Secret document says Iran security forces molested and killed teen protester

Nika was just 16 years old when she disappeared during protests against Iran’s strict dress code for women

2024-04-30-BBC- By Bertram Hill, Aida Miller and Michael Simkin,BBC Eye Investigations An Iranian teenager was sexually assaulted and killed by three men working for Iran’s security forces, a leaked document understood to have been written by those forces says.

It has let us map what happened to 16-year-old Nika Shakarami who vanished from an anti-regime protest in 2022. Her body was found nine days later. The government claimed she killed herself.

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Hunger Strikes Across Iran’s Prisons Protest “State Murder as a Means of Repression”

Black Tuesday Campaign by Prisoners Builds in Desperate Effort to Halt Surging Executions
Lawyers in Iran Note Growing Pressure on Prisoners Who Join Hunger Strike

April 23, 2024 – As executions in the Islamic Republic mount to numbers not seen in many years, a growing number of prisoners across Iran have resorted to hunger strikes in a desperate effort to draw attention to the use of “state murder…as a means of repression and intimidation.”

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Iran executes 2022 protester for murder

Human rights advocates criticise Mohammad Ghobadlou’s conviction, saying he did not get a fair trial.

Al Jazeera -2024-01-23- Iran has executed a man who ran over and killed a policeman, and injured five other people, during nationwide protests in 2022.

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Gaza war and South African lawsuit against Israel

2024-01-18- Vienna– We welcome the initiative of the Republic of South Africa to indict the State of Israel for genocide, the ongoing destruction of human life and livelihoods in Gaza at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, while also naming and condemning the atrocious crimes of Hamas.

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Iran to execute protester with mental health condition on Tuesday, says lawyer

Mon January 22, 2024-By AnneClaire Stapleton and Adam Pourahmadi, CNN— An Iranian protester with a mental health condition will be executed on Tuesday over the death of a local official during Iran’s 2022 mass demonstrations, his lawyer Amir Raesian said Monday.

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Relentless Campaign of Repression Seeks to Quash “Woman, Life, Freedom” Movement

Jan 16, 2024 – Three women prisoners of conscience in Iran, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Narges Mohammadi and journalists Niloufar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi, are confronting additional prison sentences on sham charges. The state persists in its attempts to coerce women into submission for the mere exercise of basic rights, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran.

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Toomaj Salehi Re-Arrested After Publicly Disclosing Plans to Sue State

Requires Medical Treatment for Injuries Sustained in Prison

December 5, 2023 – The arbitrary re-arrest of Toomaj Salehi, a musician and dissident rapper in Iran, after he publicly announced he was filing a lawsuit over being tortured while in state custody, demands strong condemnation from the international community. Artistic and freedom of speech advocates in particular should demand his permanent release, stated the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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One Child, and at Least Six Political Prisoners Hanged This Week

December 1, 2023 – The surging executions of political prisoners in Iran are part of a state campaign deployed to crush dissent, and should be met with strong action by the international community, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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Peaceful Protesters’ Plight in Iran: Abductions and Forced Confessions

November 17, 2023 – An arbitrarily detained woman, facing unjust imprisonment in Iran, has provided a detailed account of her violent abduction amid mass arrests of peaceful protesters who were beaten and coerced into signing forced confessions, as per testimony obtained by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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Nasrin Sotoudeh Among Those Violently Arrested, Faces Grave Danger and Re-Imprisonment

Manzar Zarabi, Who Lost Family Members on Downed Airplane, and Teacher’s Rights Advocate Masoud Zeinalzadeh Detained

October 30, 2023 – Following the beating and arrest of peaceful activists detained at the funeral yesterday of Armita Geravand, a 16-year-old who died last week after a reported violent assault by the Iranian government’s forced-hijab enforcers, the international community must urgently demand the immediate release of all those detained, as well as accountability for this outrageous violence.

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