Urgent Action Update: Iranian Human Rights Defender on Hunger Strike (Iran: UA 127.15)

URGENT ACTION APRIL 20, 2017 Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi has been on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison since 8 April. She is protesting the suspended prison sentences imposed on two of her sisters, Hanieh and Ensieh, for […]

Iran’s Fake Election

A spokesperson for the Executive Council of CODIR summarizes the Council’s assessment of the forthcoming presidential election in Iran – that, as things stand, it offers no hope of democracy and serves only to confirm and strengthen the theocratic dictatorship’s stranglehold […]

Iran: Fears grow for health of jailed journalist on hunger strike

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 7 April 2017   Fears are growing for a jailed journalist and political activist whose health has deteriorated sharply after 30 days on hunger strike, said Amnesty International. Hengameh Shahidi, 41, who has a pre-existing heart […]

CODIR calls for solidarity with the 17-year-old asylum-seeker viciously beaten in a racist attack in South London

This weekend just gone – coinciding with the closing days of Norouz, the Iranian New Year festival – saw headline news that sent a shudder down the backs of those paying attention… the vicious, unprovoked attack on a seventeen-year-old Kurdish […]

UN Condemns Theocratic Iran’s Human Rights Record

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution last week expressing concern over the human rights situation in Iran, and extended the mission of Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, and has asked the Iranian government […]

 

Canadian prof Homa Hoodfar, jailed in Iran, falls ill in solitary confinement

Authorities ‘are not prioritizing her health and do not intend to respect Homa’s due process rights’ By Susan Ormiston, CBC News Posted: Aug 29, 2016 11:27 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016 6:11 PM ET A professor from Montreal who […]

Ebrahim Madadi sentenced to five years: ITF calls on Iranian government to drop charges

The International Transport Workers Federation, backed by 4.8 million workers, has called on the Iranian government to drop the charges against Ebrahim Madadi and Davood Razavi, from the Vahed Syndicate – the ITF’s bus workers union in Tehran. 18/08/2016 On […]

Iran: Women’s rights activists treated as ‘enemies of the state’ in renewed crackdown

10 August 2016, 19:15 UTC Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations and increasingly likening any collective initiative relating to […]

Shirin Ebadi’s letter to Federica Mogherini regarding the negotiations of the European Community with Iran, about human rights

Mon 8 08 2016 To: Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission 8 August 2016 Dear Honourable Vice-President/High-Representative, As reported by Persian-language Iranian media, the government […]

Iran executes Sunni Political Prisoners

According to confirmed reports from Iran, at least 20 Sunni prisoners were executed by hanging in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, all of whom were charged with membership or cooperation with “Tohid and Jihad” group. These prisoners were […]

The 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

In 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran suddenly locked down its prisons,where thousands of political prisoners were serving their sentences,some as long as seven years. Five months later, the prison authorities summoned the prisoner families and gave each a bag: […]

Iran is putting political prisoners’ lives at risk by denying them medical care

Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate medical care, putting them at grave risk of death, permanent disability or other irreversible damage to their health, according to […]

Iran is putting political prisoners’ lives at risk by denying them medical care

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Monday 18 July 2016 Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate medical care, putting them at grave risk of death, permanent disability or […]

Iran mourns its greatest filmmaker

Iranian film legend Abbas Kiarostami died July 4 at the age of 76 in France, thousands of miles away from his place of birth in Tehran, where he and other filmmakers ushered in the so-called Iranian New Wave. While Kiarostami […]

Amnesty International – Iran: URGENT ACTION UPDATE – Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike

Date: 6 July 2016 URGENT ACTION Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, a prisoner of conscience, has been on hunger strike since 27 June in protest at the authorities’ persistent refusal to allow […]