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Commentary: Iran’s Hard-Liners Crack Down as Their Base of Support Narrows

This commentary was originally published by the World Politics Review. Hadi Ghaemi There is a crackdown underway in Iran. But it is no longer just a crackdown on dissent. Rather it is an attempt to crush views or expressions that depart from the insular and rigid worldview of an increasingly small band of hard-liners. It […]

Iran Judiciary Threatens Narges Mohammadi After Her Hunger Strike Gets International Attention

A Judicial official has threatened Narges Mohammadi, a leading human rights defender who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for her peaceful activism, in an attempt to force her to end her hunger strike, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Narges Mohammadi’s physical condition has dangerously deteriorated […]

Iran’s Judiciary Refuses to Review Case of Political Prisoner Who Qualifies for Conditional Release

Judicial officials are refusing to review the case of political prisoner Mohammad Ali (Pirooz) Mansouri who is legally eligible for conditional release after spending nine years in Iran’s Rajaee Shahr and Evin Prisons. Mansouri was arrested on September 2, 2007 for allegedly being a sympathizer of the outlawed Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), but claims only his […]

Labor Rights Activists Detained Incommunicado in Iranian Kurdish City of Sanandaj

Labor rights activists Hashem Rostami and Mozaffar Salehinia have been imprisoned in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran’s Kordestan Province, for more than two weeks without charge or access to a lawyer, informed sources told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “A one-month detention order has been issued for Hashem Rostami and he is […]

Man Who Was Imprisoned in Iran for Posting Jokes on Facebook Denied Timely Appeal Verdict

Soheil Babadi has written an open letter detailing the torture he experienced during interrogations. Computer engineer Soheil Babadi, who was imprisoned in Iran for posting jokes on a satirical Facebook page, has been waiting close to a year for a ruling on his appeal against his prison sentence. The authorities have meanwhile refused to release […]

Prominent Political Prisoner Promised, Though Still Not Allowed, Phone Contact with Children

Taghi Rahmani believes his wife Narges Mohammadi is being mistreated in prison because he fled the country years ago. Iran’s judicial authorities have promised to lift a ban on phone calls between prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi and her children, but she has still not been allowed to speak to her kids. Mohammadi, who […]

Imprisoned Journalists Granted Brief Reprieve from Prison

After eight months in detention, newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz was released from Evin Prison in Tehran on July 5, 2016 on 10 billion rials ($324,000 USD) bail until her appeal hearing, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. Two imprisoned reformist journalists who were apprehended on the same day as Chitsaz during […]

Ailing Political Prisoner Temporarily Released and Promised Retrial Shortly After Judiciary’s Harsh Refusal

Imprisoned labor activist Jafar Azimzadeh was temporarily released on “extendable furlough” on June 30, 2016 and promised a retrial three days after judicial authorities publicly refused to look into his case following a debilitating hunger strike that left him hospitalized. “We will not do anything for Jafar Azimzadeh and whatever the hell happens to him, […]

Teacher’s Rights Champion Beaten and Slapped with New Charge after He Attempts to Visit Political Prisoner

A little over a week after teachers’ rights activist Rassoul Bodaghi was conditionally released from prison on April 29, 2016, he was charged with “insulting the supreme leader” and now faces up to three more years in jail. “Bodaghi had gone to the hospital to visit [current political prisoner] Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi [on May 8, […]

Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Narges Mohammadi on Hunger Strike to Maintain Contact with her Children

In a desperate bid to gain permission to speak to her children on the phone, the prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi started a wet hunger strike on June 27, 2016. “I am asking for nothing other than being allowed to talk to my children on the phone. If this demand is too great, irrational, […]

Teachers’ Rights Activist Could Face Three Years in Prison for Visiting Political Prisoner

A little over a week after teachers’ rights activist Rassoul Bodaghi was conditionally released from prison on April 29, 2016, he was charged with “insulting the supreme leader” and now faces up to three more years in jail. “Bodaghi had gone to the hospital to visit [current political prisoner] Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi [on May 8, […]

Elderly Political Prisoner’s Early Release Blocked Despite Supreme Leader’s Decree

Seventy-two-year-old political prisoner Mohammad Hossein Rafiee has threatened to go on hunger strike if the authorities continue to block his pardon from prison, his daughter told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Sometimes we are told that the Intelligence Ministry is in charge of my father’s case and that they are against his […]

Ailing Political Prisoner Denied Critically Needed Medical Care for Her Diabetes

Held with Violent Criminals at Vakilabad Prison for Criticizing the Government on Facebook Political prisoner Nahid (Omolbanin) Gorji has been denied adequate medical care even though she is suffering from diabetes and heart disease, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  “Nahid used to take pills for her diabetes and heart […]

Pro-Rouhani Newspaper Suspended in Hardline Campaign Against President

A week after Tehran’s hardline chief prosecutor announced he would be suing the editor-in-chief of the major reformist newspaper Ghanoon, the paper has been suspended. After receiving the order by Tehran Chief Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Ghanoon announced on June 20, 2016 that it would be shutting down following a complaint by the Islamic Revolutionary […]

Guilt by Association: Wife of Prominent Labor Activist Charged for Alleged Facebook Post

The wife of a prominent labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook even though she insists she is not a member of the social media site, which is banned in Iran. “They told me that during a trip to France I had posted material on Facebook against the Islamic Republic and […]

Kurdish Political Prisoner Put in Solitary Confinement to Force Him to End Hunger Strike

Prosecutor: “As long as he continues his hunger strike, he will stay in solitary confinement and will die there.” Kurdish political prisoner Ayoub Assadi has been placed in solitary confinement to force him to end his hunger strike even though medical staff at Kashmar Prison’s clinic in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province had recommended his immediate […]

Labor Rights Activist in Critical Condition After 50-Day Hunger Strike

Prominent leftist scholar Noam Chomsky has called for Jafar Azimzadeh’s release Labor rights activist Jafar Azimzadeh is in critical condition in Evin Prison after enduring a wet hunger strike for more than 50 days, his wife, Akram Rahimpour, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  “I’m worried about him. His vision and hearing […]

Imprisoned Journalist Who Sent Letter to Supreme Leader Saying He Was Tortured is Hospitalized

Ehsan Mazandarani, who went on hunger strike on May 17, is in intensive care following a heart attack A little over a month after he sent a letter to Iran’s supreme leader stating that he had been tortured, imprisoned reformist newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital in Tehran after […]

Authorities Reverse Decision to Release Detained Dual National Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Richard Ratcliffe’s hopes were dashed when he found out that his wife, a British-Iranian dual national who has been detained in Iran without legal representation since April 3, 2016, wasn’t going to be released after all. Ratcliffe told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had telephoned her family in Iran […]

Commentary: Iran’s Foreign Minister Toes the Supreme Leader’s Line on Human Rights

ICHRI– When Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently tried to side-step questions about the country’s abysmal human rights record, he yet again exposed his government’s inability—or reluctance—to face the issue even though President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013 promising to improve it.  At a press conference in Norway on June 13, 2016, […]

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