Category: Human Rights

‘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     |     Opinion 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 […]

U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Situation in Iran

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Radio Farda    |    Sept. 26, 2020 The 47 countries present at this week’s United Nations Human Rights Council meeting condemned the sudden execution of the young Iranian wrestler, Navid Afkari, also demanding the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Narges Mohammadi and an end to the repeated violations of human rights in Iran. In a joint […]

Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts 

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Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts GENEVA (14 September 2020) – UN human rights experts today strongly condemned the summary execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran, raising alarm at the latest execution in a series of death penalty sentences handed down in the context of protests […]

Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks

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Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown – new report   Amnesty International    |    September 2, 2020 Widespread torture including beatings, floggings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, waterboarding, sexual violence, forced administration of chemical substances, and deprivation of medical care Hundreds subjected to grossly unfair trials on […]
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