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Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights –  An unidentified prisoner who was sentenced to death on the charge of “raping a married woman” was hanged in public in Bandar Abbas while a crowd of people watched. According to a report by the state-run news agency, Mehr, the public hanging sentence of the man was carried out on the morning of Thursday August 31. The …

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Pro-Rouhani and Reformist Social Media Admins Sentenced to Prison in Iran

CHRI – Six administrators of Iranian reformist political channels on the Telegram messaging network have been sentenced to terms ranging from two to five years in prison. According to a verdict issued by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Nima Keshvari and Ali Ahmadnia were sentenced to five years in prison each, Saeed Naghdi, Javad Jamshidi to four years in prison …

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UN Expert Concerned at Condition of Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Iran

CHRI – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir, today expressed her deep concern about the situation of a number of prisoners who have been on prolonged hunger strike to protest against their transfer to a high-security section of Rajai-Shahr prison in Karaj, West of Tehran, and about their treatment while in detention. “I …

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Security Forces Exit Mehdi Karroubi’s Home, As Pledged By Government

CHRI – Iran’s Intelligence Ministry agents retreated from inside opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi’s home in Tehran on August 29, a day before he was discharged from hospital, his son told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Last night the security forces gathered their personal effects and security equipment and evacuated the house,” said Mohammad Taghi Karroubi. “As of today, …

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Education Ministry Withdraws Discriminatory Hiring Guideline

CHRI – The Iranian Education Ministry is revising its hiring guideline which disqualifies or discourages several classes of citizens from being employed as teachers.

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