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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Nahid Shaghagi's Mom In A Video Statement To The World : Please Help My Daughter Release .....

News From Iran .....

Nahid Shaghaghi is a women rights activist and she is arrested after she was helping recent flood victims in Iran .

Now her mother in a statement asking the world to help her release her daughter.

Watch the video here:
http://radiftarin.com/video_page.php?id=93033

In the statement , she says:  I am the mother of Nahid Shaghaghi , its been three days that they have come and taken my daughter from home and they did not say where they are taken her , i am worried about my daughter , for what crime you have taken my daughter , what was her crime ? except she did help women , help the poor , taught the illiterates , helped the flood and earthquake victims. Where in the world this is a crime ? Please bring my voice to the world , we are worried about our children.

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Iran Writers Association Have Protested To The 18 Years Sentencing Of Three Iranian Writers ....

News from Iran ......


According to news, three members of  Iran Writers Association Mr. Reza Khandan Mahabadi , Keyvan Bajen and Bektash Abtin  are collectively sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.

Mr. Mahabadi speaking to Farsi language Radio Germany said , this sentencing even breaches/ violates  the Islamic Republic laws.

Iran Association Of Writers have protested to this 18 years imprisonment sentencing for three of its members and called it " oppressive " .

Each of this writers received six years imprisonment.




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Journalist Masoud Kazemi Is arrested......

News from Iran....


According to news, when journalist Masoud Kazemi attended yesterday at the branch number 28 of the court of revolution , the infamous judge Mohammad Moghiseh ordered his arrest and detention and latter his transfer to Evin prison.

Masoud Kazemi was the chief editor of the monthly " Sedaye Parsi " the " voice of Parsi " .

Since the bail ordered by judge Moghiseh for his release is One thousands Million Tuman ( Iranian Money ) , something more than 100,000 dollar  and Mr. Kazemi was unable to prepare  the amount, he was ordered to be detained.

Ali Mojtahedzadeh the lawyer for Mr. Kazemi protested the judge's decision and added , the behaviour of the judge during the course of hearing in the court was that , he repeatedly cursing Mr. Kazemi which was strange.





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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 2:00AM EDT

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/05/15/iran-labor-activists-detained-may-day

For Immediate Release

Iran: Labor Activists Detained Since May Day
Police Crackdown on Protest


(Beirut, May 15, 2019) - Iranian authorities are holding at least eight activists and journalists arrested during a Labor Day protest on May 1, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for exercising their rights to peaceful assembly.

Radio Farda, the United States-funded news agency, reported on May 1 that the authorities had arrested more than 35 people in a demonstration in front of Iran’s parliament that was organized by 20 independent local labor rights organizations. While the authorities released several of those detained, including Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activist, security forces continue to detain others in Evin prison. They include the activists Neda Naji, Atefeh Rangriz, Nahid Khodajoo, Nasrin Javadi, and Farhad Sheikhi,Hassan Saeedi, and two journalists arrested at the protest, Marizeh Amiri and Keyvan Samimi.

“Instead of commemorating May Day by allowing labor activists to peacefully raise their demands to parliament, Iranian authorities arrested them and put them in jail,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “While Iranian authorities regularly highlight the potentially negative impact of US sanctions on Iranian civilians, they brook almost zero domestic criticism of their own economic policies by labor activists.”

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Akram Nasirian A Civil Rights Activist Is Arrested .....

News from Campaign For The Defence Of The political Prisoners ..........

On Monday April 30th , Akram Nasirian a civil rights advocate is arrested and detained in Evin prison by security forces .

According to news , the security agents have arrested Akram on the street and transferred her to Evin prison.

according to a source , Ms. Akram Nasirian a member of " The Voice Of Iranian Women " ( Nedaye Zanane Iran ) and a group helping the flood victims in Iran has vanished on the street but located via mobile location at around Evin prison. According to family member , she was arrested on the street  and was transferred to Evin prison .
Ms. Nasirian contacted her family and confirmed her detention in Evin and her charges is not known .

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Security Forces Have Arrested Nahid Shaghaghi The Human Rights Activist.....

HRANA News ,......

According to news , Early this morning the security forces have attended at the house of Nahid Shaghaghi the women rights advocate , have arrested her and took her to an unknown location.

Based on the news , the security forces violently broken the door of Ms. Shaghaghi's home and arrested her.

This is happening because Ms. Shaghaghi had made speech on last March 8 International Women's Day rally.


IRAN WATCH CANADA: Arrest , detention and sometimes murdering of innocent ordinary Iranian people and human rights advocates , labor activists and .....are happening daily and it is hard to monitor all. Islamic regime in Iran is a systematic violator of  human rights in Iran. The leaders and officials of the Islamic Regime must be held responsible for all the violation happening in Iran.


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Friday, May 10, 2019

This Iranian Poet And Journalist Living Outside Of Iran Is Threatened To Death By An Ayatollah In Iran ....

Iran Human Rights Organization:

Mohammad Tangestani , Poet and journalist living in Belgium is threatened to death by Ayatollah Makarem Shiraz because of his writings.


Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shiraz released a " Fatwa " ( a ruling on a point of Islamic Law given by a recognized authority - On this Naser Makarem Shiraz a Shia authority ) against Mohammad Tangestani for what they have interpreted as insulting the Shia saints .

 Iran Human Rights Organization in a letter to the Belgium's authorities warned them about the safety and security of Mohammad Tangestani and in defence of freedom of Expression.

The goal of Islamic regime is to bring fear and self censorship among Iranian writers , journalists , writers and human rights defenders , wrote Mahmoud Amiri Moghadam the head of the Iran Human Rights Organization.

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Sunday, May 05, 2019

World Human Rights Organization Must Also Pay Attention To Violence Against The Iranian Minorities / Ethnic Groups By Islamic Regime ......

