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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Iran’s Authorities Should Denounce Threat to BBC Made by Iranian News Agency

Mizan News Agency “Incites Violence Against Our Journalists” Says BBC

August 10, 2018—The inflammatory statements against the BBC that were published on August 7, 2018 by the Mizan News Agency, which functions as the official news website of the Iranian Judiciary, pose a threat to the personal safety of BBC journalists and should be immediately denounced by the Iranian government, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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State TV of Iran Must End Its Use of Families to Discredit Journalists, Dissenters

State Broadcasts of Family Members Used to Silence Activists

(New York, August 9, 2018) – Iranian authorities should immediately stop harassing and threatening the families of activists and journalists as a means to silence dissent and criticism, Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) and Justice for Iran (JFI) said in a joint statement today.

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International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Condemns Iran’s Jailing of Nasrin Sotoudeh

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

July 18, 2018—Iran received yet another international rebuke for its persecution of lawyers trying to defend citizens’ rights and the rule of law in Iran with the open letter by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to Iran’s supreme leader calling for the immediate release of the prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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