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Blog Profile / International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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Sattar Beheshti Murderer Gets Three Years in Prison

Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for the murder of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti, who died under torture while in police detention in November 2012.

Despite Official Silence, Hardliners Make Baseless Accusations Against Jason Rezaian

After two weeks of silence by Iranian officials on the reason for the detention of husband-and-wife journalists Jason Rezaian and Yegabeh Salehi and their whereabouts, media with ties to security and intelligence organs believed to be...Show More Summary

Three Years after Representing American Hikers, Lawyer is Still Not Allowed to Work or Travel

The prominent human rights activist and lawyer Massoud Shafiee, who represented three American hikers detained in Iran in 2009, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that since the hikers left Iran, he has been summoned and interrogated several times, and has been kept from finding new clients or traveling abroad.

Journalist Sentenced to Six Years in Prison after Returning to Iran

Journalist, political activist, and close relative of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Serajeddin Mirdamadi has been sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Salavati of Section 15 of the Revolutionary Court on July 27, 2014, found guilty of “propaganda against the state” and “conspiracy against national security.” Mirdamadi will likely appeal against the decision [...]

Journalists Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi Held in Secret Detention Center

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned that the journalists Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, who were detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014, are being held in an unknown location. Except for a phone call to their families the day after their detention, the two journalists have not been allowed any contact with the outside world.

No Judicial Record of Arrested Washington Post Journalist, Says Family

Seeking information on Jason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehi, and Maryam Rahmanian, three international journalists who were arrested in Tehran on July 22, 2014, has become impossible as their names do not appear anywhere in Iran’s Judiciary, a source close to the families told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Raid Leaves Arrested Washington Post Journalist’s Home “Looking Like a Scene from Hell”

Jason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehian, and Maryam Rahmanian — two journalists and a photographer — were arrested in Tehran on the night of July 22, 2014, after their homes were raided by security forces. The agents also confiscated their personal belongings, including laptops, books, and notes, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Ruling of Combined 127-Year Sentence for Facebook Users Violates Iran’s Own Laws

A source knowledgeable about the case of eight young Iranians sentenced to heavy prison sentences for their activities on Facebook told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that in an illegal ruling, Branch 28 of the Tehran...Show More Summary

Jamming of Satellite Broadcast Signals Prevented Ability to See Fatal Sandstorm Coming

The Iran Meteorological Organization has reported to the Iranian Parliament that the reason it was unable to provide sufficient warning to Tehran citizens ahead of a June 12, 2014 sandstorm that claimed five lives and injured 44 Tehran...Show More Summary

Another Baha’i Sentenced to Prison for Practicing Her Faith

The Baha'i citizen, Shamis Mohajer, began serving her one-year prison term at Evin Prison on charges of "propaganda against the state" on June 28, 2014. Mohajer's mother told the Campaign that her daughter turned herself in after being summoned to Evin Prison.

Man Sentenced to Stoning in Iran’s Northern City

A man has been sentenced to the punishment of stoning in the northern Iran province of Ghaemshahr. The Bolagh news website wrote that Head of the Ghaemshahr Judiciary in Mazandaran Province issued the stoning ruling.

Widespread Elimination of Women from Tehran City Administration “for Their Comfort”

A Tehran Municipality manager announced on July 13, 2014 that henceforth all managers in the organization should use male employees in their offices, and the Municipality offices should be segregated by gender. Farzad Khalafi, Deputy...Show More Summary

Bill Criminalizing Birth Control is “Against Citizens’ Rights,” Critics Say

Two prominent Iranian lawyers have questioned the legitimacy of a bill approved by the Iranian Parliament on June 24, 2014, which calls for punishment against those who perform birth control procedures such as vasectomy and tubectomy. The bills are part of an official drive to boost the country’s population.

Baha’i to Begin One-Year Prison Sentence for Practicing His Faith

A Baha'i man, Sarang Ettehadi, has been summoned to begin serving his one-year prison sentence on charges of "propaganda against the state through participation in Baha'i worship and prayer groups." Ettehadi told the International Campaign...Show More Summary

New Study Shows Leading Iranian Figures Support Nuclear Negotiations

July 16, 2014— In a study released by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today, Voices from Iran: Strong Support for the Nuclear Negotiations, prominent members of Iranian civil society expressed their strong support for the P5+1 nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world powers.

Voices from Iran: Strong Support for the Nuclear Negotiations

As this study demonstrates, leading Iranian civil society figures support the P5+1 nuclear negotiations and hope for a successful deal. No one can presume that such a deal will automatically lead to improvements in human rights and civil liberties in Iran. Show More Summary

Eight Iranians Active on Facebook Sentenced to 127 in Prison

Eight young Iranians active on Facebook have been sentenced to a total of 127 years in prison by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court which found them guilty of acting against national security, propaganda against the state and insulting Islam and state officials, IRNA news agency reported.

Gissou Nia to Join the Campaign as Deputy Director

(July 14, 2014) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is very pleased to welcome Ms. Gissou Nia as the Campaign’s new Deputy Director. Ms. Nia will be joining us as of November 2014. Ms. Nia brings to the Campaign deep knowledge of international law and human rights issues in Iran, as well as [...]

New Wave of Arrests and Prison Sentences Against Journalists

The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court.

Inmate Dies at Bandar Abbas Prison after Being Denied Medical Treatment

A human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Mostafa Nosrati, age 30, an inmate at the Bandar Abbas Central Prison, died on July 2, 2014, three days after he sustained injuries and was denied transfer to a medical facility.

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