Human Rights News


Limited allocation of football tickets for women a ‘cynical publicity stunt’

Country: Iran Media ICHR Calls on Iran’s authorities to lift all restrictions on women attending matches in all football stadiums, and to immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against any woman facing prosecution for attempting to enter a football stadium or protesting against such restrictions. “Allowing thousands of women to enter the football stadium, but not allowing their footage to air, and adding unequal restrictions which prevent women from attending the game on an equal footing to men highlights the need to keep the awareness on Iran until it comes into full compliance with FIFA statutes and ends this discriminatory policy for good.”Said Ardeshire Zarezadeh, Executive Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada. The game marks the [...]

October 10th, 2019|

ICHR’s Human Rights Award Nomination

On December 08, 2019 ICHR is proudly presenting an annual Prestigious Human Rights Award in recognition of an individual's outstanding contributions and dedications to the advancement of human rights. As well as honouring all human rights defenders, and promoting human rights in Middle East. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the ICHR’s Award Dinner On December 08, 2019in Toronto, Canada, where the recipient will give a keynote speech as part of the program. If the recipient is not available to attend, a message will be delivered by a relative, friend or an activist on his/her behalf. The selected candidate will be an outstanding human rights lawyer or defender whom has dedicated his/her time to the advancement [...]

September 25th, 2019|

Retired human rights lawyer Giti Pourfazel was arrested

Country: Iran ICHR strongly condemns the arrest of prominent Retired human rights lawyer Giti Pourfazel, the government of Iran must free her immediately and unconditionally. She is one of the signatories of the letter of 14 women calling for the resignation of Khamenei and transition from the Islamic Republic regime. Giti is the seventh signatory of this letter that has been arrested by the security forces in the past two weeks. Iran’s National Front announced that Giti Pourfazel disappeared five days ago, and her husband and family are unaware of her whereabouts. In recent months, several letters have been sent to the leader of the Islamic Republic calling for his resignation, the transition from the Islamic Republic regime, and changing [...]

August 26th, 2019|

Marzieh Amiri Sentenced To 10 and Half Yrs in Prison and 148 lashes

Country: Iran Media ICHR strongly condemns the Government of Iran for sentencing Marzieh Amiri to 10 and half years in prison and 148 lashes under false charges. The government of Iran must release her immediately and unconditionally. Marzieh Amiri, a detained journalist for the Shargh newspaper, has been sentenced to 10 and half years in prison and 148 lashes. Marzieh Amiri's sister, Samira Amiri, posted this news on her Twitter page today August 24th. Marzieh Amiri, a journalist and Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Tehran, went to the Vozara Detention Center in May to pursue the status of World Labor Day detainees, which she was arrested and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. Twenty days [...]

August 24th, 2019|

Mohammad Javad Zarif Must Answer For His Crimes

Country: Iran Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, must be added to the sanctions list. Zarif hides the truth of human rights violations in Iran under his smiley face and has repeatedly denied the Iranian regime's crimes. He is a great showman and a liar. In Iran, for over 40 years the Islamic Republic Government has continuously executed widespread tactical and systematic human rights violations both inside and outside of the country. The people of Iran specially the women, children, workers, teachers, students, LGBs, and sexual, ethnic and religious minorities, as well as the Muslims are not immune from the suppression, crimes, and the human rights violations of the regime. ICHR strongly condemns Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif for [...]

August 23rd, 2019|

Women Activists In Iran Ask Khamenei To Step Down

Country: Iran ICHR stands in solidarity with the women activists in Iran asking in an open letter to the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the biggest dictator to step down, and pave the way for a transition towards a new political system for Iran. Referring to a similar demand presented by fourteen political activists last month, the signatories to the new letter published August 5 have also protested what they described as "gender apartheid" and "patriarchal approach" dominating the country. "Four decades of this theocracy has eliminated the rights of half of the country's population," the women's rights activists have asserted, calling for "civil and non-violent measures" to leave behind "this anti-women system," and compose a new constitution for [...]

August 6th, 2019|