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September 29, 2016

Union Leader: Less Pressure on Teachers Thanks to Rights Activists

Union Leader: Less Pressure on Teachers Thanks to Rights Activists Under Rouhani, “They have changed tactics from hard forms of pressure to milder ones.” The leader of Iran’s largest teachers’ rights organization has said that due to pressure from civil rights activists, the government of President Hassan Rouhani has been less repressive towards teachers’ rights activists since the signing of the nuclear deal in July 2015. “The reason why […]... read more
September 28, 2016

Upholding Narges Mohammadi’s 16-Year Prison Sentence is Indefensible

Upholding Narges Mohammadi’s 16-Year Prison Sentence is Indefensible Mother of Two Young Children Will Be Eligible for Release Only After 10 Years  September 28, 2016—The upholding of the 16-year prison sentence against human rights defender Narges Mohammadi by Iran’s Appeals Court for her peaceful work is cruel and indefensible, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today. “Sixteen years in prison […]... read more
September 28, 2016

Iran Appeals Court Upholds 16-Year Prison Sentence Against Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi

Iran Appeals Court Upholds 16-Year Prison Sentence Against Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Mother of Two Young Children Will Be Eligible for Release Only After 10 Years An Appeals Court has upheld the 16-year prison sentence issued against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi. She will become eligible for release after serving 10 years in prison, according to a statement by the Defenders of Human Rights Center. On […]... read more
September 28, 2016

Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Judiciary is Responsible for Detained Dual Nationals

Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Judiciary is Responsible for Detained Dual Nationals Zarif Hopes Their Situation Can Be “Resolved Amicably” Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he hoped the situation of detained dual nationals in Iran could be “resolved amicably,” adding that the office of the president has no control over the Judiciary, at a talk in New York on September 23, 2016. The Judiciary is theoretically […]... read more
September 28, 2016

Detained Editor Who Exposed Corruption Slapped with Additional Charge

Detained Editor Who Exposed Corruption Slapped with Additional Charge Editor Yashar Soltani, who was initially charged with “spreading lies” after his website published unclassified information about illegal land sales by the Tehran Municipality, has also been charged with “gathering classified information with the intent to harm national security.” “The charges against Soltani make no sense because the letter from the National Inspection Organization was […]... read more
September 27, 2016

Baha’i Student Expelled and Banned from University for His Faith

Baha’i Student Expelled and Banned from University for His Faith Iranian authorities have ignored requests to reinstate a student expelled from a university because of his faith. Nineteen-year-old Faraz Karin-Kani Sisan was expelled from Ghiyaseddin Jamshid Kashani Institute for Higher Education (GJKI) in Abyek, Alborz Province, 62 miles northwest of Tehran, after completing his second term in development studies.  “In the national university entrance exam […]... read more
September 23, 2016

Reformist Editor Vows to Remain On Hunger Strike Until Released from Prison

Reformist Editor Vows to Remain On Hunger Strike Until Released from Prison Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani will be on hunger strike in Evin Prison until he is released based on Iran’s New Islamic Penal Code, which allows prisoners to apply for early conditional release after serving a third of their sentence.  In a letter he gave to his wife that was published online by Saham News on […]... read more
September 22, 2016

Kahrizak Torture Victim Rejects Prosecutor’s Apology for Detainees’ Deaths

Kahrizak Torture Victim Rejects Prosecutor’s Apology for Detainees’ Deaths “Amir Javadifar died beside me as he was begging for water. I can never forget those moments.” Reza Zoghi, who was tortured at the Kahrizak Detention Center in south Tehran where three young men died as a result of the torture, has rejected an apology from then-Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi. “His apology is an insult,” […]... read more
September 20, 2016

Reformist Editor Arrested Ahead of Rouhani’s Trip to the United Nations

Reformist Editor Arrested Ahead of Rouhani’s Trip to the United Nations Sadra Mohaghegh, the social affairs editor of the reformist Shargh newspaper, was arrested on September 19, 2016, but the circumstances surrounding his arrest and the charges against him are unclear, according to his lawyer. The arrest comes on the heels of an international tour by President Hassan Rouhani that will end at the United Nations General […]... read more
September 13, 2016

Translator in Prison for One Year Without Knowing Charges; Her Lawyer Denied Access to Case File

Translator in Prison for One Year Without Knowing Charges; Her Lawyer Denied Access to Case File Translator Marjan Davari has been held in Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward for almost a year without knowing the formal charges against her and while being denied proper legal counsel and medical treatment, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. “September 23 [2016] will be a year since Ms. Davari was detained,” a […]... read more
September 9, 2016

Journalist’s Prison Sentence Reduced to Two Years, with Two-Year Ban on Reporting

Journalist’s Prison Sentence Reduced to Two Years, with Two-Year Ban on Reporting The 10-year prison sentence of newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz has been reduced to two years on appeal and she has been banned from practicing journalism for two years according to the ruling issued by Branch 36 of the Appeals Court on September 5, 2016, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. Chitsaz, […]... read more
September 9, 2016

Iranian Judiciary Must Stop Punishing Media for Reporting Officials’ Corruption

Iranian Judiciary Must Stop Punishing Media for Reporting Officials’ Corruption September 9, 2016—Iran’s Judiciary must halt the prosecution of media outlets which carried out their journalist duty in publishing reports on alleged corruption in the Tehran Municipality and City Council, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today. Unless they are found guilty of a crime in court, the websites […]... read more