Arash Sadeghi

January 10, 2017

Wife of Imprisoned Activist Arash Sadeghi Resists Order to Return to Prison

Wife of Imprisoned Activist Arash Sadeghi Resists Order to Return to Prison UPDATED on January 23, 2017:  While trying to visit her hospitalized husband, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was forced to return to Evin Prison by agents of the Revolutionary Guards Sarallah Headquarters on January 22, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The agents also arrested her friend, Saeed Eghbali, who was accompanying her, and took him to […]... read more
December 20, 2016

Five Political Prisoners in Iran on Life-Threatening Hunger Strikes in Desperate Bid for Case Reviews

Five Political Prisoners in Iran on Life-Threatening Hunger Strikes in Desperate Bid for Case Reviews The lives of at least three imprisoned civil rights activists in Iran are perilously in danger after suffering health complications from weeks on hunger strike, while another has sewn his lips shut, but judicial authorities have yet to respond to their demands, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.  Saeed Shirzad, Arash […]... read more
December 8, 2016

Rights Activist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment in Critical Condition After 45-Day Hunger Strike

Rights Activist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment in Critical Condition After 45-Day Hunger Strike Civil rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for his peaceful activism, is in “critical and worrying” condition after 45 days on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin Prison, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Arash has lost a lot of weight and he’s suffering […]... 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
June 21, 2016

Commentary: Iran’s Foreign Minister Toes the Supreme Leader’s Line on Human Rights

Commentary: Iran’s Foreign Minister Toes the Supreme Leader’s Line on Human Rights ICHRI– When Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently tried to side-step questions about the country’s abysmal human rights record, he yet again exposed his government’s inability—or reluctance—to face the issue even though President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013 promising to improve it.  At a press conference in Norway on June 13, 2016, […]... read more
June 14, 2016

No Time for Goodbyes: Political Prisoner Forced to Begin Harsh Prison Sentence Without Summons

No Time for Goodbyes: Political Prisoner Forced to Begin Harsh Prison Sentence Without Summons Former student activist Arash Sadeghi unexpectedly began serving his 19-year prison sentence in Evin Prison on June 7, 2016 when he visited the jail to inquire about the official start date of his sentence. Sadeghi had not received a summons and wanted to prevent prison guards from showing up without notice to haul him to […]... read more
March 7, 2016

Harsh Sentences of Human Rights Activist and Wife Confirmed by Iran Appeals Court

Harsh Sentences of Human Rights Activist and Wife Confirmed by Iran Appeals Court An Appeals Court in Iran has upheld the 15-year prison sentence of the student activist Arash Sadeghi for “collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state,” “spreading lies in cyberspace” and “insulting the Founder of the Islamic Republic [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini].”  Sadeghi’s sentence has been confirmed without taking into consideration Article 134 of Iran’s New […]... read more
March 7, 2016

Former Political Prisoner Gets One-Year Prison Sentence On Recycled Charges

Former Political Prisoner Gets One-Year Prison Sentence On Recycled Charges Navid Kamran, a former political prisoner, has been sentenced to one year in prison without any new evidence supporting the charge against him of “propaganda against the state,” he told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  “When the agents came into the shop jointly owned by me and [former prisoner of conscience] Arash […]... read more