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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. 

Furlough Extension Was Denied, Nasrin Sotoudeh Is Back In Prison

manifestation iran-embassy-brusselsPersianbanoo - Following is translation of a post by Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband Reza Khandan’s on his Facebook page.

Continuing the prevention of Mousavi and Rahnavard to contact their children

zahra-rahnavardHRANA News Agency – Total prevention of call contact between Mousavi and Rahnavard with their daughters is still continuing and these two besieged are not allowed to be informed about anything related to their children.

Watchdog group: Iran to jail protest leader

mansoureh-behkishAP - A media watchdog group says the founder of an Iranian protest group led by mothers has been ordered to begin a six-month prison sentence after being convicted of anti-government activity.

Prisoner Raheleh Zakayi transferred from Evin to Gharchak prison in Varamin

gharchak-prisonCommittee of Human Rights Reporters – Raheleh Zakayi, female prisoner at Evin prison who had returned from furlough, was transferred to Gharchak prison on December 2nd.

The Women's Ward for Prisoners of Conscience in Mashhad, Iran

Prison-Memories-by-Soudabeh-Ardavan-5Payvand - Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad was thrust into the spotlight when news emerged that secret mass executions were carried out there over the past two years. However, in this same institution a number of prisoners of conscience are serving sentences whose names have never appeared in the media.

Sotoudeh thanks supporters for solidarity

nasrin-sotoudeh-husbandRadio Zamaneh - Jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has relayed a message from inside Evin Prison, thanking all activists and organizations that supported her during her hunger strike against the violation of her rights.

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