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6 11, 2017

European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

2019-02-11T14:43:58-05:00November 6th, 2017|

European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report. European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way [...]

6 11, 2017

Are Non-Syrian Refugees Facing Discriminatory Rejections In Canada?

2019-02-11T14:44:44-05:00November 6th, 2017|

On my recent trip to Turkey, and Iraq, on behalf of the ICHR (International Center for Human Rights in Canada) I had the opportunity to meet hundreds of refugees and displaced as well as UN and government officials. It was evident that the rumors buzzing through the hallways of local [...]

6 11, 2017

Iranian Appeal Court Upholds 16-Year Prison Sentence Against Rights Activist

2019-02-11T14:45:29-05:00November 6th, 2017|

An Appeals Court has upheld the 16-year prison sentence issued against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi. She will become eligible for release after serving 10 years in prison, according to a statement by the Defenders of Human Rights Center. On September 19, 2016 Mohammadi and her lawyers appeared at Branch 36 [...]

6 11, 2017

Syrian and Iranian lawyers Received ICHR Annual Award

2019-02-11T14:47:00-05:00November 6th, 2017|

Toronto, Ontario 17 December 2015- The International Center for Human Rights (ICHR) announced today that Mrs. Ghuna Bdiwi, Syrian lawyer, received the ICHR’s prestigious human rights award for 2015. Also Mr. Mohammad Olyaeifard, Iranian lawyer, received ICHR’s recognition award. Toronto, Ontario 17 December 2015- The International Center for Human Rights [...]

6 11, 2017

DEATH PENALTY IN MIDDLE EAST

2019-02-11T14:47:40-05:00November 6th, 2017|

INTERNATIONAL CENTER for HUMAN RIGHTS (ICHR) Death Penalty Nations around the globe carry out particular punishments for the conduct of individuals which are condemned by the state's government. The diversity of criminal conducts lead the government of each state to evolve and exploit range of punishment strategies. The notion of [...]

6 11, 2017

ICHR Met France Consul General To Offer Condolences

2019-02-11T14:48:44-05:00November 6th, 2017|

Sunday, November 15th, 2015, two days after the tragic attacks in Paris, The International Center for Human Rights in Canada organized a rally in Nathan Phillips Square in honour of the recently murdered victims of Paris terrorist attacks. The march started from the City Hall at 1:15pm towards the Consulate General [...]

6 11, 2017

Amnesty Report: Middle East and North Africa Overview

2019-02-11T14:49:15-05:00November 6th, 2017|

As 2014 drew to a close, the world reflected on a year that was catastrophic for millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa; a year that saw unceasing armed conflict and horrendous abuses in Syria and Iraq, civilians in Gaza bearing the brunt of the deadliest round [...]

6 11, 2017

Iran Human Rights Violation Report in 2014/15

2019-02-11T14:49:54-05:00November 6th, 2017|

THE AUTHORITIES RESTRICTED FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY, ARRESTING, DETAINING AND PROSECUTING IN UNFAIR TRIALS MINORITY AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, JOURNALISTS, HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND OTHERS WHO VOICED DISSENT. TORTURE AND OTHER ILL-TREATMENT REMAINED PREVALENT AND WERE COMMITTED WITH IMPUNITY. WOMEN AND ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS MINORITIES FACED PERVASIVE DISCRIMINATION [...]

6 11, 2017

ICHR to Minister Blaney: ban the activities of organizations promoting Islamic Republic’s ideology

2019-02-11T14:50:29-05:00November 6th, 2017|

The International Center for Human Rights sent a letter to the Honorable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety of Canada, in regard to celebrating Ayatollah' Khomeini's life and deef in Toronto and requested government's action. ICHR believes that this event is against the criminal code of Canada and organizers are promoting hate [...]