Human Rights Alerts

Iranian Students Contest Gender Segregation in Universities

November 8, 2012

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WLP Kyrgyzstan threatened for attempting to screen ‘I’m Gay and Muslim’

October 23, 2012

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WLP Kyrgyzstan/HRC Citizens Against Corruption held their annual Bir Buino Film Festival in Bishkek from September 24-28. On the last day of the festival the organizers were set to screen the independently directed film, ‘I Am Gay and Muslim’, a film that features young Moroccan men speaking about their sexual and religious identities.

Iran Obstructs Women’s Access to Education, Moves Closer to Segregating University Classes and Bars Women’s Entry to Certain Majors

August 16, 2012

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Iranian Human Rights Activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Forgoes Visitation Rights at Evin Prison in Protest of Unwarranted Detention of Children and Family During Visit

August 13, 2011

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Change for Equality: In a letter addressed to judicial authorities and the head of the prosecutor’s office at Evin prison, the detained lawyer, political prisoner, and human rights activists, Nasrin Sotoudeh, announced that in protest to the inhumane and unacceptable treatment of her children, husband and sister during their last visitation, including a five-hour detention, she has decided to refrain from any such visitations in order to protect her children from any further harm.

Violent Crackdown Against Protesters in Bahrain; Hospitals Also Targeted

March 16, 2011

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WLP has just received the following appeal from our colleagues in Bahrain:

Civil society organizations in Bahrain are appealing for support, as developments in the country today have led to serious safety risks for citizens who have been protesting for democratic change since February 14.

Reza Khandan Detained at Evin

January 16, 2011

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Reza Khandan, Nasrin Sotoodeh's husband, has been detained at Evin prison, after appearing at the prosecutor’s office in response to a summons he received last week. Khandan was summoned to court following the sentencing of his wife, imprisoned lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoodeh, to 11 years in prison and a 20 year ban from practicing law and travel outside the country.

Shirin Ebadi’s Open Letter to United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights

January 12, 2011

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Change for Equality: Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate, asked Navanethem Pillay, United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights to take actions in order to support Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian detained lawyer and human rights activist.

Human Rights Activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison, Exile and 74 Lashes

January 9, 2011

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The 36th branch of the Tehran Court of Appeals acquitted Nazar-Ahari from the charge of assembly and conspiracy against the regime and reduced the prison term to 4 years and changed her exile location from the city of Izeh to a prison in Karaj.

Nasrin Sotoodeh, Human Rights Defender, Sentenced to 11 years in Prison and a 20 Year Ban from Legal Practice and Travel

January 9, 2011

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Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court with Judge PirAbassi has sentenced Nasrin Sotoudeh to 11 years in prison and banned her from practicing law and leaving the country for 20 years.

New Charges Brought against Student Activists Bahareh Hedayat and Majid Tavakoli, a Year into their Prison Terms

January 1, 2011

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According to reports, the investigative judge in Branch 4 of the revolutionary courts located inside Evin prison, has charged the two with “spreading of propaganda against the state” and “actions against national security through collusion against the state.” The investigative judge has declared that the two imprisoned student activists have collectively along with international media outlets colluded to act against the security of the state.

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