Human Rights News

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

Torture continues in Mosul jail

Country: Iraq ICHR strongly calls on Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's government to publicly condemn the use of torture, and to show the Iraqi People through strong actions that the government is serious about ending torture in Iraq’s detention facilities.  Iraqi officers at a detention facility in the onetime jihadist stronghold of Mosul have continued to torture detainees despite rights defenders efforts to intervene.  Early this year new torture allegations was reported by the rights defenders, at the Faisaliya prison in northern Iraq, around six months after publishing a report on what it said “ torture and abuses are occurring in Faisaliya prison and in two nearby facilities.” The rights group said they had reached out about last year's allegations [...]

April 21st, 2019|

Sri Lanka, At Least 207 Killed In The Attacks

Country: Siri Lanka Media At least 450 injured as explosions hit and 207 people were killed as several churches and hotels were rocked by simultaneous explosions on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Eight explosions took place, including in three Christian churches and three hotels, some commonly used by foreign visitors. Authorities in Sri Lanka have launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew after a wave of bombs in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people and injured 450. The eight blasts, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, appeared timed to cause maximum casualties among worshippers attending Easter services. In one church, St. Sebastian’s in Negombo, north of the capital, Colombo, more [...]

April 21st, 2019|

Court Decision Allows 9/11 Families To Go After Iran’s Assets In Alberta

Country: Iran/Canada Families of people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be able to go after Iranian government assets in Alberta after a multibillion-dollar judgment was registered in this province. According to court records, an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench master registered a US$7.01 billion judgment against Iran and a dozen of its agencies and state-owned companies on March 13 in Edmonton. The originating application, filed last July, lists the government of Iran and a dozen other entities as respondents, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the National Iranian Oil Corporation, Iran Airlines and the Iranian central bank. The original default judgment was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in October [...]

April 21st, 2019|

Government Of Iran Must Free Amirsalar Davoodi

Country: Iran Media ICHR strongly calls for the Iranian government to halt all the bogus charges against Davoodi, and to release him immediately and unconditionally. Lawyer and civil rights activist Amirsalar has defended many human rights activists in Iranian courts and runs a Telegram channel for Iranian lawyers, “Without Censorship,” which focuses on civil rights issues, human rights violations in Iran.  He was arrested on 20 November 2018 and charged with crimes against national security. With no access to his lawyer, and no family visitation, as well as no access to a medical professional since his arrest.  “Without access to his lawyer, Amirsalar Davoodi’s trial rights are being violated in the most substantial way by Iranian government.” Said Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive [...]

April 20th, 2019|

Egypt Votes On Expanding President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s Powers

ICHR calls on Egypt’s Government and the parliamentarians to uphold the human rights obligations and halt the approval of changes in  constitution, which leads to another dictatorship. If the proposed changes by current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are approved it will facilitate the authorities crackdown on freedom of expression, association and assembly, which will deteriorate people’s rights, and worsen the human rights situation in the country.  Egypt begins votings on these series of changes to its constitution that will tighten President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's grip on power and could allow him to stay in office until 2030.  More than 61 million people are eligible to vote in the three-day referendum, and the State television showed President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi casting his [...]

April 20th, 2019|

Runaway Saudi Sisters Apply For Asylum In Georgia

Country: Saudi Arabia / Georgia  ICHR strongly calls on Saudi Arabia to stop violating the rights of the women in the country, and to start abiding by the UN laws and laws of human rights. They must be held accountable for all their crimes and oppression against women and human rights.  ICHR ask the Georgian government to provide the conditions for their secure and safe transition to a  safe state. As they are still at risk in Georgia due to their families reach to the country. Two Saudi sisters Wafa and Maha whom say they fled their own country Saudi Arabia because of “oppression,” and have applied for asylum in Georgia but still they are afraid that they could be [...]

April 20th, 2019|