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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Human Rights

A couple, Hassan Saqi Khorem Dashti and Fatma Musena, who were arrested along with their 17-year-old son, NIma Sadeqi, have been held in solitary confinement since their arrest three months ago by the Intelligence Ministry. The father was arrested as a youth on charges of supporting…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Babak Roghani was arrested last year and charged with harming national security, anti-regime propaganda, conspiring with anti-revolutionary groups and foreign countries. Roghani was held in solitary confinement for one month and released on bail. He has now been summoned to continue the hearing in his trial….

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Human Rights

The five are Dr. Latif Hassani, Mahmoud Fazli, Shahram Radmehr, Ayet Mehr Ali Bayglu and Bheboud Gholi Zade. The five were charged with illegal assembly and anti-regime propaganda.  …

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Akbar Amini was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of assembling against national security and anti-regime propaganda and was banned from political and media activities, even in cyberspace, for five years. Pejman Zafarmand was sentenced to three years in prison and a five-year ban…

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Thursday, 2 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former President and head of the country’s top administrative assembly, the Expediency Council, urged dissident jailed blogger Mehdi Khaz’ali to end his hunger strike….

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Yaghoub Khezri, Kurdish journalist, teacher and blogger has been summoned to serve a one-year sentence. He was arrested in June 2012.  …

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Elham Ruzbehi, a member of the Baha’i community, reported to Semnan Prison with her baby on April 27 to begin serving a two-year sentence. Ruzbehi is the fourth Baha’i mother detained with her baby. She was arrested, with several other Baha’is, on March 12, 2011. Pregnant…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Relatives of those arrested said that they have no information about the condition or whereabouts of the detainees who are being detained in the prisons of Karoon, Amaliyat Karoon, Sepidar Ahvaz, and the detention centers belonging to the Ministry of Intelligence in Ahvaz, Hamdie and Shadghan….

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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As the elections in June approach, the government has launched a renewed assault on the media with arrests, repression and harassment. Join us for a special screening of Forced Confessions, a film documenting the history of this tactic in Iran, followed by a discussion exploring the political, social and…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Clerics Special Court has banned the 9 Dey weekly and sentenced Hojjatoleslam Hamid Rasa’i, its managing editor, to 18 months in prison. He was also banned from journalistic activities for one year….

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Monday, 22 April 2013  /  Human Rights

The protest staged by Governor General’s office employees in of Yasuj in Kohkiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad Province ended without any results. The employees had “demanded their overdue salaries” and expressed their “discontent with the Governor General’s management strategies.” The sit-in ended after employees agreed to select a number…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Babek Zinli, a member of the Baha’i minority from Bandar Abbas, was arrested by the internal security forces at his home. They searched his home and confiscated equipment such as books, a personal computer, etc.  …

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Thursday, 18 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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The two Dervishes imprisoned in Shiraz, Saleh Moradi and Kasra Nur have also stopped their solidarity hunger strike after 90 days, following the lawyers’ transfer to the general prison wing. According to the report, the prisoners in Wing 350 received the Dervishes with victory cries of…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Although Mohammad Sifanzadeh’s two-year sentence has ended, the imprisoned attorney remains in Rajai Shahr Prison, where prison authorities are preventing his release and have opened a new case against him.  …

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Thursday, 11 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Siamak Ghaderi, a journalist who was critical of the government, was sentenced to four years in prison for participating in the protest demonstrations four years ago and reporting on oppression of and violence against protesters.  The Appeals Court sentenced him to four years in prison, but…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Human Rights

The party took place in a private home in one of the coastal cities when security forces broke in and arrested the people there, including the well-known film actor….

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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A’azi Hidri, an Arab minority political activist serving a 10-year prison sentence at Karoon Prison in Ahwaz, has been sentenced to five more years in prison, to be served in exile in Shiraz Prison….

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Five of the prisoners have been sentenced to death and the sixth to 20 years in prison for their participation in a nongovernmental organization that promotes Arabic language and culture….

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Human Rights

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