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May 25, 2016

Imprisoned Physicist Given Two-Week Medical Furlough After Losing Cancerous Kidney

Imprisoned Physicist Given Two-Week Medical Furlough After Losing Cancerous Kidney Imprisoned physicist Omid Kokabee has been granted a two-week medical furlough upon payment of five billion rials ($164,000 USD) bail, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. On Wednesday (May 25, 2016) Kokabee was transferred from the hospital to his family home in Tehran where he will be continuing to […]... read more
May 24, 2016

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran on Hunger Strike to Protest New Charges

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran on Hunger Strike to Protest New Charges Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, a prominent Kurdish human rights activist who is in his ninth year of incarceration at Tehran’s Evin Prison, has gone on hunger strike to protest the new charges that have been brought against him. Kaboudvand’s wife, Parinaz Baghban Hassani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he started the […]... read more
May 24, 2016

Iran Must End State Persecution of Baha’is, Say Exiled Iranian Political Figures

Iran Must End State Persecution of Baha’is, Say Exiled Iranian Political Figures In the wake of the intense criticism by Iranian officials and religious leaders of Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, for her meeting with Baha’i leader Fariba Kamalabadi, several exiled Iranian political figures have publicly voiced their condemnation of the persecution of Baha’is in Iran. Faezeh Hashemi, a former MP from […]... read more
May 20, 2016

Environmentalist’s Facebook Account Hacked, Used to Deny Her Detention while She Was Still Behind Bars

Environmentalist’s Facebook Account Hacked, Used to Deny Her Detention while She Was Still Behind Bars Zakiya Neysi’s Father Forced to Sign Pledge Prior to her Release The day after environmental activist Zakiya Neysi was arrested by intelligence agents in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz, a posting appeared on her Facebook account declaring that she had returned home and denouncing one of her brothers. But the young woman was still […]... read more
May 19, 2016

Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison

Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison Narges Mohammadi Sentenced for Her Peaceful Activism in Iran May 19, 2016—The prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been sentenced to serve ten years of a 16-year prison sentence, for her work defending human and women’s rights in Iran. Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammadi to ten years in prison for […]... read more
May 19, 2016

Young Kurdish Activist’s Mother: “My son is dying in prison”

Young Kurdish Activist’s Mother: “My son is dying in prison” Prisoner of conscience Afshin Sohrabzadeh, 27, is suffering from cancer in Minab Prison in southern Iran and could die from internal bleeding if he does not receive outside medical treatment immediately. “Afshin has developed intestinal cancer and is suffering from internal bleeding,” an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The […]... read more
May 19, 2016

Concerts of Popular Iranian Musicians Canceled Due to Pressure from Religious Conservatives

Concerts of Popular Iranian Musicians Canceled Due to Pressure from Religious Conservatives Two of Iran’s top musicians have been prevented from performing in the city of Neyshabour and other locations in northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province by the local prosecutor. The Persian classical music master Shahram Nazeri, who was licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, was set to perform at an event honoring Ferdowsi National […]... read more
May 19, 2016

Iran Judiciary Vows to Punish Former President’s Daughter for Upholding Baha’i Rights

Iran Judiciary Vows to Punish Former President’s Daughter for Upholding Baha’i Rights Faezeh Hashemi, Daughter of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Criticized for Meeting with Baha’i Leader A high-ranking member of the Iranian Judiciary has said that action will be taken against Faezeh Hashemi, the outspoken daughter of prominent former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, following her meeting with Baha’i leader Fariba Kamalabadi and other well-known civil rights activists […]... read more
May 17, 2016

Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface

Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface Eight Arrests and Scores Interrogated in “Project Spider 2” May 17, 2016—Eight people working in Iran’s fashion industry have been arrested and formally charged in an industry wide crackdown led by the Revolutionary Guards. Cases have also been opened on another 29 people, and most of the 170 fashion industry workers who have been targeted […]... read more
May 17, 2016

Women Prevented from Attending Iran’s Premier League Finale

Women Prevented from Attending Iran’s Premier League Finale Ban on Women in Stadiums Upheld Under President Rouhani Iranian women were once again blocked from attending a major public sports event alongside men as the police stopped women from entering Tehran’s Azadi Stadium for the finale of Iran’s Premier League soccer season on May 13, 2016. A 15-year-old girl who tried to get into […]... read more
May 16, 2016

French Foreign Ministry Staffer with Dual Citizenship Awaits Appeal on Prison Sentence in Iran

French Foreign Ministry Staffer with Dual Citizenship Awaits Appeal on Prison Sentence in Iran Nazak Afshar, an employee of France’s Foreign Ministry who holds Iranian and French citizenship, is awaiting a ruling on her appeal against a six-year prison sentence issued by Judge Abolqasem Salavati of Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court on unspecified charges. Afshar is a former staff member of the French Embassy’s cultural section in Tehran. […]... read more
May 16, 2016

Imprisoned Political Activist, Currently Appealing 21-Year Sentence, Denied Adequate Medical Care

Imprisoned Political Activist, Currently Appealing 21-Year Sentence, Denied Adequate Medical Care Prisoner of conscience Amir Amirgholi, who has appealed the 21-year prison sentence he was issued earlier this year in 2016, has been denied medical treatment outside the prison for severe pancreatitis, his father told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “When he was 12 my son was in an accident and lost half […]... read more