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The letter of Gohar Eshghi to President Trump

Gohar Eshghi, the mother of Sattar Beheshti who was killed under torture in prison, has written a letter addressed to President Donald J. Trump. In this letter, Mrs. Eshghi has asked President Trump to officially assign the 23rd August, Sattar Beheshti’s birthday, as “The Day of Friendship between the People of Iran and the People of the United States” Dear …

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Iran sentences teacher activist to lashes and prison – Iran’s Judiciary sentenced a teacher to eight months in prison and 10 lashes for participating in a demonstration by teachers and education workers. On Monday, August 19, 2019, a court sentenced Mohammad Taghi Falahi, the secretary general of the Tehran Teachers’ Trade Association, to eight months in prison and 10 lashes on charges of disrupting public order. Security …

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Iran Releases Detained Stadium Ban Protesters as Hardliners Cheer on Discriminatory Policy

iranhumanrights – Four women arrested by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on August 17, 2019, for trying to enter Azadi Stadium in Tehran to watch a men’s soccer game were released on bail from Gharchak Prison, south of the capital, two days later. But the ban on women in sports arenas–condemned as discriminatory by FIFA and human rights …

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Political Prisoner Arash Sadeghi Denied Hospitalization Despite Loss of Arm Motion

iranhumanrights – Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi’s loss of motion in his right arm hasn’t persuaded the authorities of Evin Prison to allow him to receive proper medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison, his wife Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The last time I visited Arash was on August 7,” Ebrahimi told CHRI on …

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Six-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Iranian Journalist Who Was Denied Right to Fair Trial

payvand – An Appeals Court in Tehran has upheld a six-year prison sentence against political journalist Hamed Aynehvand without holding a hearing, his lawyer, Hossein Bayat, informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on August 13, 2019. “Before the preliminary court’s decision, there were people who told me not to bother because for sure Hamed was going to get six …

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