“It may sound like a fictional dystopia, but it is not. This is the reality for millions of women in Iran, where the state heavily controls women’s bodies.”
Amnesty International published a report on Iranian women’s situation and condemned the abusive forced veiling laws in Iran. According to Amnesty International the morality police place 40 million women under surveillance. “They have the power to stop women and examine their dress, assessing how many strands of hair they are showing, the length of their trousers and overcoats, and the amount of make-up they are wearing. The punishment for being seen in public without a headscarf includes arrest, a prison sentence, flogging or a fine – all this for the “crime” of exercising their right to choose what to wear.”
The women’s rights movement against compulsory veil in recent years and the Iranian authorities’ response to wage a crackdown was discussed in this report. According to this report, since January 2018, Iranian authorities have arrested at least 48 defenders of women’s rights, including four men. Some have been tortured and sentenced to prison terms or flogging. The report condemned the arrest of the women’s rights defenders such as Nasrin Sotoudeh, Yasaman Aryani, Mojgan Keshavarz, Monireh Arabshahi, Vida Movahedi, Reza Khandan, and Farhad Meysami.
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International issued a statement and urged the Iranian authorities to unconditionally release Amir Amirgholi and ensure that he is protected from torture and ill-treatment.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amnesty International, citing the sentence of two decades of imprisonment for Amir Amirgholi, imprisoned left-wing activist, urged for immediate action about the situation of this political prisoner. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Despite warnings of Amnesty International, Rashid Kouhi was executed on the charge of drug offenses without the right of appeal in Lakan prison of Rasht.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Rashid Kouhi, at the morning of April 9, 2016 was executed in Lakan prison of Rasht in connection with the discovery of 800 g jar in his bag. Last entreaty of his family to stop the execution and earn a chance to submit an application was refused by the authorities. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International reported that in 2015, the rate of executions in the world was the highest in the past 25 years and Iran, along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been announced as the countries with the highest number of executions.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amnesty International has announced in a report that in 2015 at least 1634 people were executed in 25 countries. This figure has increased 50% over the previous year and in the last 25 years (since 1989) is unprecedented. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International announced in a statement, April 20th as the date for the trial of Narges Mohammadi, calling for immediate release and action for the case of the defender of human rights.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Amnesty International, in a statement said that the human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Narges Mohammadi had been informed that her trial would be on April 20. It was more than 8 months that she had had no contact with her children and was severely ill. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International in a statement expressed their deep concern over the situation of the jailed blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki calling for urgent action for his freedom.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on April 1st, Amnesty International stated that since March 26, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was on hunger strike and his situation was not addressed by the authorities. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International condemned the further 5 years in prison sentence for Yousef Kakehmami, prisoner of Uremia prison, who wrote a letter to Ahmad Shaheed the UN special rapporteur and demanded his immediate action.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Amnesty International published a statement and said Yousef Kakehmami, imprisoned Kurdish farmer in Uremia prison who is currently serving his 9 years after “two unfair trials”, has been sentenced to further 5 years in prison after writing a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International in a statement called for immediate action on the situation of political prisoner, Afshin Sohrabzadeh, Kurdish prisoner exiled in Minab prison, who is suffering from severe gastritis and respiratory problems.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amnesty International in a statement along with the request for urgent action, has announced that, Afshin Sohrabzadeh, a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority who is serving his 25 years imprisonment in exile in a remote prison, south of Hormozgan province, is in dire need of special medical treatment outside the prison. He is in a situation that his life is in danger, and being long away from a proper treatment has exacerbated this situation. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – In a statement of urgent action, Amnesty International warned about the imminent execution of Himan Uraminejad who was sentenced to death on charge of murder when he was a juvenile, and asked the Iranian authorities to stop this verdict.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amnesty International called on the Iranian authorities to stop the death sentence of the juvenile offender, Himan Uraminejad whose verdict was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He has been informed that his sentence will be executed after April 1, 2016. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Amnesty International expressed concern about the hunger strike of Saeed Hosseinzadeh, children’s rights activist and prisoner of ward 7 of Evin prison and his critical condition in a statement.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the statement said: “Amnesty International is aware that Saeed Hossein Zadeh is suffering from different diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, digestive and respiratory problems, but “Sarollah” headquarters which was responsible for the investigation of his case, banned his medical furlough and threatened his life. (more…)