International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Condemns Iran’s Jailing of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Association Notes Iran’s “Unacceptable Intrusion on the Independence of the Legal Profession Which Undermines the Rule of Law”

July 18, 2018—Iran received yet another international rebuke for its persecution of lawyers trying to defend citizens’ rights and the rule of law in Iran with the open letter by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to Iran’s supreme leader calling for the immediate release of the prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Rouhani Facing Widespread Outrage as Student Protesters Remain Behind Bars and Receive Harsh Sentences 

120 Academics in Iran Call on Rouhani to Immediately Suspend Judicial Cases against More than 150 Students

July 17, 2018—In a stark display of societal outrage in Iran over President Hassan Rouhani’s complicity in rights violations, 120 academics from universities across Iran, some of whom are also current or former lawmakers and cabinet members, have called on the president to order the immediate suspension of the judicial cases against more than 150 students who are still in detention for their participation in the December 2017 – January 2018 protests. 

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Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

A man hands a child to a security guard from Iran’s parliament building after an assault of several attackers, in Tehran, Iran, on June 7, 2017. Iran said Saturday, July 7, 2018, it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.

By AMIR VAHDAT AND JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press | Published: July 7, 2018 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran executed eight men convicted over the 2017 Islamic State attack on parliament and the shrine of the Islamic Republic’s founding ayatollah, the bloodiest terror attack to strike Tehran in decades, authorities said Saturday.

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Women in Iran Are Dancing to Protest the Arrest of a Teenage Instagrammer

2018-07-08 – Time – By LAIGNEE BARRON – Iranian women are dancing in public and posting videos of themselves online to protest the arrest of a teenage Instagram star.

Maedeh Hojabri gained a large social media following for her dancing videos. To the tune of Western and Iranian pop and rap music, the teenager bopped and twirled in her bedroom without wearing the compulsory Islamic headscarf or hijab.

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