Human Rights Defenders

July 20, 2015

Pursue Human Rights in Iran with the Same Vigor as the Nuclear Accord

Pursue Human Rights in Iran with the Same Vigor as the Nuclear Accord By Hadi Ghaemi  Lobelog.com– The nuclear accord reached this week between Iran and the P5+1 countries represents a resounding victory for diplomacy and peace. It was achieved only through unrelenting determination borne from a realization that the benefits of an accord far outweighed those of any alternative. The leadership in Iran recognized the threat posed […]... read more
July 16, 2015

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report The Campaign’s 2014 Annual Report presents some of the main human rights issues we worked on throughout the year, detailing our major activities, reports and publications, multimedia productions, media outreach, and advocacy campaigns. We encourage you to peruse our website, and please feel free to contact the Campaign at info@iranhumanrights.org for more comprehensive information regarding our work and […]... read more
July 15, 2015

“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal

“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal GENEVA (15 July 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed  today called on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community to seize the opportunity created by the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme to address the human rights situation in the country.   Mr. Shaheed congratulated all parties to the […]... read more
July 14, 2015

Nuclear Accord with Iran is a Victory for Diplomacy and Peace

Nuclear Accord with Iran is a Victory for Diplomacy and Peace Human Rights Must Be Pursued with the Same Vigor July 14, 2015—The agreement between Iran and the P5+1 world powers on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities, reached on July 14, 2015 after many months of arduous negotiation, is a major achievement, to be welcomed by all who are committed to the maintenance of international peace. “With […]... read more
July 13, 2015

Intelligence Ministry Seeking “Maximum Punishment” for Prominent Human Rights Activist

Intelligence Ministry Seeking “Maximum Punishment” for Prominent Human Rights Activist  The Intelligence Ministry has made a written request to impose the maximum punishment on human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Recently Ms. Mohammadi’s case file has included a letter from the Intelligence Ministry which recommends that the judge give her the maximum punishment. […]... read more
July 9, 2015

Parliamentary Bills Further Threaten Autonomy of Legal Profession in Iran

Parliamentary Bills Further Threaten Autonomy of Legal Profession in Iran In an escalating war of words that reflects the long-running conflict between the Judiciary and lawyers over the legal profession’s independence in Iran, the Iranian Bar Association Union’s president, Bahman Keshavarz, reiterated in an interview with the official ISNA news service on June 21 that the Union does not operate under the auspices of the […]... read more
July 4, 2015

Activist Appeals Six-Year Prison Sentence for Her Membership in Peaceful Political Group 

Activist Appeals Six-Year Prison Sentence for Her Membership in Peaceful Political Group  Civil and political activist Minoo Mortazi Langroudi has launched an appeal against the six-year prison sentence she received for her peaceful activism. Ms. Langroudi was convicted on charges of disturbing national security and propaganda against the state, based on her activities with a peaceful group that is critical of government policies. “Ms. Langroudi’s activities have […]... read more
June 23, 2015

Campaign’s Five in the Afternoon Wins Major International Radio Award

Campaign’s Five in the Afternoon Wins Major International Radio Award Human Rights Show Takes Silver Trophy at Prestigious NY Festival’s World’s Best Radio Programs Awards June 23, 2015—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran’s weekly radio show, Five in the Afternoon, won a Silver Medal at the celebrated New York Festival International Radio Program Awards on June 22, 2015. The award was given jointly to the […]... read more
June 23, 2015

Rouhani Minister Expresses Outrage that Women Were Banned from Attending Iran-US Volleyball Match

Rouhani Minister Expresses Outrage that Women Were Banned from Attending Iran-US Volleyball Match Molaverdi Decries Hypocrisy of Policies toward Women on her Facebook Page Hours after women were denied entry to the volleyball game between Iran’s and the United States’ national teams on June 19, 2015 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Rouhani’s Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, criticized those in power who have worked to […]... read more
June 21, 2015

High Hopes, Tempered Expectations: Views from Iran on the Nuclear Negotiations

High Hopes, Tempered Expectations: Views from Iran on the Nuclear Negotiations Campaign Releases New Study on the Views of Civil Society in Iran June 22, 2015—Civil society in Iran remains steadfast and unequivocal in its support for the nuclear negotiations, and its members hope for an agreement that will end years of sanctions and isolation, according to a new study by the International Campaign for Human […]... read more
June 19, 2015

Child Rights Activist’s Mother Pleas for Help for Son’s Ten-Year Prison Sentence

Child Rights Activist’s Mother Pleas for Help for Son’s Ten-Year Prison Sentence Ten months after his arrest, children’s rights activist Omid Alishenas has been sentenced to ten years in prison for “assembly and collusion and propaganda against the state,” and “insulting the Supreme Leader.” Mr. Alishenas’ mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the family is in shock following the sentencing. “This sentence […]... read more
June 17, 2015

Lawyer and Client Accused of “Illegitimate Relations” for a Handshake in Prison

Lawyer and Client Accused of “Illegitimate Relations” for a Handshake in Prison Update: Mohammad Moghimi was released from Rajaee Shahr Prison on bail of 20 million toman (approximately $60,000) on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Mohammad Moghimi, a defense lawyer who was imprisoned for shaking the hand of his client, the imprisoned artist and civil activist Atena Faraghdani, during a prison visit, will be released […]... read more