09.10.2015 – The Tunisian League for Human Rights, FIDH member organisation in Tunisia, alongside the Tunisian bar, UGTT and UTICA : 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
FIDH warmly welcomes this international recognition of the Quartet and the Tunisians’ essential struggle for democracy, fundamental freedoms, dignity and justice.
Iranian Judiciary Has Long History of Relying on False “Confessions” Extracted Under Duress
October 6, 2015 – Two months after the end of the trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, imprisoned in Iran since July 2014, it is increasingly apparent that the Iranian Judiciary’s prosecution of Rezaian will rely on little more than a forced false “confession.”
Arash Sadeghi and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee
COUPLE SENTENCED TO JAIL ON SECURITY CHARGES
Former student activist Arash Sadeghi and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, have been sentenced to imprisonment on national security charges following grossly unfair trials. They have appealed their sentences .Arash Sadeghi, a former student activist, was informed in August 2015 that he had been sentenced by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran to 15 years’ imprisonment on charges including “spreading propaganda against the system”, “gathering and colluding against national security” and “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic.”
16 September 2015 – EU Interior Ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday failed to address the urgent needs of Europe’s refugee crisis. They were unable to agree on a proposal for the relocation of 120,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary, falling back on an agreement made in June for a temporary and exceptional mechanism to relocate 40,000 people over two years.
Labor activist Shahrokh Zamani
Authorities Routinely Refuse Medical Treatment to Political Prisoners
September 16, 2015 – Labor activist Shahrokh Zamani died of a stroke on September 13, 2015, at Rajaee Shahr Prison in the Iranian city of Karaj, days after prison authorities refused him medical treatment.
Move Cuts Rouhani Administration Out of Decisions on Internet Access
September 14, 2015—Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has announced that authority for Internet policy will be exclusively centered in the country’s Supreme Cyberspace Council, a move that will consolidate decision-making power over the Internet into an organization the hardline cleric controls.
08.September 2015 – An op-ed co-signed by Karim Lahidji, the Arab Reform Initiative, and several Syrian NGOs published on the occasion of an international conference organised by the French Foreign Ministry on the protection of victims of ethnic or religious violence in the Middle East.
August 28, 2015—The student and women’s rights activist Bahareh Hedayat, imprisoned for over five years in Iran, has been given an additional two-year prison sentence, days after receiving release orders from an Appeals Court in Tehran.
August 20, 2015 – After a week of attacks by the hardline Iranian newspaper Kayhan against Wall Street Journal reporter Farnaz Fassihi, the American newspaper issued a statement condemning the allegations as “completely false, outlandish and irresponsible.”
Iranian-American prisoners, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Mirzaei Hekmati,
August 10, 2015—The Rouhani administration should immediately secure the release of three Iranian-American prisoners, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who are being held on politically motived charges, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today.