During a press conference today, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi told reporters that the imprisoned Washington Post correspondent, Jason Rezaian, has been indicted and that his case has been forwarded to a Tehran Revolutionary Court. The Prosecutor's announcement, after 170 days of "temporary detention" of the journalist, did not include a statement about the charges Rezaian is facing.... read more
Last Saturday, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced that on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 100 political prisoners. According to various sources, more than 30 inmates have been released over the past two days, among them a few students and political activists arrested in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election. ... read more
The European Union announced that it would “swiftly [introduce] restrictive measures targeted against those responsible for grave human rights violations" in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Following its meeting in Brussels on 21 March 2011, the Union’s Council of Ministers noted its “deep concern” about the “dramatic increase” in executions and the “systematic repression” of Iranian citizens, and condemned the continuing use of “torture and other cruel and degrading ... read more
(24 February 2011) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
welcomed the addition of two Iranian officials by the United States government today to its list of human rights offenders, as well as reports that six European Union (EU) member states have called for targeted sanctions against Iranian officials who have committed grave human rights abuses.
The Campaign reiterated its call for governments around the world to blacklist such officials. Britain, France, ... read more