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Iran: Despite promises from authorities, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe remains in prison

2018-01-03

The holidays have passed, and British-Iranian media worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe remains in Evin prison in Iran, after hopes for an early release were dashed. After the largest street protests…

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Iran: Human rights defender Baquer Namazi and his son Samiak Namazi remain in prison

2017-11-01

The Iranian government should immediately release human rights defender and retired humanitarian worker Baquer Namazi, and his son Siamak Namazi, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) said today. Baquer…

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

2017-08-31

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

2017-06-23

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

2017-05-29

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

2017-04-01

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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