Archive for September 2013

Prominent Iranian Musician Challenges Public Executions in New Video

(September 19, 2013) – Today the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released the music video “Execution” by Okhtapus, featuring acclaimed Iranian singers Shahin Najafi and Majid Kazemi, which directly confronts the Iranian government’s routine practice of inhumane state executions.
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Iranian human rights activist Sotoudeh: ‘Free forever’

Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights advocate, was among several prisoners released Wednesday from a Tehran prison where she had been jailed since 2010. “I’m glad, but I’m worried for my friends in prison,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a telephone interview soon after her release, citing other political and human rights activists who remain in prison.

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Nasrin Sotoudeh – Exclusive Interview One Hour After Her Release

(September 18, 2013) – An hour after her release from prison, human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, “When they took me out of the prison, they told me, ‘You are free.’ Last night they told four others.

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Prisoners’ Release Welcomed Ahead of Rouhani UN Visit

(September 18, 2013) – The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the release today of several prisoners of conscience in Iran, including lawyer and human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani should continue to take concrete steps towards improving the urgent human rights situation in his country as he prepares to address the United Nations, the Campaign added.

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Iran’s New Security Council Secretary Should End Illegal House Arrests

(September 13, 2013) The newly appointed Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, should immediately review the situation of the opposition leaders under house arrest and prepare for their release, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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Iraq: The authorities must investigate into 1st September killings at Camp Ashraf

Paris, 3 September 2013. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) call on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to release as soon as possible its report of investigation into the acts of violence perpetrated in Camp Ashraf on 1st September, which led to the death of possibly up to 52 camp residents. Both organizations also urge the Iraqi authorities to immediately launch an independent and impartial investigation as the government has pledged to do.
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UN Should Investigate Fatal Attack on Camp Ashraf

(September 2, 2013) The United Nations should immediately investigate the recent attack on Camp Ashraf, resulting in the killing of dozens of residents, and take all necessary steps to protect residents of the camp against any further violence, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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