Category: Human Rights

Iran: Conviction of Former Iranian Official in 1988 Prison Massacre

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL     |     July 14, 2022 Iran: Conviction of Former Iranian Official over Involvement in 1988 Prison Massacres Landmark Step Towards Justice Responding to today’s landmark decision of Stockholm’s District Court sentencing a former Iranian official, Hamid Nouri, to life in prison over crimes related to Iran’s 1988 prison massacres, following a trial carried out […]

Iran: Ailing prisoners left to die amid crisis of impunity

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Amnesty International     |     April 12, 2022 Iran: Ailing prisoners left to die amid crisis of impunity for fatal denial of medical care Iranian prison officials are committing shocking violations of the right to life by deliberately denying ailing prisoners lifesaving healthcare and refusing to investigate and ensure accountability for unlawful deaths in custody, Amnesty International […]

Fearing torture and possible execution, Iranian powerlifter quit team

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Amir Assadollahzadeh: Fearing torture and possible execution, Iranian powerlifter quit team in Norway and ran for his life CNN     |     By Don Riddell    |     December 20, 2021 Athletes who are good enough to compete in the world championships are among the very best in their field. They dedicate their lives to the pursuit of their […]

‘I chose beatings over solitary confinement’

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this is what it was like to be locked up in prison in Tehran Yahoo News     |     Mostafa Naderi     |     10 September 2021 Last week, leaked surveillance footage showed shocking abuses of prisoners in Iran’s Evin prison. Watching the videos reminded me of my years in Evin – with one notable difference: the guards of my time seemed […]

Sweden: Iran War Crimes Trial Opens

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Universal Jurisdiction Provides Opening for Justice for Long-Ignored Crimes Human Rights Watch   |   Aug 9, 2021 (Stockholm) – The opening of a landmark trial in Sweden on August 10, 2021 of an Iranian citizen accused of participating in the mass execution of political prisoners is an important moment for victims long denied recognition and justice. […]

Leaked footage shows grim conditions in Iran’s Evin prison

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AP     |     By JON GAMBRELL     |     August 23, 2021 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The guard in a control room at Iran’s notorious Evin prison springs to attention as one by one, monitors in front of him suddenly blink off and display something very different from the surveillance footage he had been watching. “Cyberattack,” […]

33 years ago, I was in the same room with Iran’s new president when he voted to execute political prisoners

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CNN     |     by Mahmoud Royaei     |     Aug. 4, 2021 (CNN) August 3, 2021, marked the start of Ebrahim Raisi’s four-year term as president of Iran. The validation ceremony took place in the “Beyt” (Arabic for “house”) of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as a prelude to Raisi’s inauguration. It was exactly 33 years […]

Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests

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Amnesty International     |     July 23, 2021 Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said today. Video footage from the past week, coupled with consistent accounts from the ground, indicate security forces used deadly […]

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

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Amnesty International     |     19 June 2021 Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in […]

Attack on Amnesty International is an assault on the Justice Movement

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An attack on Amnesty International is an assault on the Justice Movement and can only serve the interests of those who ordered the massacre A letter from Political prisoners, witnesses to the 1988 massacre October 2020 Three decades after the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, we are witnessing Amnesty International’s efforts to expose the details […]
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