The U.N. and Iran

September 1, 2015

Leading Societal Figures in Iran Urge Americans to Support Nuclear Deal

Leading Societal Figures in Iran Urge Americans to Support Nuclear Deal More than fifty prominent members of Iranian society have written an open letter to the American people urging them to ask their Congressional representatives to support the nuclear agreement reached with Iran in July 2015. Describing themselves as “a group of Iranian civil society activists, intellectuals, journalists, lawyers, university professors, religious [scholars], senior members of political parties […]... read more
August 31, 2015

74 Prominent Iranians Urge Congress to Support Nuclear Deal with Iran

74 Prominent Iranians Urge Congress to Support Nuclear Deal with Iran The following letter, written by 74 prominent Iranians representing many spheres of civil society, urges members of the U. S. Congress to support nuclear agreement with Iran. The signers of the text hold diverse views on sociopolitical issues but identify themselves as critics of the Iranian regime. They include academics, professionals, peace and human rights […]... read more
August 17, 2015

Amputations Do Not Prevent Crime, Legal Expert Says

Amputations Do Not Prevent Crime, Legal Expert Says The Iranian Judiciary’s continued practice, under the direction of Sadegh Amoli Larijani, of carrying out amputations as a routine punishment, is not only in direct conflict with international treaties Iran has signed, it has also utterly failed to prevent crime, according to Hossein Raeesi, attorney and legal expert. Speaking to the International Campaign for Human […]... read more
August 17, 2015

Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Abdolfattah Soltani Denied Visitation with His Wife

Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Abdolfattah Soltani Denied Visitation with His Wife Evin Prison authorities have prevented Massoumeh Dehghan from visiting her husband, the imprisoned human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, a source close to the family told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Dehghan went to Evin Prison with her daughter and Soltani’s mother on August 10, 2015. When they attempted to visit Soltani, Dehghani […]... read more
August 10, 2015

Rezaian and Other Iranian-American Prisoners Held on Sham Charges Should be Released

Rezaian and Other Iranian-American Prisoners Held on Sham Charges Should be Released August 10, 2015— The Rouhani administration should immediately secure the release of three Iranian-American prisoners, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Mirzaei Hekmati who are being held on politically motived charges, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today. “The Iranian government wants the world to look the other way while these individuals, […]... read more
August 10, 2015

Three Hanged in Public in Karaj

Three Hanged in Public in Karaj Three people found guilty of rape were executed in public in the Golshahr neighborhood of the Iranian city of Karaj on July 29, 2015, the Young Journalists Club, affiliated with the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported. The individuals were not identified by name. According to Karaj Prosecutor Haji Reza Shahkarami, who was present at […]... read more
July 29, 2015

Iran’s State Media Launches Yet Another Attack on U.N. Special Rapporteur

Iran’s State Media Launches Yet Another Attack on U.N. Special Rapporteur Ever desperate to discredit the work and person of UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed, news agencies in Iran run by the Judiciary have made a new round of allegations against the UN official that have been completely unsubstantiated by any independent source. The allegations claim that a WikiLeaks document shows […]... read more
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 9, 2015

Citizens Angry that Government Backs Away from Supporting Women’s Attendance at Sport Stadiums

Citizens Angry that Government Backs Away from Supporting Women’s Attendance at Sport Stadiums Administation Reverses Position and Caves in to Hardliners Rouhani’s Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, has come under increasingly direct criticism by Iranian citizens after her flip-flops—and now backing away—from her earlier support for women’s attendance at sports events in Iran. Molaverdi, after forcefully advocating for women’s presence at sports events, said […]... read more