An article pulished by  Aghil Daghagheleh -
Excerpt from the content of the article .....

The world human rights organizations and civil societies although paying attention on the rights and violence against middle class whites but ignoring the sufferings of ethnic minorities groups in the world including Iran.
The Iranian human rights defenders also pay less or none at all attention on the sufferings of Ethnic minorities groups.
In recent flood disaster in most part of Iran , the Arab minorities protested against the lack of help by regime. As a result of Arab minorities protested  as many as 150  protesters are arrested.

 More than 150 young men are arrested just two weeks after the flood disaster without any reason.

While the civil and human rights organizations in Iran chant " Iran For All Iranian " and when you  see the silence about these arrests , one can't understand why?

IRAN WATCH CANADA : Defend the human rights of Ethnic and Minorities in Iran !

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Thursday, May 02, 2019

For Immediate Release

Iran: 2 Child Offenders Executed
17-Year-Olds Were 15 When Arrested


(Beirut, May 1, 2019) - The execution of two children in southern Iran is an abhorrent violation of Iran’s human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 25, 2019, authorities in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz, Fars province executed two 17-year-old cousins, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat.

Authorities arrested Sohrabifar and Sedaghat in May or June 2017, when both were 15, on several accusations including rape, a source who preferred to remain anonymous told Human Rights Watch. Both children were detained in a juvenile detention center until authorities transferred them to Adel Abad prison a day before they were executed.

“There is no justification for executing children,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Iranian officials transported Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat straight from a juvenile facility to the gallows.”

International law strictly prohibits the use of capital punishment in all cases in which the accused was under 18 at the time of the crime.

In recent years, Iranian judicial authorities often waited until a child sentenced to death had turned 18 before executing them, claiming that they were no longer a child. Documents Human Rights Watch reviewed indicated that Sohrabifar was diagnosed with an intellectual disability and had been enrolled in a special school for children with disabilities.

The source who spoke to Human Rights Watch said that Iran’s Supreme Court had reversed the children’s death sentences once, but the court in Shiraz reinstated them. Another source said that the court that reinstated the death penalty was branch 1 of Fars province criminal court, and that the Supreme Court had upheld that verdict. A forensic doctor had determined that Sohrabifar and Sedaghat had reached the developmental maturity to understand the nature of the crimes, the source said.

The authorities had not informed the families or lawyers about the verdict before the executions took place, and only after the families visited the children in Adel Abad prison told them that this was their last visit.

At least one other alleged child offender is on death row in Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz. Mohammad Reza Haddadi was initially sentenced to death for an alleged murder at age 15 and has been on death row since 2003.

Iran is one of only five countries known to have executed people since 2013 who were children at the time of their offense. The others are Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Hamas authorities in Gaza have also executed child offenders. Iran is a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which bans executing offenders who were children at the time of their offense.

Iran’s penal code, as amended in 2013, prohibits executing child offenders for certain categories of crimes, including drug-related offenses. For other serious crimes, article 91 of the amended penal code allows judges to use their discretion and not issue a death sentence against a child who was not able to comprehend the nature and consequences of the crime at the time. The amended law also allows the courts to rely on “the opinion of a forensic doctor or other means it deems appropriate” to establish whether a defendant understood the consequences of their actions.

However, Iranian courts have continued to sentence children to death after these amendments became law. From 2014 to the end of 2017, Iran executed at least 25 people for crimes committed when they were children, according to Amnesty International and Iran Human Rights. In 2018 alone, Iran executed seven people for crimes they allegedly committed as children. In the case of Abolfazl Chezani Sherahi who was executed on June 27, 2018, a forensic doctor had claimed that he had sufficient “developmental maturity” to understand his crime and therefore be executed for it.

A growing body of neuroscientific research states that children, including those who are 16 or 17, are different than adults and in important respects less culpable than adults who commit the same crimes, and more amenable to rehabilitation, a key objective in juvenile justice systems.

Since 2012, Human Rights Watch has urged the Iranian government to amend its penal code to impose an absolute prohibition on the death penalty for child offenders, as required by international law. Human Rights Watch has also said that Iran’s judiciary should impose an immediate moratorium on executions due to the serious concerns regarding due process violations leading to the implementation of the death penalty, and move toward abolishing capital punishment. Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all circumstances because it is an inherently irreversible, inhumane punishment.

“Until Iran bans the death penalty, Iranian judges should use the legal authority they already have and stop sending children to be killed by the state,” Page said. “The Iranian criminal justice system flouted universal norms and demonstrated needless cruelty, not justice, by its appalling executions of Sohrabifar and Sedaghat.”

For more Human Rights Watch reporting on Iran, please visit:
https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/iran

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

May Day Rally Of Workers, Teachers , Students And Retired Citizens In Tehran ....In Front Of Islamic Regime's Majlis ( Parliament )

Watch the video here :
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=42&v=unRn6FI6BFY

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=fbKIOMF-S-Y

According to new from the Syndicate workers Of Iran ( Sherkate Wahed - Transit Workers )
Several workers and students have been arrested by the security and plain cloths agents .

Those arrested :

1-  Reza Shahabi
2- Hassan Saidi
3- Wahid Fereidouni
4- Naser Moharamzadeh
5- Mohammad Rahim Aslaghi
6- Seyed Raoul Talebmoghadam
7- Assadolah Soleimani
8- Farahnaz Shiri

9- Keyvan Samimi ( Member of the Iranian Writers Association )

10- Kamiyar Fakour
11- Mardas Taheri
12- Soleymaninejad

13- Abbas Shams
14- Hadi Soleymani
15- Mehdi Azimi
16- Mahan Salehi
17- Ghasem Khalouei
18-Davood Rafiei



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