January 6, 2017—The call for the resignation of Iran’s top judicial official, Sadegh Larijani, by the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, has brought renewed attention on the systematic abuses of rights committed by Iran’s Judiciary. Ebadi’s January 4 statement comes during a wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners […]... read more
Shirin Ebadi: Interrogators Make Decisions for the Judges Amid the ongoing wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners in Iran, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the chief of the country’s Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, to resign. “The system is broken and the final responsibility rests with its head,” Ebadi, who was […]... read more
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi held President Hassan Rouhani directly responsible for “every Intelligence Ministry violation” and criticized his failure to uphold the Constitution. “I warn Mr. Rouhani and hold him responsible for the unlawful actions taking place in the Intelligence Ministry because […]... read more
Despite statements from some Iranian officials doubting the value of capital punishment, no action has been taken to end or reduce the high number of executions in the country, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Unfortunately, for years Iran’s judicial officials have repeated statements in response to […]... read more
While expressing joy at Iran’s recent release of four imprisoned Iranian-Americans, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the Iranian government to “make peace with its own people,” now that it has shown the ability to negotiate and compromise with its adversary, the United States. “The Iranian government has made peace with a country […]... read more
The Iranian government’s most senior female official plans to take legal action against an extremist publication for comparing her to a prostitute. The weekly Ya Lesarat, the mouthpiece of the shadowy, semi-official vigilante group Ansar-e Hezbollah known for its violent enforcement of ultraconservative dictates, has a long history of defaming and inciting violence against women with […]... read more
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video, Iran's Future Held Captive, and accompanying letter-writing initiative today calling attention to the government's intensified crackdown on Iranian campuses. This video stands in solidarity with a call by the Iranian student association Daftar Tahkim Vahdat and alumni association Advar Tahkim Vahdat, and Speak Out for Imprisoned Iranian Students, a campaign launched by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and human ... read more
Iranian student association Daftar Tahkim Vahdat and alumni association Advar Tahkim Vahdat have joined with Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, along with numerous other groups, in a new campaign to call for the release of imprisoned students in Iran.
The campaign, “Speak Up for Imprisoned Students,” is aimed at spreading the voices of imprisoned Iranian students and students banned from continuing their education throughout the read more
(26 January 2012) Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate, today called for a sustained international campaign for the release of three opposition leaders under house arrest for nearly a year.
“I support the call [of political prisoners] and invite all freedom-loving people across the globe to do all they can for the release of prisoners of conscience in Iran, particularly Ms. Zahra Rahnavard, Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mr. Mehdi Karroubi,” Ebadi said in her statement released today.... read more
(24 August 2011) The Iranian Central Bar Association should come to the aid of embattled lawyers subjected to harassment, unfounded criminal charges or prison sentences for defending prisoners of conscience and advocating for human rights, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
The International Bar Association and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers should also intervene to defend Iranian lawyers facing persecution, added ... read more
In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: the final verdict on the three imprisoned American hikers, Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal has not been announced; National Press Club president Mark Hamrick condemns journalist Kouhyar Goudarzi's disappearance and his mother's arrest; Reza Khandan, husband of Nasrin Sotoudeh, talks about his and his family's mistreatment when visiting his wife in prison; imprisoned journalist Issa Saharkhiz is sentenced to an additional two years in prison; ... read more
In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: the final trial session for the three American hikers, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sara Shourd has taken place; the Campaign published a report entitled, Raising Their Voices: Iranian Civil Society Reactions to the Military Option; the Campaign interviewed the head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi; the father of imprisoned student activist Zia Nabavi expresses concern for his situation; the Supreme Court read more