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1 May 2013
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 crackdown and free labor rights advocates in anticipation of International Workers’ Day on May 1, as part of a joint campaign by Iranian and international rights groups to highlight the plight of (...)
26 January 2013
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 prisoners are named Hashem Shabanijed, poet, blogger, teacher of Arabic literature with a masters degree in political science from Ahwaz University; Hadi Rashed, M.A. in applied chemistry and a (...)
24 January 2013
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 immediately cancel their execution, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The sentences were handed down by a revolutionary court and upheld by the country’s Supreme Court on 9 January (...)
7 December 2012
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.
Amnesty International, The Right to Education Council, Justice for Iran, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi in a joint statement demanded the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of (...)
1 December 2012
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 September of this year.
Daneshjoonews has conducted an interview with Majid Tavakoli’s mother regarding this issue.
Due to her ailment Majid’s mother has not been able to travel from her city of residence, (...)
20 September 2011
(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, who was taken into custody in late July.
“Disappearing an Iranian citizen for more than six weeks without any semblance of legal process violates both Iranian and international laws which Iran’s (...)
20 September 2011
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]: “Members of religious minorities in Iran, including Baha’is, Christian converts, Sunni Muslims, dissident Shi’a clerics and the Ahl-e Haq, as well as dervish communities, suffer discrimination, (...)
12 September 2011
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 security forces and taken to prison on July 31st. Iranian security and judicial authorities have not provided any explanation about how and why the human rights activist was detained.
A day after his (...)
28 August 2011
URGENT ACTION iranian rights activist and mother arrested
Kouhyar Goudarzi, a member of the Committee for Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested on 31 July 2011 in Tehran , Iran , by plainclothes individuals believed to be from the Ministry of Intelligence. His mother , Parvin Mokhtareh, was arrested the next day. They are at risk of torture or other ill treatment.
Kouhyar Goudarzi was arrested at the home of a friend, together with the host and a friend. Neighbours reported seeing (...)
11 August 2011
National Press Club President Mark Hamrick expressed outrage Wednesday at reports that Kouhyar Goudarzi, an Iranian blogger, and his mother have been imprisoned in Iran.
The Club honored Goudarzi last year as the international winner of the 2010 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award after he had been incarcerated for months for the “crime” of speaking his mind. The Club hailed Goudarzi in November at a special ceremony and said his plight represented the abuses of journalists and others in Iran (...)
23 June 2011
Activists Launch Urgent Global Action in Support of a Dozen Iranian Hunger Strikers in Evin Prison. "United Nations, act before it is too late!" On Friday major cities around the world are holding an urgent global solidarity event with 12 prominent Iranian activists who have launched an indefinite hunger strike in Evin prison since several days ago.Two of the protesting activists have already been transferred to the prison’s clinic. In Toronto the event will take place at Dundas (...)
18 June 2011
Twelve Iranian political prisoners have started a hunger strike to protest the deaths of the two Nationalist-religious political prisoners in the past month, Haleh Sahabi and Reza Hoda Saber.
Kaleme cites a letter provided to the opposition site by “anonymous supporters of the Green Movement at Evin Prison.”
The strikers include jailed journalists and political activists (...)
6 June 2011
[[Change for Equality: Over 700 women’s rights and democracy activists have issued a statement protesting the violence that caused the death of women’s rights activist, member of Mother’s for Peace and religious scholar, Haleh Sahabi. The translated text of the statement appears below.
Cries of Protest, Not Condolences!
Haleh Sahabi, mother of peace, the daughter of light, flew to the heavens and left us. June 1,was a day of gloom, a day for cries, a day to demand justice in the face of (...)
27 May 2011
No freedom loving human being can stay silent when hearing the horrible news that leak from Iran’s prisons time to time. These news tell the story of a massive human catastrophe that is happening every day in small and large, well known and unknown prisons of the country.
According to prisoners, mock execution, rape, pulling of nails, pushing prisoners heads into toilet bawl, getting attacked by vicious dogs, witnessing the torture of their close relatives, being forced to take mind (...)
24 May 2011
Amnesty International is concerned by the Iranian government’s continuing clampdown on dissent, including arbitrary arrests and the torture or other ill-treatment of people who express views opposed to those of the government. Some of those arrested have even been executed, after apparently unfair trials, including at least one minor. Amnesty International wrote to the Head of the Judiciary to express concern about these developments on 13 May 2011, but without response; the Iranian (...)
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