Human Rights News

News2019-02-11T15:20:37-04:00

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|

55 Yrs Sentencing For Protesting Forced Hijab

Country: Iran Media ICHRCANADA strongly condemns the government of Iran for sentencing the civil rights activists Mozhgan Keshavarz, Yasaman Ariani, and her mother Monireh Arabshahi, to 55 years in prison combined. And demands their immediate and unconditional release. Freedom of choice is basics human rights, and protesting forced hijob is not a criminal act, that the Revolutionary Court of Tehran has sentenced civil rights activists Mozhgan Kshavarz, Yasaman Ariani, and her mother Monireh Arabshahi, to 55 years in prison combined. The three are currently held in Varamin Prison. The three civil rights activists were trialed and sentenced by Judge Moghiseh on the charges of “conspiracy and assembly to act against national security, propaganda against the regime, and facilitating corruption and [...]

July 31st, 2019|

Happy Birthday Nasrin Sotoudeh

Country: Iran Media Today on May 30 ICHRCANADA celebrates Nasrin Sotoudeh’s 55 birthday, by standing in solidarity with her, and will continue to fight for Nasrin’s immediate and unconditional release. Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer whom has courageously stand up for rights and raised her voice in solidarity with political, conscious, and civil rights prisoners. Today she is celebrating her birthday in prison away from her family, no mother deserves that yet a mother whom has dedicated her life to defending children, women, rights, and has always strongly stand up for freedom expression ( my body my choice, no to forced hijob), as well as opposing death penalty. ICHRCANADA, and People worldwide have been raising their voice for [...]

May 30th, 2019|