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

Join us: Help the victims of Flight 176

Please join the International Centre for Human Rights, members of the Iranian community, and dignitaries for a discussion regarding the Iranian downing of Flight 176 and how it has affected the victims and their families. Date: Sunday, February 16th, 2020 Time: 2pm to 3:30pm Location: Cyrus Centre, 160 Dudley Ave, Thornhill For more information please contact us. Contact Us

February 15th, 2020|

ICHR Acts as Intervenor in Legal Action on behalf of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ICHR Acts as Intervenor in Legal Action on behalf of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 Victims Toronto, Canada - January 24, 2020 The International Center for Human Rights in Canada (ICHR) today announced a claim has been filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Ali Khamenei (also is known as Supreme Leader of Iran), and other officials of the IRI. The claim is being filed on behalf of the families of passengers aboard Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752, who were killed on January 8, 2020 when their plane was shot down by IRI. GARDINER MILLER ARNOLD LLP who is the lead law firm, will represent [...read more]

January 24th, 2020|

Iranian security agents threaten the families of airplane tragedy

ICHR, Toronto- January 18, 2020: International Center for Human Rights in Canada (ICHR) received reports from Iran that the Iranian regime threatens the families of the Ukrainian airplane tragedy not to communicate with media. Several families have reported to ICHR that they have been threatened and intimidated by the intelligence and security agents. The security agents are all over the places where the families are after the affairs of their loved ones they lost in the tragedy and threaten them to stay silent. Families say that their moves are under surveillance. According to these reports, security agents interfere in their private mourning ceremonies and related affairs without a sign of sympathy. The agents have told the families that if they [...read more]

January 18th, 2020|

International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day ICHR celebrates the courage, clarity and principle of speaking up peacefully, to create a greater freedom and justice. As well as to promote and defend human rights. We also express our solidarity with prisoner's of conscious, all the minority’s that are being abused by the government, and all the human rights activists that are being charged and tortured. Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on 10 December – the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up [...read more]

December 10th, 2019|

PRESS RELEASE: Winner Of ICHR 2019 Annual Prestigious Human Rights Award‪ ‬

On December 8th,2019, Anniversary of Universal Human Rights Day, The International Center for Human Rights in Toronto-Canada (ICHR) commemorated another year of fighting for humanity and democracy by announcing it’s Annual Award, in recognition of an individual's outstanding contributions and dedications to the advancement of human rights. The award was presented by Dr. Reza Moridi, and Ardeshire Zarezadeh, at the ICHR’s Award Dinner held at the Paradise Banquet Hall. The Winner Is:  Nasrin Sotoudeh the imprisoned Prominent human rights lawyer and activists in Iran. Which since she is in prison, Ms. Nazanin Afshin-Jam a human right activist will be accepting the award on Her behalf. And Nasrin’s message was presented by her spouse, Mr. Khandan via video. Nasrin Sotoudeh has represented [...read more]

December 8th, 2019|

Iran: Plus 300 Protesters killed At Ayatollah Khamenei’s Order

Country: Iran Media; ICHR strongly condemns the supreme leader ayatollah Khamenei for ordering the use of violence and deadly forces on people of Iran protesting for political, economic, and social reforms. And he must be held accountable for the killings and the crimes committed against the Iranian people. Soon after the widespread protests started in Iran, The supreme leader ayatollah Khamenei ordered the security forces to use any measure and open fire on people protesting, in order to silence them, as he called them “thugs” and accused them of being influenced by foreign interests. Which has led to more than 300 killed and over 3000 injured, that over 100 of them were kids under age of 16. Verified video footage, [...read more]

November 29th, 2019|