Iranian Delegate Responds Angrily Without Addressing Report’s Content Head of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani delivers his opening statements at today’s Human Rights Council (Reporting from Geneva and New York)—Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, presented his annual report today before the Human Rights Council […]... read more
Branch One of Sanandaj Revolutionary Court sentenced Shirzad Karimi, a Kurdish university student and a member of the Kurdish Students Democratic Union, to four years in prison, suspended for three years, on charges of “propagating against the state,” a local human rights source in Kurdistan told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
Since 2005, hundreds of students have been barred from higher education through this process. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran interviewed 27 students barred from higher education. Additionally, the Campaign compiled a list of 217 students who were denied their right to education between 2005 and 2010. The true numbers are believed to be much higher, as many targeted students have preferred to remain silent and not make their cases public, fearing further persecution and ... read more
Student activist and journalist Mohsen Sanatipour has been sentenced to one year in prison, a local human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The verdict was served to Sanatipour's lawyer last week and the Enforcement Judge summoned him to begin serving his sentence.
Sanatipour is a chemistry student at Mashhad's Ferdowsi University and Secretary of the university's Allameh Group. He has also worked with several student publications.... read more
According to a source who spoke to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, women's rights and student activist Setareh Elyasi has been expelled from university.... read more
Ashkan Zahabian, a student activist who was released on 21 September 2011 after spending five months in prison, is suffering from stomach bleeding, serious liver damage, and stuttering as a result of his conditions in prison. A source close to Zahabian told the International Campaign for Human Rights that during Zahabian's detention officials abused him in order to submit to his interrogators' demands and make false confessions against himself.... read more
More than two months have passed since Iranian journalist Amir Ali Allamehzadeh was arrested. His family members, who have been permitted only limited contact with him since he was taken into custody on September 18th, say they remain bewildered by his arrest and are extremely concerned about the conditions he faces in prison. Allamehzadeh’s sister, Zeinab Allamehzadeh, said that in recent communications with her brother, his speech has been abnormal and he has seemed extremely anxious.... read more
(23 May 2011) Iranian authorities should stop attacks on the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education and end policies that discriminatorily deprive members of the Baha’i Faith access to higher education, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
said today. Authorities should immediately release all Baha’is working with the Institute detained in a raid on 21 May 2011, the Campaign added.
According to the Baha’i International Community, Iranian authorities ... read more
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Hamed Rouhinejad's father, Mohammad Rouhinejad, spoke about his son's multiple sclerosis and lack of access to prison furlough after two years. "I had an in-person visit with him on 22 March. His health is as before. His illness has not worsened nor improved. He is in stable condition because he has been receiving his shots. But he was devoid of energy and joy. I mean, basically there is no passion and excitement ... read more
Seyed Hossein Javdani, a history lecturer at Payame Noor University, who was banned from teaching in the university for writing critical articles, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about how he was informed about his teaching ban. “According to the academic process in Iran, before the start of each term the faculty is contacted and informed about the courses they will be teaching. But since I was not contacted, after a while I made an inquiry to the director of our ... read more
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Mehdi Lalipour, husband of imprisoned student activist and member of the Right to Education Council, Mahdieh Golroo, said that starting this week, both Golroo and Bahareh Hedayat have been barred from having visitors in Evin Prison. After a whole month of being deprived the right to have visitors Golroo and Hedayat were allowed to visit with their families through booths last week, but were once again barred from ... read more
The family of Majid Tavakoli, an imprisoned student who was arrested on National Student Day 2009 (7 December) at Amirkabir University of Technology, has not received any news from him for several months. His family lives in the city of Shiraz and has been unable to travel to Karaj to visit him. Last week, Tavakoli issued a message for Student Day.... read more