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Iran: Political Prisoner Died Due to Continued Torture and Poor Treatment

ICHR is horrified by the passing of Behnam Mahjoubi who was in jail for attending a peaceful protests that took place in February 2018 by Gonabadi Dervishes in Tehran, which were violently quashed by security forces and resulted in the arrest of hundreds of protesters. The Islamic Republic must be condemned in the international criminal court of Justice for the torture, halt of medical treatment, and Behnam’s death. The regime continues to torture prisoners to make them suffer. “Behnam Mahjoubi, a detained Gonabadi Dervish, passed away this morning four days after being given an excessive amount of unknown medication in prison.”his friend tweeted today. “Credible sources from among hospital authorities have informed us that Behnman Mahjoubi has passed away [ more]

February 16th, 2021|

Families Of The Victims Of Flight Ps 752 Demand Justice In The First Anniversary Event

ICHR joined and Marched with the families of the victims of the Ukrainian flight PS752 in pursuit of Justice on the first anniversary of the downing, on Friday January 8, 2021, where hundreds of Iranian-Canadian marched alongside the families from the University of Toronto to the City Hall.  Participants carried the pictures of the victims and at the end held a candle light vigil in the memory of their loves once. On this important day we joined the march in memory of the victims and support of the families as well as to show our commitments of demanding justice”. Said Ardeshir Zarezadeh, executive director of ICHR. Shahin Moghadam one of the families of the victims whom have lost his wife [ more]

January 8th, 2021|

The 150K Compensation By Iranian Regime Is A Coverup Attempt Not Justice 

The Government of the Islamic Republic in Iran has passed a resolution to create a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of the  krainian passenger plane PS752 that was shot down by Iranian Revolutionary Guard last January. Iran will pay $150,000 US for each victim through its legal department, state TV reported without giving a timeline and furthers detail. On January 08, 2020, Iranian regime’s IRGC launched two missiles and shot down the Ukrainian jetliner PS752 which killed all 176 passengers on board.  The offer to pay $150K in compensation to the families of the victims is yet another violation of human rights and open spit in the International laws and importantly a tactical play to [ more]

December 31st, 2020|

The Supreme Leader Of Iran Was Noted In Default By Ontario Court Of Justice

The International Center for Human Rights, December 23, 2020 - Toronto, Canada:  ICHR is pleased to announce that the Islamic Republic of Iran, Supreme Leader and all the defendants whose names are listed in the Doe v Iran lawsuit on behalf of the three families of the victims of downedPS752, have been noted in default with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice at Toronto by senior lawyer Mark Arnold on December 23, 2020. The default judgment that Mark H. Arnold, LL.M., Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation) has put in his request for a court date to assess the damages for a judgement at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is taking the families of the victims one step closer to find [ more]

December 23rd, 2020|

Iran’s Spokesman; Canada’s Position On The Case Of The Ukrainian Plane Is Extravagant

ICHR; This criminal killer government shot children, women and men in the skies of Tehran and killed 176 people. The world must not have any confidence in the Iranian government specially after their reaction to Canada’s request for Justice. In this video Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive Director for ICHR Canada; speaks further about the government of Iran calling Canada’s request for Justice extravagant. “In the field of diplomacy they have a long history of supporting terrorism, hostage-taking and crime against humanity.  The pressures and the demand for Justice are not enough to hold them accountable for their crimes committed.” Added; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive Director for ICHR Canada Last week, the Canadian government said in a new report on the downing of [ more]

December 23rd, 2020|

The Mysterious Sudden Death Of Karima Baloch Must Be Investigated In Transparency

ICHR is extremely saddened and horrified by the Shocking news of Baloch human rights activist, Karima Baloch’s death. We strongly urge the government of Canada to launch a through and transparence investigation to identify the reasons death as well as the responsibility individual. Prominent Baloch activist Karima Baloch was found dead in unexplained circumstances in the Canadian city of Toronto on Monday, a day after she was reported missing by the local police. Baloch was a vocal critic of the Pakistani government and had actively worked to highlight human rights violations perpetrated upon people in Balochistan. In 2016, BBC had included Baloch in their ‘BBC 100 Women 2016’ list for her work involving “campaigns for independence for Balochistan from Pakistan.” [ more]

December 22nd, 2020|
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