Archive for June 2012

IRAN: Prominent human rights lawyer sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in exile on appeal

Paris-Geneva, June 13, 2012. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), denounces the unfair sentence on appeal of Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani to 13 years in prison in exile in the remote city of Borazjan (southern Bushehr province).
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Prisoners of conscience could die in Iranian government jails

Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), its Iranian affiliate (the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights) and Reporters Without Borders firmly condemn the inhuman treatment that human rights activists, journalists, netizens and other prisoners of conscience are receiving in Iran’s jails.
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