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Blog Profile / International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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Voices from Iran: Strong Support for the Nuclear Negotiations

As this study demonstrates, leading Iranian civil society figures support the P5+1 nuclear negotiations and hope for a successful deal. No one can presume that such a deal will automatically lead to improvements in human rights and civil liberties in Iran. Show More Summary

Eight Iranians Active on Facebook Sentenced to 127 in Prison

Eight young Iranians active on Facebook have been sentenced to a total of 127 years in prison by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court which found them guilty of acting against national security, propaganda against the state and insulting Islam and state officials, IRNA news agency reported.

Gissou Nia to Join the Campaign as Deputy Director

(July 14, 2014) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is very pleased to welcome Ms. Gissou Nia as the Campaign’s new Deputy Director. Ms. Nia will be joining us as of November 2014. Ms. Nia brings to the Campaign deep knowledge of international law and human rights issues in Iran, as well as [...]

New Wave of Arrests and Prison Sentences Against Journalists

The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court.

Inmate Dies at Bandar Abbas Prison after Being Denied Medical Treatment

A human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Mostafa Nosrati, age 30, an inmate at the Bandar Abbas Central Prison, died on July 2, 2014, three days after he sustained injuries and was denied transfer to a medical facility.

New Report Reveals Iranian TV’s Continued Human Rights Violations

July 8, 2014—The United States should reinstate sanctions on Iran’s state TV and radio broadcasting agency, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), for the continuation of its widespread human rights violations, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. Show More Summary

130 Women Sign Letter to Protest Women Barred From Entering Azadi Stadium

More then 130 women's rights activists have asked the President of the International Volleyball Federation to protect the right of Iranian women to enter sports stadiums and attend volleyball matches. "We demand an end to gender discrimination...Show More Summary

Veteran Journalist Charged with Propaganda Against State

The veteran Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin has been charged with "propaganda against the state" for interviews and speeches he has given. Mr. Shamsolvaezin wrote on his Facebook page that when he appeared before the EvinShow More Summary

Judge Refuses to Set Bail for Imprisoned Journalist Seraj Mirdamadi

Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi's prolonged "temporary detention" is illegal, according to his lawyer Giti Pourfazel, who told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the case judge refuses to release Mirdamadi on bail.

The Campaign’s 2014 UPR Submission

This submission by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran provides information regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations that the Government of Iran accepted after the First Review in 2010, as stipulated in the Guidelines for Relevant Stakeholders Submissions.

Four Sunni Kurds in Danger of Imminent Execution

Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Moulaei, and Jamshid and Jahangir Dehghani are Sunni Kurds who were first arrested and prosecuted for murdering a pro-government Sunni cleric, but they were later acquitted of this charge and then tried at BranchShow More Summary

Scholar Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Criticizing Iran Nuclear Program and the Judiciary

The Iranian Judiciary has sentenced Sadegh Zibakalam, a Tehran University scholar, to one and a half years in prison for his criticism of the Iranian nuclear program and of the Iranian Judiciary on charges of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic regime," "publishing falsehoods to create public anxiety," and "insulting judges and Judiciary officials."

Eleven Internet Professionals Sentenced to One to Eleven Years in Prison

Yadollah Movahed, the Prosecutor for Kerman Province General and Revolutionary Courts, said at a press conference on June 19, 2014, that the eleven individuals were arrested and prosecuted for "designing sites, websites, and creating content for media hostile to the regime."

Halt Execution of 33 Sunnis, Request Rights Groups

Eighteen rights groups issued a joint statement to demand a halt on execution of 33 Sunni death row inmates, noting unfair trials.

Two Iranian-Arabs Executed in Secret

Ali Chabishat and Khaled Mousavi, two Iranian-Arabs from the southern city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, have been secretly executed and buried in a remote area, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.

Cartoon 87: MP’s Mission at World Cup Games

In an interview with Tadbir website, Hossein Azin, a conservative Member of the Parliament said on Jun4 11, 2014, that he is traveling to the World Cup soccer games in Brazil on a mission to monitor the Iranian spectators and members of the National Soccer Team. “We can’t dismiss the monitoring issues easily. We must [...]

Journalist Put on Trial for Propaganda Against State

Hossein Nouraninejad was charged with "propaganda against the regime" and "collusion and assembly against national security" according to his lawyer, but no evidence of conduct that would warrant these charges was offered in court.

Former Student Activist Sentenced to Another Year in Prison

A revolutionary court in Tehran has sentenced former student activist and political prisoner Payman Aref to another year in prison on charges of "propaganda against the regime," marking his third sentence since the disputed 2009 presidential election.

Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi Begins 5-Year Sentence on Baseless Charges

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Iranian documentary filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi began serving her five-year prison sentence on security charges of “assembly and collusion against national security,” and “propaganda against the state.”

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