Sunday , 29 March 2020


Narges Mohammadi Calls on MPs to End the “Illegal” Torture of Solitary Confinement in Iran’s Prisons

CHRI – Imprisoned prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has called on members of Iran’s Parliament to investigate and end the “illegal” practice of solitary confinement of prisoners. “As a defender of human rights who has been tortured by this practice, I consider it my duty to take every opportunity to express my protest against solitary confinement, the suffering victims of …

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Some US Officials See Little Downside to Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal

VOA — Iran may well make good on some of its threats to lash out at American interests and targets, should U.S. President Donald Trump move forward with decertifying the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday pledged a “tougher” response if Trump decides to find Tehran is not in compliance with the nuclear deal, …

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Imprisoned Iranian-British Citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Threatened With 16 More Years Behind Bars

CHRI – Revolutionary Guards Bring New Charges Against Young Mother Who Was Eligible for Release in November 2017 October 9, 2017—Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran since April 2016 on trumped up and unspecified national security charges, is now facing up to 16 more years in prison based on new charges brought by the arresting authority, the Islamic Revolutionary …

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Shocking video shows Iranian guards forcing Ahwazi Arabs to bark in detention

Al-Arabia – A video shared on social media showed Iranian security forces humiliating blindfolded Ahwazi Arabs and forcing them to bark. A masked security officer is then seen beating them up by punching them using martial art techniques. He can also be heard calling them names. Iranian and Ahwazi Arab activists condemned the torture, which violates domestic and international laws and …

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Q&A: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Husband Speaks Out About Dual National’s Imprisonment in Iran

CHRI – The husband of imprisoned Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe speaks to CHRI about her case and their lives since she was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards in April 2016. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe never imagined she would be arrested and ultimately sentenced to five years in prison when she entered Tehran’s international airport on her way back home to the UK …

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WATCH: Iranian supreme leader’s representative attacked by angry mob

Al-Arabia – A video has surfaced after being shared by Iranian social media users showing an angry mob attacking and breaking into Cleric Hassan Abutrabi, the Iranian supreme leader’s representative and preacher, in Borujerd city. The reason behind the attack was Abutrabi’s involvement in cases of corruption and taking the people’s money, according to various Iranian news sites including Demonstrations and …

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Maryam Akbari-Monfared: Political Prisoner and Mother in Evin Prison Iran

CHRI – Maryam Akbari-Monfared was forced to spend her childhood visiting family members in state prisons and cemeteries. Her three brothers and sister, all political prisoners, were executed without trial in the 1980s, and now Maryam is a political prisoner herself. If her case were reviewed, she would be eligible for release, but the authorities have refused all her demands, including …

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