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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Hamid Babaei has been detained in Evin’s Wing 350 since September 19 2013. Babaei is a PhD student from University of Liege, Belgium. After returning to Iran for a family visit on 27 July 2013, he was summoned by the intelligence services of Iran and arrested following…

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) released a Persian version of its November report “Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses against Iran’s LGBT Community”—an in-depth examination of the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Part of the…

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014  /  Human Rights

The parents of Wahid Banani broke their two-year silence in an interview with ex-pat Iranian reporter Masih Alinejad. The parents said that the court ruled that their son’s murder was not intentional.  …

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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5 unidentified people were hanged in Orumieh prison. 7 people convicted of drug possession & trafficking were hanged in Ghezelhesar prison on Monday morning. One drug trafficker was executed in Qazvin photos (Graphic!!)…

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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In his letter, Mehdi Khazali Hoaktab: Please do not allow them to incite opponents to a radicalism. Their lives depend on a transformation of the atmosphere pervading radical society and in the creation of a secure atmosphere. In his letter, he noted that “independent entities” whose…

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Reza AghaKhani was arrested several months ago and released on bail after 45 days. AghaKhani was charged with “membership in an illegal and anti-security religious-national group” and was fined for possession of satellite equipment. AghaKhani was arrested with other members of the party about one year…

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Asghar Gharavi, journalist in Bahar newspaper whose article on the Imam (Ali) Political Leader or Faith Role Model” resulted in his suspension from the paper and arrest, said in an interview with Rooz that the purpose in writing the article was to create an opening to…

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Monday, 27 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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772 Iranian journalists have urged Rouhani to keep his election campaign promise and reopen the Association of Iranian Journalists. “We ask that you order the acceleration of the reopening of the Association of Iranian Journalists…We hope that the Association of Iranian Journalists will be reopened before your…

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Monday, 27 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Omid Kokabee, a former graduate student in physics at the University of Texas who has been imprisoned since January 2011, has written in an open letter stating that he was being persecuted for refusing to cooperate with Iranian military projects related to nuclear applications. More: 1 …

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Monday, 27 January 2014  /  Human Rights

Sarang Ettehadi Ettehadi, a Baha’i citizen in Iran, shares the story of his conviction and sentencing in the Revolutionary Court in Iran.  …

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Monday, 27 January 2014  /  Human Rights

Over the weekend, prison guards and security offices at Rajai Shahr Prison erupted in violence in the political prisoners wing, conducting widespread searches. According to the report, the prisoners were imprisoned in a hall while their wing was searched, triggering protests by the political prisoners. The…

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Friday, 24 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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In a speech marking World Human Rights Day at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran University professor, writer and senior political analyst Sadegh Zibakalam said that since the Revolution, several irreconcilable rifts formed between Iran and the West, one of which is the ever increasing confrontation on human…

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Friday, 24 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Baha’i Tolou Golkar, a Tehran resident, was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of conspiring with the Baha’i virtual university. Over ten Baha’is are serving prison sentences on charges of conspiring with the virtual university….

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Friday, 24 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Daughter of Mohammadreza Pourshajari said that her father was opposing removal to a hospital for the sixth time, pleading before prison authorities that in the five previous times, they removed him to hospital only on Wednesdays, when specialists are not on call in the hospital, leading…

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Friday, 24 January 2014  /  Human Rights

In the third year of their imprisonment, the Gonabad Dervishes prisoners of Wing 350 of Evin Prison filed a second complaint against Judge Salavati with a special judiciary court. The charges being made against Judge Salavati, who is known for his harshness towards political prisoners, include…

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Friday, 24 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Thursday, 23 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists say that in light of the Iranian regime’s refusal to allow human rights organization to operate and its prevention of free flow of information, this report is incomplete. Statistics reveal that in this past year, 1361644 human rights violations were reported in Iran,…

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Thursday, 23 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The easing of sanctions did not lead to the definite release of Maryam Shafipour, Hossein Ronaghi, or Majid Tavakoli…others…  …

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Thursday, 23 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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“A year ago I witnessed a double hanging in Iran & wrote this piece http://nyti.ms/1c3UV11  today UN reports executions continuing same speed”….

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