Amnesty International and International Commission of Jurists Joint Statement
Human Rights organizations condemn continued persecution campaign against lawyers in Iran
Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today condemned the ongoing arrests and imprisonment of several prominent lawyers in Iran which they see as part of an orchestrated attempt by the Iranian authorities to repress dissent in the country.
The two organizations are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of lawyers Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mohammad Seyfzadeh, Maedeh Ghaderi, and Ghasem Sholeh Saadi, who are detained arbitrarily in violation of Iran’s obligations under international law. They are prisoners of conscience, held solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and association, or for their work as defence lawyers. (more…)
Teacher, I learned lessons of life and liberty from you!
“You can’t be afraid of everything all the time; once we’re on the way, our fear disappears.” Samad Behrangi
We are observing Teacher’s Day under such circumstances that our country’s educators have been denied the slightest social and trade union rights, and whenever they scream for justice, they are forced into silence by either empty promises or by torment, torture, imprisonment, execution and dismissal from work.
HRANA News – Secretariat of Human Rights Activists in Iran announced their strong support for the appointment of Special Rapporteur to address the human rights violations in Iran by United Nation.
Accordingly by publishing a statement, while emphasizing on the Islamic Republic return to the sixties (eighties in western calendar) in terms of oppressing its citizens, reported that by appointment of Special Rapporteur and therefore monitoring the behavior of the Iranian government treatment of its own citizens based on international law this government shall be directly responsible of its actions.
The full text of the announcement is as follows: (more…)
HRANA – Secretariat of Human Rights Activists in Iran published a statement to cyber attacks, the news Web site called cyber terrorism and condemned such actions violate international law by the Iranian government and the prosecution deserving compensation eyes, he said.
Accordingly, the association also advised, by human rights groups following their mission while trying to deprive the Iranian government from acquiring advanced technologies, communications and censorship, relying on science day and projected needs of the information in support of free flow of information, the necessary measures in this regard are given. (more…)
HRANA- A Congressional briefing was held on June 6, 2010 discussing the human rights situation in Iran one year after post election protests began sponsored by the Democracy Council. Shaheen Sariri representing Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) addressed this briefing.
Addressing the briefing which consisted of four panelists, Mr. Sariri provided figures pertaining to the violation of human rights in Iran, specifically over the last year. He went on to highlight issues such as attempts to block the spread of news and information [particularly online], the execution of political prisoners, and steps necessary to help improve the human rights situation in Iran. (more…)
HRANA – In a press release, the Human Rights Activists in Iran Organization (HRAI) published the names of its detained members and associates who have been arrested over the past several months.The complete press release is as follows:
Press Release on Widespread Arrests
The Iranian Security Forces embarked on a nationwide mission against human rights defenders and, in particular, members of HRA, in February of 2010 and their mission continues in full force to date. These Actions of Security Forces had catchy names such as “American Cyber Army Defeat Mission” or “Project Against Human Rights.” However, members of HRA have given their own name to these widespread raids and arrests: “The Security Apparatus Against Human Rights Activists in Iran.” The HRA issues press releases and held a conference in which it examined the various dimensions of recent developments. (more…)