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Third Day of Protests See Clashes with Security Forces

December 13, 2021 – The government of Iran should allow teachers to exercise their right to public protest without the threat of violence or arbitrary arrest, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) in a statement today. Teachers should be allowed to voice their legitimate demands for fair pay and the release of their unlawfully jailed colleagues. Read more

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. Read more

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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 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

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

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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Execution of Navid Afkari: “Iran’s Judiciary is a Tool of Political Repression and Violence and a Threat to the People”

Champion Wrestler Executed despite Evidence of Torture and Innocence

September 12, 2020—The execution of Navid Afkari, the 27-year-old champion wrestler, by hanging at sunrise today in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, demonstrates the Iranian judiciary’s complete disregard for law, justice and international standards of due process. Read more

Celebrated Artists and Authors Join Online Campaign to Free Imprisoned Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Urgent Call for International Show of Solidarity to #FreeNasrin as Lawyer Begins Fifth Week of Hunger Strike

September 9, 2020—Prominent global artists and authors have united in an impassioned call to free the renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is imprisoned in Iran for her defense of civil and political liberties. Read more

Iranian-Kurdish Political Prisoner’s Health Suffers Amid Ongoing Denial of Medical Treatment

Zeinab Jalalian

14 September, 2017 – CHRI – After nearly a decade behind bars, prisoner of conscience Zeinab Jalalian has developed intestinal problems, yet the authorities continue to deny her specialist treatment, her father told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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