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Physicians at Ghezel Hessar Prison have determined that imprisoned blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari is not fit to serve his sentence, but he remains in prison after two heart attacks, his daughter told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Show More Summary
Forces from the Orumiyeh Intelligence Office arrested at least ten Kurdish and Azeri citizens of Orumiyeh in late February on political charges, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. In the intervening months, they have been interrogated and transferred to various prison wards, including the ward for violent criminals.
On April 9, 2013, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s Bushehr Province, killing at least 37 people and injuring several hundred more. The earthquake reportedly leveled at least two villages in southwestern Iran and caused damage in at least 50 more. Show More Summary
The sister of Sattar Beheshti, a blogger who died while undergoing interrogation in a police detention center in November 2012, has been receiving constant death threats to remain silent about his case, she told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Five months after his death, the investigation into his death has still not been forwarded to the court.
The judicial orders for imprisoned lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh, charged with “illegal border exit with the intent to act against national security,” have changed from “ceased prosecution” to “guilty” without notice, causing him to remain in prison even after serving his initial sentence on separate charges.
Referencing “key opposition leaders in detention” and “quite serious webs of arrests of journalists,” Dr. Ahmed Shaheed says, “In an election year, these kinds of activities can negate any sense of a legitimate free and fair election.” The UN Human Rights Council renewed the mandate of Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed [...]
An Orumiyeh Penal Court found a Kurdish political prisoner guilty last week of murdering two Revolutionary Guards members, though no evidence, witnesses, nor confessions were presented in the case, a local activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Show More Summary
On Sizdah Bedar, the 13th and final day of Nowruz, the Persian new year, Iranians celebrate outdoors in nature. They take with them the green sprouts from the Haft Sin table, tie the sprouts to symbolically prevent any evil from escaping, and return them to nature so they can have a healthy and happy new year.
Six Arab-Iranian prisoners have been on hunger strike at Ahvaz’s Karoon Prison since March 3 in protest of the judicial process in their cases and their extreme sentences, a cousin of two of the prisoners told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Show More Summary
Two years after the death of Haleh Sahabi at her father’s funeral, a Tehran Court has declared she died of “natural causes” and closed the investigation. In an interview with Rooz Online, Sahabi’s husband stated that the court refused...Show More Summary
(March 22, 2013) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 26 to 2 vote to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran for the third consecutive year. The Campaign also urged Iranian authorities to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur and allow him to enter the country.
In an oral statement delivered to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) expressed extreme concern “at the rampant culture of impunity and lack of accountability that protects and encourages acts of torture” in Iran. Show More Summary
As Iranians around the world prepare to celebrate the new year, hundreds of prisoners of conscience remain behind bars in Iran. The Persian New Year, Nowruz, is the most important holiday in Iran, beginning at the moment of the vernal equinox. Show More Summary
This week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran joined 16 other human rights organizations in a joint letter asking the United Nations Human Rights Council to renew the mandate Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed.
Two Iranian Kurds, including the brother of acclaimed filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi, were arrested in Sanandaj on November 3, 2012, on non-specific national security accusations. While Behrouz Ghobadi was released a few weeks later, his business...Show More Summary
The present report is the second to be submitted to the Human Rights Council, pursuant to Council resolution 16/9, and communicates developments in the human rights situation of the Islamic Republic of Iran that have transpired since the submission of the Special Rapporteur’s second interim report to the 67th session of the General Assembly (A/67/369) in October 2012.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed elicited a blustering response from the Iranian delegation when he presented the findings of his most recent report on the situation of human rights in Iran to the Human Rights Council yesterday. Show More Summary
Mahabad Intelligence Office forces have arrested several Kurdish civil activists and journalists over the past few weeks, transferring them to the Mahabad Intelligence Office’s Information Unit and telling their families not to talk about the arrests, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Show More Summary
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, Iranian women are seeing their rights challenged and their advances curtailed. In his most recent report on human rights in Iran, UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed explored several of the recent attacks on women’s rights in Iran.
Continuing the latest crackdown on journalists that began on January 26, Iranian officials banned three publications in Tehran today and arrested three more journalists this week. Since January 26, twenty journalists have been arrested in Iran. Show More Summary