Three Years Behind Bars

2019-04-03 – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL- Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested on this day three years ago, Iran.

Since then we’ve been working closely with her husband Richard to campaign for her immediate release.

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A Message of Hope to Mark Nowruz, the Persian New Year

2019-03-20 – Spring is in the air and for millions of people around the world including Iran, it marks the beginning of a new year. The ancient festival of Nowruz (“new day”) is celebrated at the end of winter with festivities symbolizing rebirth, renewal and the possibility of new beginnings.

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Nasrin Sotoudeh, Prominent Lawyer, Says She Has Been Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison

March 11, 2019 – Iranian defense attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh told her husband she has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. Her statement follows media reports quoting the hardline judge overseeing her case who said she has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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Iran: Former ‘DEATH COMMITTEE’ member appointed to judiciary as nuclear tensions SOAR

A MEMBER of Iran’s infamous “Death Committee” will be appointed as Chief Justice this week.

Wed, Mar 6, 2019 – Express – By BILL MCLOUGHLIN

Ebrahim Raisi was involved in the reported execution of thousands of political prisoners during the 1980s under the country’s first Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini. Raisi is a trusted confidante of current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and will be appointed to the position later this week as he becomes one of the most powerful member’s of the Iranian regime. The “Death Committee” was formed by Khomeini in order to eliminate all political prisoners who still supported the opposition party at the time, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran.

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Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

2019-03-06 – By JON GAMBRELL –  Associated Press – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran who defended protesters against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarves for women has been convicted and faces years in prison, an activist group said Wednesday.

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Nasrin Sotoudeh, Attorney Who Defended Hijab Protesters, Convicted of “National Security” Crimes

Prominent Human Rights Defender Was Facing Decades in Prison, Sentence Unclear

March 5, 2019 – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) forcefully condemns the conviction of prominent Iranian defense attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh in a court process sorely lacking in international standards of due process.

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Choosing Raeesi as Judiciary Head Will Be a “Catastrophe” for Justice in Iran

Ebrahim Raeesi Was Member of “Death Commissions” that Ordered Extrajudicial Killings of Thousands of Prisoners in 1988

February 18, 2019—The appointment of Ebrahim Raeesi, who participated in “death commissions” that ordered the extrajudicial executions of thousands of prisoners in Iran in 1988, as Iran’s next head of the judiciary, will represent a complete repudiation of the rule of law and a reward for those involved in crimes against humanity, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. If Raeesi is chosen as judiciary head, which appears increasingly likely, CHRI forcefully condemns his appointment.

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Iranian Agents Tried to Frame Detained Conservationists by Staging Scenes to Falsely Implicate Them

Three Major State Agencies Rejected Charges of Espionage, Indictment Based on Retracted False “Confessions”

February 11, 2019 – Amid eight conservationists’ closed-door trial in Iran’s revolutionary court system, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has been informed that agents staged scenes around at least two of the detainees with the intent of implicating them in a false narrative.

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Iran opposition group calls for regime change in Paris march

Supporters of Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, demonstrate in Paris, Friday Feb.8, 2019 as Iran marks the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution. (Francois Mori/Associated Press)

February 8. 2019 – Washingtonpost – By Associated Press – PARIS — Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran’s clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran’s monarchy.

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Iran jailed hundreds of journalists after 1979 revolution: RSF

Files leaked to media watchdog show at least four journalists were allegedly killed by the government between 1979-2009.

RSF report coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that brought Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to power [Reuters TV]

Iran arrested, imprisoned or killed at least 860 journalists in the three decades after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to documents leaked to media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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