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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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26-year-old Mehdi Mujdam set himself on fire three weeks ago to protest the failure of the oil company to renew his employment contract and died of his injuries several days ago. Mehdi’s brother was arrested by security forces, who pressured his family to prevent publication of…

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Dozens of labor and independent trade union activists are in prison for speaking out in defense of workers. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for the government to end the crackdown and free labor rights advocates in anticipation of International Workers’ Day on May 1, as part…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Naghmeh Abedini (pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife) said, “In early March Saeed Abedini was examined by doctors in prison, and they confirmed that Saeed needed to be hospitalized for internal bleeding,” resulting from his time in prison. On April 15, “He was taken to the hospital, they…

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Monday, 22 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Former President Mohammad Khatami called for the release of reformist activist and blogger, Mehdi Khazali, who has been on a hunger strike for over three months. Khatami said that “the detention of Dr. Khazali, who has always been loyal to the Revolution and the Islamic Republic,…

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Thursday, 18 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to reports, when internal security forces arrived with a bulldozer to demolish the homes of several residents of the Jeniva region in Ahwaz on the grounds of illegal construction, they shot at the boy, who was at home without his parents. Two of his relatives…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Habibollah Riji Nejad, who was arrested four years ago, three of which in the Intelligence headquarters in Zahedan, was sentenced to death on charges of collaboration with Jundallah and transferred to the central prison in Zahedan. Over the entire three years since his arrest, Nejad was…

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Thursday, 11 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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On the hundredth day of his hunger strike, Mehdi Khazali has announced that he will continue his strike. He declared that in his view, all political prisoners should begin a general hunger strike in order to put an end to the evil existing in the courts…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kasra Nur, one of the Dervishes on hunger strike for 75 days, has been transferred to the Intelligence Ministry Detention Center in Shiraz (known as Number 100) where he was violently interrogated and beaten. A few hours after the torture and interrogation, intended to make him…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The Special Rapporteur concludes that there has been an apparent increase in the degree of seriousness of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran… the Special Rapporteur also continues to be alarmed by the rate of executions… The Special Rapporteur asserts that Christians should…

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Thursday, 21 March 2013  /  Human Rights

According to reports, the reason for the suspension was the publication of a report on treatment of the legal case of blogger Satar Baheshti, who died in detention.  …

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Thursday, 14 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The six are Azita Rafizade, Payman Kooshbaghi, Nazanin Nikooseresht, Nasim Bagheri, Tolou Golkar and Ahmmad Golzar. The six are linked to the Open University and have been questioned in the past by security officials.  …

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

According to his daughter, Zohra, Khazali has lost a tremendous amount of weight and his weakness prevents him from even standing on his own two feet. Khazali launched a hunger strike after being told that he would not be released until he completely renounces the Green…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Human Rights

–At a meeting of community Imams in Isfahan, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi reported on the Ministry’s press crackdown on a network of 600 journalists, 150 of them inside Iran and the rest abroad, who had been coordinating journalist activities. Some of the domestic media were…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Human Rights

250 Iranian women, including women’s rights activists, human rights activists, political activists and families of political prisoners published a statement condemning the attitude of internal security forces towards the daughters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, calling their behavior illegal and immoral….

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Monday, 4 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Nejad was charged with anti-security activity, anti-regime propaganda, inciting public opinion and insulting the Supreme Leader. Ghorban’s other nephew, Ali Behzadian Nejad, was also sentenced to two years in prison.  …

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Three men sentenced to death for drug-related offenses were executed in the central prison Qazvin. Two other drug dealers were executed at Sari Prison and Kashan Central Prison.  …

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Thursday, 28 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Samku Khalghati, the 32-year-old, was surprisingly moved from his cell and taken to an unknown location without being able to take his personal items from his cell. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of activity against national security, because of spying for…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

It is unclear whether Mazandrani was arrested at the offices of Etemaad or at his home.  …

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Human Rights

In the early hours of last Monday, Intelligence Ministry agents broke into the home of the family of Yazdan Nejad, arrested his family, Ms. Akram Elasadat Sanjeri along with her 17-year-old son Miliad Yazdan Nejad and a guest who was staying in their home, Asef Rezaeian….

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Human Rights

As a result of his actions, Jafar Efshari was sent to solitary confinement. He was arrested two years ago with his three brothers and sentenced to five years in prison on charges of actions against national security.  …

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