Tuesday , 4 October 2022

Human rights

Five Gonabadi Dervishes Arrested in Iran Amid Ongoing Persecution Campaign

Iranhumanrights.org – Five dervishes of the Sufi Gonabadi Order were arrested in the southern Iranian city of Dezful on December 13, 2016 after obeying a summons to appear at the prosecutor’s office, their lawyer Kasra Nouri told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Gholamreza Abarkar, Masoud Majdinasab, Hassan Diapour, Ghassem Manegari and Mohammad Maleki had been summoned for …

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Iran’s New Basij Militia Commander More Militaristic Than His Predecessor

Iranhumanrights.org -The appointment of ultra-conservative hardliner Gholam-Hossein Gheibparvar as the new commander of Iran’s Basij, a volunteer militia under the authority of the Revolutionary Guards, has raised fears of increased intimidation and repression of anyone deemed guilty of political dissent. Brigadier General Gheibparvar believes, in contrast to the Constitution, that the Revolutionary Guards holds the authority to interfere in all aspects …

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Iran detains 120 people in a coffee shop in downtown Tehran

Al-Arabia – The prosecutor of the city of Tehran, Mahmoud Jafari Dowlat Abadi announced that the Iranian Police apprehended 120 people in a coffee shop, accusing them of not being “in a normal condition,” as he describes it, which is the charge issued by the judicial authorities against coffee goers in Iran. Dowlat Abadi added that “15 out of the …

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Mother of jailed activist challenges son’s arrest

Radiozamaneh – Mother of Iranian prisoner Omid Alishenas who was arrested last week by Sarallah Forces to serve his sentence in Evin Prison has once more spoken out against the treatment of his son calling his sentence unjust and his arrest in violation of rules and regulations of the judiciary. Omid Alishenas was arrested 10 December at his family’s home …

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Imprisoned Azeri Rights Activist Loses 44 Pounds 50 Days Into Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned Azeri civil rights activist Morteza Moradpour has lost 44 pounds  and is suffering from severe kidney pain 50 days into a hunger strike that he has vowed to continue until he is granted parole, his brother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “His kidneys are in very bad shape and are getting worse every …

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Rouhani Supporter Imprisoned for Peaceful Activism Critically Ill After 43-Day Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – After 43 days on hunger strike, political prisoner Ali Shariati, a long-time supporter of President Hassan Rouhani, has been hospitalized and is “critically ill,” his mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Ali’s blood pressure suddenly dropped on Friday (December 9, 2016) and he was transferred to Taleghani Hospital, but no one told us,” said Shayesteh-ol-Sadat …

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Four prisoners with drug charges in imminent danger of execution

Iran Human Rights -At least four prisoners on death row for alleged drug related offenses are in imminent danger of execution after they were were transferred to solitary confinement. At least four prisoners who are on death row on drug related charges in Karaj Central Prison were transferred to solitary confiement on Monday December 12 in preparation for their executions, …

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Iran: Further information: Teacher union activist must be released: Esmail Abdi

Amnesty – Iranian teacher union activist Esmail Abdi, the Secretary General of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), was arrested on 9 November and taken to Tehran’s Evin Prison to begin serving a six-year prison sentence. He is a prisoner of conscience targeted solely for his peaceful trade union activities. View report in English: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1353322016ENGLISH.pdf

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Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi: Rouhani Directly Responsible for All Intelligence Ministry Abuses

Iranhumanrights.org – In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi held President Hassan Rouhani directly responsible for “every Intelligence Ministry violation” and criticized his failure to uphold the Constitution. “I warn Mr. Rouhani and hold him responsible for the unlawful actions taking place in the Intelligence Ministry because the ministry is …

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