Women’s Rights

November 29, 2016

Women’s Rights Activist Arrested After Attending Workshop in Georgia

Women’s Rights Activist Arrested After Attending Workshop in Georgia Twenty Others Who Attended Women’s Empowerment Workshop Also Questioned Photographer and women’s right activist Alieh Matlabzadeh has been undergoing interrogation in Evin Prison since November 26 when Intelligence Ministry agents took her into custody without charge, her husband, Sadra Abdollahi, said in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Matlabzadeh, who […]... read more
November 29, 2016

Sedigheh Moradi Freed from Prison after Serving Five Years “for Nothing”

Sedigheh Moradi Freed from Prison after Serving Five Years “for Nothing” Appeals Court Throws Away Conviction “The judge looked at my file and ordered my unconditional release. It didn’t even take 10 minutes,” said Sedigheh Moradi who was released from Evin Prison on November 23 after Branch 54 of the Appeals Court threw away her conviction. “I hadn’t done anything. I was held in prison for all […]... read more
November 29, 2016

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward To Begin Seven-Year Sentence Human rights activist Atena Daemi, 29, was taken into custody from her home in Tehran by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on November 26 and transferred to Evin Prison to begin a seven-year prison sentence. “After being taken […]... read more
November 21, 2016

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Must Stop Using Dual-Nationals as Hostages

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Must Stop Using Dual-Nationals as Hostages British Government Accused of Putting Business Interest Above Protecting Its Citizens November 21, 2016—Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei should put an immediate end to the practice of the Revolutionary Guard’s Intelligence Organization, which operates under his direct authority, of arresting dual nationals and using them as hostages to collect ransom money and demonstrate political muscle, […]... read more
November 21, 2016

Activist Who Lost Parents in “Chain Murders” of Iranian Dissidents Summoned to Court

Activist Who Lost Parents in “Chain Murders” of Iranian Dissidents Summoned to Court Prominent rights activist Parastou Forouhar, whose parents were slain by agents of the Iranian government during a series of murders of dissidents beginning in the late 1980s, has been summoned without a given reason to appear in court at Evin Prison on November 22, 2016. “I have no idea why I’ve been summoned,” Forouhar told the […]... read more
November 18, 2016

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner Iran’s Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of political prisoner Rayhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, who became eligible for early release after serving half of her 15-year prison sentence, her mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “During the appeal process we noticed that she was charged with not just one, but […]... read more
November 16, 2016

85 UN Member States Say Iran Must Improve Its Human Rights

85 UN Member States Say Iran Must Improve Its Human Rights Resolution Passes UN General Assembly Third Committee November 16, 2016—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations’ adoption of a resolution expressing serious concern over numerous human rights violations in Iran, including the systematic use of arbitrary detention and discrimination against women and minorities, as well as the “alarmingly high” frequency and […]... read more
November 16, 2016

Authorities Punish Political Prisoner by Denying Medical Treatment, Visitation Rights

Authorities Punish Political Prisoner by Denying Medical Treatment, Visitation Rights Political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared has been threatened with the revocation of her visitation rights and denied medical treatment in Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward for requesting an official inquiry into the execution of her siblings in the 1980s. In a letter addressed to Iran’s Judiciary, a copy of which was emailed on November 11, 2016 to […]... read more
November 15, 2016

Iranian Officials Ignore Demands of Eight Ailing Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Iranian Officials Ignore Demands of Eight Ailing Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike At least eight political prisoners are currently on life-threatening hunger strikes in Tehran and Karaj to demand better conditions and reviews of their unjust prison sentences. Even though at least one political prisoner in Iran has died as a result of his hunger strike, judicial officials have not only ignored the worsening conditions of the […]... read more
November 10, 2016

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Political Prisoner’s 10-Year Prison Sentence

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Political Prisoner’s 10-Year Prison Sentence The Supreme Court of Iran has agreed to review the 10-year prison sentence of Sedigheh Moradi, who was imprisoned in 2011 for being an alleged sympathizer of the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO or MEK), a banned Marxist-Islamist opposition group. Her husband told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he hoped an amendment […]... read more
November 1, 2016

Iran’s Prosecutor General Tries to Link Imprisoned Rights Activist With “Evil Triangle” of Nuclear Deal

Iran’s Prosecutor General Tries to Link Imprisoned Rights Activist With “Evil Triangle” of Nuclear Deal Narges Mohammadi: “I will not allow an assault on my human dignity, and I will not stay silent.” Following an unprecedented public plea by Iranian Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Judiciary to show her “Islamic mercy,” Iran’s prosecutor general has claimed that imprisoned prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi is part of a foreign […]... read more
October 28, 2016

Mother Who Founded Group Memorializing Massacred Political Prisoners of 1988 Summoned to Court After Flight Ban

Mother Who Founded Group Memorializing Massacred Political Prisoners of 1988 Summoned to Court After Flight Ban “They are the ones who have to answer questions, not us.” Mansoureh Behkish has been banned from leaving Iran and summoned to court for her role in founding the “Mothers of Laleh Park,” also known as the “Mourning Mothers of Iran,” a group formed by mothers whose children were killed in the Islamic Republic’s massacre of […]... read more