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Blog Profile / International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran


URL :http://www.iranhumanrights.org/category/latest-news/
Filed Under:Middle East / Iran
Posts on Regator:1043
Posts / Week:5.1
Archived Since:February 15, 2011

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Sotoudeh: Acid Attacks on Women Show “Plan to Promote Virtue” Must Stop

Following a spate of violent attacks on women in Iran, in which unidentified perpetrators have thrown acid in the faces of women in the city of Isfahan for their alleged improper hijab (the Islamic dress code for women), prominent human...Show More Summary

Sotoudeh Stages Sit-in to Protest Ban on Her Legal Practice

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh began a sit-in on October 21, 2014, at the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran to protest a ruling that puts a three-year ban on her legal practice, and in protest against the general state of legal representation in Iran. Show More Summary

Maz Jobrani Joins Campaign for Release of Omid Kokabee

Maz Jobrani, the prominent Iranian-American actor and comedian, joins 28 Nobel laureates to call for the Iranian Judiciary’s immediate release of Omid Kokabee, the imprisoned Iranian physicist. Jobrani calls attention to Kokabee’s imprisonment...Show More Summary

Lawyer Says Jason Rezaian Not Allowed Legal Representation

Prominent Iranian lawyer Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his request to represent Jason Rezaian, the imprisoned Washington Post correspondent, has not been accepted. Nikbakht said that he had asked for permission to represent Rezaian a few weeks ago, but that "They did not accept my request to represent him as a lawyer."

New Videos Confront Iran’s Rights Violations through Personal Stories of Persecution

New York, New York – Impact Iran, a coalition of human rights organizations, in partnership with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, today launched a new video, “Promises Made, Promises Broken.” The video is part ofShow More Summary

Retrial Granted for Omid Kokabee, Raising Hope for His Release

The request for a retrial for the imprisoned young scientist, Omid Kokabee, has been accepted by Branch 36 of the Supreme Court, according to Kokabee’s lawyer, Saeed Khalili, who posted the update on his Facebook page. "Acceptance of the retrial request means that the top judicial authority has deemed Dr. Omid Kokabee's [initial] verdict against the law," he wrote.

Imprisoned Iranian Scientist Congratulates Winner of Prestigious Math Award

In a letter from prison to Maryam Mirzakhani, winner of the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, Omid Kokabee, the imprisoned Iranian physicist, congratulated her and hoped "all young talents in all corners of the world can blossom,...Show More Summary

Iranian Women Do Not Have the Right to Control Their Bodies

Since President Hassan Rouhani assumed office in August 2013, there has been a marked increase in state policies by hardliners in the government directly infringing upon the most basic rights of Iranian women. These hardliners, who dominate...Show More Summary

Sit-in by Political Prisoner’s Mother to Protest Lack of Due Process

The mother of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a prisoner on hunger strike since October 1, has started a sit-in outside Evin Prison to protest her daughter's detention for more than 100 days without access to her lawyer. "Today is one hundred days since my daughter's arrest. Show More Summary

Eighteen Nobel Laureates Call for Immediate Release of Iranian Physicist

(September 29, 2014) The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release the Iranian physicist and prisoner of conscience, Omid Kokabee, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

Viber Company Refutes Tapping Claims by Iranian Officials

Following statements by Iran’s Cyber Police Chief about his force’s ability to monitor messages on Viber, the instant messaging service for cellphones, a Viber Company representative told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the application’s communications are encrypted and as such it is not possible for third parties to monitor messages. “All [...]

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Suffers Severe Weight Loss in Prison

Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi have lost a “shocking” amount of weight in prison, an informed source has told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. According to this source, the family of the imprisoned Iranian journalist...Show More Summary

Detention Continues for Woman Attempting to Attend Volleyball Match

The decision to extend the temporary detention orders of Ghoncheh Ghavami, the young woman with dual British-Iranian citizenship who was arrested for trying to attend a volleyball game in Tehran, is under court review after Ghavami’s lawyer filed a formal objection. The family of Ghavami has also objected strenuously to her continued detainment.

Happy Video Youths Receive Suspended Flogging and Prison Sentences

The youths involved in the making of the “Happy in Tehran” dance video set to Pharrell Williams hit song “Happy” have all been sentenced, receiving suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison, with the exception of Reyhaneh...Show More Summary

As Rouhani Comes to NY, Domestic Repression in Iran Remains Unabated

(September 17, 2014) Ahead of President Rouhani’s visit to New York next week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video today, bringing into sharp focus the disconnect between Rouhani’s rhetoric on domestic affairs and the reality on the ground.

Yahoo! to Offer Iranians Email Services Again

One year after Yahoo! decided to exclude Iran from the list of countries that can access some of its services, the company has resumed providing access to Iranian users to open accounts and use the company's Yahoo Messenger services...

Death Sentence for “Insulting the Prophet” on Facebook

A blogger found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook has been sentenced to death. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the blogger, Soheil Arabi, will be able to appeal the decision until September 20, 2014.

Cartoon 92: “Happy” Youths Charged With Illicit Relations

The Iranian youths who produced the dance video “Happy in Tehran” set to the Pharrell Williams hit song “Happy” were put on trial0 in Tehran on September 9, 2014, where they were charged with “participation in producing a vulgar video clip” and conducting “illicit relations” with one another, an informed source told the International Campaign [...]

“Happy” Youths Go on Trial in Tehran

The Iranian youths who produced the dance video “Happy in Tehran” set to the Pharrell Williams hit song “Happy” were put on trial in Tehran on September 9, 2014, where they were charged with "participation in producing a vulgar video clip" and conducting “illicit relations” with one another, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

More Than Two Months in Solitary Confinement for Protesting Exclusion of Women in Stadium

A young woman's detention in solitary confinement continues after her June 30, 2014 arrest, following her earlier arrest and release outside a Tehran sports stadium when she tried to attend a volleyball game. Ghoncheh Ghavami's lawyer,...Show More Summary

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