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Blog Profile / International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran


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Filed Under:Middle East / Iran
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Archived Since:February 15, 2011

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Labor Activists Spend Second Week in Detention without Charges

Two labor activists who were arrested at their homes on April 30, 2014, one day before a planned Labor Day gathering in Tehran, remain in detention without charges or outside contact except for one brief family visit.

Bill to Ban VPNs Would Cut Internet Access

The use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) by millions of Iranians to circumvent strict state censorship of the Internet could become a crime if a bill currently being discussed by the Iranian Parliament becomes law.

Lawyer for Kurdish Political Prisoners Put on Trial

A Kurdish human rights lawyer has been tried on charges of membership in an illegal political group and propaganda against the state for providing information on prison conditions to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Eleven Hanged in Five Days on Drug Related Charges

Nine prisoners found guilty of drug trafficking charges were hanged in the Karoun Prison courtyard in Ahvaz on May 12, 2014, after their sentences were confirmed by the Revolutionary Court, the Prosecutor General, and the Head of the Judiciary, the Khuzestan Province prosecutor's office has announced.

MP Calls On Rouhani to Stop Judiciary’s Closure of Newspapers

A prominent member of the Iranian Parliament who sits on the Press Oversight Committee has called on the Rouhani Administration to stop what he believes is the wrongful process of newspaper closures.

Wrong Prison Medication Worsens Student Activist’s Condition

Authorities Refuse to Allow Her to See a Specialist Imprisoned student activist Maryam Shafipour has developed a severe reaction from a medication incorrectly prescribed for her for three months by prison doctors for a lymphatic condition. Prison authorities have refused to allow her to see a specialist. An informed source who wished to remain anonymous [...]

Newspaper Closed for Publishing News of IRGC Commander’s Release

Report Noted Payment of $30 Million Bail One Day After Arrest The major Iranian daily, Ghanoon, was shut down on May 7, 2014, by judicial authorities who claimed the newspaper published a “false” report about a former Revolutionary Guard. Ghanoon’s report concerned the release of Mohammad Royanian, a former senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards and [...]

Labor Activists Remain in Prison for May Day Gathering

Two leading workers’ rights activists, arrested by security forces in Tehran at an International Labor Day gathering on May 1, 2014, remain in prison.

Mousavi Medical Condition Called “Alarming” by Daughter

“The family is in complete darkness about my father’s physical conditions and not even allowed a telephone call with him…My father’s health conditions are alarming,” wrote Narges Mousavi, daughter of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader who was abruptly hospitalized for emergency heart surgery on April 29, 2014, in her Facebook page.

Cartoon 82: Cocktail Party at Evin

Justifying the April 17 raid on political prisoners at Evin Prison's Ward 350, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, the Spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary and the country's Prosecutor General claimed on April 28 that the reason for the raid was that, "some individuals tried to make alcoholic drinks with their fruit rations."

Yahoo Should End Restrictions on Users in Iran Say Rights Groups

In a letter to Yahoo!, nine human rights and online freedom organizations have urged the Internet giant to end its restrictions on users of its services inside Iran. As a signatory to the letter, the International Campaign for HumanShow More Summary

Detained Opposition Leader Mousavi Undergoes Emergency Heart Procedure

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, an emergency heart procedure was carried out on Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader who has been held under house arrest for three years, without the prior knowledge and consent of his family.

Detained Opposition Leader Mousavi Rushed to Hospital

Former presidential candidate and opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been held extra-judicially under house arrest for more than three years, was taken to hospital today for urgent heart complications, according to reports from Iran that the Campaign has independently confirmed.

Despite Investigation Pledge, Rouhani Administration Maintains Silence on Prisoner Assault

The families of political prisoners who were assaulted by security guards in the brutal attack in Evin Prison's Ward 350 on April 17 have yet to receive any response from a government panel appointed to investigate the incident. The attack on the inmates has prompted widespread condemnation inside and outside the country.

State Propaganda Film on Evin Attack “Shameless”

A film clip shown on Iran's state television denying the well-documented brutal assault on political prisoners at Evin Prison Ward 350 by security guards on April 17, 2014 has been described as “shameless” by the brother of one of the prisoners. Show More Summary

421 Activists Call on Rouhani to Investigate Prison Assault

In a public letter to President Hassan Rouhani, 421 civil and political activists in Iran called on him to investigate the assault on political prisoners in Evin Prison’s Ward 350, which has now been called "Black Thursday."

Rouhani’s Silence on Brutal Prison Attack Unacceptable

A week after a violent raid by prison officials at Iran’s notorious Evin Prison led to the beating, injury, and solitary confinement of many political prisoners, Iranian Judiciary officials continue to deny any use of violence while vivid testimonies from the families of the prisoners indicate otherwise.

Imprisoned Student Maryam Shafipour Refused Medical Treatment

A source close to the family of imprisoned student activist Maryam Shafipour told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that judicial authorities have refused the family’s repeated requests for her transfer to a hospital to seek treatment for heart, stomach, and dental problems that she developed in prison. According to the source, Shafipour’s [...]

Family of Blogger Killed in Custody Insists on Murder Charges

  The family of Sattar Beheshti, the blogger who died under torture by his prison interrogator, is refusing to participate further in the court proceedings against his killer, Giti Pourfazel, the lawyer representing Sattar’s family, said in an interview, in protest against the charge of “unintentional murder” brought against the interrogator who caused his death. [...]

Authorities Refuse Hospitalization of Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani

Imprisoned human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is in critical condition because prison authorities are denying him needed medical care for the past several months, according to his daughter. Soltani’s daughter, Maedeh Soltani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that her father, who is serving his 13-year sentence inside Evin Prison, has lost [...]

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