Archive for March 2017

8 March: In the face of the attacks and the setbacks, Fighting back for Women’s rights!

08/03/2017-FIDH-  For International Women’s Day, FIDH produced a video clip in several languages to illustrate the scope and diversity of mobilisation currently underway. The song “Stood up” by John Hiatt is performed by Angélique Kidjo. The daily threats and attacks on women’s rights around the world are being met with new and unprecedented initiatives. No more complacency; it is time for action.

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Iranian-American’s Hunger Strike Highlights Iran’s Jailing of Dual Nationals

Reza “Robin” Shahini, who was born in Iran and emigrated to the U.S., was detained in July 2016 in Gorgan, Iran, where he traveled to visit his mother and other family members.

WASHINGTON-VOA-March 02, 2017- The sister of an Iranian-American man detained in Iran since July says he has entered the third week of a hunger strike against what he sees as an unjust jail term for “collaborating with a hostile government.”

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