Human Rights News

News2019-02-11T15:20:37-05:00

‪Iranian Protesters Are Under Attack By The Government

Country: Iran Media; ICHR strongly condemns the government of Iran for their use of violence and deadly forces on people of Iran protesting, and the government must be held accountable for the killings and their crimes against the Iranian people. As the Iran’s united protests are continuing the government of Iran is getting more aggressive and violence, in order to silence the protesters. Since the protests have began the government has sent threatening messages, disconnected the internet to leave the protesters incommunicado, and they have tear gassed, assaulted, and use open fire to the protesters. More than 100 people have been reported killed and thousands more injured. Just from Kurdistan alone 30 protesters have been killed and over 200 injured. [...read more]

November 19th, 2019|

Iraq Protesters Block Roads To Main Gulf Port And Southern Oilfields

Country: Iraq Media, Open Fire On Protesters Protests began last month over lack of jobs and public services but have grown into calls for political system overhaul. Iraqi demonstrators have blocked roads leading to oilfields and the main port in the country's south, according to security officials, while protesters in Baghdad forced the closure of Iraq’s central bank. For the second time since the start of anti-establishment demonstrations last month, protesters on Monday blocked the entrance to the Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down by 50 percent. If the blockage continue the operations will come to a complete halt. The port was previously blocked from October 29 to November 9 with [...read more]

November 18th, 2019|

Urgent Action And a Recommitment To Child Rights

With World Children’s Day Around The Corner Urgent Action and Recommitment To Child Rights is Much Needed. Media; ICHR strongly stands in solidarity with children’s rights and call on the international community to pay more attention and take firm action to accelerate progress in advancing child rights, and their security and well-being worldwide. “There have been impressive gains for children over the past three decades, as more and more are living longer, better and healthier lives. However, the odds continue to be stacked against the poorest and most vulnerable.” Such as The Refugee children that are living alone, without parents or families. No parents. No grandparents. No aunts or uncles. No guardians. No choice. 111,000 unaccompanied children were forced to [...read more]

November 18th, 2019|

Lethal Use Of Force And The Cutting Off Internet in Iran

Country: Iran Media; ICHR strongly condemns the lethal use of force and the cutting off communications in Iran. And condemns Ayatollah Khamenei for the deaths of the protesters. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei  described the people of Iran protesting against the fuel price increases, as "thugs" spurred on by foreign influence as protests entered a third day on Sunday. And endorsed the government’s decision to raise prices it sets for rationed gasoline by 50 percent as of Friday and by 300 percent for gasoline that exceeds ration limits. On state television Sunday, Khamenei acknowledged that "some lost their lives and some places were destroyed" while condemn   of demonstrators and implying they had been influenced by counterrevolutionaries and foreign influencers. In [...read more]

November 17th, 2019|

Lebanon: Protect Protesters from Attacks

Country: Lebanon Security Forces Using Excessive Force to Clear Streets Media; ICHR strongly condemns the use of force and violence against the people of Lebanon protesting, and Calls on the authorities to take all feasible measures to protect peaceful protesters and refrain from forcibly breaking up peaceful assemblies. Lebanese security forces have failed to stop attacks on peaceful demonstrators by men armed with sticks, metal rods, and sharp objects. The security forces have also used excessive force to disperse protests and clear roadblocks. Using excessive force to disperse protesters has left at least 12 occasions. Security forces have also arbitrarily arrested dozens of peaceful protesters and interfered with people filming the protest incidents. Lebanese authorities have been increasing their reliance [...read more]

November 16th, 2019|

Protests Over Fuel Prices In Iran Spreading Nation-wide

Country: Iran Media ICHR stands in solidarity with the people of Iran  protesting against the unexpected increase in gasoline prices, and calls on the government of Iran to listen to the people’s request and put an end to all their crimes against the country and it’s citizens. ICHR strongly condemns the direct firing, and use of excessive force on protesters against the increase in gasoline price, and the Iranian government must be held accountable for their crimes against the Iranian people. Protests against the unexpected increase in gasoline prices in Iran have spread into the largest cities of the country. “The Security forces all over the country are attack people to disperse protesters, with Baton, Tear gas, and open fire. [...read more]

November 15th, 2019|