Press releases

August 29, 2016

Unjustly Imprisoned Young Physicist Granted Conditional Release After Five Years

Unjustly Imprisoned Young Physicist Granted Conditional Release After Five Years Omid Kokabee’s Release Comes After Months Struggling with Kidney Cancer That Was Left Untreated in Prison August 29, 2016—Imprisoned Iranian scientist Omid Kokabee, who spent more than five years in Evin Prison for refusing to work on Iran’s military projects, was granted conditional release on August 29, 2016. Kokabee, currently on medical leave, was diagnosed […]... read more
June 20, 2016

New Report: Inside the Women’s Ward: Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison

New Report: Inside the Women’s Ward: Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison Lack of Medical Care, Denied Family Visitation, Substandard Food, among Conditions in Ward June 20, 2016—Political prisoners held in the Women’s Ward at Iran’s Evin Prison are routinely denied medical care and hospitalization, face severely restricted or denied visitation rights even with their young children, are deprived of regular telephone contact with their families, and […]... read more
June 14, 2016

UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat

UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat Imprisonment of Prominent Women and Human Rights Defender Is Against International Law, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Rules June 14, 2016—The United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an opinion on the case of the Iranian women’s rights activist and human rights defender, Bahareh Hedayat, demanding her immediate release. The opinion ruled […]... read more
June 7, 2016

Campaign’s Letter to Rouhani: Allow Women Spectators to Attend World Volleyball Games in Tehran

Campaign’s Letter to Rouhani: Allow Women Spectators to Attend World Volleyball Games in Tehran Ban on Women Attending Sport Events Violates FIVB and Olympic Committee Rules From July 1-3, 2016, Iran will host the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball World League in Tehran. As of this writing, only Iran’s male sports fan will be able to attend the events and cheer on the nations’ team, as women will […]... read more
June 7, 2016

New Video: Time for Anti-Baha’i Discrimination to End in Iran

New Video: Time for Anti-Baha’i Discrimination to End in Iran State Officials Launch New Wave of Verbal Attacks after Former President’s Daughter Visits Baha’i Prisoner June 07, 2016—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and Impact Iran released an animated video today calling for an end to the discrimination and incitement to hatred against members of the Baha’i faith in Iran. Click here to view video […]... 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 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
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 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
March 1, 2016

Iran Vote: Political Freedoms Must Be Rouhani’s Top Priority

Iran Vote: Political Freedoms Must Be Rouhani’s Top Priority Electorate Wants Human Rights and Rouhani Must Deliver March 1, 2016—In the elections for Parliament and the Assembly of Experts held across Iran on February 26, the Iranian electorate handed the country’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and the hardline candidates he openly supported, a significant setback, voting in moderate candidates in many cities and provinces […]... read more