Unfair Trials

May 6, 2016

Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer’s Daughter: Help My Father Before It’s Too Late

Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer’s Daughter: Help My Father Before It’s Too Late Abdolfattah Soltani’s Condition Deteriorates; Needs Urgent Hospitalization Abdolfattah Soltani, an imprisoned human rights lawyer, requires immediate hospitalization following his most recent transfer to Evin Prison’s infirmary for heart problems, his daughter, Maedeh Soltani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “In recent months this is the fourth time my father has been taken […]... read more
May 4, 2016

Young Artist Who Lampooned Iranian MPs Released From Prison

Young Artist Who Lampooned Iranian MPs Released From Prison Atena Faraghdani Served 18 Months for Her Facebook Cartoons Artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani was released from Evin Prison on May 3, 2016, a week before the end of her 18-month prison term. Faraghdani was sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison in June 2015 for drawing members of the Iranian […]... read more
May 2, 2016

Female Journalist, Sentenced to Ten Years, Beaten in Iran Prison

Female Journalist, Sentenced to Ten Years, Beaten in Iran Prison Mother of Afarin Chitsaz’s Describes Brutality Aimed at Forcing a “Confession” The mother of imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz will make a judicial complaint to protest the beating of her daughter in prison. Maryam Azadpour, who recently broken her silence on Chitsaz’s case, described her daughter’s ordeal in an interview with the International Campaign for Human […]... read more
May 2, 2016

Imprisoned Teacher Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Years Behind Bars for Peaceful Union Activities

Imprisoned Teacher Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Years Behind Bars for Peaceful Union Activities Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi, a teacher and activist who was sentenced to five years in prison and an additional four-year suspended prison sentence during a trial that lasted less than eight minutes, has been on hunger strike since April 20, 2016 in Tehran’s Evin Prison to protest “the tyrannical sentence issued by the Revolutionary Court,” a […]... read more
April 28, 2016

Four Iranian Rights Activists Summoned to Appear Together at Appeals Court

Four Iranian Rights Activists Summoned to Appear Together at Appeals Court Rights activists Omid Alishenas, Atena Daemi, Ali Nouri and Aso Rostami have been summoned to appear together at an Appeals Court in Tehran on July 5, 2016 to appeal the prison sentences they received from a preliminary court. Alishenas’s mother, Simin Eyvazzadeh, who told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about the summons, […]... read more
April 27, 2016

Journalists in Iran Slapped with Long Prison Sentences

Journalists in Iran Slapped with Long Prison Sentences Three journalists and the brother of a journalist have been given prison sentences ranging from five to ten years after spending months in detention, the lawyer representing two of the individuals told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz, who wrote for Iran, the official daily newspaper of the […]... read more
April 26, 2016

Public Outcry in Iran Over Plan for Increased Morality Police Prompts Review

Public Outcry in Iran Over Plan for Increased Morality Police Prompts Review Deploying 7,000 undercover morality police in Tehran contradicts the principle of the presumption of innocence, Iranian lawyer Ali Rambod told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “We should move towards interpreting laws on the basis of innocent until proven guilty,” he said. “It appears this principle has been overlooked in regards to the […]... read more
April 26, 2016

Revolutionary Guards’ Cyber Attacks Now Directed at Rouhani Cabinet Members

Revolutionary Guards’ Cyber Attacks Now Directed at Rouhani Cabinet Members IRGC Actively Recruiting Technical Experts to Staff New Hacking Team April 26, 2016—Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, who have long waged cyber attacks against the country’s activists and journalists, have extended their hacking attacks to Rouhani administration officials, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned, including close associates of President Hassan Rouhani and his […]... read more
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

Bus Drivers’ Union Leader Awaiting Sentencing for Peaceful Labor Activism

Bus Drivers’ Union Leader Awaiting Sentencing for Peaceful Labor Activism Ebrahim Maddadi, a labor activist and leading member of Tehran’s bus drivers’ union, is awaiting sentencing after standing trial on April 16, 2016. Arrested for his peaceful activism, Maddadi has been charged with “collusion and assembly against national security,” his lawyer, Saleh Nikbakht, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Maddadi, deputy chairman […]... 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 26, 2016

Young Female Artist’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal, Could Soon Go Free

Young Female Artist’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal, Could Soon Go Free Prisoner of conscience Atena Faraghdani’s sentence has been reduced on appeal from 12 years and nine months in prison to 18 months, making her eligible for early release in a few weeks, her lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The preliminary sentence against my client was reduced by the […]... read more