Iran: Rights Situation Dire

Clockwise from top left: Loghman Moradian, Zaniar Moradian, Kourosh Ziari, Saeed Rezaei, Mohammad Ali (Pirouz) Mansouri, Masoud Bastani. © Private

Clockwise from top left: Loghman Moradian, Zaniar Moradian, Kourosh Ziari, Saeed Rezaei, Mohammad Ali (Pirouz) Mansouri, Masoud Bastani. © Private

January 29, 2015 – HRW – (Beirut) – Repressive elements within Iran’s security and intelligence forces and judiciary retained wide powers and carried out serious rights abuses throughout 2014, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.

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Christmas Island asylum seeker children still waiting for release into community

Asylum seeker children have been moved off Christmas Island but remain in detention in Darwin. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Asylum seeker children have been moved off Christmas Island but remain in detention in Darwin. Photo: Wolter Peeters

January 22, 2015 -The Sydney Morning Herald- Children who were promised to be moved off Christmas Island and into the community by former immigration minister Scott Morrison remain in a Darwin immigration facility.
The 94 children and 100 family members are being held in the Blaydin Point Alternative Place of Detention in Darwin, where they have been held since late December.

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Iran: Imprisoned unionists face new unfair trials and extended prison terms

01.24.2015 – The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) about the ongoing judicial harassment of imprisoned unionists designed to extend their arbitrary detention, and about the persisting crackdown on other unionists and labour activists who are peacefully exercising their right to form independent labour unions.

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IRAN: Ongoing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh

Paris-Geneva, January 21, 2015 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), deplores the continuing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh in Iran.

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Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi expresses his abhorrence for the religious terrorist operations

 Cartoonists Killed In Attack 

Cartoonists Killed In Attack

January 20, 2015 – I praise the Creator, who never forgot to embrace his people and never ordered the use of violence, and did not send a prophet for the harassmentof people, and did not create a law for committing brutalities.

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Young Scientist’s Ten-Year Sentence Upheld despite Supreme Court’s Rejection of Legality of His Case

Omid Kokabee,

January 8, 2015—An appeals court in Tehran has upheld the ten-year prison sentence of the young scientist Omid Kokabee without regard for the earlier opinion of the Supreme Court or the reasoning set forth in their ruling on the case. “Not only is this a blatant judicial error, it is an unprecedented dismissal of a Supreme Court ruling,” said Hadi Ghaemi, Executive Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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Condemnation of the attack and unconditional support to Charlie Hebdo

7 January 2015 – FIDH expresses its full and unconditional support to Charlie Hebdo’s editorial board and to the families of all victims. “What happened is despicable, intolerable and inhuman.

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A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran

Foto: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters

12.26.14 – thedailybeast – My father, an Iranian blogger, is being psychologically tortured and imprisoned—all for blogging about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At this very moment, my father, Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, also known as Siamak Meher, is being detained in Karaj Prison in Iran.  He was arrested by security forces two months ago in Orumieh and was held in solitary confinement for 14 days by the Ministry of Intelligence.

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(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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