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Photojournalist Who Worked for Rouhani’s Presidential Campaign Arrested Without Charge

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CHRI - Husband Pressured to Confess to Espionage

Formerly imprisoned photojournalist Asal Esmailzadeh was "suddenly" arrested without charge while accompanying her husband to the Culture and Media Court in Tehran on June 19, 2017, Saeed Seif told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

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Iran Human Rights -  Around the end of May, two prisoners were reportedly hanged on drug related charges - one at Maragheh Prison (East Azerbaijan province) and the other at Minab Prison (Hormozgan province).

Iran: 20 people lashed for eating or drinking during Ramadan fasting hours

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Iran: 20 people lashed for eating or drinking during Ramadan fasting hoursIran Human Rights - Since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, about 90 case files were reportedly opened in the city of Qazvin (central Iran) for individuals who were caught eating or drinking during the fasting hours. The Iranian state-run media, Mehr, announced the news, citing the Prosecutor of Qazvin.


According to the Qazvin Prosecutor, 20 individuals were issued flogging sentences and fines on the same day as their arrests, and their sentences were reportedly carried out on the same day as well.

Flogging is a clear example of torture and a violation of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Carrying out a flogging sentence is inhumane, but it is justified by Article 638 of Iran's Islamic Penal Code, which states: Anyone in public places and roads who openly commits a harām (sinful) act, in addition to the punishment provided for the act, shall be sentenced to two months' imprisonment or up to 74 lashes...

Iran Human Rights condemns the implemented flogging sentences and calls for this inhumane punishment to be removed from Iran's laws.

Iran Human Rights - Since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, about 90 case files were reportedly opened in the city of Qazvin (central Iran) for individuals who were caught eating or drinking during the fasting hours. The Iranian state-run media, Mehr, announced the news, citing the Prosecutor of Qazvin.


According to the Qazvin Prosecutor, 20 individuals were issued flogging sentences and fines on the same day as their arrests, and their sentences were reportedly carried out on the same day as well.

Flogging is a clear example of torture and a violation of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Carrying out a flogging sentence is inhumane, but it is justified by Article 638 of Iran's Islamic Penal Code, which states: Anyone in public places and roads who openly commits a harām (sinful) act, in addition to the punishment provided for the act, shall be sentenced to two months' imprisonment or up to 74 lashes...

Iran Human Rights condemns the implemented flogging sentences and calls for this inhumane punishment to be removed from Iran's laws.

Iran Human Rights - Since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, about 90 case files were reportedly opened in the city of Qazvin (central Iran) for individuals who were caught eating or drinking during the fasting hours. The Iranian state-run media, Mehr, announced the news, citing the Prosecutor of Qazvin.

Iran: Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charges

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Iran:Iran Human Rights -A prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad Central Prison (Lorestan province, western Iran) on Tuesday June 6.

Iran: Two Prisoners Executed, One of them in Public

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Iran Human Rights- An unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people. Another prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on drug related charges.


 On the morning of Sunday May 28, an unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people. The execution was announced by the state-run news agency Rokna.

On Friday May 26, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on the charge of possession and trafficking 850 grams of heroin. The HRANA human rights news agency has identified the prisoner as Morteza Sanaie, 55 years of age. Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced Morteza Sanaie's execution.

Iranian parliament members had formerly requested from the Judiciary to stop drug related executions for at least five thousand prisoners pending further investigation. However, the request has not stopped the Judiciary from carrying out death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges.

 

Three Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

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Iran Human Rights -  The Iranian authorities reportedly hanged three prisoners on drug related charges on the morning of Friday May 26, the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Iran: Prominent Wrestler Executed on Vague Charges

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Iran Human Rights - A prominent wrestler in Iran was reportedly hanged at Kermanshah's Dizel Abad Prison on the morning of Thursday May 25 on vague charges.

Iran: Juvenile Offender Hanged

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Iran: Juvenile Offender HangedIRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -  A juvenile offender was hanged in the Central Prison of Karaj yesterday morning. The prisoner who is identified by a state run website as Asghar, was charged with a murder 30 years ago. At that time Asghar was 16 years old.


According to the Iranian news website Namnak, Asghar had managed to escape 1,5 years after his arrest in late 1980's, but was again arrested one year ago.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) calls for international condemnation of Iranian authorities' execution of juvenile offenders. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: "Asghar is the third juvenile offender being executed in 2017. This is a clear violation of Iran's international obligations and must be condemned by the international community. We especially call on the European to resume their pressure on the Iranian authorities in order to stop juvenile executions".

Six Prisoners Executed in Northeastern Iran- Three Scheduled For Execution

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Six Prisoners Executed in Northeastern Iran- Three Scheduled For ExecutionIRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -  Six prisoners were executed in two different Iranian prisons early Tuesday morning, May 24.

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