(ICHR) Press Release Mohammad Sadigh Kabodvand

Toronto, Ontario 16 December 2014- The International Center for Human Rights (ICHR) announced today that Mr. Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand, received the ICHR’s prestigious human rights award for 2014. Although he is currently imprisoned the award recognizes his efforts to defend the right of Iranian Kurds under persecution.

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Martin Place, Sydney siege gunman identified as Man Haron Monis

The suspect at the centre of the siege in Martin Place has been identified as Man Haron Monis. Photo: Nick Ralstonsmh-au – 12.15.2014 – Nick Ralston: The man who continues to hold more than a dozen people hostage, placing Sydney’s CBD into lockdown is no stranger to the NSW police or the judiciary. Self-described cleric, Man Haron Monis, 50, first came to attention of police when he penned poisonous letters to the family of dead Australian soldiers seven years ago.

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Opposition Leader Under House Arrest Demands Public Trial

Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi

Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi

Former Presidential Candidates Held for Four Years without Charges
December 2, 2014—The head of the Iranian Judiciary should immediately end the nearly four-year house arrest of former presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and leading dissident Zahra Rahnavard, and grant them a fair trial, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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Iran’s human rights situation has not improved, says activist

Iranian lawyer and rights activist Shirin Ebadi. (Al Arabiya)

Saturday, 29 November 2014 -Al Arabiya News- Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani has not been able to deliver on his promises to address key human rights issues in the country, Iranian lawyer and rights activist Shirin Ebadi told Al Arabiya’s Diplomatic Avenue on Friday.

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Document – Iran: Death sentence for “insulting the prophet”

Soheil Arabi

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL- An Iranian man has been sentenced to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam”. Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook.

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New Report Reveals State’s Growing Efforts to Control Internet Access in Iran

Authorities’ Ability to Monitor Online Communications Will Increase
November 19, 2014—The Rouhani administration should use all its authority to end the government’s initiatives to restrict Iranians’ access to the Internet, immediately cease state efforts to monitor users’ online accounts, and end the prosecution of individuals for their peaceful online activities, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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Volleyball woman ‘on hunger strike’ in Iran

Ghoncheh Ghawami

04 Nov 2014 -Aljazeera- British-Iranian woman, jailed for trying to attend men’s volleyball match, is protesting against her detention.
A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike for the second time, reports say.

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Woman Hanged In Iran For Killing Alleged Rapist Sent Her Family A Chilling Message

Reyhaneh Jabbari

10-27-2014-Huffingtonpost- An Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday despite international pleas for clemency left her family a heartbreaking message several months before her death.
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged on Saturday morning in Tehran’s Evin prison after spending five years on death row for the 2007 murder of a man she said had tried to rape her.

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Sotoudeh Stages Sit-in to Protest Ban on Her Legal Practice

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

October 21, 2014— Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh began a sit-in on October 21, 2014, at the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran to protest a ruling that puts a three-year ban on her legal practice, and in protest against the general state of legal representation in Iran. One day before starting the sit-in, in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, she said that the protest will be of unlimited duration, until the Iranian Bar Association takes action on her demands.

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Iran: Human Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh to stage sit-in outside Bar Association

Dear Compatriots and human rights activists,
The 2nd Branch of the Disciplinary Investigation Panel of the Bar has sentenced me, Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer, to a three-year ban on practicing law. Thus, I shall begin a sit-in outside the Bar Association on the morning of Tuesday 21 October 2014.

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