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A political prisoner committed suicide

evinHRANA News Agency – Basme Aljaburi, the political prisoner of the women ward of Evin prison has committed suicide after being integrated by the intelligence agents.

Human rights lawyer summoned back to prison

 

nasrin-sotoudehRadio Zamaneh - Nasrin Sotoudeh, the jailed Iranian human rights lawyer who had been granted a furlough, was summoned back to Evin Prison on Sunday July 7.

Activists say “political kidnapping” hurts young women

jamila karimiRadio Zamaneh - A group of political-social activists in Shiraz has called for the release of Jamila Karimi, a women’s rights activist and member of the Reformist Coalition Council of Fars, two months after her arrest.

Raheleh Zokayi, exiled prisoner at Gharchak prison launches hunger strike

gharchak-ramin-prisonCommittee of Human Rights Reporters – Raheleh Zokayi, a female prisoner exiled to Gharchak and Ramin prison launched a hunger strike on April 23rd, demanding to be transferred back to Evin prison.

Kurdish Former Political Prisoners Intimidated and Harassed in Orumiyeh and Mahabad

 

zeinab-batazidiThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Over the past several months, Orumiyeh and Mahabad Intelligence Offices have summoned, detained, and harassed several Kurdish former political prisoners on the pretext of concern over their continued political activities after their release from prison, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. In most reported cases, security forces have gone to the homes of former political prisoners on several occasions. The forces have searched the homes for several hours without providing any explanation for these actions, detaining the individuals and releasing them later.

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Eyesight Is Deteriorating in Prison

nasrin-sotoudeh6The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh’s eyesight is deteriorating in prison, but she has not been granted any leave to visit an ophthalmologist, her husband Reza Khandan told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Report on latest condition of female political prisoners in Iran

women-prisoners1Committee of Human Rights Reporters – After women’s day was celebrated in the world, there are still a large number of female political prisoners accused of civil, and human rights activism who are serving prison terms behind bars throughout Iran.

Kurdish Political Prisoners Under Intense Pressure to “Cooperate” at Orumiyeh Prison

evin molood sheikhooThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Two female Kurdish political prisoners at Orumiyeh Prison have faced repeated summonses to the Prison Intelligence Unit this year, a local human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Interrogators have pressured the women to provide televised confessions and to cooperate with the Intelligence Ministry, the activist added.

Iran: Release human rights lawyer for good

nasrin-sotoudeh5Amnesty International - A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer was returned to prison on Monday, unexpectedly curtailing a three-day temporary leave to visit her family, which was expected to be extended. 

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