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This week in human rights in Iran MINORITY RIGHTS On November 21, over 3,000 people used social media to call for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran since September 2012. PRISON RIGHTS This week, 1,800 prisoners at Karaj's Qezel Hessar Prison went on a hunger strike...
This week in human rights in Iran MINORITY RIGHTS On November 20, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report accusing Iran of violating its legal obligations towards refugees from Afghanistan and failing to protect them from abuse. HRW claims that thousands of Afghans have been summarily deported...
This week in human rights in Iran FREEDOM OF THE PRESS On November 4, Saeed Pourazizi, editor in chief of Bahar newspaper was released on a $80,000 bail after his arrest earlier this week. Bahar newspaper was closed last week after authorities found one of its articles offensive to Islamic values....
This week in human rights in Iran INTERNET FREEDOM This week, controversy over the filtering of Facebook and Twitter arose when the Minister of Communication said that the removal of filters on Facebook and Twitter was non-negotiable and completely out of the question. However, the minister later...
This week in human rights in Iran Student rights On October 1, Mehrdad Farmani and Ehsan Molavi Far, two student activists and bloggers, were arrested in the city of Shiraz. The reason for their arrests is still not clear. On October 2, more than 600 student activists signed a petition to protest...
This week in human rights in Iran   INTERNET FREEDOM According to the head of the cyber police in Qazvin, Colonel Mehdi Mokhtari Nassab, police closed down over 30 Internet cafes within the last six months. Internet cafe’s must install CCTV and record the personal information of their customers....
This week in human rights in Iran PRISONERS RIGHTS This week, the Iranian government released 11 political and civil rights activist from Evin prison.Among the released prisoners are Nasrin Sotoudeh, Feyzullah Arabsorkhi, Mohsen Aminzadeh, Isa Saharkhiz and Ahmad Zeidabadi. Earlier this week, 42...
This week in human rights in Iran INTERNET FREEDOM On August 29, Hemayat Newspaper, the Judiciary’s official paper, published an extensive and vague list of crimes that the Iranian regime considers a red line for bloggers. Should a blogger cross any of these red lines, their blogs will be filtered...
This week in human rights in Iran EXECUTIONS Two people, both found guilty of murder, were publicly hanged in the cities of Tabriz and Jahrom on August 21. FREEDOM OF EDUCATION On August 21, the Science Academy of Iran sent a letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging him to end the stringent...
This week in human rights in Iran PRISONERS’ RIGHTS The Revolutionary Court of Bandar Abbas summoned political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi to court on August 13. Davoudi did not have access to his lawyer during prior to the session and  as new charges were laid against him in court. Charges included...