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Judiciary Announces Arrests of Election Campaign Staff One Week After Rouhani’s Criticism

CHRI – A week after incumbent President Hassan Rouhani criticized Iran’s hardline judiciary, its spokesman has announced that dozens of government officials will face possible prosecution for unspecified election campaign violations. “More than 60 managers in the government and executive branch, including those at the city, county and provincial levels of government, have made election violations and their cases are …

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Iranian Women’s Rights Activists Use Elections as “Opportunities” to Put Forth Demands

CHRI – A member of the Women’s Citizenship Center, a non-governmental organization in Tehran, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that women’s rights activists are increasingly using their leverage as an important voting block to put forth their demands during elections. On May 6, 2017, more than 180 women’s rights activists signed a declaration stating their demands …

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Rouhani’s Attempt to Adopt UNESCO Educational Guidelines Emerges as 2017 Election Issue

CHRI – In the run-up to Iran’s presidential election on May 19, 2017, the country’s hardline supreme leader has strongly denounced the Rouhani government’s attempt to integrate guidelines from a UN agenda into the country’s educational system. Conservative voters have meanwhile been pointing to the document as alleged evidence of centrist President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called pro-Western beliefs. Rouhani is currently …

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Prominent Kurdish Activist Facing More Prison Time After Serving 10 Years in Evin Prison

CHRI – Prominent Kurdish rights activist Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand was freed from Evin Prison in Tehran on May 12, 2017 after serving 10 years for his peaceful activism. However, the founder of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan has another conviction that could put him back behind bars. “I had a 10-year prison sentence that ended three days before I …

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Pro-Rouhani Editor Arrested Ahead of May 2017 Elections Remains Detained Without Charge

CHRI – The family of Tahereh Riahi, an editor who has been detained since December 2016 without charge, is calling on President Hassan Rouhani to “keep his word on individual liberties and the rights of citizens” and facilitate Riahi’s release, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Now that Mr. Rouhani is delivering slogans on freedom and the rights of …

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