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December 6, 2016

Anti-Riot Forces Violently Attack Peacefully Protesting Tehran Bus Union Members

Anti-Riot Forces Violently Attack Peacefully Protesting Tehran Bus Union Members Members of one of Iran’s oldest unions who were peacefully demanding their past due housing allowances and other benefits in front of the Tehran Municipality building were violently attacked by anti-riot police on December 4, 2016. “Four months ago these same people (bus drivers) gathered here and shouted the same slogans and resolved their issue […]... read more
December 5, 2016

Iranian Lawyer and Writers Beaten and Arrested at Commeration of Murders of Political Dissidents in 1990s

Iranian Lawyer and Writers Beaten and Arrested at Commeration of Murders of Political Dissidents in 1990s Police and plainclothes security agents arrested a prominent human rights lawyer and several members of the Writers Association of Iran at a commemoration event for victims of the “chain murders” of dissidents in the 1990s by agents of the Iranian government. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned that Nasser Zarafshan, the […]... read more
December 4, 2016

Rights Activist Files Complaint Against Revolutionary Guard Agents for Excessive Force

Rights Activist Files Complaint Against Revolutionary Guard Agents for Excessive Force Agents Attacked Atena Daemi and Her Sister and Used Pepper Spray When Taking Her into Custody The young human rights activist Atena Daemi has filed a formal complaint against agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for using excessive force when transferring her to Evin Prison to begin her sentence, she said in a letter […]... read more
November 29, 2016

Women’s Rights Activist Arrested After Attending Workshop in Georgia

Women’s Rights Activist Arrested After Attending Workshop in Georgia Twenty Others Who Attended Women’s Empowerment Workshop Also Questioned Photographer and women’s right activist Alieh Matlabzadeh has been undergoing interrogation in Evin Prison since November 26 when Intelligence Ministry agents took her into custody without charge, her husband, Sadra Abdollahi, said in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Matlabzadeh, who […]... read more
November 29, 2016

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward To Begin Seven-Year Sentence Human rights activist Atena Daemi, 29, was taken into custody from her home in Tehran by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on November 26 and transferred to Evin Prison to begin a seven-year prison sentence. “After being taken […]... read more
November 28, 2016

Shocking Montazeri Sentence Reveals a Prosecution Lacking Legal or Moral Legitimacy

Shocking Montazeri Sentence Reveals a Prosecution Lacking Legal or Moral Legitimacy Ahmad Montazeri Will Appeal “Ugly” Six-Year Prison Sentence The six-year prison sentence handed down to Ahmad Montazeri for publishing an audio tape on the mass execution of political prisoners in the 1980s, by a clerical court whose Lead Prosecutor is one of the officials implicated in the tape, reflects a profound conflict of interest and […]... read more
November 25, 2016

Missing Spiritual Leader’s Supporters Beaten by Plainclothes Intelligence Agents at Iran’s Parliament

Missing Spiritual Leader’s Supporters Beaten by Plainclothes Intelligence Agents at Iran’s Parliament Approximately 50 followers of imprisoned spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri—who has been missing for more than a month—were beaten by plainclothes members of Iran’s intelligence forces and then arrested by the police in front of Parliament on November 21, 2016, according to eyewitnesses. Hundreds of Taheri’s followers had gathered in front of the Parliament building […]... read more
November 22, 2016

Iranian MP Compares Prosecutor’s Abrupt Cancellation of His Speech to ISIS Tactics

Iranian MP Compares Prosecutor’s Abrupt Cancellation of His Speech to ISIS Tactics Following the abrupt cancellation of his speech by a prosecutor, the Iranian Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Ali Motahhari has written to the president calling for an investigation into the incident, while comparing it to the tactics used by the Arab terrorist group the Islamic State, which Iranians refer to as Daesh. “I wonder whether these Daesh-type […]... read more
November 18, 2016

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner Iran’s Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of political prisoner Rayhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, who became eligible for early release after serving half of her 15-year prison sentence, her mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “During the appeal process we noticed that she was charged with not just one, but […]... read more
November 18, 2016

Rouhani Has Done Nothing to Free Political Prisoners and Is Being Called out for It

Rouhani Has Done Nothing to Free Political Prisoners and Is Being Called out for It A prominent Iranian political analyst has criticized President Hassan Rouhani for reneging on his pledge to free political prisoners and opposition leaders. The centrist cleric’s record as president will be heavily scrutinized ahead of Iran’s May 2017 presidential election as he vies for a second term. During an interview, Tehran University Political Science Professor Sadegh […]... read more
November 18, 2016

Location of Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Unknown a Month After He Allegedly Fell Into a Coma

Location of Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Unknown a Month After He Allegedly Fell Into a Coma The family of imprisoned spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri has not been informed of his location since October 18, 2016, when he was allegedly hospitalized after falling into a coma due to a three-week hunger strike. “We don’t know if my brother is alive or dead,” Taheri’s sister, Azardokht Taheri, told the International Campaign for […]... read more
November 16, 2016

85 UN Member States Say Iran Must Improve Its Human Rights

85 UN Member States Say Iran Must Improve Its Human Rights Resolution Passes UN General Assembly Third Committee November 16, 2016—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations’ adoption of a resolution expressing serious concern over numerous human rights violations in Iran, including the systematic use of arbitrary detention and discrimination against women and minorities, as well as the “alarmingly high” frequency and […]... read more