Right to Education

January 6, 2016

Judiciary Claims No Knowledge of Student Not Heard from Since His Arrest Almost 17 Years Ago

Judiciary Claims No Knowledge of Student Not Heard from Since His Arrest Almost 17 Years Ago The mother of a student who has not been heard from since soon after his arrest in Tehran in 1999 has dismissed the Iranian Judiciary’s claim that there was no evidence he was ever arrested. Saeed Zeinali was last seen by his family in 1999 when he was arrested amidst widespread student protests in Iran that year, […]... read more
November 30, 2015

Untreated Kidney Stones Sends Imprisoned Physicist Omid Kokabee to Hospital

Untreated Kidney Stones Sends Imprisoned Physicist Omid Kokabee to Hospital Imprisoned physicist Omid Kokabee was transferred to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran on November 24, 2015, suffering from severe kidney stones, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. For the past two months he had been in intense pain and suffering various complications from numerous untreated ailments.  “Omid has been suffering from […]... read more
November 30, 2015

Cartoon 130: Infiltration

Cartoon 130: Infiltration Hardliners in Iran’s Parliament, Judiciary, and Revolutionary Guards are intensifying a broad crackdown on supporters of human rights and free elections, in a campaign underpinned by supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s assertion that the US seeks to “infiltrate” and undermine the Islamic Republic. This is cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on the issue. Read more here and  […]... read more
November 2, 2015

Washington Post OpEd: Free Omid Kokabee, another Iranian prisoner of conscience

Washington Post OpEd: Free Omid Kokabee, another Iranian prisoner of conscience By Herbert L. Berk October 30 Herbert L. Berk is chairman of the American Physical Society’s Committee on International Freedom of Scientists. As the Iran nuclear deal has marched forward from negotiations to agreement to implementation, a University of Texas graduate student in physics named Omid Kokabee has sat in Tehran’s Evin Prison, where he has […]... read more
October 29, 2015

Iran Should Allow UN Human Rights Expert into Country

Iran Should Allow UN Human Rights Expert into Country International Community Should Pursue Human Rights with Same Commitment as the Nuclear Deal October 29, 2015—The international community should urge Iranian authorities to allow the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, into the country, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and Impact Iran in a new […]... read more
October 19, 2015

Teacher to Begin Prison Sentence for Her Work at Baha’i University

Teacher to Begin Prison Sentence for Her Work at Baha’i University Azita Rafizadeh, a Baha’i citizen and instructor at the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) online university, must report to prison on October 24, 2015, to begin serving her four-year sentence, she told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Her sentence was a result of her work at BIHE, and her refusal to […]... read more
September 23, 2015

Rouhani and Undelivered Promises (Video)

Rouhani and Undelivered Promises (Video) When Rouhani campaigned for the presidency in June 2013, he said he had “the key” to solve Iran’s problems. Those problems included hundreds of political prisoners in Iran, some dating back to the disputed 2009 presidential election. More than two years later, the prisoners remain behind bars, the three Green Movement opposition leaders begin their […]... read more
September 22, 2015

Message to Rouhani: Rights Crisis in Iran Must Finally Be Addressed

Message to Rouhani: Rights Crisis in Iran Must Finally Be Addressed September 22, 2015—When Iranian president Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2015, his third trip to the organization’s New York headquarters since his election in June 2013, he will stand on a record of great success in the nuclear negotiations—and abject failure in delivering on his pledges to defend basic […]... read more
September 18, 2015

Artist Goes on Hunger Strike to Protest Prison Staff Verbal Abuse

Artist Goes on Hunger Strike to Protest Prison Staff Verbal Abuse The artist and civil activist Atena Faraghdani, behind bars since January 10, 2015, went on a hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest continuous verbal abuse by prison staff, and she required urgent medical care when her blood pressure dropped, her mother Eshrat Ardestani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Atena was […]... read more
September 4, 2015

Over 40,000 Girls under Age 15 Married Each Year in Iran

Over 40,000 Girls under Age 15 Married Each Year in Iran Official Iranian government statistics show that tens of thousands of girls under the age of 15 are married off by their families each year in Iran. The numbers may actually even be quite higher. Many families in Iran do not register underage marriages, or do so illegally, according to attorney Shima Ghoosheh, who spoke to […]... read more
September 4, 2015

Keeping Activist Bahareh Hedayat in Prison is Against the Law Says Legal Expert

Keeping Activist Bahareh Hedayat in Prison is Against the Law Says Legal Expert Political motivations are taking precedence over the law when it comes to activists such as Bahareh Hedayat, who is being kept in prison despite the completion of her sentence, legal expert Mohammad Oliaei-Fard told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The fact is that the security apparatus is determined to use every means […]... read more
September 4, 2015

Cartoon 122: Two More Years for Bahareh

Cartoon 122: Two More Years for Bahareh The student and women’s rights activist Bahareh Hedayat, imprisoned for over five years in Iran, has been given an additional two-year prison sentence, days after receiving release orders from an Appeals Court in Tehran. This is cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on the issue.... read more