Torture

April 26, 2016

Prominent Human Rights Defender Narges Mohammadi Goes on Trial Behind Closed Doors

Prominent Human Rights Defender Narges Mohammadi Goes on Trial Behind Closed Doors The trial of human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, postponed four times since its original date of May 3, 2015, finally began on April 20, 2016 at Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. Mohammadi, who was detained for her peaceful activism, has been charged with “collusion and assembly against national security” and “membership in the [now […]... read more
April 26, 2016

After Losing Kidney to Cancer, Imprisoned Physicist Must Be Treated for Other Illnesses

After Losing Kidney to Cancer, Imprisoned Physicist Must Be Treated for Other Illnesses Omid Kokabee Could Lose His Life After Years of Denied Medical Care in Iran Prison Omid Kokabee, the young physicist who was imprisoned in Iran for his refusal to work on military research, and who recently lost a kidney after years of being denied adequate health care, is suffering from more medical problems that require […]... read more
April 22, 2016

EU Must Not Ignore Iran’s Human Rights Record, Says Former Political Prisoner

EU Must Not Ignore Iran’s Human Rights Record, Says Former Political Prisoner “Do not forget the spilt blood of Iranian youths or the young and old prisoners suffering in small and large prisons in this country when you are negotiating huge profitable deals with senior Iranian officials.” Saeed Razavi Faghih, a reformist journalist who was released from Evin Prison on April 6, 2016 after serving two years […]... read more
April 21, 2016

Imprisoned Physicist Loses Kidney to Cancer, Must Be Released Permanently

Imprisoned Physicist Loses Kidney to Cancer, Must Be Released Permanently Omid Kokabee’s Life Endangered by Years of Denied Medical Care in Iran Prison April 21, 2016—Omid Kokabee, the young physicist who has been imprisoned in Iran for over 5 years for his refusal to work on military research, underwent surgery on April 20, 2016 to completely remove his right kidney, which was in an advanced […]... read more
April 18, 2016

Imprisoned Young Physicist Stricken with Cancer after Years of Denied Medical Care

Imprisoned Young Physicist  Stricken with Cancer after Years of Denied Medical Care April 18, 2016—Prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee, the young physicist who has been imprisoned in Iran for over five years for his refusal to work on military research for the Islamic Republic, has been diagnosed with kidney cancer after years in which prison authorities denied him treatment for his kidney illness. Kokabee should be released […]... read more
April 14, 2016

Lawyer Released from Prison in Iran Describes Grim Conditions for Political Prisoners

Lawyer Released from Prison in Iran Describes Grim Conditions for Political Prisoners Prisoners Face Denial of Medical Care, Refusal to Transfer Inmates to Hospital despite Life Threatening Illness, Solitary Confinement Aimed at Extracting False Confessions, Poor Nutrition, Denial of Family Visits April 14, 2016—Mohammad Seifzadeh, the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer who for years defended political prisoners in Iran and railed against the inhumane conditions of their […]... read more
April 11, 2016

Voices from Iran: What are your expectations of President Rouhani?

Voices from Iran: What are your expectations of President Rouhani? ... read more
April 1, 2016

Iranian Political Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike To Protest Denial of Health Care

Iranian Political Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike To Protest Denial of Health Care Prisoner of conscience Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been on a wet hunger strike since March 26, 2016 to protest being denied medical care for his kidney disease, according to his mother, Zoleikha Mousavi. “We had a face-to-face meeting with Hossein in Evin Prison on March 27. He told us that he had started a hunger […]... read more
February 23, 2016

Father of Missing Student Sentenced to Jail and Lashes for Pursuing Son’s Case

Father of Missing Student Sentenced to Jail and Lashes for Pursuing Son’s Case The 70-year-old father of a student who has not been heard from for 17 years since his arrest has been sentenced to 91 days in prison and 74 lashes for “disturbing public order” by allegedly participating in a gathering in support of an imprisoned spiritual leader. But Hashem Zeinali was only there to demand answers […]... read more
January 13, 2016

Sunni Detainees Still Held a Year After Arrest, Reports of Torture and Forced Confessions

Sunni Detainees Still Held a Year After Arrest, Reports of Torture and Forced Confessions A year after the arrest of more than two dozen Sunni Muslim men in southeast Iran, some of them still remain in detention and have reportedly been subjected to torture aimed at eliciting confessions and the denial of access to lawyers, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. A relative of one […]... read more
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
December 1, 2015

Five Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike to Protest Knife Attack against Two Political Prisoners

Five Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike to Protest Knife Attack against Two Political Prisoners Prison Officials Refuse to Remove Attackers from Ward Two political prisoners, Saeed Madani and Saeed Razavi Faghih, were attacked with knives by inmates with whom they are incarcerated at Rajaee Shahr Prison, and prison officials have neither removed the attackers from the ward nor addressed the attack. Pictures of Madani and Faghih with knife scars on […]... read more