Unfair Trials

May 26, 2016

Ailing Political Prisoner, Denied Legal Counsel and Medical Care, Sentenced to 39 Years in Prison

Ailing Political Prisoner, Denied Legal Counsel and Medical Care, Sentenced to 39 Years in Prison Alireza Golipour, imprisoned in Iran since 2012 on national security charges and denied access to a lawyer until May 2016, has been sentenced to more than 39 years in prison. Golipour has also been denied proper medical care for his lung cancer, his lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The sentence—39 […]... read more
May 24, 2016

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran on Hunger Strike to Protest New Charges

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran on Hunger Strike to Protest New Charges Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, a prominent Kurdish human rights activist who is in his ninth year of incarceration at Tehran’s Evin Prison, has gone on hunger strike to protest the new charges that have been brought against him. Kaboudvand’s wife, Parinaz Baghban Hassani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he started the […]... read more
May 20, 2016

Environmentalist’s Facebook Account Hacked, Used to Deny Her Detention while She Was Still Behind Bars

Environmentalist’s Facebook Account Hacked, Used to Deny Her Detention while She Was Still Behind Bars Zakiya Neysi’s Father Forced to Sign Pledge Prior to her Release The day after environmental activist Zakiya Neysi was arrested by intelligence agents in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz, a posting appeared on her Facebook account declaring that she had returned home and denouncing one of her brothers. But the young woman was still […]... read more
May 19, 2016

Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison

Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison Narges Mohammadi Sentenced for Her Peaceful Activism in Iran May 19, 2016—The prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been sentenced to serve ten years of a 16-year prison sentence, for her work defending human and women’s rights in Iran. Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammadi to ten years in prison for […]... read more
May 19, 2016

Young Kurdish Activist’s Mother: “My son is dying in prison”

Young Kurdish Activist’s Mother: “My son is dying in prison” Prisoner of conscience Afshin Sohrabzadeh, 27, is suffering from cancer in Minab Prison in southern Iran and could die from internal bleeding if he does not receive outside medical treatment immediately. “Afshin has developed intestinal cancer and is suffering from internal bleeding,” an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The […]... read more
May 17, 2016

Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface

Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface Eight Arrests and Scores Interrogated in “Project Spider 2” May 17, 2016—Eight people working in Iran’s fashion industry have been arrested and formally charged in an industry wide crackdown led by the Revolutionary Guards. Cases have also been opened on another 29 people, and most of the 170 fashion industry workers who have been targeted […]... read more
May 16, 2016

Imprisoned Political Activist, Currently Appealing 21-Year Sentence, Denied Adequate Medical Care

Imprisoned Political Activist, Currently Appealing 21-Year Sentence, Denied Adequate Medical Care Prisoner of conscience Amir Amirgholi, who has appealed the 21-year prison sentence he was issued earlier this year in 2016, has been denied medical treatment outside the prison for severe pancreatitis, his father told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “When he was 12 my son was in an accident and lost half […]... read more
May 16, 2016

Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Slapped with New Charges Upon Completing Sentence

Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Slapped with New Charges Upon Completing Sentence Mohammad Ali Taheri, an imprisoned spiritual leader who was supposed to be freed more than two months ago after completing a five-year prison sentence, has again been charged with “corruption on earth,” as well as membership in a banned militant Marxist organization. His sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the […]... read more
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