Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 31

A Prisoner Deprived of Medical Treatment in Rajai Shahr Prison

Rostam Bagheri, a prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, who had been chemically injured in the war between Iran and Iraq, has been deprived of his essential medicines in prison.

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Mar 29

Human Rights Council adopts ten texts, extends mandates on Syria, Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Myanmar

  Council to Hold a Special Session on 1 April in Light of the Terrorist Attacks and Human Rights Abuses Committed by the Terrorist Group Boko Haram The Human Rights Council this morning adopted 10 resolutions, in which it extended the mandate of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, and the mandates of …

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Mar 28

Acid Attacker’s Eyes Gouged Out in Iran’s Retribution Ruling

In a literal interpretation of Sharia law’s eye for an eye, a man in Iran, who was convicted of blinding another person in an acid attack, was blinded earlier this month, marking the first time for such a punishment to be carried out in the country. The accused, who remains unidentified, was made unconscious at …

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Mar 28

Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

Amir Hossein Motaghi says he no longer sees any “sense” in his profession as he could only write as he was told  

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Mar 28

Obama, Merkel urge Iran to take the final steps

Tuesday’s deadline for a nuclear deal in sight, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called upon Iran to make the necessary decisions. The two leaders spoke with each other by telephone.

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Mar 26

Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran in January – February, 2015

  The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists in Iran has published the following monthly report on the human rights situation in Iran during the period of January – February, 2015 (Persian calendar month of Bahman, 1393). This report cannot perfectly and comprehensively reflect the details of human rights concerns in …

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Mar 25

Father of Imprisoned Blogger Pleads for His Ill Son’s Release

Dozens Remain Behind Bars Since Disputed 2009 Election.The father of blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, who, prior to a six-month medical furlough granted for severe illness had been imprisoned since 2009 for his peaceful activities following the disputed 2009 presidential election in Iran, is appealing for an end to his son’s incarceration after the blogger was …

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Mar 22

Suspects Identified, but No Action Taken in Attack against Critic of House Arrests

Despite the fact that several suspects have been identified in the recent attack on Member of Parliament Ali Motahari, who was the Iranian Parliament’s most outspoken critic of the continued house arrest of the Green Movement leaders, no arrests have been made so far, according to official statements.

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Mar 22

Europe stepping up its game on Iran

A decisive stage in the nuclear talks is approaching, as world powers aim to reach a political agreement with Iran this month. Europeans have cautiously but noticeably stepped up their game to safeguard the negotiations and, ultimately, their future relations with Iran. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini have …

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Mar 18

[DATAVIZ] Syria: ISIS’s beheadings must not make us forget the crimes of the regime

  This set of five graphics compile information gathered by FIDH partner organisation in Syria, the Violations Documentation Center (VDC). VDC has been recording death, detentions, and disappearances since March 2011, when the first protests took place in the city of Deraa. Working with a network of activists on the ground inside Syria, as well …

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