arbitrary arrest

October 19, 2011

Fear of Physical and Psychological Pressure on Journalist Inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A

Fear of Physical and Psychological Pressure on Journalist Inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A A month after his arrest, judicial authorities informed the family of detained journalist Amir Ali Allamehzadeh that he is held in a solitary cell inside Ward 2-A of Evin Prison, a friend of Allamehzadeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Mr. Allamehzadeh was arrested on Sunday, 18 September in Tehran, along with […]... read more
October 11, 2011

Authorities Silent About Location of Detained Journalist

In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Saeideh Khanzadi, wife of imprisoned journalist and member of Iran Freedom Movement Ali Akrami, said she has not known the location of her husband’s detention since his 6 October arrest. “He has only made one phone call home since he was arrested. It […]... read more
October 7, 2011

ILNA Journalist in Detention for 20 Days

ILNA Journalist in Detention for 20 Days Amir Ali Allamehzadeh, journalist and former International Desk Editor of ILNA News Agency, remains in detention since his arrest by plainclothes forces 20 days ago. No security organization has yet accepted responsibility for his arrest. Allamehzadeh was arrested by three plainclothes forces at his father's home in Tehran on Sunday, 18 September. Though judicial authorities have not revealed the detention location of the journalist, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights read more
October 5, 2011

Women’s Rights Activist in Prison Without Family Contact

Women’s Rights Activist in Prison Without Family Contact An informed source close to 38-year-old women's rights activist Fereshteh Shirazi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that since her arrest on 3 September 2011 in the city of Amol, she has had very little contact with her family. The source told the Campaign that Shirazi’s trial was held on 28 September, and despite promises made to her that she could see her son on 25 September, she was not allowed to do so and her visit was postponed.... read more
August 5, 2011

Sajjad Jahanfar, Another Kurdish Author and Scholar, Arrested

A local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Sajjad Jahanfar, a young author and researcher from Gilan-e-Gharb, was arrested on 12 August in Kermanshah. Jahanfar has authored several books, such as the seven-volume book, "Stories of The Medea Land," in Persian and the Kurdish language. Sajjad Jahanfar's arrest took place when security forces showed up to the homes of several literary and cultural activists in Gilan-e-Gharb in the Kermanshah Province during read more
August 2, 2011

Three Kurdish Literary and Cultural Figures Arrested

Three Kurdish Literary and Cultural Figures Arrested A human rights activist in the Kurdistan Province told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that last week three literary and cultural figures of Gilanegharb were arrested by security forces and transferred to the Kermanshah Intelligence office. The three detained individuals are Jamal Khani, poet, Farhad Vakilinia, teacher, and Naeem Najafi, a student, […]... read more
May 24, 2011

Release Women’s Rights Activists

Release Women’s Rights Activists Iranian judicial authorities should immediately release two recently detained women’s rights activists, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Campaign added that the Judiciary should end the harassment and arbitrary prosecution of citizens engaged in lawful actions aimed at challenging Iran’s discriminatory laws. Two women's rights activists and members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, Maryam Bahreman and Mahboubeh Karami, were detained on 11 May ... read more
February 1, 2010

No Information About Jailed Artist Mehraneh Atashi

No Information About Jailed Artist Mehraneh Atashi (1 February 2010) Internationally recognized photographer Mehraneh Atashi, along with her husband Madjid Ghaffari, were arrested on 12 January 2010 in their home in Tehran and detained, apparently in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison, but authorities have released no information about charges against them, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported today. Atashi and her husband have had no access to a lawyer. They have been allowed no visit by their read more
January 10, 2010

Update: Detained Mothers Shuffled Between Emergency Rooms and Detention Center

(10 January 2010) Authorities transferred nine of the 33 detained members of the Mourning Mothers to emergency rooms following their detention yesterday, and later took them to Vozara Detention Center in Tehran, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The nine mothers suffer from various illnesses and were taken back to Vozara Detention Center from Sajjad and Firuzgar hospitals in Tehran.... read more
January 7, 2010

Fear of Imminent Executions of Baha’is

Fear of Imminent Executions of Baha’is (7 January 2010) Iranian authorities have added new charges against 7 Baha’i leaders detained since 2008, under which they could be executed if convicted, and have arrested at least 12 more members of the religious minority, while desensitizing the Iranian population with propaganda campaigns against the Baha’is, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. In news reports broadcast nationally, commentators have claimed that recent Ashura demonstrations were ... read more