Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 19

Banning of Films Continues under Rouhani Administration, 14 Movies Now Forbidden

Despite repeated statements made by President Rouhani regarding the need to allow more cultural freedoms in Iran, the banning of films in the Islamic Republic has continued unabated during his two-year administration.

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Aug 19

Amputations Do Not Prevent Crime, Legal Expert Says

The Iranian Judiciary’s continued practice, under the direction of Sadegh Amoli Larijani, of carrying out amputations as a routine punishment, is not only in direct conflict with international treaties Iran has signed, it has also utterly failed to prevent crime, according to Hossein Raeesi, attorney and legal expert.

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Aug 15

Ailing Student Activist’s Continued Detention Violates Iran’s Own Laws

Prominent student activist Bahareh Hedayat should have been released by the end of July 2015 with the completion of more than five years in prison but efforts to end her unlawful incarceration have so far been unsuccessful, according to her husband Amin Ahmadian.

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Aug 11

Jailed Human Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Needs Urgent Medical Care

Imprisoned rights activist Narges Mohammadi’s medical illnesses have reached a critical stage and require immediate attention, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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Aug 11

Three Hanged in Public in Karaj

Three people found guilty of rape were executed in public in the Golshahr neighborhood of the Iranian city of Karaj on July 29, 2015, the Young Journalists Club, affiliated with the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported. The individuals were not identified by name.

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Aug 01

Omid Dabaghchi Mokri Transferred to Prison of Mahabad

Omid Dabaghchi Mokri, Mahabadi citizen, was transferred to the prison of Mahabad after 2 and half months that there was no news about him.

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