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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.

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