Stop Zeinab’s execution now!

Amnesty International UK – Zeinab was 15 when she left her family to marry Hossein. She thought the marriage was her only chance to escape poverty. Soon after the wedding, Hossein started beating Zeinab- she asked for a divorce, but he refused. She told police, but they Ignored her. She ran away, but her family disowned her.

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Iran: Call for prosecution of perpetrators of 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners

In the summer of 1988, in a matter of a few months, 30,000 political prisoners were massacred upon a fatwa by Khomeini, the Iranian regime’s leader. Based on this fatwa, all the prisoners who were still loyal to the opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and refused to renounce it were executed. Many of the victims were serving their sentences or had even finished them. The fatwa was subsequently extended to other prisoners.

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UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants: no rhetoric, strong actions!

19.09.2016 (New York, Paris) FIDH welcomes the unprecedented initiative by the United Nations General Assembly to hold a world summit on Refugees and Migrants on 19 September to discuss a “more humane and coordinated approach” to migration. It urges Heads of State and government to use this opportunity to take concrete actions to protect the rights of refugees and migrant persons.

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Unjustly Imprisoned Young Physicist Granted Conditional Release After Five Year



August 29, 2016–Imprisoned Iranian scientist Omid Kokabee, who spent more than five years in Evin Prison for refusing to work on Iran’s military projects, was granted conditional release on August 29, 2016. Kokabee, currently on medical leave, was diagnosed with kidney cancer this past April after years of being denied proper medical treatment by prison authorities.

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Iran hangs 20 over ‘armed attacks’

4 August 2016 – BBC – Iran has hanged up to 20 Sunni Muslim prisoners it says were involved in armed attacks. State media said the group was executed on Tuesday, and was responsible for killing women and children between 2009 and 2011.

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Iran: Urgent intervention required to stop 3 August execution of juvenile

Open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Paris-Geneva, 1 August 2016

Dear Mr. High Commissioner,

I am writing to request your urgent intervention in the case of Alireza Tajiki, whose execution has been scheduled for Wednesday 3 August 2016. The authorities have asked his family to visit him for the last time.

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Joint statement by FIDH member organisations, İHD and HRFT, on the coup attempt in Turkey

18. July 2016 – We are against any kind of coup d’Etat, attempt to stage coup d’Etat, and anti-democratic practices and defend real civil democratic life and respect for human rights …

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Commentary: Iran’s Hard-Liners Crack Down as Their Base of Support Narrows

07.12.2016 – Commentary By Hadi Ghaemi: There is a crackdown underway in Iran. But it is no longer just a crackdown on dissent. Rather it is an attempt to crush views or expressions that depart from the insular and rigid worldview of an increasingly small band of hard-liners.

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New Report: Inside the Women’s Ward: Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison

Lack of Medical Care, Denied Family Visitation, Substandard Food, among Conditions in Ward

June 20, 2016—Political prisoners held in the Women’s Ward at Iran’s Evin Prison are routinely denied medical care and hospitalization, face severely restricted or denied visitation rights even with their young children, are deprived of regular telephone contact with their families, and are not provided adequate nutrition, according to a report released today by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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Arbitrarily arrested Iranian-Canadian-Irish academic Homa Hoodfar must be released immediately

Homa Hoodfar

Paris, 16 June 2016 – The Iranian authorities have been increasingly arresting Iranians with foreign passports on obscure politically-motivated grounds. The accomplished Iranian-Canadian-Irish academic Dr. Homa Hoodfar is the latest to suffer this fate.

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