Citizenship Rights Charter

January 23, 2017

Ailing British-Iranian Grandpa Serving 7-Year Prison Sentence Denied Medical Leave

Ailing British-Iranian Grandpa Serving 7-Year Prison Sentence Denied Medical Leave Kamal Foroughi, a 77-year-old ailing British-Iranian dual citizen and former civil engineer incarcerated at Evin Prison in Tehran since May 2011, has been denied previously promised and urgently required extended medical leave, his son, Kamran Foroughi, told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  “For the Iranian authorities we have a simple message: Please let […]... read more
January 21, 2017

Poll: 70% of Iranians Dissatisfied With Rouhani on Democracy and Civil Rights

Poll: 70% of Iranians Dissatisfied With Rouhani on Democracy and Civil Rights A survey of public opinion in Iran conducted in the last quarter of 2016 shows that even though a large majority of Iranians (75%) rated advancing democracy and protecting personal and civil rights among their highest priorities in 2015, 70% of Iranians said they were “dissatisfied” with their government’s handling of these issues in 2016. The results […]... read more
January 13, 2017

Revolutionary Guards Blocking Temporary Release of Canadian Resident Imprisoned in Iran

Revolutionary Guards Blocking Temporary Release of Canadian Resident Imprisoned in Iran Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are blocking the granted furlough (temporary release) request of Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian-born Canadian resident who has been in imprisoned in Tehran since 2008, his sister told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Maryam Malekpour, who lives in Canada, also criticized the Canadian government for failing to bring her brother back […]... read more
January 12, 2017

Activist Saeed Shirzad on Hunger Strike Against Poor Prison Conditions Hospitalized

Activist Saeed Shirzad on Hunger Strike Against Poor Prison Conditions Hospitalized Imprisoned civil rights activist Saeed Shirzad, who was on hunger strike for more than a month at Rajaee Shahr Prison, was rushed to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran on January 12, 2017 after his blood pressure dropped to dangerously low levels, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. On January 10 […]... read more
January 12, 2017

Tehran University Invite Lands Iranian-Swedish Disaster Medicine Expert in Jail

Tehran University Invite Lands Iranian-Swedish Disaster Medicine Expert in Jail Ahmadreza Jalali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident and expert in emergency disaster medicine who has been detained in Evin Prison without trial since April 24, 2016, is prepared to “die” on hunger strike rather than be executed, his wife told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Jalali was arrested by the Intelligence Ministry while visiting the […]... read more
January 12, 2017

Iranian-Swedish Disaster Medicine Expert Held in Iran Jail for Nine Months, on Hunger Strike Since Dec. 25

Iranian-Swedish Disaster Medicine Expert Held in Iran Jail for Nine Months, on Hunger Strike Since Dec. 25 Case Continues Pattern of Dual Nationals Snatched and Held Without Due Process January 12, 2017—In yet another case of a foreign resident or dual national from a western country grabbed and imprisoned in Iran without access to a lawyer or any other aspect of due process, Iranian-born Swedish resident and expert in emergency disaster medicine Ahmadreza Jalali […]... read more
January 6, 2017

Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike Wave of Hunger Strikes Highlights Prisoners’ Plights Conservative member of Parliament Ali Motahari has publicly asked the Judiciary to review the case of ailing political prisoner Ali Shariati, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in Evin Prison. The Tehran MP made the call after a 71-day hunger strike by imprisoned […]... read more
January 4, 2017

Arash Sadeghi’s 71-Day Hunger Strike Achieves Promise of Case Review for Imprisoned Wife

Arash Sadeghi’s 71-Day Hunger Strike Achieves Promise of Case Review for Imprisoned Wife Public Pressure Forces Iran’s Judiciary to Retreat From Hardline Stance “The [Tehran] Assistant Prosecutor Mr. Hajilou accepted that my case was wrongfully handled, but said it would take time for it to be reviewed,” Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on the first day of her temporary leave from Evin […]... read more
January 4, 2017

Persecution of Dual Nationals: Businessman Serving 10-Year Prison Sentence After Coerced Confession

Persecution of Dual Nationals: Businessman Serving 10-Year Prison Sentence After Coerced Confession Wife Used as “Bait” Iranian-Austrian dual citizen Kamran Ghaderi is entering the second year of his 10-year prison sentence in solitary confinement in Tehran after being coerced into confessing to espionage in 2016, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “They threatened him that if he didn’t cooperate, his wife would […]... read more
January 3, 2017

Imprisoned Civil Rights Activist Released After 65-Day Hunger Strike—With a Catch

Imprisoned Civil Rights Activist Released After 65-Day Hunger Strike—With a Catch Azeri rights advocate Morteza Moradpour has been hospitalized in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province, while he recovers from the 65-day hunger strike that led to his conditional release from prison. However, his legal battle is far from over because his release order requires him to report back to prison every night. “The decision by the Tabriz judicial […]... read more
December 30, 2016

Hardline Tehran Prosecutor Advocates Harsher Penalty for Mixed-Gender Parties

Hardline Tehran Prosecutor Advocates Harsher Penalty for Mixed-Gender Parties Tehran’s hardline prosecutor general has announced that people caught at mixed-gender parties, especially celebrity artists and athletes, along with those caught consuming alcohol, or participating in other “indecent” activities should face stiffer penalties. “As role models you should be more careful because youths can pick up bad lessons from these actions,” said Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi […]... read more
December 29, 2016

Political Prisoner Banned from Visits After Sending Complaint to Warden

Political Prisoner Banned from Visits After Sending Complaint to Warden Imprisoned doctoral student Hamid Babaei has been banned from receiving visitations after the prison warden accused him of “insulting” Iran’s supreme leader during a discussion about a complaint Babaei had sent to the warden’s office. “Hamid had written to [Mohammad Mardani] the warden at Rajaee Shahr Prison [in Karaj] to complain about why his letters […]... read more