Narges Mohammadi Attacked and Threatened Twice in Past Week by State Agents

Iran Should Stop Assaulting, Threatening Peaceful Activists

June 17, 2021 – Iranian authorities should stop physically assaulting, harassing and threatening peaceful activists in Iran, including the prominent rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that she fears for her life after being twice violently confronted by unidentified state security agents in less than a week. Continue reading “Narges Mohammadi Attacked and Threatened Twice in Past Week by State Agents”

Family of Executed Wrestler Seeks Supreme Court Review

Ghost of Navid Afkari Haunts Judiciary Chief’s Election Bid

June 15, 2021 – One week before Iranian Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi runs virtually uncontested for president, the family of Navid Afkari—a wrestler who was executed under Raisi’s watch—has filed a supreme court petition seeking a judicial review of the cases against him and his two brothers.

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For Iran’s Lawyers, Defending Dissidents Is Getting Dangerous

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – WPR – In 1985, my parents were taken to court in Tehran by a tenant who was trying to stop them from selling a property he was renting from them at the time. My parents were surprised to learn about the lawsuit. After all, they had given the tenant several months to vacate. He had no legitimate legal argument.

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Joint Letter: Biden’s Iran Policy Must Include Focus on Human Rights

The Center for Human Rights in Iran, along with eight other organizations, today sent a letter to the Biden-Harris administration calling for human rights to be advanced parallel to other matters with Iran

May 10, 2021 — Today PEN America and the Center for Human Rights in Iran, along with a coalition of human rights organizations, sent a joint letter to President Biden urging his administration to ensure that human rights concerns are at the center of U.S. foreign policy towards Iran.

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 ORIGINAL RESEARCH – Psychosocial consequences of widespread of torture and sociopolitical pressurein Iran

04.27.2021 – Siroos Mirzaei, Homayoun Alizadeh, Seyed Zarei, Reem Alksiri

Abstract

Background: Violence and political repres-sion in general may have a complex psychosocial impact on societies. Studying these effects in countries with a high grade of repression based on reliable data from inside the country is difficult, mainly due to risks facingresearchers. Methods and results: Continue reading ” ORIGINAL RESEARCH – Psychosocial consequences of widespread of torture and sociopolitical pressurein Iran”

US, EU Should Seek Release of Dual-National Hostages in Tandem with Nuclear Talks

April 20, 2021—The situation of dual-nationals and foreign persons taken hostage and imprisoned by the Iranian government has not only remained unchanged, but in certain cases it has deteriorated, despite the new US administration’s approach to Iran and resumption of nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran in recent weeks.

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Iranian Government Responsible to Protect Prisoners against Fourth Wave of COVID

Prisoners Trapped in Overcrowded, Unhygienic Prisons without Adequate Medical Care

April 14, 2021—The start of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has increased concerns about the spread of the virus in the country’s overcrowded and unhygienic prisons and detention Centers, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Continue reading “Iranian Government Responsible to Protect Prisoners against Fourth Wave of COVID”

Swedish scientist near death after months in solitary confinement in Iran, say UN experts

Ahmadreza Djalali

2021-03-18- GENEVA (Reuters) – Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali, sentenced to death in Iran on espionage charges, is in critical condition and near death after months of prolonged solitary confinement, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday. Continue reading “Swedish scientist near death after months in solitary confinement in Iran, say UN experts”