Tag Archive for Bahareh Hedayat

Commentary: Iran’s Hard-Liners Crack Down as Their Base of Support Narrows

07.12.2016 – Commentary By Hadi Ghaemi: There is a crackdown underway in Iran. But it is no longer just a crackdown on dissent. Rather it is an attempt to crush views or expressions that depart from the insular and rigid worldview of an increasingly small band of hard-liners.

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UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat

Iranian women’s rights activist and human rights defender, Bahareh Hedayat

June 15, 2016—The United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an opinion on the case of the Iranian women’s rights activist and human rights defender, Bahareh Hedayat, demanding her immediate release. The opinion ruled Hedayat’s imprisonment since 2009 is arbitrary and against international law.

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FIDH President calls for attention to the plight of Iranian prisoners of conscience

22-04-2016-FIDH- Letter addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
 Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Mr. High Commissioner,
I am writing to request your urgent attention to the plight of Iranian prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, and in particular prisoners who are denied proper medical treatment.

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Prominent Women’s Rights Activist Held Illegally after Completion of Sentence

August 28, 2015—The student and women’s rights activist Bahareh Hedayat, imprisoned for over five years in Iran, has been given an additional two-year prison sentence, days after receiving release orders from an Appeals Court in Tehran.

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Release Shafipour, Hedayat, and All Other Women Prisoners of Conscience

International Women’s Day Sees Shafipour Sentenced to Seven Years

(March 7, 2014)—As the world prepares to honor and promote the economic, political, and social achievements of women on International Women’s Day, Iran has sentenced yet another young woman, Maryam Shafipour, for her peaceful activities.

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Iran Should Release Imprisoned Activist for Urgent Medical Treatment

Bahareh Hedayat

(January 17, 2013)—The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat before continued imprisonment and lack of adequate medical treatment for her chronic reproductive system problems cause irreversible damage to her health, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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