Wednesday , 28 October 2020

Human rights

Iran, EU to Hold Comprehensive Talks in December

Tasnim – Iran and the European Union will hold a comprehensive round of negotiations in Brussels in December, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman announced Monday, saying the talks will include human rights issues, among other topics. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Monday, Bahram Qassemi said Iran will be represented at the level of deputy foreign ministers in the …

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Authorities Conceal Location of Imprisoned Hunger-Striking Spiritual Thinker After He Slips Into a Coma

Iranhumanrights.org – After three weeks on hunger strike, imprisoned spiritual thinker Mohammad Ali Taheri went into a coma and underwent emergency medical treatment on October 18, 2016, but the authorities are not revealing his location, his sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Attorney Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee told my brother’s wife on Wednesday (October 19) that [Mohammad Ali Taheri] …

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Ayatollah Montazeri’s Son Legally Defends Releasing Audio File of Father Denouncing 1988 Mass Execution of Prisoners

Iranhumanrights.org – Ahmad Montazeri said in court that the Islamic Republic should publicly investigate the issue. Ahmad Montazeri, the son of late Grand Ayatollah Hosseinali Montazeri—the once successor to Iran’s first supreme leader—has been charged with “acting against national security” and “revealing state secrets” for publishing an audio recording of his father denouncing the Islamic Republic’s mass execution of prisoners …

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Wife Of Iranian-Austrian Jailed In Iran Proclaims His Innocence

PayvandNews – The wife of an Iranian-Austrian man sentenced recently by an Iranian court to 10 years in prison on spying charges has told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda that her husband is a “simple businessman” unjustly imprisoned. Iranian-Austrian businessman Kamran Ghaderi (file photo) Harika Ghaderi’s husband, businessman Kamran Ghaderi, was initially detained in Tehran in January but his conviction and sentence …

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HRANA News Agency – Siamak Sadri, Farhad Eghbali, Farhad Fahandexh, Farahmand Sanaei, Foad Fahandexh, Payam Markazi, Kamal Kashani and Korosh Ziyari, 8 Bahais were arrested in 2012, and tried in branch umber 28 of the revolutionary court by judge Moghiseh and received sentences between 5 to 10 years in prison. 7 of these prisoners are serving their 5th, and one …

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Iran: Further Information: Mohammad Ali Taheri’s whereabouts unknown

Amnesty – Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri, who started a hunger strike on 28 September, has been held incommunicado since 16 October. The authorities are refusing to provide his family with any information about his fate and whereabouts. To view the report follow below link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1350182016ENGLISH.pdf

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In Unprecedented Public Plea MPs Call on Judiciary to Reverse Narges Mohammadi’s Prison Sentence

Iranhumanrights.org – Fifteen Iranian members of Parliament have called on the Judiciary to reverse the 10-year prison sentence of prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, marking the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979 that lawmakers publicly defended a person convicted of anti-state activities. “We plead with you to show Islamic mercy and nullify the sentence and order a …

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Iran Rejects U.S. Interference Over Jailed Dual Nationals

RFL/RE – Iran says it won’t accept any U.S. “interference” after Washington demanded the release of an Iranian-American businessman and his 80-year-old father. Iranian officials announced on October 18 that Siamak and Baquer Namazi had been jailed for 10 years for “espionage and collaboration with the American government.” The State Department demanded their immediate release, and expressed concern over the …

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14 Prisoners Executed on Drug Charges at Ghezel Hesar Prison

Iran Human Rights – 14 prisoners were reportedly executed today on drug charges at Karaj’s Ghezel Hesar Prison (Alborz province, northern Iran). According to close sources, Iranian authorities hanged 14 prisoners at Ghezel Hesar Prison on the morning of Wednesday October 18. The prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement on Monday in preparation for their executions. According to close …

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Two Labor Rights Activist Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Peaceful Activism

Iranhumanrights.org – Labor rights activists Jafar Azimzadeh and Shapour Ehsani-Rad were sentenced to 11 years in prison each for their peaceful activism on October 15, 2016 by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Saveh, 76 miles southwest of Tehran. According to the court’s ruling, Azimzadeh and Ehsani-Rad were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for …

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