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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Kurdish political activist and former political prisoner, Shirzad Bijzade, was arrested two weeks ago in Urmia. Since his arrest, he has not been in touch with his family, who has contacted the authorities several times but have not given the opportunity to speak with him. They…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Lawyers for Lawyers is a Dutch organization dedicated to helping lawyers in danger around the world. The group has nominated Houtan Kian for the award. Kian, the lawyer representing Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (was in imminent danger of stoning for an adultery charge), is languishing in prison….

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Jalil Mohammadi and Hamed Mohammad Najad, members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, were arrested. Two other committee members, Alab Hosseni and Ali Azadi, have been illegally detained at Intelligence Headquarters in Sanandaj for the past two months.  …

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Thursday, 2 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Contrary to Mr. Sadegh Larijani’s assertion, many executions of political prisoners have taken place during his own tenure as judiciary chief. In many cases, the bodies of the victims were not even returned to family members. Among these are Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Elmhooi, Jaafar Kazemi, Ali Aghayari,…

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Thursday, 25 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Three convicted drug smugglers have been executed in the town of Bam in Kerman Province. The convicted men were accused of possessing and distributing 14 kg of heroin….

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Abdullah Momeni is one of the most prominent political activists to have been arrested and tortured several times due to his activity. The last time, he was sentenced to five years in prison following the post-election events. Momeni suffers from kidney disease and poor medical condition,…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The two men, Salehedin Moradi and Kasra Nouri, are members of Iran’s largest Sufi order, the Nematollahi Gonabadi order, which in recent years has come under increasing pressure from Iranian authorities. Shirin Ebadi warned in an open letter to Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on…

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Thursday, 14 March 2013  /  Human Rights

After several weeks of intense pressure and threats against the Firoozian family in Semnan by the Intelligence Ministry, their daughter Golrokh Firoozian, a member of the Baha’i community who lives in Tehran, turned herself in to the revolutionary court in Semnan and was transferred to the…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The five are Hashem Shabani Najad (poet, blogger and teacher of Arabic literature as well as graduate student of political science at Ahvaz Univesity), Haid Rashdi (chemistry teacher and graduate student in applied chemistry), Mohammad Ali Amori (student activist and former member of the student association…

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Friday, 8 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Zamiran and Dr. Ehsan Shariati (the son of Dr. Ali Shariati, one of the Revolution’s prominent ideologists), both lecturers in the social sciences, have been suspended from teaching at their universities.  …

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Human Rights

In an unprecedented step, Intelligence Ministry agents in Semnan arrested four Baha’i students without the knowledge of their families. The agents went to two high schools in Semnan, Shahid Beheshti and Amir Kabir, and arrested four high school students in the middle of the school day:…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The Ministry of Education and Culture in Bushehr ordered the shutdown of the concert hall and cancelled all cultural programs that scheduled to have taken place at the venue, including a concert. In addition, the director of Bushehr Province did not approve a meeting of movie…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Abdalfattah Soltani was instructed to deposit extremely high bail of 1,200,000,000 tomans. Soltani, who had been the attorney for minors who faced execution, political activists and many journalists charged with anti-regime propaganda, set up the Fund for Defense of Human Rights and was sentenced to 13…

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Monday, 4 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Hooshang Rezaei was transferred from Rajaei Shahr prison to an unknown location, and there is concern that he will be executed. Rezaei was sentenced to death on charges of collaborating with the Kurdish Kumala party in a trial in which he was not allowed to receive…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Abolfazl Ghadiani was sentenced to five years in prison following publication of letters and criticism of the behavior of the Supreme Leader. According to reports, his family must pay for his hospitalization expenses as well as living expenses for the security forces that accompany him.  …

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Human Rights

The blogger was charged with false statements against a government authority in the province and of inciting public opinion.  …

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Human Rights

The trial of Al Mazari, a political prisoner held in Wing 350 of Evin Prison, in the Revolutionary Court was conducted in his absence. Ali Mazari refused to appear in court, as he maintains the outcome has been predetermined.  …

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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A group of Green Movement supporters held a ceremony on February 24 in Paris marking the second anniversary of the house arrest of the Green Movement leaders and in memory of those killed during the post-election protest events….

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Several journalists and culture and social activists were among those arrested.  …

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Intelligence Ministry agents conducted a search of Nava Naimi’s home and confiscated her personal effects, including books, religious images and her computer. The location of her imprisonment is unknown….

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