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Husband of Jailed Activist Narges Mohammadi Asks Rouhani’s Minister to Review Her Case

250 Activists and Journalists Sign Statement Calling for Her Release Iranian Judiciary authorities have advised the family of detained human rights activist Narges Mohammadi that her May 5, 2015 arrest and transfer to Evin Prison was in fact enforcement of her six-year prison sentence dating back from a 2011 judicial case, which she had been […]

Basij Militias Will Run 2000 Child Care Centers, 25% of All Day Care in Iran

Teaching Islamic Values Becomes Priority in Face of Flagging Public Support Iran’s Welfare Organization will allow the Revolutionary Guard’s volunteer paramilitary arm, the Basij, to establish and operate 2,000 child care centers, which would comprise 25% of all day care facilities in the country. The move reflects a growing preoccupation with what is perceived by […]

Teacher Protests Sweep Iran despite Threats by Officials Not to Participate

Thousands Gather in Many Cities to Call Attention to Wages below the Poverty Line Another nationwide protest by Iranian teachers swept through dozens of cities throughout Iran on May 7, with thousands taking to the streets to draw attention to wages that are below the poverty line. Retired teacher and activist Hashem Khastar told the […]

Radical Website Calls for Murder of Musician, Iranian Officials Silent

 German Police Address Threat While Website Offers Reward for Shahin Najafi’s and His Fan’s Death The announcement by an ultra-conservative website in Iran on May 1, 2015, of a reward of approximately $155,000 for anyone who blows up the concert venues of German-based Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, has met with the defiant reaction of the artist. “This […]

Eminent Iranian Poet and Filmmaker Repeatedly Interrogated by Intelligence Ministry

Baktash Abtin’s Case Expected to be Sent to Court Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has repeatedly summoned and interrogated the well-known Iranian poet, documentary filmmaker, and member of the Board of Directors of the Iran Writers Association, Baktash Abtin, in recent days, and interrogations over his work and professional associations are likely to continue prior to his […]

“Why Did I Go to Prison for Four Years, Mr. Zarif?”

Formerly Imprisoned Journalists Challenge Iran Foreign Minister’s Remarks to Charlie Rose Astonished reactions to recent statements made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a television interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose, in which he defended his government’s human rights record, continue to pour in. Show More Summary

Leading Activist Arrested Ahead of Her Trial for Peaceful Civil Activities

Narges Mohammadi is Transferred to Evin Prison Civil rights activist and Deputy Director of the banned Defenders of Human Rights Center, Narges Mohammadi, was arrested at her home in Tehran in the early hours of  May 5, 2015, the Kaleme website, which is close to Green Movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, reported. The report also […]

Prominent Lawyer Says “Plan to Promote Virtue” Endangers Citizens and State

The prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh spoke out strongly against the recent approval of the Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, a Parliamentary bill which calls on Basij militias to enforce strict hijab (female dress) on all Iranian women, in a recent interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The […]

Prominent Activist Charged with National Security Crimes for Her Peaceful Civic Activism

A Tehran court has charged the prominent Iranian civil rights activist and deputy head of the banned Defenders of Human Rights Center, Narges Mohammadi, with crimes against national security for her peaceful activism. Narges Mohammadi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, under Judge Salavati, has […]

Labor Leaders Detained in Iran as International Workers’ Day Approaches

  April 29, 2015—On the eve of International Workers’ Day on May 1, Iranian authorities have arrested at least five labor leaders. The arrests have taken place in the context of intensifying labor protests, strikes, and arrests of individuals organizing or participating in labor protests. “The Government views any labor mobilization as a national security […]

Police Demolish Imprisoned Baha’i Leader’s Ancestral Home

Iranian police demolished the home of an imprisoned Baha'i community leader in Semnan on April 22, 2015. The home belonged to Jamaloddin Khanjani, one of seven Baha'i leaders who have been in prison since 2008.

Managing Editor of Banned Women’s Publication Hopes for Reversal of Decision

Iran's Press Oversight Committee has decided to suspend publication of Iran's premier women's magazine, Zanan-e Emrooz [Today's Women], and forward its case for prosecution to the Iranian Judiciary.

Political Prisoner To Be Tried for Contacting UN Human Rights Expert

Ebrahimi is accused of contacting the UN’s Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, from prison, to report to the Special Rapporteur on the condition of political prisoners who are ill. Iranian prison officials routinely deny even critically needed medical care to political prisoners.

TV Producer Jailed upon Return to Iran Now Faces Trial

Mostafa Azizi, a former Iranian television writer and producer, who has been in prison since February 1, 2015, will be put on trial on June 1, at Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Salavati. Azizi, a resident of Canada since 2008, returned to Iran in December 2014.

Final Verdict: Five to Seven Years for Facebook Users in Iran

An appeals court in Tehran has sentenced six individuals to prison terms ranging from five to seven years for postings on their Facebook pages. Two additional individuals are facing as of yet unknown terms for their activities on the social networking site.

New Video: Iranian Expats Face Arrest upon Return to their Homeland

April 20, 2015—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video today highlighting the plight of the thousands of Iranians who wish to return to their homeland, yet fear likely imprisonment upon arrival for the peaceful expression of their beliefs, art, or lifestyle.

Prominent Iranians’ Views on Impact of Nuclear Agreement on Human Rights

“Our next agreement will be on our civil rights!” was one of the slogans people chanted in Tehran only hours after a nuclear agreement was reached on April 2, during their street celebrations. During his election campaign, President Hassan Rouhani repeatedly pledged to observe citizens’ rights, end the house arrest of the Green Movement leaders, […]

Worsening Conditions for Women in Iran Begin to Draw Attention

Rouhani and Other Administration Officials Speak Out against Discrimination Analysis- Almost two years after his 2013 election, President Hassan Rouhani and his Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, spoke...Show More Summary

Prominent Activists Optimistic on End of Ban on Women at Sports Stadiums

Two prominent Iranian human rights defenders have expressed optimism over the recent moves in Iran to amend the laws banning women from sports stadiums, but note that real and permanent changes will require time and sustained citizen support for its realization. The moves to end the ban follow an international outcry over Iran’s refusal to […]

Executions Useless in Preventing Drug Crimes says Prominent Iranian Lawyer

In an interview with ISNA (the Iranian Student News Agency), the prominent Iranian lawyer Nemat Ahmadi lambasted Iran’s anti-drug law, calling it “lacking in preventive powers” despite its stipulation of the death penalty as punishment for drug traffickers.   “We have no other laws about drug trafficking, and because the anti-drug law was passed by […]

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