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Syrian Government and ISIS Are Both Responsible For Chemical Attacks, U.N. Says

There have been more than 130 new allegations surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Overcoming Obstacles: Leila Vaziri & the Nine Female Olympians from Iran

What does it take for a woman to overcome the challenges and make it to the Olympics? Watch world champion Leila Varizi in this video and join the Campaign in saluting the 9 Iranian women who made it to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Turkey Launches Operation in Syria to Free ISIS-Held Town

Turkey has vowed to fight ISIS militants at home and to "cleanse" the group from its borders

Turkey Cracks Down on ISIS Militants Near Border With Syria

After a suicide bombing at a wedding over the weekend left at least 54 dead

The Other Side: Life as a Syrian Refugee in Germany

Photographer Eyad Abou Kasem, himself a Syrian refugee, documents daily life in Germany

Elderly Pro-Democracy Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

The four-year prison sentence handed down to imprisoned author and peaceful political activist Kourosh Zaim has no legal basis and the 77-year-old should be immediately released because of his advanced age, his lawyer Giti Pourfazel told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “This sentence, which was issued while he was imprisoned, seems to […]

Nasrin Sotoudeh: “Hardliners are trying to open a new case against me”

Prominent Human Rights Lawyer is Summoned to Court Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer and former political prisoner, has been summoned to appear at Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court on September 3, 2016, but has not been informed of the charges against her. She will be representing herself in court because three […]

Prominent Labor Activist’s Wife Awaits Verdict for Alleged Facebook Post

Najibeh Salehzadeh was never shown the “evidence” Najibeh Salehzadeh, who says she was falsely charged for posting “insulting” material on Facebook, is awaiting a verdict following her trial at Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Saqqez in Iran’s Kurdistan Province. “On Monday [August 15] my son and I went to the […]

Brother of Aleppo Boy in Ambulance Dies

Ali Daqneesh, 10, died from injuries sustained in an airstrike...

Ladies Night in Dubai – The Ultimate Weekly guide!

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Reformist Journalist’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal

The prison sentence of reformist journalist Ehsan (Saman) Safarzaei has been reduced from five to two years, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. Safarzaei’s lawyer, Iman Mirzadeh, confirmed he received the ruling in writing from Branch 36 of Tehran’s Appeals Court on August 15, 2016. An informed source told the Campaign […]

Cartoon 153: Silencing Montazeri

Following publication of the audio file of a 1988 meeting in which the late Grand Ayatollah Hosseinali Montazeri admonished Sharia judges and officials about the prison massacre of Iranian dissidents, conservative Mashad cleric Ahmad Alamolhoda has demanded “assertive action” against Mr. Show More Summary

Imprisoned Epileptic Journalist Denied Request for Early Release

Reformist Writer Has Not Had Access to His Lawyer Since 2014 Imprisoned reformist journalist Ahmad Asgari, who suffers from severe epilepsy, has been denied early conditional release and medical furlough (temporary leave), an informed...Show More Summary

Charges Against Iranian-American Reflect Iran’s Lasting Paranoia over Mass Protests of 2009

Detained Iranian-American Robin (Reza) Shahini has been formally charged with “acting against national security,” “participating in protest gatherings in 2009,” “collaborating with Voice of America (VOA) television” and “insulting the...Show More Summary

Rights groups condemn recent execution of Kurdish prisoners and call for an immediate moratorium on all executions in Iran

Geneva – Iranian authorities must immediately put a halt to the execution of Kurdish political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, 22 human rights organizations stated. These organizations also urged for an immediate moratorium on the death penalty and a right to due process and fair and public retrials for all prisoners sentenced to death. Since […]

Sunni Cleric Charged with Anti-State Activities for Criticizing Mass Execution

Hassan Amini, a Sunni cleric and Islamic judge based in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran’s Kurdistan Province, has been interrogated and charged for criticizing the recent mass execution of Sunni prisoners. “They summoned me [to the Intelligence Ministry’s office in Sanandaj] in connection with a statement I issued about the [executions] and because I had […]

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