Women’s Rights

August 24, 2015

Imprisoned Cartoonist Grateful for International Courage Award

Imprisoned Cartoonist Grateful for International Courage Award Jailed artist Atena Farghadani has expressed gratitude upon hearing she was awarded the 2015 Courage in Cartooning Award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), her father said after visiting her at Evin Prison on August 16, 2015. Taghi Farghadani also told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the family hopes Atena […]... read more
August 24, 2015

Former Tehran Prosecutor Acquitted of Charges in Kahrizak Murders despite Overwhelming Evidence

Former Tehran Prosecutor Acquitted of Charges in Kahrizak Murders despite Overwhelming Evidence Mortazavi Verdict Shows Officials Still Enjoy Impunity even in Cases of Torture and Death of Prisoners. The former Tehran Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, was acquitted on August 19, 2015, on charges connected to the torture and deaths of three young men at the Kahrizak detention center in 2009, but the relatives of the victims insist the fight […]... read more
August 20, 2015

Fabrication in Iranian Reports on Wall Street Journal Reporter Exposed

Fabrication in Iranian Reports on Wall Street Journal Reporter Exposed False Allegations Are Attempt to Justify Coming Verdict against Washington Post Reporter Rezaian After a week of attacks by the hardline Iranian newspaper Kayhan against Wall Street Journal reporter Farnaz Fassihi, the American newspaper issued a statement condemning the allegations as “completely false, outlandish and irresponsible.” On August 12, 2015, the Kayhan newspaper published a […]... read more
August 13, 2015

Imprisoned Artist Suffering from Lymphatic Disease

Imprisoned Artist Suffering from Lymphatic Disease The artist and civil activist Atena Farghadani has developed signs of lymphatic disease in prison as she awaits her chance to challenge a 12-year prison sentence in the appeals court, according to her lawyer Mohammad Moghimi. “The illness showed up recently and we are waiting to see if they send her to a specialist or […]... read more
August 13, 2015

Ailing Student Activist’s Continued Detention Violates Iran’s Own Laws

Ailing Student Activist’s Continued Detention Violates Iran’s Own Laws Prominent student activist Bahareh Hedayat should have been released by the end of July 2015 with the completion of more than five years in prison but efforts to end her unlawful incarceration have so far been unsuccessful, according to her husband Amin Ahmadian. “Whatever happens to her, the responsibility will be with those who are […]... 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

Jailed Human Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Needs Urgent Medical Care

Jailed Human Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Needs Urgent Medical Care Sent Back to Prison despite Doctors’ Insistence She Be Seen by a Specialist Imprisoned rights activist Narges Mohammadi’s medical illnesses have reached a critical stage and require immediate attention, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mohammadi, who has a history of severe health problems, was transferred from Evin […]... read more
August 4, 2015

Facebook Activist Details How She Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence in Iran

Facebook Activist Details How She Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence in Iran One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access to a lawyer during her detention, interrogated about private matters, and charged with crimes she never committed. “They did not allow me to have a […]... read more
July 21, 2015

Rouhani Government and Conservatives Clash over Laws on Female Dress

Rouhani Government and Conservatives Clash over Laws on Female Dress More than two-thirds of  the members of the Iranian Parliament—216 MPs—have signed a resolution supporting the implementation of a law that requires women to observe strict rules on clothing in public. The Rouhani administration has expressed doubts on the effectiveness of coercive tactics against women who are not as observant as hardliners in the Islamic […]... 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