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Iran: Further information: Anti-death penalty activist violently arrested: Atena Daemi

Image result for amnesty internationalAmnesty - Iranian human rights defender and anti-death penalty campaigner Atena Daemi was violently arrested on 26 November and taken to Evin Prison to begin serving a seven-year prison sentence. She is a prisoner of conscience held for her human rights work.

Expelled Student Activist Reminds Rouhani of Unfulfilled Pledge to Let Her Resume Studies - A women's rights activist and former student who spent nearly two and a half years in prison for her peaceful activism has written an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani reminding him that he has still not fulfilled his campaign promise of allowing expelled political students to resume their studies.

Iranian women demand inclusion in Rouhani's cabinet

Iranian women demand inclusion in Rouhani's cabinetAl-monitor - The resignations of three cabinet ministers in October had raised hope among many women's rights activists in Iran that President Hassan Rouhani would nominate at least one woman to one of the vacant positions. While Rouhani pledged to incorporate more women into his government during his 2013 presidential campaign, he has yet to fulfill this promise.

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal - Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison's Women's Ward To Begin Seven-Year Sentence
Human rights activist Atena Daemi, 29, was taken into custody from her home in Tehran by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on November 26 and transferred to Evin Prison to begin a seven-year prison sentence.

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner - Iran's Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of political prisoner Rayhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, who became eligible for early release after serving half of her 15-year prison sentence, her mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Childhood's End: Forced Into Marriage At Age 10 In Iran

RFL/RE - At first, it sounds like a charming love story: Playmates who grow up side by side in an Iranian village go on to get married.

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Political Prisoner’s 10-Year Prison Sentence - The Supreme Court of Iran has agreed to review the 10-year prison sentence of Sedigheh Moradi, who was imprisoned in 2011 for being an alleged sympathizer of the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO or MEK), a banned Marxist-Islamist opposition group. Her husband told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he hoped an amendment in the new Islamic Penal Code could lead to her freedom.

Iran: Prisoner denied treatment for filing a complaint: Maryam Akbari Monfared

AmnestyAmnesty - Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Tehran's Evin Prison, is being denied access to medical treatment. She is facing reprisals after filing a formal complaint that seeks an official investigation into the mass killings of political prisoners, including her siblings, in the summer of 1988.

Iran’s Prosecutor General Tries to Link Imprisoned Rights Activist With “Evil Triangle” of Nuclear Deal - Narges Mohammadi: "I will not allow an assault on my human dignity, and I will not stay silent."

Following an unprecedented public plea by Iranian Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Judiciary to show her "Islamic mercy," Iran's prosecutor general has claimed that imprisoned prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi is part of a foreign plot designed to undermine the Islamic Republic.

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