Press releases

March 28, 2014

Iran’s Human Rights Showing Little Progress, UN Votes to Renew Special Mandate

Iran’s Human Rights Showing Little Progress, UN Votes to Renew Special Mandate The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to renew the mandate of Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed, a welcome development for human rights in Iran, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. ... 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 20, 2014

Stop Death Sentence in Inquisition Trial

Stop Death Sentence in Inquisition Trial The Iranian Judiciary must rescind the execution sentence of Rouhollah Tavana for trumped-up charges of “insulting the Prophet,” and stop issuing death sentences for ever-expanding categories of crimes, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.... read more
February 14, 2014

Release Government Critics from Three-Year House Arrest

Release Government Critics from Three-Year House Arrest The Iranian government must end the inhumane practice of holding its critics under house arrest for years without due process, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. February 14, 2014, marks three years since Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Zahra Rahnavard were placed under a de facto and illegal house arrest in Tehran.... 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 17, 2014

Iran Should Release Imprisoned Activist for Urgent Medical Treatment

Iran Should Release Imprisoned Activist for Urgent Medical Treatment The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat before continued imprisonment and lack of adequate medical treatment for her chronic reproductive system problems cause irreversible damage to her health, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Judiciary and the Prisons Organization should also release the other activists still imprisoned for their peaceful protests of 2009, as allowed by Article 134 of the new Islamic ... read more
December 27, 2013

Draft Citizenship Charter Will Allow Continued Rights Violations say Human Rights Groups

Draft Citizenship Charter Will Allow Continued Rights Violations say Human Rights Groups In a letter addressed to Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s President, Human Rights Watch and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran expressed appreciation for the draft Citizenship Rights Charter, but expressed deep concern over the consultation and preparation phases of the draft, its contents, and its enforcement. The letter details the ambiguities present in the [...]... read more
November 19, 2013

UN Shows Strong Support for Human Rights in Iran with 83-to-36 Vote

UN Shows Strong Support for Human Rights in Iran with 83-to-36 Vote The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee vote today overwhelmingly supporting human rights in Iran, and urges the Iranian government to comply with UN human rights mechanisms and take concrete steps to address the ongoing violations in the country.... read more
November 14, 2013

New Sanctions Would Sabotage Nuclear Talks and Stymie Human Rights in Iran

New Sanctions Would Sabotage Nuclear Talks and Stymie Human Rights in Iran The United States Congress should not impose further sanctions on Iran while the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries are ongoing as adopting new sanctions will seriously jeopardize all efforts to end Iran’s nuclear standoff and worsen their impact on ordinary Iranians, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.... read more
November 12, 2013

1,000 Days Under House Arrest

1,000 Days Under House Arrest Three major opposition figures in Iran have been under house arrest or detention for 1,000 days with no charges against them, notwithstanding President Hassan Rouhani’s promise to release political prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.... read more
October 28, 2013

Repression Intensifies Despite Rouhani’s Promises

Repression Intensifies Despite Rouhani’s Promises The Iranian Judiciary should immediately halt its new wave of repression of the media and civil society and stop its numerous rushed executions, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.... read more
October 22, 2013

Lab Tests Show Karroubi’s Health Seriously Deteriorating Under House Arrest

Lab Tests Show Karroubi’s Health Seriously Deteriorating Under House Arrest Political dissident and 2009 presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under extrajudicial house arrest since February 2011, is suffering from an alarmingly low level of vitamin D and osteoporosis, according to pathology laboratory test results the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has obtained. Considering his unfavorable health conditions, continuing his detention will have serious deleterious effects on the 76-year-old dissident.... read more