May 17

Noise Waves Increased Enormously in Rajai Shahr Prison

 Increasing the number of jamming devices in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj and waves’ intensification, has caused the prisoners headaches and dizziness, which has led to their protest.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), these devices which are used to disrupt prisoners’ communications, recently, have increased significantly in Rajai Shahr prison, especially in the political prisoners’ ward and have created new problems for prisoners.
In this regard, on Sunday 10th May, political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in a response to this action, protested.
According to Human Rights Activists in Iran, in recent years there have been many objections to the noise waves used by government to interfere the satellite network, and many researches have been done and professional comments have been given regarding this phenomenon and its correlation with the increase in cancer in Iran and health officials have several times confessed this issue.

 

 

May 17

Omid Alishenas and Aso Rostami Refused to Attend the Court Session

Omid Alishenas and Aso Rostami, two political prisoners at Evin prison, were not sent to the court, as they refused to wear prison clothes.

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May 17

Zia Nabavi Sent to Furlough

 Zia Nabavi, student activist, was sent to a four-day leave from prison.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Zia Nabavi, starred student and spokesman for the Council to Defending the Right to Education, in the morning of Monday, 11th May, went on leave for four days from Semnan prison.
This student activist was arrested in the evening of 15th June 2009, along with a number of his friends and had been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and 74 lashes, by the Islamic Revolutionary Court Branch 26, presided by Judge Pir Abassi. This sentence was changed to 10 years imprisonment in exile by the appeals court.
He was sent to exile in Karoon prison on October 2010 and recently was transferred to Semnan Prison.

 

May 06

“Why Did I Go to Prison for Four Years, Mr. Zarif?”

Formerly Imprisoned Journalists Challenge Iran Foreign Minister’s Remarks to Charlie Rose

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May 06

JOURNALIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST NARGES MOHAMMADI ARRESTED

Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the arrest of Narges Mohammadi, a journalist who works closely with Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi and acts as spokesperson of the Centre for Human Rights Defenders, an organisation founded by Ebadi that was arbitrarily banned in Iran in 2006.

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May 06

Iran : Continued harassment of trade-unionists ahead of International Labour Day

Paris-Geneva, April 30, 2015 – On the eve of the International Labour Day 2015, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) and the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) deplore the ongoing harassment of trade-unionists in Iran.

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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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