Archive for November 2017

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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