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Cartoon 110: People’s Share of the Nuclear Agreement

As front line victims of several years of sanctions against Iran, and with news of an impending nuclear agreement, Iranians have every right to expect to see their diminished livelihoods and standards of life and welfare restored and improved. Any successful negotiation on the international stage, must be followed by immediate and vigorous steps at […]

Initial Accord with Iran Holds Promise for Human Rights

But Risks of Hardline Backlash Remain The understanding reached on Iran’s nuclear program on April 2 is a welcome development, averting at least for now, an inexorable descent into confrontation, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. Show More Summary

Cartoon (109): Political Prisoners & Families Celebrate Nowruz, Not!

Dozens of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience were deprived of furlough, ordinarily extended to prisoners in Iran, during the Iranian New Year, Nowruz (March 20, April 1). More than 900 prisoners were pardoned by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, none of whom were political prisoners. This is cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on this issue.

Cartoon 108: Happy Iranian New Year!

Happy Nowruz (New Day), the Iranian new year, which takes places on the vernal equinox each year. This is also the Year of the Goat. On behalf of all of us at the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, we present you with Touka Neyestani’s latest cartoon, wishing a year free of chains, prison, […]

Imprisoned Journalist Denied Furlough, Remains with Hardened Criminals

Despite support from the Zanjan Province Prosecutor and prison officials, and repeated requests by family members, journalist Saeed Matinpour’s furlough for the Iranian New Year was not granted and he remains behind bars. In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Matinpour’s wife, Atieh Taheri, said that officials encouraged Matinpour to […]

Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Denied Furlough Again

For the fourth year in a row, the ailing prominent human rights defender Mohammad Seifzadeh was not granted furlough for the Iranian New Year (March 20-April 1). Furlough, typically granted to prisoners in Iran for a variety of familial, holiday, and medical reasons, is routinely denied to political prisoners as a form of additional punishment. […]

Journalist Remains in Prison Beyond End of Sentence

The journalist Saeed Razavi Faghih has yet to be released from prison even though he completed his one-year sentence on February 28, 2015, because he is facing new, as yet unspecified charges, his brother Massoud told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “When I followed up the reasons why my brother had not […]

UN Keeps Pressure on Iran for its Rights Failures

Human Rights Monitoring Will Continue March 27, 2015—The United Nations Human Rights Council voted today to renew the mandate of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, signaling the international community’s continued concern over the state of human rights in Iran. The resolution to renew the mandate […]

Father of Imprisoned Blogger Pleads for His Ill Son’s Release

The father of blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, who, prior to a six-month medical furlough granted for severe illness had been imprisoned since 2009 for his peaceful activities following the disputed 2009 presidential election in Iran, is appealing for an end to his son’s incarceration after the blogger was returned to prison.

Children’s Rights Activist Charged with “Acting against National Security”

Civil and children’s rights activist Atena Daemi has been formally charged, after six months of “temporary detention” in Evin Prison, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Suspects Identified, but No Action Taken in Attack against Critic of House Arrests

Despite the fact that several suspects have been identified in the recent attack on Member of Parliament Ali Motahari, who was the Iranian Parliament’s most outspoken critic of the continued house arrest of the Green Movement leaders, no arrests have been made so far, according to official statements.

Under scrutiny, Iran Shows Increased, but Limited Cooperation with UN Mechanism

Four years into his mandate as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed told UN member states at a meeting of the Human Rights Council today in Geneva that although he has yet to be let into the country for a site visit, Iran is demonstrating other signs of cooperation with the mandate.

Facebook Users Arrested, Others Will Be Arrested Soon, IRGC Warns

More than 30 people have been targeted by the cyber crime unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) this month, including a dozen arrested for their “immoral” activities on Facebook.

Imprisoned Journalist Denied Medical Treatment for Serious War Wounds

Imprisoned journalist and political activist Serajeddin Mirdamadi is in need of urgent medical attention at Evin Prison’s infamous Ward 8, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Cartoon 107: My Stealthy Freedom

Shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Islamic covering (hijab) was imposed on Iranian women, and serious penalties, ranging from warnings by Morality Police and arrests to imprisonment and fines, were stipulated and enforced for women who did not observe the dress code. In 2014, with the creation of “My Stealthy Freedom,” a […]

Vigilante Violence: The Acid Attacks against Women in Iran and the State’s Assault on Women’s Rights

March 6, 2015—The Iranian Parliament should immediately withdraw the pending Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, which explicitly calls for Basij militias to enforce strict hijab (female dress), the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. Show More Summary

Activist Ends Hunger Strike after Judge Agrees to Transfer to Evin’s Political War

Atena Faraghdani has ended her hunger strike in hospital, where she has been since her February 26 collapse in Gharchak Prison, after learning that a Revolutionary Court Judge agreed to return her to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward for political prisoners, her lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mohammad Moghimi, Faraghdani’s lawyer, […]

UN Secretary-General Expresses Alarm about Executions, Retaliation Against Activists and Attacks on Women in Iran

In particular the Secretary-General voiced his concern about Iran’s chronic application of the death penalty to drug-related offenses, which do not qualify as the “most serious crimes”; the number of death penalty cases with a political dimension; the high incidence of public executions; and the execution of juveniles.

Journalist Behind Bars Since 2009 Suffers Heart Attack in Prison

The imprisoned journalist Massoud Bastani was transferred to the hospital on February 20, 2015, following a heart attack inside Shahid Rajaee Prison. The health conditions of Bastani, 37, who has been in prison since his arrest in the...Show More Summary

Prisoner of Conscience Released After Nine Months of “Temporary Detention” At Deplorable Facility

Nine months after her arrest, the lawyer and prisoner of conscience Negar Haeri was released on bail of about US$580,000 on February 25, 2015. She spent her entire time in prison since her May 2014 arrest on "temporary detention orders."

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