Iran

UN Report Documents “Striking Pattern of Violations”

March 7, 2012

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UN report on human rights in IranThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today welcomed the comprehensive report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, as a significant document that gives voice to the victims of widespread violations. The Campaign called on the Iranian government to end its absolute lack of cooperation with UN mechanisms and its systematic violations of its international obligations and to work with the Special Rapporteur to address the human rights crisis in that country.

Parastoo Dokouhaki and Marzieh Rasouli Arrested in Continued Wave of Crackdown on Iranian Journalists

January 20, 2012

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Change for Equality: Parastoo Dokouhaki a women’s rights activist, journalist and researcher covering social issues and Marzieh Rasouli a journalist reporting on music and book publications were arrested on January 15 and 17 respectively.

Widespread Targeting of Journalists Continues with Three Arrests

January 19, 2012

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International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: With only six weeks until the Iranian parliamentary election, security officials have cast a wider net in the capital with the arrest of three journalists. Journalists Parastoo Dokouhaki, Marzieh Rassouli and Sahamoddin Bouraghani are the latest in a series of arrests, following the other recent arrests of journalists Fatemeh Kheradmand and Ehsan Houshmandzadeh, who were detained on 7 January 2012.

Women's Rights Activist Released from Evin after Three Years in Prison Without Furlough

January 8, 2012

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Alieh Eghdamdoost

Persian2English: Alieh Eghdamdoost , a women’s rights activist arrested for her peaceful activism, was released from prison on Sunday morning. Eghdamdoost, who is in her sixties, was forced to endure three consecutive years in Evin prison without one day of furlough.

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