Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 29

Managing Editor of Banned Women’s Publication Hopes for Reversal of Decision

Iran’s Press Oversight Committee has decided to suspend publication of Iran’s premier women’s magazine, Zanan-e Emrooz [Today’s Women], and forward its case for prosecution to the Iranian Judiciary.

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Apr 29

Political Prisoner To Be Tried for Contacting UN Human Rights Expert

An Iranian civil activist, Seyed Mohammad Ebrahimi, will be put on trial on new charges of contacting the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.

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Apr 29

Final Verdict: Five to Seven Years for Facebook Users in Iran

An appeals court in Tehran has sentenced six individuals to prison terms ranging from five to seven years for postings on their Facebook pages. Two additional individuals are facing as of yet unknown terms for their activities on the social networking site.

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Apr 24

New Video: Iranian Expats Face Arrest upon Return to their Homeland

Rouhani’s Promise of Right of Return Proves Hollow for many! April 20, 2015—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video today highlighting the plight of the thousands of Iranians who wish to return to their homeland, yet fear likely imprisonment upon arrival for the peaceful expression of their beliefs, art, or lifestyle.

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Apr 23

DETAINED US JOURNALIST USED IN IRANIAN POWER STRUGGLE

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way rival government factions in Iran are using the case of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian for political purposes in an unrelenting struggle for power.

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Apr 21

A Report about the Condition of Khezr Rasool Morovat in Mahabad Prison

HRANA News Agency- After more than two years of detention and imprisonment, Khezr Rasool Morovat, student and civil activist, is still experiencing difficult circumstances in prison of Mahabad.

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Apr 21

16 Prisoners Were Hanged in Mashhad and Birjand

HRANA News Agency – 16 prisoners with drug related charges were hanged in Mashhad and Birjand during April 16 and 17. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 12 prisoners were hanged in Mashhad on April 16 and 4 others in Birjand on April 17. All of these prisoners were sentenced …

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Apr 19

Worsening Conditions for Women in Iran Begin to Draw Attention

Rouhani and Other Administration Officials Speak Out against Discrimination Analysis- Almost two years after his 2013 election, President Hassan Rouhani and his Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, spoke up against discrimination against women this week, in the face of steadily deteriorating conditions for women in Iran.

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Apr 15

3 Political Prisoners Taken Back to Public Wards in Rajai Shahr Prison

Saeed Abedini, Mostafa Eskandari and Khaled Hardani were transferred back to Hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison after 5 days in solitary confinement.

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Apr 15

More Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed in Karaj

 A number of families of prisoners who have been sentenced to death in Rajai Shahr prison and Qezelhesar

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