Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial begins behind closed doors in Iran

May 26. 2015 The Washington Post – By Carol Morello  – Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial Tuesday on espionage charges in a closed-door session held more than 10 months after he was detained, Iran’s official news agency reported.

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ITF and ITUC give guarded welcome to Iran releases

Iranian trade unionists Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi

21 May 2015 -IranSOS- The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) have given a guarded welcome to the news that Iranian trade unionists Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi have been released on bail. The men had been imprisoned earlier this month.
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Initial Accord with Iran Holds Promise for Human Rights

But Risks of Hardline Backlash Remain

April 2, 2015—The understanding reached on Iran’s nuclear program on April 2 is a welcome development, averting at least for now, an inexorable descent into confrontation, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. This initial agreement presents renewed opportunities for human rights.

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UN Keeps Pressure on Iran for its Rights Failures

Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur

March 27, 2015—The United Nations Human Rights Council voted today to renew the mandate of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, signaling the international community’s continued concern over the state of human rights in Iran. The resolution to renew the mandate received 20 votes in favor, 11 against, and 16 abstentions.

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Petition: Stop the abuse of asylum by the Iranian refugees

03.07.2015 -To : EU Parliament & UNHCR

Stop the abuse of asylum by the Iranien refugees
Ladies and gentlemen,
During the 36 years of religious dictatorship in Iran, millions of the Iranians left their homeland because of oppression and migrated abroad seeking their asylums.
There are people among the refugees who migrated to Europe with some other objectives.

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New Report Shows Acid Attacks Against Women in Iran Fuelled by State Policies

March 6, 2015—The Iranian Parliament should immediately withdraw the pending Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, which explicitly calls for Basij militias to enforce strict hijab (female dress), the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. This plan not only violates the rights of all Iranian women, it also presents a clear and present danger to their continued safety.

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Amnesty International on Human Rights in Iran

02-25-2015 – Amnesty International – The authorities restricted freedoms of expression, association and assembly, arresting, detaining and prosecuting in unfair trials minority and women’s rights activists, journalists, human rights defenders and others who voiced dissent. Torture and other ill-treatment remained prevalent and were committed with impunity. Women and ethnic and religious minorities faced pervasive discrimination in law and practice.

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Iran: Illegal execution of juvenile offender

Saman Naseem

Saman Naseem

20 February 2015 – FIDH (a founding member of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty) and its Iranian member organisations, the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) and the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) strongly condemn the illegal execution of juvenile offender Saman Naseem that reportedly took place yesterday morning in Iran.

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Iran: Imminent execution of juvenile offender must be stopped

Paris, 17 February 2015 – FIDH and its Iranian member organisations, the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) and the Defence of Human Rights Center (DHRC) demand the Iranian authorities halt the imminent execution of Saman Naseem, and immediately overturn his death sentence, which is illegal under international human rights law.

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Free Them Now: End Arbitrary House Arrests of Green Movement Leaders

Campaign Launches New Initiative to Free Political Prisoners in Iran – February 17, 2015 -The Iranian Judiciary and Iran’s National Security Council should put an immediate end to four years of extrajudicial house arrest of Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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