Human Rights Defenders

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
June 15, 2015

Activist’s Mother Decries 14-Year Sentence for Her Daughter’s Peaceful Activities

Activist’s Mother Decries 14-Year Sentence for Her Daughter’s Peaceful Activities Atena Daemi, a children’s rights and civil activist, was sentenced to 14 years in prison, receiving the combined maximum penalty for each of her charges, as a result of her peaceful activism. In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Daemi’s mother, Massoumeh Nemati,  relayed that Daemi had been sentenced to […]... read more
June 2, 2015

Young Activist Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts

Young Activist Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to a total of 12.5 years in prison for drawings and content critical of the government that the young activist posted on her Facebook page. Faraghdani’s lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi, stated in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in […]... read more
May 21, 2015

Writer Prosecuted for Facebook Posts Critical of State Censorship

Writer Prosecuted for Facebook Posts Critical of State Censorship Authorities in Iran are prosecuting another writer on national security charges for signing statements and writing posts that criticized state censorship on the Facebook page of the Iranian Writers’ Association. Reza Khandan Mahabadi, a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Writers’ Association, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that […]... read more
May 18, 2015

Young Activist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Facebook Postings and Peaceful Protest

Young Activist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Facebook Postings and Peaceful Protest A young civil activist who has been held at Evin Prison since October 2014 has been sentenced to seven years in prison at her interrogator’s urging, a source close to the case told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, for her Facebook postings and her participation in peaceful gatherings. Atena Daemi, 27, who […]... read more
May 13, 2015

Husband of Jailed Activist Narges Mohammadi Asks Rouhani’s Minister to Review Her Case

Husband of Jailed Activist Narges Mohammadi Asks Rouhani’s Minister to Review Her Case 250 Activists and Journalists Sign Statement Calling for Her Release Iranian Judiciary authorities have advised the family of detained human rights activist Narges Mohammadi that her May 5, 2015 arrest and transfer to Evin Prison was in fact enforcement of her six-year prison sentence dating back from a 2011 judicial case, which she had been […]... read more
May 5, 2015

Leading Activist Arrested Ahead of Her Trial for Peaceful Civil Activities

Leading Activist Arrested Ahead of Her Trial for Peaceful Civil Activities Narges Mohammadi is Transferred to Evin Prison Civil rights activist and Deputy Director of the banned Defenders of Human Rights Center, Narges Mohammadi, was arrested at her home in Tehran in the early hours of  May 5, 2015, the Kaleme website, which is close to Green Movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, reported. The report also […]... read more
May 1, 2015

Prominent Lawyer Says “Plan to Promote Virtue” Endangers Citizens and State

Prominent Lawyer Says “Plan to Promote Virtue” Endangers Citizens and State The prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh spoke out strongly against the recent approval of the Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, a Parliamentary bill which calls on Basij militias to enforce strict hijab (female dress) on all Iranian women, in a recent interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The […]... read more