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Detained Iranian-Born Swedish Resident Jalali Starts Hunger Strike After Judge Dismisses Lawyers

Detained Iranian-Born Swedish Resident Jalali Starts Hunger Strike After Judge Dismisses LawyersIranhumanrights.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.

Iran: Slain Protester’s Mother Arrested

Shahnaz Karimbeigi standing next to her son's photo. 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION: IRAN: MAN ARRESTED AT 17 FACES IMMINENT EXECUTION: HAMID AHMADI

FURTHER INFORMATION: IRAN: MAN ARRESTED AT 17 FACES IMMINENT EXECUTION: HAMID AHMADIAmnesty - 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.

Ailing Political Prisoner Imprisoned for Facebook Posts Denied Medical Care

arabi_soheil2014-1Iranhumanrights.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.

Intelligence Ministry Cracks Down on Alleged “Anti-Revolutionary” Telegram Channels

A screenshot of the heavily edited alleged video “confession” of a man identified as “Shahin.”Iranhumanrights.org - In the latest crackdown by hardliners against popular social media applications in Iran, the Intelligence Ministry has detained several channel administrators of Telegram. Hardline domestic news outlets have subsequently aired admins' alleged video "confessions."

Iran: Hanging of man arrested as a teenager looms amid spike in juvenile executions

Iran: Hanging of man arrested as a teenager looms amid spike in juvenile executionsAmnesty - 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.

Prominent Poet Charged With Spreading ‘Propaganda’ After Posting Photo of Beaten Colleague

Prominent Poet Charged With Spreading ‘Propaganda’ After Posting Photo of Beaten ColleagueIranhumanrights.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.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: INHUMANE PRISON CONDITIONS NEED ATTENTION

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: INHUMANE PRISON CONDITIONS NEED ATTENTIONAmensty - 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.

Turkic speakers join forces in Iran's parliament

mohammad-nazari

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.

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