8 March: In the face of the attacks and the setbacks, Fighting back for Women’s rights!

08/03/2017-FIDH-  For International Women’s Day, FIDH produced a video clip in several languages to illustrate the scope and diversity of mobilisation currently underway. The song “Stood up” by John Hiatt is performed by Angélique Kidjo. The daily threats and attacks on women’s rights around the world are being met with new and unprecedented initiatives. No more complacency; it is time for action.

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Iranian-American’s Hunger Strike Highlights Iran’s Jailing of Dual Nationals

Reza “Robin” Shahini, who was born in Iran and emigrated to the U.S., was detained in July 2016 in Gorgan, Iran, where he traveled to visit his mother and other family members.

WASHINGTON-VOA-March 02, 2017- The sister of an Iranian-American man detained in Iran since July says he has entered the third week of a hunger strike against what he sees as an unjust jail term for “collaborating with a hostile government.”

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White House weighs designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

FILE PHOTO: Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran, Iran, September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Tue Feb 7, 2017 -Reuters – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

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Join the Women’s March on January 21st

19.01.2017- Donald Trump, the new President of the United States will soon implement the violently sexist, lesbophobic, homophobic, xenophobic and racist ideology he defended during his campaign. Read more

HRW World Report 2017 “Iran”: Halt Imminent Executions

JANUARY 13, 2017 – Human Rights Watch – (Beirut) – Iran should immediately halt the execution of 12 men convicted of drug offenses, scheduled for January 14, 2017, in Karaj Central Prison, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The human rights organizations expressed concern that, despite repeated government promises, Iran has not made any tangible progress in reducing its alarming execution rate.

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Iranian-Swedish Disaster Relief Expert Held in Iran Jail for Nine Months, On Hunger Strike Since Dec. 25

Case Continues Pattern of Westerners Snatched and Held Without Due Process

January 12, 2017—In yet another case of a foreign resident or dual national from a western country grabbed and imprisoned in Iran without access to a lawyer or any other aspect of due process, Iranian-born Swedish resident and expert in emergency disaster relief Ahmadreza Jalali has been held in Evin Prison for almost nine months. He is now approaching three weeks on hunger strike in protest against his detainment.

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Rafsanjani’s Death Reshuffles the Political Deck in Iran

January 11, 2017—The public funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on January 10, 2017, has led to an outpouring in Tehran of public calls for the release of opposition leaders held under house arrest and political prisoners, in a resurgence of support for reformist issues that have been harshly suppressed in Iran for the last decade.

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Iranian Activist Ends Hunger Strike as Wife Is Released From Prison

Arash Sadeghi

The New York Times – By RICK GLADSTONE – Jan.03 2017 – An imprisoned political activist in Iran who began a hunger strike more than two months ago to protest the incarceration of his wife halted the fast on Tuesday when the judicial authorities released her at least temporarily, rights groups and Iranian news media reported.

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Six Years into Extrajudicial House Arrest, Green Movement Leaders Still Asking for Trial

Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard Detained Since February 2011

December 13, 2016—The Judiciary should carry out its latest “promise—or threat” to put former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under extrajudicial house arrest since 2011, on trial, said his son Mohammad Taghi Karroubi.

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Former Italian Ambassador to Iran Denounces Detention of Iranian-American Dual National and Wife

“Much more is at stake than the personal freedom of two outstanding, patriotic Iranian citizens” says Ambassador

In a public letter the former Italian Ambassador to Iran, Roberto Toscano, condemned the arrest and now three-month detention of dual Iranian-American citizen Karan Vafadari and his wife, Afarin Niasari, whom he called among “the most dignified people I have met during the five years I spent as Italy’s ambassador to Tehran.”

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