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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE IN NEED OF MEDICAL CARE: HAMID BABAEI

Image result for amnesty internationalAmnesty - Iranian postgraduate student Hamid Babaei is being denied access to the specialized medical care he needs, including medication. He suffers from recurrent panic attacks and has a ruptured eardrum for which he needs surgery. The authorities continue to deny his requests for medical leave. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Android Phone Users in Iran Face New Threat by Hackers

imo-messangerIranhumanrights.org - Hackers posing as friends are using phone numbers based in the UK to contact civil rights and political activists in Iran to gain access to their email and social media accounts, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.

Police Forces Collect Satellite Dishes in Tehran

satellite dishesHRANA News Agency – Police forces attempted widely to collect satellite dishes in various neighborhoods in Tehran, including Ekbatan, Bimeh and Apadana.

Seven Death Row Juvenile Offenders in Iran Identified

Seven Death Row Juvenile Offenders in Iran IdentifiedIran Human Rights - has identified seven death row prisoners in the western regions of Iran who were under the age of 18 when they were charged with murder.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Tries to Hide Evidence of Massacre of Thousands of Political Prisoners in 1988

1463061705Iranhumanrights.org - Recording of Ayatollah Montazeri's Plea to Stop the Executions is Taken Off Website

An audio file of Grand Ayatollah Hosseinali Montazeri—the once successor to Iran's first supreme leader—bitterly criticizing the Islamic Republic's mass execution of political prisoners in 1988 and arguing for an end to the killings, has been removed from his official website upon "request" from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

Man Imprisoned for Facebook Posts Seeks Reduced Sentence

soheyl-arabiIranhumanrights.org - Soheil Arabi, whose death sentence for "insulting the prophet" was struck down by Iran's Supreme Court in 2015 but remains imprisoned for posting comments critical of the Islamic Republic on social media, is seeking a reduced prison term.

UN Rights Chief Deplores 'Mass Executions' In Iran

Image result for UN High Commissioner for Human RightsRFL/RE - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has described the hanging of up to 20 people in Iran this week as "a grave injustice."

Lawyers Still Languishing in Jails in Iran for Defending Dissidents Under Rouhani’s Watch

lawyers-prisonersIranhumanrights.org - Dozens of human rights lawyers who have been imprisoned for years in Iran for defending civil rights and political prisoners, remain behind bars three years after President Hassan Rouhani came to office, despite his campaign pledge to free political prisoners.

Ninety-two Student Groups in Iran Criticize Rouhani for Unfulfilled Promises

Untitled-21-1Iranhumanrights.org - Ninety-two university student groups have issued a joint letter to President Hassan Rouhani criticizing the persistent "atmosphere of fear and intimidation" in Iran's universities following a spate of attacks and sabotage against peaceful student activities.

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