Women’s Rights

April 11, 2014

Imprisoned Student Maryam Shafipour Refused Medical Treatment

Imprisoned Student Maryam Shafipour Refused Medical Treatment A source close to the family of imprisoned student activist Maryam Shafipour told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that judicial authorities have refused the family’s repeated requests for her transfer to a hospital to seek treatment for heart, stomach, and dental problems that she developed in prison. According to the source, Shafipour’s [...]... 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 17, 2014

Shaheed Tells the UN Rights Council Deep Reforms Needed

Shaheed Tells the UN Rights Council Deep Reforms Needed Today, March 17, 2014, Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, officially presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council. Stating that he had met with representatives from the Iranian Judiciary and other government organizations in Geneva, Shaheed said, “the report before the Council demonstrates that [...]... read more
March 15, 2014

Activist Who Met With Ashton Decries Defamation by Hardliners

Activist Who Met With Ashton Decries Defamation by Hardliners Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi who has come under intense attacks by hardliners following her meeting with Catherine Ashton, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Representative, has emphatically denied accusations about ever taking up arms against the Islamic Republic. “I don’t know how they can accuse me of armed sedition,” Mohammadi told the International Campaign for [...]... read more
March 14, 2014

Human Rights Activist Rejects Criticism of her Meeting with Ashton

Human Rights Activist Rejects Criticism of her Meeting with Ashton Narges Mohammadi, the human rights activist at the center of a controversy over her meeting in Tehran with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, has defended her action. “Objections to our meeting with Ashton are harmful to the atmosphere of moderation and trust promised by the Rouhani Administration,” Narges Mohammadi told the International Campaign for [...]... read more
March 12, 2014

Paper Close to Revolutionary Guards Doctors Ashton Photo to Erase Image of Torture Victim’s Mother

Paper Close to Revolutionary Guards Doctors Ashton Photo to Erase Image of Torture Victim’s Mother Almost immediately after EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met with a group of activists in Tehran, Iranian authorities unleashed a barrage of angry remarks and insults about her visit.... 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
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
January 30, 2014

“Drawing Repression”: New Book Illustrates 52 Weeks of Human Rights in Iran

“Drawing Repression”: New Book Illustrates 52 Weeks of Human Rights in Iran The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran announced today the publication of a new book of editorial cartoons chronicling one year of human rights issues in Iran. Drawn by prominent Iranian cartoonist Touka Neyestani, Drawing Repression: A Year in Cartoons features 52 weekly cartoons highlighting human rights issues over the course of Persian Solar Year 1391 (Spring 2012 – Spring 2013), the last year of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency.... read more
January 23, 2014

President Rouhani’s Draft Citizenship Rights Charter: English Translation

President Rouhani’s Draft Citizenship Rights Charter: English Translation The full English text of the Draft Citizenship Rights Charter proposed by President Hassan Rouhani and widely circulated for feedback, is available thanks to UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed and the Human Rights in Iran Unit at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College.... read more
January 15, 2014

Culture Minister Asks Judiciary to Provide More Freedom of Expression

Culture Minister Asks Judiciary to Provide More Freedom of Expression Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati publicly stated that the Iranian Judiciary should join the Rouhani administration in providing more freedom of expression to Iranian media and artists, drawing strong criticism from Iran's Prosecutor General and Spokesperson for the Judiciary Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi for his remarks to Al Jazeera.... read more