Archive for June 2014

Iran: Human rights caught between diplomatic progress and political deadlock

Dr. Karim Lahidji, FIDH President

17 June 2014 – Op-ed written by Karim Lahidji, FIDH President, at the occasion of Rouhani’s first anniversary as the president of the country.
The diplomats are delighted. One year after Hassan Rouhani was elected president, relations between Iran and Western countries are (almost) friendly.
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Iran: Execution of a political prisoner constitutes violation of Iranian and international law

Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani and his son

Paris, 3 June 2014 – The execution of Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani  in Rajaishahr prison on Sunday 1 June 2014 was strongly condemned by FIDH and its member organisation, the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI).

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State-run TV’s Disinformation Encourages Violence Against Women

Broadcasts on Hijab Campaign Spread Defamatory Messages and Blatant Falsehoods
June 2, 2014—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran calls on President Rouhani to immediately institute supervision of Iran’s state TV and end the broadcast of programs that falsely defame dissidents and implicitly justify violence against women who do not wear the hijab, the compulsory dress that covers a woman’s head and body.

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AI: Iran must halt execution of political dissident

1 June 2014 [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged Iran [press release] on Saturday not to execute a political dissident convicted of “enmity against God.” Gholamreza Khosravi Savajani was sentenced to death in 2010 on the charge of “enmity against God” for his alleged links with a banned opposition group, the People’s Mojahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI) [official website].

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