Archive for August 2013

Iran: Renewed attacks on the mandate of UN Special Rapporteur

Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Paris, 31 August 2013. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization, the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI), express their disappointment at recent statements by Iranian high-level officials regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s persistent rejection of the mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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IRAN: Grave concern over health status of human rights defender Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

Paris-Geneva, August 23, 2013. 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), expresses its deep concern about the hunger strike initiated by Iranian blogger and human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki, whose health status has been deteriorating.
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Syria: The International Community must act now. Horror must be investigated

Last Update 22 August 2013 – Appalled by the deadly bombardments that reportedly took place in Ghouta, near the Syrian capital Damascus, on August 21st, 2013, FIDH is calling for an immediate, thorough and impartial international investigation into the mass killings and the alleged use of chemical weapons. 

According to the Syrian opposition, more than 1300 people would have been killed in the attack.

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Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia

TENGRI News – Tuesday, 20.08.2013, A rescue operation was under way Tuesday after an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people began sinking north of Australia, two weeks away from an election where boatpeople are a key policy issue, AFP reports.
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Resolution on the serious and systematic human rights violations in Iran

Presented by the “League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI)” Considering that the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been drastically deteriorating in the past three years:

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Is Rouhani’s Government of ‘Foresight and Hope’ for All Iranians?

Huffington Post – Roya Boroumand Executive director, Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation
The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, presented a new cabinet on August 5, dominated by the old guard, including many technocrats from Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s government (1989 to 1997.) Mr. Rafsanjani was most often described as a moderate in the West regardless of his government’s human rights record.

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Saeid Rezaie transferred back to prison from hospital despite needing aftercare

Saeid Rezaie

8 August 2013 – Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Saeid Rezaie, one of seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders was hospitalized 2 weeks ago due to his gastrointestinal disorder, and was transferred back to Rajai Shahr prison on August 7th.

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Withdraw Cabinet Nominee Implicated in Abuses

Investigate Proposed Justice Minister’s Role in Killings 

(August 8, 2013) – Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, should immediately withdraw his nomination of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi for the post of justice minister, Reporters Without Borders, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, and Human Rights Watch said today.

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Foreign Dignitaries Attending Rouhani’s Inauguration Should Demand Visit to Detained Opposition Leaders

(July 31, 2013) Foreign dignitaries invited to attend the inauguration of Iran’s president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, should use the occasion to demand a visit to opposition leaders under house arrest, and publicly call for their immediate release, the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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