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Blog Profile / International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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Gender Segregation Violates the Rights of Women in Iran

 Commentary by Leila Mouri  The recent sharp exchange during a press conference between Morteza Talai, Deputy Chairperson of the Tehran City Council, and a female journalist from Sharq newspapers over Talai’s support of a recent gender-segregation...Show More Summary

Hekmati Family Hopes for His Release, Three Years after Arrest

Three years after his arrest in Tehran, US-born Amir Mirzaei Hekmati remains in prison. His family continues to hope that he will be released in time to see his father, who suffers from a terminal illness in the US. Hekmati's earlier...Show More Summary

Imprisoned Journalist to Serve another 45 Days after Completing Five-Year Sentence

The Iranian Judiciary continues to imprison Mohammad Davari, a journalist who was instrumental in exposing human rights violations at the Kahrizak Detention Center and other prisons in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 elections, despite completion of his five-year sentence.

Remembering Simin Behbahani: Iran’s Legendary Poet And Advocate

The prominent Iranian poet, Simin Behbahani, died last week in Pars hospital in Tehran, at the age of 87. In her funeral ceremony, held on August 22, thousands of Iranians gathered to say farewell to one of the legendary poets of the contemporary era. Show More Summary

Five Thousand Mine Workers Strike in Protest against Arrest of Strikers

In an increasingly tense and prolonged stand-off between striking miners, the Bafgh Iron Ore Mines, and judicial officials, which originally began in May 2014 over plans to privatize the mine, a new round of strikes at the mines began...Show More Summary

Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Stating High Speed Internet is against Sharia

A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is "against Sharia" and "against moral standards." In answer to a question published on his website, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, one of the...Show More Summary

Political Prisoners at Evin Transferred into Quarantine without Explanation

Twenty-seven political prisoners have been transferred from Evin Prison’s Ward 350 to quarantine, where they are now being held in conditions tantamount to clear and serious ill treatment.

Official Silence Continues on Washington Post Reporter’s Detention

Three weeks after Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his journalist wife Yeganeh Salehi were arrested in Tehran, Iranian judicial authorities continue to refuse to provide any information about the reasons for the couple's arrest or any news about their condition.

“Happy” Video Participants to Go on Trial in September

The youths involved in making the “Happy in Tehran” dance video will be collectively put on trial on September 9, 2014, a source informed the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

57 Days into Solitary Confinement, Concern Grows Over Journalist Saba Azarpeik

Fifty-seven days after her arrest and detention by security forces, the young Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik remains in solitary confinement at Evin Prison. The journalist's family has been told that Azarpeik’s life and safety is at risk if they give interviews, according to Azarpeik’s mother. Show More Summary

Sattar Beheshti Murderer Gets Three Years in Prison

Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for the murder of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti, who died under torture while in police detention in November 2012.

Despite Official Silence, Hardliners Make Baseless Accusations Against Jason Rezaian

After two weeks of silence by Iranian officials on the reason for the detention of husband-and-wife journalists Jason Rezaian and Yegabeh Salehi and their whereabouts, media with ties to security and intelligence organs believed to be...Show More Summary

Three Years after Representing American Hikers, Lawyer is Still Not Allowed to Work or Travel

The prominent human rights activist and lawyer Massoud Shafiee, who represented three American hikers detained in Iran in 2009, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that since the hikers left Iran, he has been summoned and interrogated several times, and has been kept from finding new clients or traveling abroad.

Journalist Sentenced to Six Years in Prison after Returning to Iran

Journalist, political activist, and close relative of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Serajeddin Mirdamadi has been sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Salavati of Section 15 of the Revolutionary Court on July 27, 2014, found guilty of “propaganda against the state” and “conspiracy against national security.” Mirdamadi will likely appeal against the decision [...]

Journalists Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi Held in Secret Detention Center

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned that the journalists Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, who were detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014, are being held in an unknown location. Except for a phone call to their families the day after their detention, the two journalists have not been allowed any contact with the outside world.

No Judicial Record of Arrested Washington Post Journalist, Says Family

Seeking information on Jason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehi, and Maryam Rahmanian, three international journalists who were arrested in Tehran on July 22, 2014, has become impossible as their names do not appear anywhere in Iran’s Judiciary, a source close to the families told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Raid Leaves Arrested Washington Post Journalist’s Home “Looking Like a Scene from Hell”

Jason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehian, and Maryam Rahmanian — two journalists and a photographer — were arrested in Tehran on the night of July 22, 2014, after their homes were raided by security forces. The agents also confiscated their personal belongings, including laptops, books, and notes, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Ruling of Combined 127-Year Sentence for Facebook Users Violates Iran’s Own Laws

A source knowledgeable about the case of eight young Iranians sentenced to heavy prison sentences for their activities on Facebook told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that in an illegal ruling, Branch 28 of the Tehran...Show More Summary

Jamming of Satellite Broadcast Signals Prevented Ability to See Fatal Sandstorm Coming

The Iran Meteorological Organization has reported to the Iranian Parliament that the reason it was unable to provide sufficient warning to Tehran citizens ahead of a June 12, 2014 sandstorm that claimed five lives and injured 44 Tehran...Show More Summary

Another Baha’i Sentenced to Prison for Practicing Her Faith

The Baha'i citizen, Shamis Mohajer, began serving her one-year prison term at Evin Prison on charges of "propaganda against the state" on June 28, 2014. Mohajer's mother told the Campaign that her daughter turned herself in after being summoned to Evin Prison.

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