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This week in human rights in Iran ARBITRARY ARREST AND DETENTION The condition of three Ahwazi Arab detainees, who have spent eight months in detention without being formally arraigned, is still unknown. Ali Chobayshat, Yasin Mousavi, and Salman Chayan were arrested along with five others at a...
This week in human rights in Iran FREEDOM OF THE PRESS On July 16, Iranian authorities sentenced seven journalists from Majzooban Noor news website to a combined total of 56 years in prison on charges of, "forming the illegal Majzooban-Noor group with the intent to disrupt national security," "...
This week in human rights in Iran   EXECUTIONS This week, 21 prisoners were hanged in the Ghezel Hesar Prison and four prisoners were hanged Rajaei Shahr Prison. The identities of the prisoners in Ghezel Hesar are unknown, but reports claim that most of the prisoners were convicted of Moharebeh, or...
This week in human rights in Iran RIGHT TO EDUCATION On June 21, the Ministry of Science ended its practice of forcing university professors into early retirement and announced that pending retirements have been postponed for five years. This announcement comes after widespread criticism of the...
This week in human rights in Iran ELECTION AFTERMATH After the victory of Hassan Rohani in Iran’s presidential election last week, union activists including filmmakers, teachers and labor, as well as minority groups, journalists, bloggers, political prisoners, activists, human rights organizations...
This week in human rights in Iran EYE ON THE ELECTIONS This week the Iranian government put immense pressure on supporters of the Green Movement and reformists candidates. Two days before the election on June 12, many reformists activists received telephone calls from security forces warning them...
This week in human rights in Iran This week, while the Islamic Republic continued its crackdown against the media by filtering news sites and arresting journalists, the international community continued to put pressure on the regime and voice its concerns on human rights in the country. FREEDOM OF...
This week in human rights in Iran   JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST VIOLATIONS Being sent to solitary confinement then released after a hunger strike has become common practice for prisoners in Iran. This can be seen as a success for prisoners and human right activists who forced the Iranian government to...
This week in human rights in Iran Earlier this week more than 350 human rights and political activists issued a statement calling for the release of political prisoner Mehdi Khazali, a blogger and son of a leading right-wing cleric and former member of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Khazali. The...
This week in human rights in Iran On March 31, Ahmad Haj Seyed Javadi, a longtime political activist and co-founder of the Freedom Movement, died at the age of 96. A veteran political figure, having served in various government posts, Javadi was overtly critical of the crackdown following the...