Right to Education

September 29, 2014

Eighteen Nobel Laureates Call for Immediate Release of Iranian Physicist

Eighteen Nobel Laureates Call for Immediate Release of Iranian Physicist (September 29, 2014) The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release the Iranian physicist and prisoner of conscience, Omid Kokabee, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.... read more
September 17, 2014

As Rouhani Comes to NY, Domestic Repression in Iran Remains Unabated

As Rouhani Comes to NY, Domestic Repression in Iran Remains Unabated (September 17, 2014) Ahead of President Rouhani’s visit to New York next week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video today, bringing into sharp focus the disconnect between Rouhani’s rhetoric on domestic affairs and the reality on the ground.... read more
September 4, 2014

Imprisoned Scientist Denied Medical Treatment despite Severe Illness

Imprisoned Scientist Denied Medical Treatment despite Severe Illness Omid Kokabi, an internationally recognized physicist serving a 10-year sentence, has not been allowed medical treatment outside Evin Prison despite his worsening kidney stone condition and stomach ailment, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
April 28, 2014

Despite Investigation Pledge, Rouhani Administration Maintains Silence on Prisoner Assault

Despite Investigation Pledge, Rouhani Administration Maintains Silence on Prisoner Assault The families of political prisoners who were assaulted by security guards in the brutal attack in Evin Prison's Ward 350 on April 17 have yet to receive any response from a government panel appointed to investigate the incident. The attack on the inmates has prompted widespread condemnation inside and outside the country.... read more
April 10, 2014

Official Makes Rare Admission of Baha’is’ Equal Rights in Domestic Media

Official Makes Rare Admission of Baha’is’  Equal Rights in Domestic Media In a rare statement to the Iranian media on April 6, 2014, Javad Larijani, Head of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council, admitted Baha’is in Iran are entitled to full and equal constitutional rights.... read more
March 24, 2014

Despite Officials’ Claims, 136 Baha’is Held in Prison, Says Representative

Despite Officials’ Claims, 136 Baha’is Held in Prison, Says Representative Dian Alaei, Baha’i community representative, reacted to the March 17 statements made by Mohammad Javad Larijani, Head of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council, in which he claimed that no Baha’is were imprisoned simply because of their faith. “There are currently 136 Baha’is in the Islamic Republic’s prisons who were arrested only because they were [...]... read more
March 17, 2014

UN Members Strongly Criticize Executions and Lack of Basic Freedoms in Iran

UN Members Strongly Criticize Executions and Lack of Basic Freedoms in Iran At Monday's meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed presented his report on the situation of human rights in Iran. Following his presentation, representatives of member countries, NGOs, and the Iranian delegation offered their responses.... read more
March 11, 2014

New Campaign: Ten Days With Bahareh

New Campaign: Ten Days With Bahareh A group of women and student activists have launched a campaign for the release of Bahareh Hedayat, a symbol of the student movement who has been serving a near-10-year prison sentence at Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward.... read more
March 7, 2014

Release Shafipour, Hedayat, and All Other Women Prisoners of Conscience

Release Shafipour, Hedayat, and All Other Women Prisoners of Conscience As the world prepares to honor and promote the economic, political, and social achievements of women on International Women’s Day, Iran has sentenced yet another young woman, Maryam Shafipour, for her peaceful activities. ... read more
March 4, 2014

Maryam Shafipour Sentenced to Seven Years for Strange Charges

Maryam Shafipour Sentenced to Seven Years for Strange Charges A source close to the family of imprisoned student Maryam Shafipour, who was just sentenced to seven years in prison, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Shafipour received the heavy sentence on strange and irrational charges such as “membership in Facebook,” “applying for a student visa,” “existence of a satellite TV receiver at her father’s house,” and “contact with the Heads of Sedition [Mousavi and Karroubi] during their house arrest." ... read more
February 11, 2014

President Rouhani’s New Rights Charter

President Rouhani’s New Rights Charter On November 26, 2013, President Rouhani’s government published a draft Citizens’ Rights Charter and solicited public reaction. The publication of this draft within the first 100 days of his presidency was widely seen as a major step by his administration to address his promises to improve the state of human rights in Iran.... read more
February 7, 2014

Political Activist Mohammad Maleki, 80, Writes Open Letter to President About Harassment of Family Members

Political Activist Mohammad Maleki, 80, Writes Open Letter to President About Harassment of Family Members At a February 4 speech at a gathering of university chancellors and heads of educational and research centers, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani asked the Iranian academic world, "Why is the university silent?" Political Activist Mohammad Maleki responds in an open letter.... read more