No Accountability for Hundreds Killed, Thousands Injured and Arrested

International Community Must Demand Independent Investigation and Justice for Victims

2021-11-10-Two years after Iran’s security forces violently crushed mass protests that erupted across the country, leaving hundreds of civilians killed, two officials who oversaw that repression and have committed egregious rights violations for decades—President Ebrahim Raisi and Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i—have risen to top positions of power in Iran. Continue reading “No Accountability for Hundreds Killed, Thousands Injured and Arrested”

New Amnesty Report Highlights Use of Live Ammunition, Killings in Drought-Ridden Province

July 23, 2021—With security forces in Iran attacking and killing protesters in Khuzestan Province, the Iranian authorities are once again demonstrating complete disregard for the law, life, and all international standards of policing, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Continue reading “New Amnesty Report Highlights Use of Live Ammunition, Killings in Drought-Ridden Province”

At Least Three Shot Dead Less Than a Week into Demonstrations Against Water, Power Shortages

July 19, 2021—The unlawful killings of protesters by state security forces in Iran’s drought-ridden Khuzestan Province should be condemned by the UN and international community to prevent further loss of life from excessive and unlawful state force, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Continue reading “At Least Three Shot Dead Less Than a Week into Demonstrations Against Water, Power Shortages”

Rights Groups: Iranian Dissidents Remain at Risk Worldwide Without International Action

July 19, 2021—In a joint statement released today, 10 human rights groups, including the Center for Human Rights in Iran, urged the international community to hold Iranian authorities accountable for their ongoing campaigns of persecution against Iranian dissidents based inside and outside the country, and called on Iranian authorities to release all individuals imprisoned for peaceful expression. Continue reading “Rights Groups: Iranian Dissidents Remain at Risk Worldwide Without International Action”

ranian Activists Abroad at Risk if Europe, U.S. Don’t Address Iran’s Unlawful Activities

July 14, 2021 – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) today condemned in the strongest terms a foiled attempt by Iranian state agents to kidnap Iranian-American activist Masih Alinejad from U.S. soil, and urged the American and European governments to urgently pursue policies that address Iran’s kidnappings and increasingly unlawful and violent behavior. Continue reading “ranian Activists Abroad at Risk if Europe, U.S. Don’t Address Iran’s Unlawful Activities”

State Now Issues and Revokes Law Licenses, Crushing Independence of Legal Profession

Due Process and Fair Trial Rights Dealt Further Blow by New Legislation

July 12, 2021—In a sweeping grab of new powers over the Iranian Bar Association (IBA) that grants the Iranian judiciary the right to issue and revoke law licenses, the country’s judicial establishment, now led by human rights violator Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, has effectively destroyed the independence of Iranian lawyers.

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Mohseni Ejei’s Appointment as Iran’s Judiciary Chief Poses Grave Threat to Rights Activists

Judicial System To Be Used To Further Suppress Dissent

July 6, 2021—The appointment of Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, a major human rights violator, as the Islamic Republic’s new judiciary chief is another indication of the commitment by the country’s ruling establishment to use the judicial system as a means to suppress peaceful dissent in Iran.

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Raisi’s Role in 1988 Mass Executions Should be Investigated by UN Human Rights Council

Top UN Expert Ready to Share Testimonies, Evidence for Impartial Inquiry

July 6, 2021 – The UN Human Rights Council should act upon the call by UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman for an impartial inquiry into the state-ordered mass executions of thousands of prisoners in Iran in 1988 and the role President-elect Ebrahim Raisi played in those executions.

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Oil Industry Strikes Gain Support Across Iran, Raising Prospect of Confrontation with State

June 29, 2021—The continuation of strikes in Iran’s critical oil and petrochemical facilities—not seen on this scale for more than four decades—and the massive show of support from workers in other sectors, may well be a turning point in the history of Iran’s labor protests. Continue reading “Oil Industry Strikes Gain Support Across Iran, Raising Prospect of Confrontation with State”

Ebrahim Raisi is Guilty of Gross Human Rights Violations

June 19, 2021—As Ebrahim Raisi ascends to the presidency in Iran, after a sham election in which almost all other candidates were disqualified, the international community should closely monitor the human rights situation in the country given the seating of a man who is guilty of crimes against humanity. Continue reading “Ebrahim Raisi is Guilty of Gross Human Rights Violations”