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Amnesty Calls On Iran To Release Four Arrested At Commemoration For Murdered Writers

AmnestyRFL/RE - Amnesty International has called on Iran to release "immediately and unconditionally" four individuals arrested on December 2 at a gathering marking the 18th anniversary of the killings of two prominent intellectuals.

Iran: Further Information: Iranian filmmaker jailed, at risk of flogging: Keywan Karimi

Iran: Further Information: Iranian filmmaker jailed, at risk of flogging: Keywan KarimiAmnesty - Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi was jailed on 23 November after being summoned to start serving his prison sentence. The authorities have told Keywan Karimi they also intend to carry out his flogging sentence of 223 lashes. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Iranian Court Sentences Another Juvenile Offender to Death

Iranian Court Sentences Another Juvenile Offender to DeathIran Human Rights - Iran Human Rights has obtained information about an 18-year-old juvenile offender detained in Sanandaj Prison who was recently sentenced to death by an Iranian court. His case file was reportedly sent to Iran's Supreme Court for review.

Iran: Further Information: Youth arrested in his teens at risk of execution: Himan Uraminejad

Iran: Further Information: Youth arrested in his teens at risk of execution: Himan UraminejadAmnesty - Himan Uraminejad has been warned by prison officials that he is at risk of execution as Iran's Head of Judiciary has approved the implementation of his death sentence. He has been on death row since 2012 for a crime committed when he was 17 years old.

Iran: Spurious charges for human rights defender: Mansoureh Behkish

Iran: Spurious charges for human rights defender: Mansoureh BehkishAmnesty - Iranian human rights defender Mansoureh Behkish is facing trumped-up national security charges for peacefully defending the right to truth and justice concerning the mass killings of political prisoners, including her siblings and brother-in-law, during the 1980s in Iran. If imprisoned, she would be a prisoner of conscience.

Location of Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Unknown a Month After He Allegedly Fell Into a Coma - The family of imprisoned spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri has not been informed of his location since October 18, 2016, when he was allegedly hospitalized after falling into a coma due to a three-week hunger strike.

Iranian Officials Ignore Demands of Eight Ailing Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike - At least eight political prisoners are currently on life-threatening hunger strikes in Tehran and Karaj to demand better conditions and reviews of their unjust prison sentences. Even though at least one political prisoner in Iran has died as a result of his hunger strike, judicial officials have not only ignored the worsening conditions of the hunger strikers, but in some cases also punished them for their protests.

Help free eight prisoners of conscience in Iran

Help free eight prisoners of conscience in IranAmnesty - Eight prisoners of conscience in Iran – among them human rights defenders, activists, artists and teachers – have gone on hunger strike to protest against their imprisonment. Their health is deteriorating fast – join us to call for their immediate and unconditional release.

Activist Imprisoned in Iran for Protesting Against Acid Attacks on Hunger Strike - Ali Shariati, who was imprisoned in 2015 for participating in a demonstration in front of Parliament against acid attacks on women, has gone on hunger strike "in protest against his forced return to prison to serve a sentence that has no legal basis," said his mother, Shayesteh-ol-Sadat Shahidi.

Prominent, Ailing Human Rights Lawyer Sees 64th Birthday Pass by in Evin Prison - "I hope my father will be freed soon and his next birthday will not be in Evin Prison," said Maedeh Soltani, the daughter of imprisoned prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, on Nov 1, 2016—his 64th birthday.

Editor Who Exposed Corruption in Tehran Municipality Remains Detained Despite Vindicating Evidence - Tehran MP Voices Support for Yashar Soltani.

New information has seriously challenged the credibility of the charges against Yashar Soltani, who was detained and charged with "spreading lies" and "gathering classified information with the intent to harm national security" after he published an unclassified letter exposing wide-spread corruption in the Tehran Municipality.

Iranian-American Vows to Hunger Strike Until Death If Authorities Uphold 18-Year Prison Sentence - Iranian-American dual citizen Reza (Robin) Shahini, who was handed an 18-year prison sentence in Iran in October 2016, has vowed to go on hunger strike until his death if the sentence is not reversed on appeal.

Authorities Conceal Location of Imprisoned Hunger-Striking Spiritual Thinker After He Slips Into a Coma - After three weeks on hunger strike, imprisoned spiritual thinker Mohammad Ali Taheri went into a coma and underwent emergency medical treatment on October 18, 2016, but the authorities are not revealing his location, his sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Two Labor Rights Activist Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Peaceful Activism - Labor rights activists Jafar Azimzadeh and Shapour Ehsani-Rad were sentenced to 11 years in prison each for their peaceful activism on October 15, 2016 by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Saveh, 76 miles southwest of Tehran.

Iranian schoolgirls allegedly flogged after their parents failed to pay £7 tuition fees

Iranian FlagIBTimes - A group of Iranian schoolgirls were reportedly flogged because their parents owed less than £7 ($8.50) in tuition fees.

Imprisoned Editor Hospitalized After 18-Day Hunger Strike

Imprisoned Editor Hospitalized After 18-Day Hunger - Open Letter Disproves Judicial Claim About Prisoners' Rights

Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani, who recently wrote an open letter disproving a judicial official's claim about prisoners' rights, was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital outside the prison on October 9, 2016 following an 18-day hunger strike.

Young Woman Arrested at 17 in Imminent Danger of Execution

Young Woman Arrested at 17 in Imminent Danger of ExecutionIran Human Rights - Zeinab Sekaanvand, who was 17 years old when she was arrested by Iranian authorities for the murder of her husband, is in imminent danger of execution. Iran Human Rights calls for international reactions to stop Zeinab's execution


Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, is at risk of execution following an unfair trial in which she was convicted of the murder of her husband. She was 17 years old at the time of the crime. She could be executed as early as 13 October.

Execution Looms for Iranian Child Bride

Zeinab - On September 30, a young woman delivered a stillborn child in Euromieh central prison, in northern Iran. That would be tragic for any mother, but in Zeinab Sokian's case, the tragedy is runs even deeper: the delivery brings her one step closer to the gallows.

Imprisoned Journalist Begins Hunger Strike on Hospital Bed - Hospitalized political prisoner and prominent reformist journalist Issa Saharkhiz began a hunger strike on October 2, 2016, to convince the authorities to grant him conditional release.

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