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Iran: Joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International and 40 other human rights and civil society groups have written a joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on them to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Date:
16 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5892/2017
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Iran: Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

In this joint statement, 20 human rights groups call on the Iranian authorities to stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders have been subjected to harassment, reprisals or prosecution on vague national security-related charges for their peaceful efforts to learn the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones.

Date:
8 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5840/2017
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  • Prisoners of Conscience

Iran: Further information: UK-Iranian charity worker needs medical care: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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 BBC Media Action and Thompson Reuters Foundation.

Date:
22 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5748/2017
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Iran's authorities endangering life of critically ill imprisoned activist by refusing hospital transfer

The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Arash Sadeghi, an imprisoned human rights defender who ended his 71-day hunger strike yesterday, to hospital so that he can receive the urgent specialized medical care he requires, Amnesty International said today. Arash Sadeghi went on hunger strike in October 2016 in protest at the imprisonment of his wife, the writer and human rights defender Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, who was jailed for writing a fictional story about stoning.

Date:
4 January 2017
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Iran’s authorities must stop toying with life of activist on hunger strike

The Iranian authorities are putting the life of imprisoned human rights defender Arash Sadeghi at grave risk and should release him and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee without further delay, Amnesty International said today. Over two months into his ongoing hunger strike, Arash Sadeghi remains jailed in Tehran’s Evin Prison, with reports indicating that he is vomiting blood and experiencing severe respiratory, heart, kidney and gastrointestinal problems.

Date:
3 January 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5414/2017
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  • Prisoners of Conscience

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

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”.

Date:
19 December 2016
Ref:
MDE 13/5364/2016
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Iran: Joint NGO letter in support of 2016 UNGA resolution on human rights in Iran

In this open letter, human rights and civil society organizations urge UN Member States to vote in favour of the Resolution A/C. 3/71/L. 25 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The resolution sends a vital message to all governments and the people of Iran that the human rights situation in the country is of international concern and that reforms are urgently needed.

Date:
12 December 2016
Ref:
MDE 13/5306/2016
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  • Prisoners of Conscience

Iran: Prisoner on hunger strike against his detention: Ali Shariati

The health of Iranian prisoner of conscience Ali Shariati is rapidly deteriorating. He has been on hunger strike since 31 October to demand his freedom. He is serving a five-year prison sentence imposed on him for his peaceful activism after an unfair trial, including his participation in a peaceful protest to condemn acid attacks against women.

Date:
16 November 2016
Ref:
MDE 13/5135/2016