Two Brothers of Executed Iranian Wrestler Fear Same Fate

May 5, 2021 – Eight months after an Iranian wrestler was unjustly executed in Shiraz, his brothers Vahid and Habib Afkari remain in prolonged solitary confinement in the same prison where they’ve also been tortured and threatened with execution, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

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 ORIGINAL RESEARCH – Psychosocial consequences of widespread of torture and sociopolitical pressurein Iran

04.27.2021 – Siroos Mirzaei, Homayoun Alizadeh, Seyed Zarei, Reem Alksiri

Abstract

Background: Violence and political repres-sion in general may have a complex psychosocial impact on societies. Studying these effects in countries with a high grade of repression based on reliable data from inside the country is difficult, mainly due to risks facingresearchers. Methods and results: Read more

US, EU Should Seek Release of Dual-National Hostages in Tandem with Nuclear Talks

April 20, 2021—The situation of dual-nationals and foreign persons taken hostage and imprisoned by the Iranian government has not only remained unchanged, but in certain cases it has deteriorated, despite the new US administration’s approach to Iran and resumption of nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran in recent weeks.

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Iranian Government Responsible to Protect Prisoners against Fourth Wave of COVID

Prisoners Trapped in Overcrowded, Unhygienic Prisons without Adequate Medical Care

April 14, 2021—The start of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has increased concerns about the spread of the virus in the country’s overcrowded and unhygienic prisons and detention Centers, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Read more

Swedish scientist near death after months in solitary confinement in Iran, say UN experts

Ahmadreza Djalali

2021-03-18- GENEVA (Reuters) – Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali, sentenced to death in Iran on espionage charges, is in critical condition and near death after months of prolonged solitary confinement, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday. Read more

Baha’i in Iran — repressed and persecuted by the state

The targeted persecution of the Baha’i has seen homes like this one destroyed

08.03.2021-DW- It’s no secret that the Baha’i community in Iran faces far-reaching oppression. Now, DW has gained access to a policy paper that appears to show the extent to which the repression is state-sponsored. Read more

Death of Behnam Mahjoubi Will Be Followed by Others without Urgent Action

February 22, 2021—The death of prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubi, who died on February 21, 2021, after untreated medical conditions that included serious neurological issues, reflects the continued crisis in Iran’s prisons, where prisoners, especially prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, are denied proper medical treatment. Read more

Barred from travel by husband, Iran ski coach works remotely

Iran’s ski coach tells The Associated Press that her husband blocked her from traveling to the world championships in Italy because she wouldn’t consent to a divorce

Samira Zargari

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer- 18 February 2021, CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — When the husband of Iran’s Alpine ski team coach took advantage of a local law and barred his wife from leaving the country, Samira Zargari picked up her phone and continued coaching remotely. Read more

Biden Must Not Ignore Iran’s Human Rights Record

The U.S. government has a long history of pursuing multiple policy goals with adversaries and demanding respect for human rights will not derail nuclear negotiations.

USA President Joe Biden

FP- BY HADI GHAEMI | FEBRUARY 10, 2021, Less than a month into President Joe Biden’s first term, Iran is already in the headlines, most recently with the news that another dual national, identified as Iranian-American businessman Emad Sharghi, was sentenced to 10 years in prison under dubious spying charges.

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Human Rights Watch Report: Iran Event 2020

2021-01-13- HRW-  Iranian authorities continued to repress their own people. The country’s security and intelligence apparatus, in partnership with Iran’s judiciary, harshly cracked down on dissent, including through excessive and lethal force against protesters and reported abuse and torture in detention. Read more