Sunday , 13 June 2021

Human rights

Iran Judiciary Chief Statement Sparks Fears of New Wave of Mass Executions of Drug Offenders in Iran

Iran Human Rights – In stark contradiction to recent remarks by judicial officials, Iran’s Judiciary Chief has declared that executions are a deterrent against drugs and has called on the quick implementation of drug-related death sentences. Iran’s head of Judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, recently said that the Judiciary has no plans to abolish the death penalty and called on Iranian judicial …

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Prisoner Arrested Two Weeks Ago Executed in Public

Iran Human Rights – A man was hanged in public in the Razavi Khorasan province (northeastern Iran) on Friday September 30. A crowd of people reportedly watched the execution. A prisoner who was arrested about two weeks ago on murder and rape charges was hanged in public in the city of Neyshabur. According to the Iranian state-run news agency, Mehr, the …

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Tataloo: the regular arrest of cursed celebrities in Iran

Radiozamaneh – Amir Tataloo, Iranian musician is till in jail after his second arrest on 23 Aug 2016 by Islamic Republic authorities without any clear announcements regarding the charges against him. by: Rouzbeh Hamid Sources linked to Tataloo have reported in their social media posts that the charge against him is “spreading corruption and indecency”. The reports add that he …

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U.S., EU Call On Iran To Free Jailed Death Penalty Activist

RFL/RE – The United States and European Union on September 30 called on Iran to free Narges Mohammadi, a journalist and activist whose 16-year prison sentence was recently upheld by Iranian courts. Mohammadi was arrested last year after launching a campaign to end the death penalty in Iran. She was sentenced to 16 years in prison in May for founding …

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Iran: Eight Prisoners Including Woman Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights – Eight prisoners, including a woman, were reportedly executed on drug charges at Darya, Urmia’s central prison (West Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran. . According to a report by the unofficial news agency, HRANA, Iranian authorities hanged eight prisoners at Urmia’s central prison on the morning of Thursday September 29. The report says the prisoners were all executed on drug …

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Imprisoned Journalist Denied Knee Operation

Iranhumanrights.org – Pattern of Denied Medical Care Continues in Iranian Prisons Imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz urgently needs a knee operation, but the authorities have refused to allow her to be transferred to a hospital, according to her lawyer. “She has a meniscus tear in her left knee and the doctors have said it needs to be operated on,” Mohammad Moghimi told the International …

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German Economy Minister To Press Tehran On Rights, Role In Syria

RFL/RE – Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he plans to raise concerns about Iran’s human rights record and its role in the war in Syria when he visits Tehran this weekend. Germany’s weekly Der Spiegel news magazine quoted Gabriel in its September 30 edition as saying that Iran can only have normal and friendly relations with Germany when Tehran …

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Union Leader: Less Pressure on Teachers Thanks to Rights Activists

Iranhumanrights.org – The leader of Iran’s largest teachers’ rights organization has said that due to pressure from civil rights activists, the government of President Hassan Rouhani has been less repressive towards teachers’ rights activists since the signing of the nuclear deal in July 2015. “The reason why [imprisoned teachers] have been freed or are granted extended leave is because of …

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Iranian Authorities Silent on Green Movement Campaign Worker Missing Since 2011

Iranhumanrights.org – Alireza Piri, a dentist from Tabriz in northwestern Iran who campaigned for former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, has been missing since he was arrested on January 9, 2011. His family has not received any official information about his whereabouts despite making numerous inquiries with the authorities. “Many individuals told us that they saw Alireza in the Intelligence …

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Eight Prisoners Executed on Murder and Moharebeh Charges

Iran Human Rights – Eight prisoners sentenced to death for murder and Moharebeh (enmity against God) charges were reportedly hanged at Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison (Alborz province, northern Iran) on Wednesday September 28. According to close sources, on Thursday September 22, eleven prisoners at Rajai Shahr were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. The execution sentences of …

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