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In statements during a speech in the city of Mashhad, Iran’s Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said yesterday that a trial for imprisoned 2009 presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi would not be in the best interest of the regime, and that the regime has determined that “they should remain restricted.” Pour-Mohammadi added that [...]
Imprisoned activist Bahareh Hedayat has been experiencing serious health issues that could potentially leave her sterile if left untreated, her husband told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Bahareh suffers from chronic reproductive system problems and the doctors believe that if her treatment is delayed, she may not be able to have children [...]
The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat before continued imprisonment and lack of adequate medical treatment for her chronic reproductive system problems cause irreversible damage to her health, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. Show More Summary
Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati publicly stated that the Iranian Judiciary should join the Rouhani administration in providing more freedom of expression to Iranian media and artists, drawing strong criticism from Iran's Prosecutor General and Spokesperson for the Judiciary Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi for his remarks to Al Jazeera.
Iranian citizens can now learn whether they have been banned from foreign travel, a change in policy from recent years. "Citizens can appear at their local passport offices holding their passports and inquire about whether they have been banned from foreign travel," the Head of the Passport Office of the Iranian Police told Fars News Agency. Show More Summary
Over the past few days, Iranian authorities have inexplicably delayed and cancelled two cultural events in Tehran. The first was a well-publicized group exhibition of paintings commemorating the birthday of the beloved female poet, Forough Farrokhzad, scheduled to open in Tehran's Vista Gallery on Friday, January 10. Show More Summary
Azam Sadat Hosseini, Spokesperson for the coastal city of Behshahr's City Council in Mazandaran Province in Iran, has been removed from her position because of her participation in the social network Facebook, officially banned in Iran but used by several Iranian officials, including the president, Supreme Leader, and foreign minister. Show More Summary
Plainclothes officers arrested four Christian converts in a village outside of Tehran on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, a source close to Iran's Christian converts told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Sara Rahiminejad,...Show More Summary
In an exclusive interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, lawyer and human rights activist Mehrangiz Kar analyzed the various problems with the draft Citizenship Rights Charter presented by Hassan Rouhani last...Show More Summary
Iranian users are experiencing inconsistent filtering of various Internet and mobile application technologies as Iranian authorities determine their communications policies. On December 26, 2013, the Secretary of Iran's Working Group...Show More Summary
The Iranian Judiciary has announced charges against the seven Internet specialists arrested in December 2013, accusing them of collaborating with hostile foreigners and insisting on the harshest punishment available. One month afterShow More Summary
Iran is currently reviewing education and family planning policies to try to reverse the declining birthrate in the country. Alireza Aliahmadi, head of the “Commission to Develop an Islamic-Iranian Lifestyle Model” within the Secretariat...Show More Summary
More than 650 Iranian citizens and civil activists have issued a statement objecting to the "Comprehensive Population and Family Excellence Plan" currently on the Iranian Parliament's agenda, arguing that the plan would place undue restrictions on women's employment and educational opportunities.
Air pollution in Tehran, one of the world’s most polluted cities, has been especially severe this week, leading authorities to close many public areas and warn residents to remain indoors. According to the New York Times, “The haze of pollution occurs every year when cold air and windless days trap fumes belched out by millions [...]
After more than four years of denying that Basij and other security forces took direct shots at the 2009 post-election protesters, last week's statements by the unnamed Commander of District 117-Neynava of IRGC's Tehran Region, admitting...Show More Summary
Ghasem Sholeh Sadi, lawyer and former Member of the Parliament and political prisoner, told the International Campaign for Human Rights that he is somewhat optimistic about the consequences of the draft Citizenship Rights Charter presented by President Hassan Rouhani in November.
Forty days after the arrest of Qoran scholar Seyed Ali Asghar Gharavi, 68, his family was allowed to visit with him at Tehran's Evin Prison. Gharavi has been in solitary confinement since his November 10, 2013, arrest, after Bahar Newspaper...Show More Summary
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, lawyer Khalil Bahramian, who has represented many political prisoners, said the draft Citizenship Rights Charter is just a distraction for the public.
Lawyer and member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center Mahnaz Parakand discussed necessary steps for implementing human rights protections in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. "Before thinking to design a Citizenship Rights Charter, we must implement the Iranian Constitution, even with all its shortcomings. Show More Summary
Over the past few days, influential Iranian leaders have unleashed a fresh wave of verbal attacks and threats against the 2009 post-election protesters and their leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. The threats and attacks...Show More Summary