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Predicting Her Arrest, Reformist Activist Wrote Letters Criticizing Rouhani’s Failure to Protect Citizens

Hengameh Shahidi, a reformist journalistIranhumanrights.org - Hengameh Shahidi, a reformist senior member of the Etemad Melli (National Trust) opposition party, has decried her arrest as part of a crackdown by hardliners on reformists ahead of Iran's upcoming presidential election. In two open letters, she also criticized President Hassan Rouhani, who will be running for re-election on May 19, 2017, for failing to protect citizen's rights.

IRAN: UK-IRANIAN CHARITY WORKER NEEDS MEDICAL CARE: NAZANIN ZAGHARI-RATCLIFFE

IRAN: UK-IRANIAN CHARITY WORKER NEEDS MEDICAL CARE: NAZANIN ZAGHARI-RATCLIFFEAmnesty - British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is suffering with severe arm, neck and back pain and needs urgent hospitalization. An appeal court has upheld her five-year prison sentence for the charge of "membership of an illegal group" in connection with her work with the BBC and Thompson Reuters Foundation.

Iran: Stoning writer rearrested as Revolutionary Guards block review of her conviction

Iran: Stoning writer rearrested as Revolutionary Guards block review of her convictionAmnesty  - Iranian human rights defender and writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, sentenced to six years in prison for writing a story about the cruel practice of stoning, was rearrested on Sunday and the judicial review of her conviction is being illegally blocked, said Amnesty International today.

British woman held in Iran told she can keep two-year-old daughter in prison or lose custody

British woman held in Iran told she can keep two-year-old daughter in prison or lose custodyTelegraph - A British mother being held in an Iranian prison has been told she can either keep her two-year-old daughter with her in jail or give up custody.

Iran: Further Information: Allow jailed mother visits from her daughter: Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe

Iran: Further Information: Allow jailed mother visits from her daughter: Nazanin Zaghari RatcliffeAmnesty - Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials have pressured British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a prisoner of conscience, to choose between moving her two-year-old daughter into prison with her for up to three days a week or sign a document to say that she does not want the "right to be with her young daughter".

Iran: Further information: Anti-death penalty activist violently arrested: Atena Daemi

Image result for amnesty internationalAmnesty - Iranian human rights defender and anti-death penalty campaigner Atena Daemi was violently arrested on 26 November and taken to Evin Prison to begin serving a seven-year prison sentence. She is a prisoner of conscience held for her human rights work.

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal ArrestIranhumanrights.org - Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison's Women's Ward To Begin Seven-Year Sentence
Human rights activist Atena Daemi, 29, was taken into custody from her home in Tehran by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on November 26 and transferred to Evin Prison to begin a seven-year prison sentence.

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner

untitled-12-1Iranhumanrights.org - Iran's Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of political prisoner Rayhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, who became eligible for early release after serving half of her 15-year prison sentence, her mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Political Prisoner’s 10-Year Prison Sentence

sadighe-moradiIranhumanrights.org - The Supreme Court of Iran has agreed to review the 10-year prison sentence of Sedigheh Moradi, who was imprisoned in 2011 for being an alleged sympathizer of the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO or MEK), a banned Marxist-Islamist opposition group. Her husband told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he hoped an amendment in the new Islamic Penal Code could lead to her freedom.

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