May 23, 2016—(CNN) By Nazanin Boniadi – CNN Editor’s Note: Nazanin Boniadi is an actress, activist and a member of the board of directors at the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. She co-starred on the award winning Showtime series “Homeland”, and will appear lead in the upcoming MGM and Paramount remake of “Ben-Hur”. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
May 19, 2016—The prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been sentenced to serve ten years of a 16-year prison sentence, for her work defending human and women’s rights in Iran.
May 17, 2016—Eight people working in Iran’s fashion industry have been arrested and formally charged in an industry wide crackdown led by the Revolutionary Guards. Cases have also been opened on another 29 people, and most of the 170 fashion industry workers who have been targeted during the past six months have also been interrogated, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
17 May 2016 -FIDH- Paris-Geneva, The death sentence imposed on Mr. Tajiki is primarily based on a “confession” extracted from him under torture during his initial detention in solitary confinement, even though he retracted this “confession” during his trial, stating that he had been tortured and proclaiming his innocence. Throughout his detention and trial, Mr. Tajiki was denied due process, including being denied access to a lawyer during the investigation period.
May 12.2016-Amnesty International- The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old at the time of his arrest, said Amnesty International. Alireza Tajiki, now 19 years old, was sentenced to death in April 2013 after a criminal court in Fars Province, southern Iran, convicted him of murder and rape primarily on the basis of “confessions” extracted through torture which he repeatedly retracted in court. His execution is due to take place on Sunday 15 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad Prison in Fars Province.
May 10, 2016-FoxNews- A 22-month-old is stranded in Iran after her charity worker mother was arrested when trying to leave the country and jailed without charge for about five weeks, The Sun reported. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, the child’s mother, was reportedly held on an issue of “national security” and was apparently forced to sign a mystery confession.
03.05.2016 – Amnesty International- Amnesty International is calling for a British businessman jailed in Iran to be urgently released under Iranian early-release rules.
April 27, 2016—Three journalists and the brother of a journalist have been given prison sentences ranging from five to ten years after spending months in detention, the lawyer representing two of the individuals told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
April 27, 2016 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, who have long waged cyber attacks against the country’s activists and journalists, have extended their hacking attacks to Rouhani administration officials, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned, including close associates of President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members.
April 25, 2016 -FOX News-Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The lawyer for a prominent jailed Iranian artist and activist say authorities will soon free his client. Mohammad Moghimi told The Associated Press Monday that an appeals court reduced Atena Farghadani’s 12-year prison sentence to 18 months and “she will be freed soon.”