Archive for June 2011

Iran: FIDH and LDDHI call on the international community to put greater pressure on Iranian authorities to stop the rising trend of executions

6 June, 2011 – Karim Lahidji, Vice-president of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and President of the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI), said today:

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The New International Focus on Human Rights in Iran (Commentary)

By Dokhi Fassihian

U.N. Appointment of Special Rapporteur a Major Step

[ comment ]On March 25, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to single out Iran as a nation deserving of a special rapporteur on human rights to monitor its suspected abuses. The appointment of the rapporteur is expected this month.

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Daughter of Deceased Dissident Dies Following Attack During Father’s Burial

1 June 2011) Interference by security and plainclothes agents in the funeral of prominent Iranian political activist Ezatollah Sahabi, including beatings of mourners, led to the death of Sahabi’s daughter Haleh, who suffered a fatal heart attack at the event today.

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Iran: Haleh Sahabi dies after attack by plain-clothed agents on her father’s funeral

1st June 2011 – FIDH and LDDHI have learned from reliable first hand sources in Iran that Ms. Haleh Sahabi, daughter of Mr. Ezzatollah Sahabi, a veteran patriotic political leader, died this morning as a result of brutal mishandling by Security agents, during the funeral ceremony for her father.
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