Archive for Human Rights

Tell UK Officials to Put People Before Politics and Demand Iran Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Boniadi

Dec 05. 2017- Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held captive in Iran since April 2016. For 19 months, the UK government refused to condemn Nazanin’s imprisonment while it pursued business and trade deals with the Islamic Republic. There is no evidence to support the national security charges against Nazanin. Now she’s facing new charges for the same dubious claims.

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Iranian wrestler says managers told him to throw match

Ali Reza Karimi

By Associated Press – WashingtonPost- November 28 2017 – TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian wrestler said his managers told him to intentionally lose to a Russian competitor to avoid facing an Israeli wrestler in the next round.

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Europe’s Silence on Iran Encourages Further Rights Abuses

EU Parliamentary Delegation Going to Iran Should Use Its Leverage to Engage Iran on Human Rights

November 14, 2017—European governments’ blithe disregard for mounting human rights violations in Iran ever since the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015 is giving a green light to further rights abuses in the country.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: UK should downgrade ties with Iran over jailing of British mother, says Peace Prize lawyer

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained on spying charges while on holiday with her daughter Gabriella 18 months ago

11.11.2017 –Independent  – Shehab Khan – Exclusive: Nobel laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi says government could take decisive action to ensure UK citizen’s safe release, but Boris Johnson’s handling of situation ‘has not helped’

The UK should downgrade its diplomatic ties with Iran to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Iranian human rights lawyer has told The Independent.

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He refused to spy for Iran’s military, and was sentenced to death for it

Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali

Nov 2, 2017, Washington Exsaminer – by Eugene M. Chudnovsky – On Oct. 21, Dr. Tehran prosecutor Abbas Dolatabadi accused Djalali of providing Mossad with the information about Iran’s nuclear sites that led to the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists in 2010-2012.

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Speak Out Against Iran’s Criminalization of Journalism

November 2, 2017 — The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) today released a video about the criminal investigation by Iran’s judiciary of 152 current and former staff members of BBC Persian. The defendants, all Iranian nationals based outside the country, recently discovered that the Iranian judiciary froze their assets in the state’s ongoing campaign aimed at intimidating Farsi-speaking journalists into stopping their reporting on Iran or producing pro-state reporting.

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Iran Resorts To Crackdown, Fearing Mass Rallies Marking National Day

Thousands of people gathering at the Cyprus tombstone in 2016.

10.29.2017 – Forbes – Heshmat Alavi , CONTRIBUTOR – October 29th marks “Cyrus Day” in Iran, commemorating Cyrus the Great, probably the most renowned ruler of ancient Persia. Last year on this day a large gathering of thousands Iranians sent shockwaves to Tehran, proving to the world Iran’s society remains restive and fiercely opposes the ruling regime.

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UN rights experts urge Iran to stop the imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

The UN experts: Ms. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; and Ms. Renate Winter, current chairman of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

GENEVA (18 October 2017) – United Nations- Human Rights – UN human rights experts * have urged Iran to halt the execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was 16 years old when he was sentenced to death. The execution is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

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Trump’s New Travel Ban: Collective Punishment of the Iranian People

Blanket Restrictions Aid Hardliners’ Efforts to Isolate Iranians from the World

September 26, 2017 – CHRI – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) The new travel ban’s indiscriminate and arbitrary impact on Iranian citizens is unjustified and a gift to Iranian hardliners who want to isolate their population and prevent with the outside world, CHRI said today.

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U.S. prisoner in Iran receives pacemaker as a trump calls for Tehran to free him

Baquer Namazi and his son Siamak Namazi. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has said on Sept. 18, 2017, that both men, Iranian Americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges in Iran, should be immediately released and paid restitution. (Babak Namazi / AP)

September 20, 2017 – Washington Post – By Carol Morello- An elderly U.S. Citizen with a heart disease was hospitalized and given a pacemaker Tuesday shortly before President Trump demanded that Iran release all Americans and other foreigners he described as being unjustly detained.

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