On August 10, 2013 Adilur Rahman Khan, a prominent activist from Bangladesh was arbitrarily arrested at his home by Detective Branch police forces. Mr. Rahman Khan is the Secretary of the Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar. When his wife went to the Gulshan Police Station the (...)
Greetings, With utmost respect I give my acknowledgement and gratitude to the Prosecutor-General, his staff, and prison officials who helped secure medical furlough for my son in the past.
Honorable Prosecutor-General and Honorable Judicial officials,
On May 21, 2013 I wrote a letter to you (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – A group of prisoners at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj wrote a letter to Ayatollah Larjani, head of the Ministry of Justice. The letter, which was provided to CHRR, is below.
With respect and regards
We decided to write you a letter hundreds of times to tell (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Per the orders of the Ministry of Justice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, CHRR member Saeed Kalaanaki’s parental home that was collateral for his bail, was set for sale before a directive was given to instead pay 100 million Tomans (around $30,000) in cash. (...)
According to CHRR, Mohammad Bagher Moradi was informed via a phone call that Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Pir-Abassi had issued him a 5-year prison sentence on the charge of “illegal gathering and collusion against national security.”
Members of Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters - Hossein Salmanzadeh, refugee in police custody in Turkey, has launched a hunger strike in protest of his request for political asylum being ignored. Salmanzadeh who has been in custody at the Turkey police detention center since April 25th is on his 4th day (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters –
Translated by: Sanaz Fotouhi
Where on my body
are your eyes zigzagging?
I die for you!!
The hungry bludger gambling
With the lice in my empty pocket
and still hung over in the Zipper’s ducts
Where have muted body parts been penetrated by the drill (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Moments ago another 3 journalists, Nasrin Takhoyori, Saba Azarpeik and Sasan Aghayee were released on bail.
According to CHRR, Nasrin Takhayori, editor of the social affairs section of Etemad newspaper and Sasan Aghayee, editor of the Saturday supplement (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Blogger and political activist Mohammad Reza Pourshajari suffered a heart attack on February 17 and was transferred to the infirmary at Karaj Central prison. According to news provided to CHRR, three physicians at the prison facility by the names of (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – On January 27, 2013, five followers of Ayatollah Dastgheib were arrested in Shiraz. Per a source close to Ayatollah Dastgheib, the name of one of the individuals detained is Taher Faghih. Another 4 individuals were detained at their home in the early (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – In commemoration with March 8th (International Women’s Day), a group of student’s rights and women’s rights activists have launched a new campaign in support of jailed activist Bahareh Hedayat. This campaign - while stressing that Bahareh Hedayat is in poor (...)
human watch rights: (Beirut)– 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 (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters – On January 18, five Ahwazi Arab political prisoners sentenced to death were transferred from Karoun prison to an undisclosed location and their whereabouts remain unknown despite their families’ efforts to obtain any information. The 5 Ahwazi Arab political (...)
JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT
24 January 2013 AI Index: MDE 13/007/2013
Iran: Stop the Execution of Ahwazi Arab political prisoners
Whereabouts of Five Condemned Men Unknown
Iran’s judiciary should quash death sentences against five members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority and (...)
Radio Farda: On the 59th commemoration of “16 Azar” (Student Day), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi and 3 human rights organizations have issued a joint statement to the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran demanding an end to the oppression of students in the country.
As December 6th of this year is approaching, it marks the 3rd year that Majid Tavakoli, student activist at Amir Kabir University is behind bars serving his 8.5-year prison sentence. Judicial authorities refused to grant furlough despite the initial agreement to a 700 million-toman bail in (...)
(New York, September 19, 2011) – The Iranian government should immediately provide information regarding the whereabouts and condition of prominent rights activist Koohyar Goodarzi, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the authorities to immediately charge or release Goodarzi, (...)
Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) – In a statement, Amnesty International protested against the arrest, harassment and torture of Gonabadi dervishes and their lawyers. An excerpt of the statement which refers to harassment and violation of the rights of religious minorities [in Iran]: (...)
The Committee of Human Rights Reporters has published statement on the continued detention of Kouhyar Goudarzi and his mother Parvin Mokhtare
Kouhyar Goudarzi, a member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters has been detained in Iran for more than one month. He was illegally kidnapped by (...)