazd Central Prison in the early hours of May 23. Her identity has been established 41-year-old Kobra Fatemi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. An informed source told IHR: “Kobra Fatemi was …

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