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  • Nasrin Sotoudeh Sentenced to 26 Years and 148 Lashes for Defending Human Rights

    By Jubin Katiraie Iran has finally published the sentenced of human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, which states that she will serve 26 years in prison and been given 148 lashes, in addition to the five years she’s already serving for espionage. This is the second of two verdicts

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  • Environmental Activist Imprisoned in Iran Alleges Torture for Forced Confessions

    6 Feb – Iranian environmental activist, Niloufar Bayani, who has been held for more than a year by IRGC intelligence, alleged in a court session headed by Judge Salavati that she was repeatedly threatened and attacked by authorities, and was forced to make confessions. She said the ‘confessions’ were made

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  • Human Rights Watch Condemns Iran for Mass Arrests and Abuses in Annual Report

    21 Jan – Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized Iran for “widespread arrests” of protesters and activists in its 2019 annual report into human rights violations around the world, citing specifically the thousands of arrests made during the nationwide anti-government protests in the winter of 2018, as well as the arrests

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  • Iranian Civil Activists Imprisoned Again for Speaking About Their Tortures

    21 Jan – Iranian civic activist Sepideh Qolian and labour leader Esmail Bakhshi, who were tortured during their imprisonment last year, was arrested again on Sunday. In a short tweet, Qolian said: “I’ve been arrested.” Since their release from prison in December, Qolian and Bakhshi, who was initially arrested along

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  • 1 Jan – In Tehran on Saturday hundreds of university students joined together in outrage about a bus crash that killed and injured dozens of their peers on December 25th. IRNA, the official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran says that “hundreds of students” are protesting and their

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  • Amnesty Calls for Justice for Victims of 1988 Iran Massacre

    By Pooya Stone Amnesty International has exposed the shocking scale of the 1988 Iranian massacre in a new report, which denounces the mass-murders as a crime against humanity, condemns the harassment of those seeking justice, and calls for those responsible to be held to account. In the summer of 1988,

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  • Hundreds of Christians in Iran Arrested Ahead of Christmas

    21 Dec – Over 150 Iranian Christians have been detained in the past month and arrests are expected to continue over the Christmas holiday. Those arrested include Amir Taleipour, 39, and his wife Mahnaz Harati, 36, who were arrested in front of their 7-year-old daughter during a raid on their

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  • Iran’s Prisoner of the Revolution

    WALL STREET JOURNAL December 1, 2016 Iran’s Prisoner of the Revolution A beloved son of the regime is jailed for disclosing its crimes Editorial An Iranian revolutionary court on Sunday sentenced Ahmad Montazeri to 21 years in prison on a range of national-security charges. The 60-year-old cleric will serve a mere six

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  • UNHCR publishes update on situation of Camp Liberty residents

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the situation of Camp Liberty residents. The following is the full text of the UN Refugee Agency’s statement: Update N° 14 Update on the implementation of solutions for residents of Hurriya Temporary Transit Location (TTL) The relocation

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  • Iran is world’s biggest prison for women journalists – watchdog

    Iran is the world’s biggest prison for women journalists, the international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday. “Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its concern about the conditions in which journalists are being detained in Iran, especially Afarine Chitsaz of the daily newspaper Iran, a young woman arrested

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