Women’s Rights

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

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
April 13, 2016

Iranian VP Summoned to Judiciary for Commenting on High Execution Rate of Drug Traffickers

Iranian VP Summoned to Judiciary for Commenting on High Execution Rate of Drug Traffickers Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, Iran’s vice president for Women and Family Affairs, has been summoned to the Judiciary to explain a comment she made in February about all the men in a village being executed for drug offenses.  “Officials in Sistan and Baluchistan province have transferred this case to Tehran and Ms. Mowlaverdi has been summoned to the […]... 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 11, 2016

Journalist Afarin Chitsaz Held Incommunicado at Evin Prison for Five Months

Journalist Afarin Chitsaz Held Incommunicado at Evin Prison for Five Months Status of Case and Charges against Her Remain Unknown Concern is growing for the well-being of newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz, who has been imprisoned incommunicado since her arrest on November 2, 2015.  “Unfortunately, we have no information about her situation and we don’t even know why she hasn’t gotten a lawyer during these past five […]... read more
April 7, 2016

Disqualification of Elected Female Reformist MP Sparks Heated Debate in Iran

Disqualification of Elected Female Reformist MP Sparks Heated Debate in Iran Two weeks have passed since Minoo Khaleghi’s election to Parliament in Iran’s recent elections was nullified without an explanation by the Guardian Council, the body charged with vetting candidates. Some conservative pundits have speculated that the young female reformist from the city of Isfahan was disqualified because photos emerged of her shaking hands with a […]... read more
April 1, 2016

Young Woman’s Quest for Higher Education Exposes Iran’s Discrimination Against Baha’is

Young Woman’s Quest for Higher Education Exposes Iran’s Discrimination Against Baha’is Rouhie Safajoo, a student banned from Iranian universities because of her Baha’i faith and arrested for her online activism, was released on March 27, 2016 on 500 million rials (about $16,500 USD) bail, nearly three weeks after her arrest. “We are very happy Rouhie is free,” her sister, Maryam Safajoo, told the International Campaign for […]... read more
March 24, 2016

In Brazen Electoral Interference, Hardliners Disqualify Female Reformist MP

In Brazen Electoral Interference, Hardliners Disqualify Female Reformist MP Reformists Call on Rouhani to Stop Hardliners from Blocking Elected Candidates March 24, 2016—The reformist MP Minoo Khaleghi, newly elected to Parliament from the city of Isfahan and one of 14 women who ran successfully in Iran’s recent elections, has been disqualified by the Guardian Council. No reason has been given for Khaleghi’s disqualification, and […]... read more