Unfair Trials

July 2, 2015

No Official Reason Given for Former Professor and Activist’s Arrest

No Official Reason Given for Former Professor and Activist’s Arrest The family of former chemistry professor and activist Mohammad Hossein Rafiee, 71, has not been given an official explanation for why he was arrested and imprisoned nearly two weeks ago. Anna Maryam Rafiee told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that her father’s car was stopped by security agents in Tehran on June […]... read more
July 2, 2015

“No Legal Basis” for Charging Lawyer with Shaking Hands with Female Client

“No Legal Basis” for Charging Lawyer with Shaking Hands with Female Client Defense lawyer Mohammad Moghimi, who spent four days in detention for shaking hands with his female client, insists there are no legal grounds for the charge against him. “I hope they will stop pursuing this matter because the charge leveled against me does not have any legal basis. It’s laughable,” Moghimi told the International Campaign […]... read more
July 2, 2015

Facebook User Will Not Be Executed, Lawyer Says

Facebook User Will Not Be Executed, Lawyer Says The death sentence against Facebook user Soheil Arabi for allegedly insulting the Prophet has been annulled, his lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “On June 27, I heard the death sentence against my client has been nullified,” said Amir Salar Davoodi. “Now we have to wait for a parallel court to […]... 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 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 12, 2015

Former TV Producer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Former TV Producer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced Mostafa Azizi, a former Iranian television writer and producer imprisoned since February 1, 2015, to eight years in prison, according to his son, who spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Arash Azizi told the Campaign that his father has appealed the decision. The […]... 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 22, 2015

Journalist Exiled the Day He Completes Six Years in Prison

Journalist Exiled the Day He Completes Six Years in Prison Ahmad Zeidabadi, a journalist who served six years in prison for his work, was transferred to the city of Gonabad in northeastern Iran today to begin serving his time in exile. The Tehran Prosecutor’s Office informed Mr. Zeidabadi’s family earlier this week that he would be exiled to Gonabad immediately upon release from Rajaee Shahr […]... 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