Category Archive: News

Oct 15

Review of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its comparison with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Do you know: Article 30 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? And they are your most basic human rights and belong to you. And you do not need to let someone to have these rights. It does not matter if you are a man or a woman, where you come from and what you …

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Sep 08

39th Congress of International Federation for Human Rights Johannesburg, South Africa (24-27 August 2016)

Resolution on the serious and systematic human rights violations in Iran Presented by the “League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI)” Considering that the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been drastically deteriorating in the past three years: The UN Secretary General and the Special Rapporteur on …

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Aug 02

Iran: Open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding impending execution of juvenile offender Alireza Tajiki

Juvenile offender, Alireza Tajiki, is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday 3 August 2016 in Iran. FIDH’s President Karim Lahidji has written an open letter to the UN HIgh Commissioner for Human Rights asking for his urgent intervention to prevent this grave violation of human rights. See the letter below. Paris-Geneva, 1 August 2016 Dear …

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Jul 08

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) members from around the world at the World Congress against the Death Penalty

(Oslo, Paris) FIDH and 14 of its member organisations from Algeria, Belarus, Botswana, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Thailand, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Uganda will participate in the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty that will take place in Oslo from 21 to 23 June 2016. Among the FIDH delegation is Lubov Kovaleva the …

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Jun 08

The Observatory strongly condemns arbitrary arrest of Ms. Nargess Mohammadi

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), strongly condemns today’s arrest of human rights defender Ms. Nargess Mohammadi in Iran.

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Jun 02

Young Activist Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts

A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to a total of 12.5 years in prison for drawings and content critical of the government that the young activist posted on her Facebook page.

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May 27

Javad Fouladvand Returned to Prison Without Proper Medical Treatment

Abulghasem (Javad) Fouladvand, political prisoners, was returned to prison, while his medical treatment was stopped, with no cure

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May 27

Riaz Sobhani Released at the End of His Sentence

Riaz’ullah Sobhani, a Bahai who taught classes for the Bahai Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), was released from Raja’i Shahr Prison in Karaj yesterday at the end of a four-year sentence.

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May 27

Three Bahai Businesses Shut Down in Sari

Local authorities in Sari shut down three businesses run by three Bahais, on May 24, because they had been closed on Bahai holy days.  

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May 27

Journalist Exiled the Day He Completes Six Years in Prison

Ahmad Zeidabadi, a journalist who served six years in prison for his work, was transferred to the city of Gonabad in northeastern Iran today to begin serving his time in exile. The Tehran Prosecutor’s Office informed Mr. Zeidabadi’s family earlier this week that he would be exiled to Gonabad immediately upon release from Rajaee Shahr …

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