Archive for August 2011

Opposition Leader’s Safety in Danger as Karroubi Spends 42 Days in Complete Isolation

“Under the Manipulation of Psychiatrists to Make Televised Confession,” Source Says – (28 August 2011) Iranian Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi is in grave danger of physical and psychological harm, as news of his complete isolation for the past 42 days emerged today, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The Campaign called for his immediate release.

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Lacking Independence, Bar Association Remains Silent as Lawyers are Persecuted

Legal Defense Under Siege by the Iranian Judiciary – (24 August 2011) The Iranian Central Bar Association should come to the aid of embattled lawyers subjected to harassment, unfounded criminal charges, or prison sentences for defending prisoners of conscience and advocating for human rights, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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New UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls on the Government for full co-operation with his mandate

GENEVA – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, appealed to the Iranian government to extend its full co-operation with his mandate as required by the UN Human Rights Council.

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