Archive for May 2012

Iran: New wave of repression launched against ethnic communities

23 May 2012 – Karim Lahidji, vice-president of the 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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Iran Should Return Bodies of Execution Victims, Giving Closure to the Families

“I recall the words Kak (brother) Farzad whispered in my ears in our last phone conversation: ‘human rights have no borders. We have to eliminate borders. This is our duty; me from within prison and you from outside’.”

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Joint Statement on the Right to Education and Academic Freedom in Iran

The above signatories representing 17 human rights and student organizations express deep concern about the alarming state of academic freedom in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in particular violations of the rights to freedom of expression,

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