Tag: Human Rights

Human Rights in Iran Show no Improvement

  Iran remains a country with severe human rights problems, including harsh restrictions on civil liberties and an alarming number of executions occurring after legal proceedings that flout due process and international legal norms. The U.S. State Department has issued its annual report on the conditions of human rights around the world, and the report shows that Iran remains a country with severe human rights problems, including harsh restrictions on civil liberties and an alarming […]

Amnesty International: Draconian amendment further erodes fair trial rights

  Public Statement by Amnesty International :The Iranian authorities have put another nail in the coffin of justice by making a retrogressive amendment in Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedures which limits the right to access an independent lawyer of one’s choice during primary investigations in certain criminal cases, including those related to national security. The authorities must immediately amend the law to ensure that any person charged with a criminal offence has access to […]

U.S. To Continue Rights Sanctions Against Iran, Regardless Of Nuclear Deal

  The U.S. State Department says sanctions imposed against Iran in response to its violations of human rights will remain in place regardless of any nuclear deal brokered by Tehran and six world powers. Tom Malinowski, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, made the announcement on June 25 in Washington during the presentation of the State Department’s 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Malinowski, the leading author of […]

Crackdown on journalist and activists jeopardize human rights in Iran, UN expert warns

    The arbitrary and unlawful arrest and prosecution of journalists and activists in Iran weakens the protection of human rights of all in Iran, a United Nations expert said today. “Silencing these critical voices is unacceptable – it undermines public debate and deprives Iranians and the rest of world of important information on the reality in the country,” declaredUN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed, who is mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor […]

Regime in Iran doesn’t stop its persecutions

  Collection of papers dealing with the latest attacks by the regime in Iran against Sufis. Dervishes threatened to interrupt treatment and be returned to prison According to the oral order of the deputy prosecutor, the prison authorities of Evin by dispatching the guards of the jail, threatened the imprisoned dervishes admitted in the Shohada e Tajrish hospital to take them back to jail if they defy using handcuffs and shackles. Following Mr. Khodabakhshi’s visit […]

Husband of Jailed Activist Narges Mohammadi Asks Rouhani’s Minister to Review Her Case

  250 Activists and Journalists Sign Statement Calling for Her Release Iranian Judiciary authorities have advised the family of detained human rights activist Narges Mohammadi that her May 5, 2015 arrest and transfer to Evin Prison was in fact enforcement of her six-year prison sentence dating back from a 2011 judicial case, which she had been unable to serve as a result of illness, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights […]

Iranian Children Plead For Activist Mother’s Release

  The twins of imprisoned leading Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi have pleaded for her release in a heartbreaking video published by the opposition website Sahamnews.org. Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, co-founded by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, was arrested on May 5 at her Tehran home and taken to the notorious Evin prison. “My mother does not belong in jail,’ says Mohammadi’s 8-year-old son Ali […]

Iran Is the 7th Most Censored Country in the World

  In accordance with the Annual Report of the Committee to Protect Journalists; in about 10 countries which are most censored by the government, Iran is the seventh one. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the report states that Eritrea, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan and Vietnam have the most amount of censor before Iran and China, Myanmar and Cuba are after Iran. Committee to Protect Journalists […]

Prominent Iranians’ Views on Impact of Nuclear Agreement on Human Rights

  “Our next agreement will be on our civil rights!” was one of the slogans people chanted in Tehran only hours after a nuclear agreement was reached on April 2, during their street celebrations. During his election campaign, President Hassan Rouhani repeatedly pledged to observe citizens’ rights, end the house arrest of the Green Movement leaders, and release all political prisoners. However, almost two years after he took office, most of these promises have not […]

This week in human rights in Iran 5

  Arbitrary detention On April 5, Mostafa Tork Hamadani, lawyer of Ali Motahari, announced that Motahari’s attackers have been freed on bail and that the judiciary has summoned officials from Shiraz University. This university had organized the conference for which Motahari had traveled to Shiraz and on the way to which was attacked by plainclothesmen.Trials On April 6, five members of parliament issued a letter to Sadegh Larijani, head of the judiciary, in which they […]

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