Friday , 12 August 2022

Human rights

Activist Imprisoned in Iran for Protesting Against Acid Attacks on Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – Ali Shariati, who was imprisoned in 2015 for participating in a demonstration in front of Parliament against acid attacks on women, has gone on hunger strike “in protest against his forced return to prison to serve a sentence that has no legal basis,” said his mother, Shayesteh-ol-Sadat Shahidi. “My son has always been a supporter of [President Hassan Rouhani’s] …

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Two Prisoners At Imminent Danger Of Execution In Western Iran

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Two prisoners are scheduled to be executed in the coming days at Qorve prison in the Iranian Kurdistan province. The prisoners have met with their families for the last time and have been transferred to solitary confinement prior to the execution, according to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources. The prisoners are identified as Mohammad Rasoul …

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At Least 5 Supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri Remain Detained

HRANA News Agency – After releasing ten people of at least 15 people detained in the rally by Mohammad Ali Taheri’s supporters in front of Baqiatullah Hospital, five people remain in the “Vozara Building” in detention. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), despite issuance of a bail and showing payslips by the families, …

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Iran: Five Prisoners Executed

Iran Human Rights – On Saturday November 5, Iranian authorities reportedly executed at least five prisoners. A prisoner with murder charges and two prisoners with drug-related charges were executed at Lakan Prison in Rasht (Gilan province, northern Iran), and two prisoners with drug-related charges were executed at Parsilon Prison in Khorramabad (Lorestan province, western Iran). A report by the state-run …

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Ailing Music Distributor Refuses Hospital Treatment, Vows to Hunger Strike Until Demands Met

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned music distributor Mehdi Rajabian, who is currently on hunger strike with his brother Hossein Rajabian, has refused hospital treatment for his deteriorating health. The Rajabians were previously tricked into ending their hunger strike before there demands were met. On November 2, 2016, five days after starting the hunger strike, “Mehdi got sick and went to [Evin Prison’s] …

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Iran: Prisoner denied treatment for filing a complaint: Maryam Akbari Monfared

Amnesty – Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is being denied access to medical treatment. She is facing reprisals after filing a formal complaint that seeks an official investigation into the mass killings of political prisoners, including her siblings, in the summer of 1988. Download the report: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1350902016ENGLISH.pdf

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Prominent, Ailing Human Rights Lawyer Sees 64th Birthday Pass by in Evin Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – “I hope my father will be freed soon and his next birthday will not be in Evin Prison,” said Maedeh Soltani, the daughter of imprisoned prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, on Nov 1, 2016—his 64th birthday. “My father has served more than half of an unjust prison sentence and qualifies for conditional release, but all his requests …

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Briefly Freed After Long Hunger Strikes, Three Teachers’ Rights Leaders Ordered Back to Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Prominent teachers’ rights leaders Jafar Azimzadeh, Esmail Abdi, and Mahmoud Beheshti-Langroudi—who had all been previously imprisoned for their peaceful activism and released in 2016 on bail after going on long hunger strikes—were summoned back to prison in October 2016. Abdi, secretary general of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, confirmed to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran …

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Elderly Baha’i Man Brutally Murdered Amid Islamic Republic’s “Systematic Hatred” of Baha’is

Iranhumanrights.org – Sixty-three-year old Farhang Amiri, a Baha’i man that was well-known in his community, was stabbed to death outside his home in the city of Yazd, 312 miles southeast of Tehran, on September 26, 2016, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. “The suspects have confessed that they killed Amiri because he was an ‘apostate,’ and …

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