Austria Ignores Threat of Iranian Islamism

A crackdown on Sunni Islam gives Shiite Iranians a free pass.

Oct.11.2018- Spectator – In June 2018, the Austrian government announced it would shut down seven mosques and expel sixty imams, because of their putative links to Salafi-jihadists or Turkish regime networks. The government’s decision was made in the wake of a 2015 law that banned foreign funding of religious institutions and required Muslim organizations to express a “positive approach towards the society and the state” of Austria.

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Iranian-American Among Five Environmentalists Charged in Iran After Eight Months in Prison

October 8, 2018 – Five out of the eight environmentalists who have been detained in Iran since January 2018, including an Iranian-American dual national, have been issued preliminary indictments eight months into their imprisonment.

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Iran Should Immediately Free Political Prisoner Arash Sadeghi on Medical Grounds

October 1, 2018 – Iranian authorities should immediately free political prisoner Arash Sadeghi so he can receive medical care for serious health issues that require urgent and sustained care, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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Rouhani Should Be Called to Account for Human Rights Abuses in Iran at UN Gathering

Mobile Billboard with Photos of Iran’s Political Prisoners to Circle UN Headquarters During Meetings

September 19, 2018—As President Hassan Rouhani comes to NY to attend the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) urges the international community to directly address the worsening human rights situation in Iran with the Iranian president.

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Three Detained Women’s Rights Activists Should be Immediately Released

No Information on Charges or Where Hoda Amid, Najmeh Vahedi or Rezvaneh Mohammadi are Being Held, Families Denied Contact

September 11, 2018—The three women’s rights activists arrested by Iran’s security forces since September 1—the lawyer Hoda Amid, the sociologist Najmeh Vahedi, and the gender studies student Rezvaneh Mohammadi—should be released immediately, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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Iran’s Execution of Three Kurdish Prisoners is Unlawful and Unjust

All Three Cases Rife with Denial of Due Process and Evidence of Torture and Forced Confessions

September 10, 2018—Iran’s execution of three Kurdish prisoners, Ramin Hossein Panahi (22), Zanyar Moradi (29) and Loghman Moradi (31) at dawn on September 8, 2018, despite serious concerns regarding the use of torture, forced confessions and denials of access to counsel, represents a horrific violation of law and the right to life, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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Iran’s Assault on Legal Profession Intensifies with Three More Attorneys Arrested

Seven Lawyers Now Behind Bars with More Summoned or Banned from Work

September 5, 2018—The arrest of three more lawyers in Iran, Payam Derafshan, Farrokh Forouzan and Hoda Amid, represents the continuing escalation of Iran’s assault against its own legal profession and a flagrant violation of these individuals’ basic rights to freedom of expression and due process, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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Husband of Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer, Arrested for Speaking Out, Must Be Released Immediately

State Harassment, Arrest of Family Members to Silence Dissent Intensifies in Iran

September 4, 2018—Reza Khandan, the husband of imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, should be immediately released from detention in Iran, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Khandan was arrested by agents of Iran’s intelligence ministry at his home on September 4 following his public support for his detained wife.

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Too Little, Too Late: Iran Should Permanently Release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcilffe

August 23, 2018 – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) urges the Iranian Judiciary to turn the three-day furlough it has granted to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffeinto permanent and unconditional release.

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Judiciary’s Intensifying Crackdown on Defense Attorneys in Iran Must End

Association Notes Iran’s “Unacceptable Intrusion on the Independence of the Legal Profession Which Undermines the Rule of Law”

August 14, 2018—An intensifying state crackdown on human rights defenders in Iran, in which the authorities have denied attorneys the ability to represent their clients and jailed them for attempting to do so, violates Iran’s domestic laws and international obligations and must end, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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