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Blog Profile / International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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

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Supreme Court Rejects Legality of Kokabee’s Sentencing

Iran’s Supreme Court has explicitly rejected the legal basis of Omid Kokabee’s prosecution and sentencing. Branch 36 of Iran’s Supreme Court ordered the review of Omid Kokabee’s case, according to a ruling it issued on October 11, 2014 and recently made public by his lawyer.

Stabbing of Six Women Continue Series of Attacks Against Women

In a continuing series of attacks against women in Iran, a suspect has been arrested for the stabbing of six women in the southern town of Jahrom in Fars Province over the past week. The stabbings follow the numerous acid attacks against...Show More Summary

Opposition Leader Under House Arrest Demands Public Trial

(December 2, 2014) The head of the Iranian Judiciary should immediately end the nearly four-year house arrest of former presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and leading dissident Zahra Rahnavard, and grant them a fair trial, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

Illegal Addition of New Charges Makes Death Sentence for Soheil Arabi More Likely

In an arbitrary and illegal act, new charges that carry a death sentence and which do not allow a pardon were added and the death sentence of Facebook user Soheil Arabi was confirmed by the Supreme Court in Iran.

Authorities Use National Security Charges to Punish Ghavami for Attending Sporting Event

On November 23, 2014, Ghoncheh Ghavami was released from prison after posting bail of one hundred million toman ($35,000). She was released after a lower court issued a one-year prison sentence and a two-year travel ban for “propaganda against the state” and other national security-related charges on November 22.

Mohammad Ali Taheri on Hunger Strike to Protest Three Years of Solitary Confinement

A student of Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of Interuniversal Consciousness Theory, who has been in prison since 2011, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Taheri has embarked on a dry hunger strike (refusing...Show More Summary

Scholar’s 18-Month Prison Sentence for Questioning Nuclear Program Commuted to Fines

A Tehran appeals court has reduced the 18-month prison sentence originally handed down to Sadegh Zibakalam, a Tehran University professor and political analyst, for his public questioning of Iran’s nuclear program and his criticism of the trial process in a state corruption case, to a five million toman fine (approximately $1,600).

UN Resolution on Human Rights in Iran Passes by 78-35 Margin

On November 18, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a Resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran with a vote of 78 in favor, 35 against and 69 abstentio...

New Report Reveals State’s Growing Efforts to Control Internet Access in Iran

November 19, 2014—The Rouhani administration should use all its authority to end the government’s initiatives to restrict Iranians’ access to the Internet, immediately cease state efforts to monitor users’ online accounts, and end the prosecution of individuals for their peaceful online activities, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

Is UN Engagement Having an Impact on Iran’s Human Rights? Absolutely.

To critics who question the ability of UN processes to change the behaviors and policies of the leadership in the Islamic Republic of Iran, an English language media interview with a top Iranian official has provided a revealing ans...

Ghoncheh Ghavami’s Lawyer Says New Charges Looming Against Her Are Illegal

New charges may be brought against Ghoncheh Ghavami, the young woman who was arrested outside a sports stadium in Tehran in June 2014 for trying to attend a volleyball match and who remains in prison.

Leading Iranian Figures Support Nuclear Negotiations and Hope for an Agreement

November 12, 2014—As the P5+1 negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program between the world powers and Iran approach the November 24 deadline, it is important that the negotiators on both sides of the table take note of the voices of their...Show More Summary

12 Executions inside Orumiyeh Central Prison in 11 Days; 9 of These for Drug Offenses

Twelve prisoners were hanged inside the Orumiyeh Central Prison between October 18 and October 29, nine of these for drug trafficking crimes, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.

Narges Mohammadi Summoned to Evin Prison Court on Unspecified Charges

Narges Mohammadi, the prominent human rights defender and Deputy Head of the now shuttered Defenders of Human Rights Center, has been summoned to the Evin Prison Court following a moving speech she made at the grave site of Sattar Beheshti, the 35-year-old blogger who died under torture at a police detention center in November 2012. Show More Summary

New Hope for Revocation of Death Sentence for Insulting Prophet on Facebook

A Supreme Court branch reviewing the appeal request in the case of Soheil Arabi, a man convicted of “sabb al-nabi” (insulting the Prophet) and sentenced to death, will soon announce its ruling, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Gissou Nia Joins the Campaign as Deputy Director

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes with great enthusiasm Ms. Gissou Nia as the Campaign’s new Deputy Director.

The Campaign’s 2014 UPR Pre-Session Statement

This statement by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran to the UN’s 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Pre-Session on the Islamic Republic of Iran addresses the Government of Iran’s lack of implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations that it explicitly accepted after the First UPR Review in 2010. Download PDF of full [...]

Protesters Deploring Acid Attacks against Women Are Beaten and Arrested

An October 22, 2014 gathering in front of the Iranian Parliament to protest the recent acid attacks against women has ended in the violent beating and arrests of several citizens, human rights activist Narges Mohammadi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Show More Summary

31 Nobel Physics Prize Laureates Join Thousands of Activists to Call for the Release of Iranian Physicist

(October 22, 2014) – A delegation consisting of Amnesty International, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran will deliver thousands of petitions and letters collected by theseShow More Summary

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

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