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Bill Criminalizing Birth Control is “Against Citizens’ Rights,” Critics Say

  Two prominent Iranian lawyers have questioned the legitimacy of a bill approved by the Iranian Parliament on June 24, 2014, which calls for punishment against those who perform birth control procedures such as vasectomy and tubectomy. The bills are part of an official drive to boost the country’s population. The two lawyers, Farideh Gheirat […]

Iranian elected president of international rights body

  Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Karim Lahiji has been elected president of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), succeeding Souhayr Belhassen, who served as FIDH chief for six years. The report on the FIDH website indicates that Lahiji, who previously served as FIDH vice president and president of the League of Defence […]

Why Have My Rights Been Trampled? An Open Letter from a Lawyer

  Massoud Shafiee, the lawyer who represented the three American hikers in Iran, shared an open letter to the Iranian authorities with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. In the letter, he calls out the Iranian authorities for confiscating of his passport, monitoring all his communications, and preventing him from continuing his professional […]

Press rights group knocks Iran’s internet limits

    Press rights group knocks Iran’s internet limits Reporters Without Borders condemns the reinforcement of Iran’s system of Internet filtering and blocking. Use of the leading VPN censorship circumvention tools such as Kerio and OpenVPN has been blocked since 4 May, making it very difficult for Iranians to access an unfiltered Internet. The blocking […]

Iran government increasingly violating labour rights, says Human Rights Watch

  The Iranian government is increasingly violating workers’ rights to peaceful assembly and association. Dozens of labor and independent trade union activists are in prison for speaking out in defense of workers.Human Rights Watch called for the government to end the crackdown and free labor rights advocates in anticipation of International Workers’ Day on May […]

The Unfair Condemnation of Kasra Nouri to Prevent Youth Gravitate Toward Being Dervish

  Kasra Nouri 22 years old and Dervish rights activist who is currently being held in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, was sentenced to four years and four months in prison by the lower court.Mrs. Sedigheh Khalili, a Gonabadi Dervish and close family member of him, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that […]

U.S. Issues Country Reports On Human Rights Practices (Situation of Dervish Lawyers)

  The U.S. State Department has released its “Country Reports On Human Rights Practices” for 2012, highlighting crackdowns on civil society, struggles for democratic change, and threats to freedom of expression. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented the reports to the media in Washington on April 19. The document states that “governments continued to […]

The Follow-up of International Human Rights Organizations on Gonabadi Dervish Rights Violations/The Lack of Judicial Accountability

  The Judiciary’s Civil Rights office, in response to the families of imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes’ follow-up on their complaints regarding the case of Dervish rights violations and their health status, said: “Your letter has remained unanswered and has probably not been investigated yet.” According to Majzooban Noor, a letter of complaint has been sent to […]

The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation Expressed Concern Over Dervish Rights Violations in Iran

  A Brief Look At The Gonabadi Dervishes’ Situation In Iran: Two Dervishes on The 87th Day Of A Hunger Strike In recent days, news of the “dry” hunger strike and deteriorating physical condition of two Gonabadi Dervishes, Saleh Moradi and Kasra Nuri , has been widely publicized (1). The rulers of the Islamic Republic […]

UN puts human rights at heart of historic Arms Trade Treaty

  Today, governments at the United Nations adopted by a wide margin an Arms Trade Treaty that will prohibit states from transferring conventional weapons to countries when they know those weapons will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. In the UN General Assembly 155 states voted to adopt […]

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