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News: Iran human rights

Amnesty International Calls on Iran Regime to Release Members of Minority That Are Being Unlawfully Held

Amnesty International Calls on Iran Regime to Release Members of Minority That Are Being Unlawfully Held

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on Iran to release information about the status of hundreds of individuals that are being held by the Iranian regime. These individuals are part of the Ahvazi Arab ethnic minority and have been denied access to lawyers. They have also been unable to contact their families.

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Iran’s Human Rights Violations in October

Iran’s Human Rights Violations in October

By Staff Writer

Human rights violations in Iran are commonplace and October was no exception. This article will cover the gruesome nature of human rights abuses in Iran throughout October, including executions, corporal punishment, and persecution of religious minorities, but this is only an overview. (For a more detailed report, click here.)

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Shocking Conditions at Iran’s Evin Prison

Shocking Conditions at Iran’s Evin Prison

By Staff Writer

Iran Human Rights Monitor has produced an in-depth report about the ghastly conditions of the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, where over 15,000 people are currently detained, including many peaceful activists, journalists, intellectuals and human rights lawyers.

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UN Special Rapporteur Produces Damning Report on Human Rights in Iran

UN Special Rapporteur Produces Damning Report on Human Rights in Iran

By Staff Writer

Javid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, presented his report to a UN panel in New York on Wednesday, with the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union in attendance, criticizing the increase in executions and suppressions inside Iran.

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Iranian Activist Abducted Under Mysterious Circumstances

Iranian Activist Abducted Under Mysterious Circumstances

By Shahriar Kia

It was reported last week that a number of Iranian Teachers' Trade Association members had been arrested in connection with a nationwide teachers strike that took place earlier this month. The Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Syndicates urged teachers to participate in the strike in which they were calling for reforms of the country’s education system.

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Iran: Activist Teacher Abducted and Activist Lawyer Killed This Week

Iran: Activist Teacher Abducted and Activist Lawyer Killed This Week

By Staff Writer

Yesterday, Iranian teacher and activist Hashem Khastar, was allegedly abducted by members of the Ministry of Intelligence in Mashhad. Khastar is the head of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in Mashhad’s Golbahar region.

According to reports, he was abducted before entering his family lands and was taken to an unknown location. His cellphone was turned off, and his car was left parked outside his property in Golbahar Park. His family and friends are very concerned for his safety.

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Iran: Authorities Try to Force Prisoner Into Ending Hunger Strike

Farhad Meysami-Iran Authorities Try to Force Prisoner Into Ending Hunger Strike

By Shahriar Kia

Farhad Meysami is a human rights defender that has been campaigning for women’s rights in Iran. He is a medical doctor that was arrested and imprisoned in July and he is currently being held in the medical clinic at the notorious Evin Prison in Iran’s capital city.

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