News from Iran

Iran: Journalist Sasan Aghaei held in solitary confinement for two weeks


Journalist Sasan Aghaei, deputy editor of the daily “Etemad”, has been held in solitary confinement in Iran for over two weeks. He was detained by security forces at the newspaper’s…

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Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi


The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate…

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Iran: Life of human rights defender Atena Daemi at risk after 50 days on hunger strike


Authorities must allow access to proper medical care for jailed woman human rights defender Atena Daemi, who has been on hunger strike in Evin prison in Iran for over 50 days. She began the hunger strike…

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Iran: Continued targeting of prominent human rights defenders by authorities must stop


Human rights defenders in Iran continue to be targeted by authorities as a result of their human rights work. Prominent human rights defenders face arrest, detention and even on their release continue…

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Iran: New charges against woman human rights defender Atena Daemi, due in court in January


Human rights defender Atena Daemi has been in Evin prison in Iran for almost 50 days now since her arrest on 26 November 2016. In light of court proceedings to be held in January 2017, the Gulf Centre…

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Iran: Human rights defender Nargess Mohammadi’s sentence upheld, and journalist Issa Saharkhiz on hunger strike, while Professor Homa Hoodfar released


Though the story of Professor Homa Hoodfar ended positively with her release on 26 September 2016 on humanitarian grounds, other human rights defenders in Iran are still being treated unfairly based on…

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