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|Archived Since:||February 15, 2011|
Mohammad Sharif, lawyer and professor of law at Allameh Tabatabaee University who was dismissed from his academic job in April 2011, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that after recent statements by Jafar Tofighi,...Show More Summary
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, two former Khuzestan Province teachers who currently live outside Iran said that the government's refusal to allow the teaching and speaking of Arabic in schools has led to poor grades and an increase in dropout rates among Khuzestan students. Show More Summary
Sattar Beheshti’s mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the indictment issued for her son’s prison death case for "quasi-intentional murder" was unexpected. "We're really disappointed with the indictment. Show More Summary
The Iranian authorities should impose an immediate moratorium on executions in Iran given the alarming rise in the use of the death penalty in recent weeks, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center said today.
Just a few hours after the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported that Iran's Minister of Communications Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters today that Facebook and Twitter will remain blocked in Iran, his ministry released an official statement saying that the unblocking of social networks is still under review and no final decisions have been made. Show More Summary
Massoumeh Dehghan, retired teacher and wife of imprisoned human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that her one-year prison sentence for accepting her husband’s human rights award has been upheld. Branch 54 of Tehran Appeals Court has upheld her lower court ruling in full, sentencing her to one [...]
Journalist and blogger Arash Sigarchi, who works as a reporter for Voice of America's Persian Service, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his family has been summoned and threatened by Gilan Province Intelligence Office forces. Show More Summary
The judge assigned to the case of Ataollah Rezvani, a Baha’i citizen murdered on August 24 in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, has suggested suicide as a cause of death, the victim’s cousin Navid Aghdasi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. According to Navid Aghdasi, despite the family’s insistence that this [...]
Imprisoned lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh appeared in court to defend himself against charges of “collusion and assembly against national security,” he wrote in a letter published September 29 on Kaleme website. Though judicial officialsShow More Summary
A coalition of civil society organizations has launched an international campaign to ensure access to medical and humanitarian goods for the Iranian people. Just Access, supported by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran,...Show More Summary
As Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrived in the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the major diplomatic issues of the day were Iran’s nuclear policy, its international relations, and regional disputes. Though...Show More Summary
Imprisoned Iranian journalist, Issa Saharkhiz, was released on Thursday, October 3, only two months short of completing his prison sentence. "I was informed by my family that my father received his release letter sy the hospital. They...Show More Summary
Today the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released the music video “Execution” by Okhtapus, featuring acclaimed Iranian singers Shahin Najafi and Majid Kazemi, which directly confronts the Iranian government’s routine practice of inhumane state executions.
An hour after her release from prison, human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, "When they took me out of the prison, they told me, 'You are free.' Last night they told four others. Show More Summary
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani must put an end to years of official denial of Iran’s human rights crisis and take concrete steps towards improving the urgent human rights situation in his country as he prepares to address the United Nations, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
Iran's Ministry of Science announced yesterday that Iran's most recent "starred students" can enroll in universities. "Starred students" are university students who, over the past eight years, were banned from continuing their higher education as a result of their student and/or political activities, or their religion. Show More Summary
In a September 14 letter addressed to Iran's Intelligence Minister, 250 Iranian journalists and political activists asked the Minister to review the troubling conditions of Arash Sadeghi, a former student activist who has been in custody since January 15, 2012.
In a September 14 letter addressed to Iran's Intelligence Minister, 250 Iranian journalists and political activists asked the Minister to review the troubling conditions of Arash Sadeghi, a former student activist in custody since January 15, 2012.
The newly appointed Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, should immediately review the situation of the opposition leaders under house arrest and prepare for their release, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
Following a bitter struggle during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's tenure culminating in its closure, Iran's House of Cinema reopened today in Tehran, with hundreds of jubilant cinema folks in attendance. The reopening was welcomed by many who see it as delivery on one of the many promises Hassan Rouhani made during his presidential election campaign.