Statement of Iranian HR Organizations on the 4th Anniversary of 2 March 2010

2nd March, 2014

Statement of Iranian human rights organizations on the fourth anniversary of 2 March 2010

The increasing oppression of human rights defenders which started in 2009 after post-election protests in Iran reached a peak in the early months of 2010. March 2nd is the fourth anniversary of the biggest systematic and wide oppression of human rights defender…

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Forced Girl Marriages:The Death of One’s Reality

girls (2)In the memory of Farzaneh Moradi

Who was forced to marry at the age of 15

Became a mother at the age of 16

Fell in love at the age of 19

Was detained following the murder of her husband at the age of 20

…and faces execution at the age of 26

Introduction

Girl marriage in Iran is a not a thing of the past. It is not an occasional event in remote villages and towns. It is not a custom a…

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Bagher Gholami

The Iranian authorities have been processing a mass wave of arrests among the religious activists of Sunni minority at Ahwaz region about three weeks ago. The security forces arrested dozens of activists, including the activist Bagher Gholami Al-na’ami son of Ishaq, 34 years old who has been arrested from his workplace at Jawaheri district in Ahwaz city three weeks ago, and was transferred to the Intelligence Service. Al-na’ami arrested several…

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On 7 December 2013, Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Sha’bani Amouri were transferred to an unknown location from Karoun Prison in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province. Amnesty International understands that the family members of both men have been receiving conflicting information on their whereabouts and who is holding them from officials at the Ministry of Intelligence, the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz and Karoun Prison.

DOCUMENT - IRAN: END HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATI…

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Christian Wenande

April 9, 2013 - 12:53

Amnesty International are elated that Denmark will no longer be indirectly contributing to the execution of drug traffickers

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Iranians in Berlin protest against killings in Iran (Photo: Scanpix / AFP PHOTO / Joerg Carstensen)

The development minister, Christian Friis Bach (Radikale), has decided to cease providing financial support to a United Nations anti-drug programme due to revelations that Iran…

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girl with mother

By Al Arabiya

Reports of torture of three female Syrian activists arrested for protesting raised concerns across the country.

Noran al-Ghamian, 20, her mother Lina Mahayni, 52, and Nagat Murshid, 57, were arrested on May 27 while taking part in a protest to condemn the al-Houla massacre.

Osama Murshid, the third woman's son, was also arrested with them.

There is no information on their whereabouts since and reports of them being tortured in…

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ahmdi and khomini

For years it was assumed that economic sanctions and diplomacy would produce a pliable negotiating partner in Iran. But Iran's truculence has effectively undermined the once-popular notion, while a degree of confusion and consternation has gripped the international community. The often-unstated hope is that denial of critical technologies and sabotage can slow the Islamic Republic's nuclear program until, somehow, an alternative strategy, or an…

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ahwazi

March 16, 2013 | Members of the Al-Hiwar Institute, a civil rights group, who are on death row in Iran were recently nominated for an international prize sponsored by the Train Foundation. According to this New York-based organization, the annual Civil Courage Prize was founded to draw attention to “extraordinary heroes of conscience” and is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated “steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk.”

The…

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Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's government said it will withdraw support for Inpex Holdings Inc.'s $2.5 billion Azadegan oil project if the United Nations imposes sanctions on Iran for refusing to curtail nuclear research.

"Generally speaking, we'll comply with it if the UN takes such measures and if the sanctions are intended for Azadegan project," Vice Trade Minister Takao Kitabata told reporters today in Tokyo.

Iran has threatened to revo…

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