Iranhumanrights.org - Iranian-born Swedish resident Ahmadreza Jalali, detained in Iran since April 2016, began a second hunger strike in Evin Prison on February 15, 2017 to protest against his lawyers being dismissed by the judge shortly before his trial, the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.
HRW – The Iranian authorities have arrested and detained the mother of one of the victims of the government's violent crackdown on protests in 2009, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release Shahnaz Karimbeigi, who became an activist after her son was killed and has been in Evin prison since January 25, 2017, or promptly bring recognizable criminal charges against her and guarantee her a fair trial.
Amnesty - The execution of Hamid Ahmadi, an Iranian man arrested when he was just 17 years old, has been rescheduled for 18 February. He continues to be held in solitary confinement in Lakan prison in the city of Rasht, northern Iran, further exacerbating his mental anguish.
Iranhumanrights.org - Soheil Arabi, who is currently serving a seven-and-a-half year prison sentence for the content of his social media posts, is being denied urgent medical care, his lawyer told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Amnesty - The Iranian authorities must immediately stop the execution of a man arrested for a crime committed while he was 17 years old, said Amnesty International, ahead of his scheduled execution on 11 February. Hamid Ahmadi's execution was initially scheduled for 4 February but his family were informed today that it has been postponed by a week.
Iranhumanrights.org - Well-known Iranian poet and filmmaker Baktash Abtin has been charged with "propaganda against the state" following his arrest on December 2, 2016 at a memorial event in Tehran marking the 18th anniversary of the "chain murders" of dissidents, including writers, in the 1990s by agents of the Islamic Republic.
Amensty - Iranian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Saeed Shirzad ended his 39-day hunger strike on 14 January after the authorities at Karaj's Raja'i Shahr Prison made an oral promise to address his grievances about the inhumane treatment of political prisoners in the prison. He is now in need of specialized medical care.
Iranhumanrights.org - Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, imprisoned in Tehran for the past 23 years, has told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that even though his prison warden sent a letter on his behalf, the Judiciary has denied his urgent request for medical furlough (temporary leave), claiming they have "lost" his case files.
Iranhumanrights.org - Political prisoners Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, both ethnic Kurds on death row in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, have been denied visitations since mid-December 2016 without reason and worry a previous ban that lasted for years has been reinstated.
IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS - In a statement released today, the spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for the Human Rights (OHCHR) called on the Iranian authorities to stop execution of the juvenile offender Sajjad Sanjari who is reportedly in imminent danger of execution and to institute a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in Iran.
Iranhumanrights.org - The lawyer of political prisoner Saeed Shirzad, who was hospitalized on January 12, 2017 after more than one month on hunger strike with his lips sewn shut, has warned that his client won't give up until his demands are met.
Members of the European Parliament demand the immediate release of human rights activists Arash Sadeghi and Ali Shariati
IOPHR -After the meeting between members of international organisation to preserve human rights (IOPHR) with MEPs Tunne KELAM, and Lars ADAKTUSSON the following press release was issued by the two MEPs within eppgroup demanding the immediate release of human rights activists Arash Sadeghi and Ali Shariati.:
Following the current reports on the critical condition of Arash Sadeghi and Ali Shariati, two Iranian human rights defenders on hunger strike, Members of the European Parliament demand their immediate and unconditional release. They must be allowed to a hospital to have an extensive treatment.
Iran Human Rights -More than 20 prisoners are in imminent danger of execution in two prisons in Karaj (Alborz province, northern Iran).
Iran Human Rights -Several political prisoners and prisoners of conscience are on hunger strike in Iran as a last resort effort to be heard by Iranian authorities regarding the violation of their basic human rights. Despite widespread attention by the Iranian civil society to the situation of political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran, the United Nations, European Parliament and world community at large have not shown adequate reaction to thIs urgent matter.
Amnesty - Iranian prisoner of conscience Ali Shariati is in poor health in Evin Prison, 67 days into an ongoing hunger strike against his imprisonment. He has been sentenced to five years in prison for his peaceful activism, including his participation in peaceful protests condemning a series of acid attacks against women in 2014.
Iran's authorities endangering life of critically ill imprisoned activist by refusing hospital transfer
Amnesty - The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Arash Sadeghi, an imprisoned human rights defender who ended his 71-day hunger strike yesterday, to hospital so that he can receive the urgent specialized medical care he requires, Amnesty International said today.
Iranhumanrights.org - Iranian-Austrian dual citizen Kamran Ghaderi is entering the second year of his 10-year prison sentence in solitary confinement in Tehran after being coerced into confessing to espionage in 2016, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Radiozamaneh - Saeed Shirzad, Iranian activist and member of Society against Child Labour has been on hunger strike for 29 days.
Amnesty - The Iranian authorities are putting the life of imprisoned human rights defender Arash Sadeghi at grave risk and should release him and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee without further delay, Amnesty International said today. Over two months into his ongoing hunger strike, Arash Sadeghi remains jailed in Tehran's Evin Prison, with reports indicating that he is vomiting blood and experiencing severe respiratory, heart, kidney and gastrointestinal problems.
Iranhumanrights.org - Arash Sadeghi Is World's Highest Trending Topic on Twitter on December 30
SaveArash# was for a time the highest trending topic on Twitter on Friday December 30, 2016, as social media users around the world expressed their support for imprisoned civil rights advocate Arash Sadeghi on the 68th day of his hunger strike in Evin Prison in Tehran.
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