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MEPs call on EU to prioritise human rights in relations with Iran

Iran Focus

London, 19 Nov - The human rights situation in Iran is further deteriorating amid the domestic content that has resulted in a large number of people taking to the streets to condemn the leadership for its corruption and to call for regime change.

Iran’s behaviour abroad is also worsening with terrorist attacks being plotted in Europe. The government cannot take control of the situation at home so it is lashing out at dissidents abroad.

UNGA

Iran Focus

London, 19 Nov - Iran has been condemned by the 3rd committee of the United Nations General Assembly for its blatant human rights violations. Thursday’s condemnation marks the 65th time that Iran has been called out for its human rights record at the international level.

A draft resolution, which was introduced by Canada was adopted by the committee following a vote of 85 to 30. However, 68 countries abstained from voting. There will be a general vote at the UNGA in December.

Iran-political-prisoners

Iran Focus

London, 26 Oct - The human rights situation in Iran is very worrying and every day we hear new reports about the mistreatment of prisoners in the country.

A large number of prisoners of conscience are held in Rajai Shahr Prison where they are routinely denied medical care, beaten, deprived of fresh air, deprived of adequate sustenance, and so on.

Earlier this year, a number of prisoners were ordered to move to Ward 10 of the prison. Ward 10, before the transfer happened, was already full of inmates that were living in appalling conditions.

iran protesters

Iran Focus

London, 7 Nov - Iran has convicted at least 24 protesters on vague national security charges, with prison sentences ranging from six months to six years, according to Human Rights Watch. They were charged with “assembly and collusion against national security” and “disrupting public order”, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

Juvenile execution in Iran

Iran Focus

London, 25 Oct - The UN independent expert on human rights in Iran called on the mullahs on Wednesday to ban the death penalty for juveniles.

Javaid Rehman, special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, told a General Assembly human rights committee: "I appeal to the Iranian authorities to abolish the practice of sentencing children to death, and to commute all death sentences issued against children in line with international law."

Iranian political prisoner Mohammad Ali (Pirouz) Mansouri

Iran Focus

London, 5 Nov - Iranian political prisoner Mohammad Ali (Pirouz) Mansouri has written an open letter to gain the attention of human rights defenders, especially the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, after learning of new charges against him that will extend his prison sentence by another five years.

Mansouri, who has been imprisoned at Rajai Shahr for eleven years, has just been accused of “gathering and conspiring against the government” through his hunger strikes, his support for Mohammad Ali Taheri, and his condemnation of the execution of a Sunni prisoner.

Environmentalists face death penalty in Iran

Iran Focus

London, 23 Oct - Five imprisoned Iranian environmentalists are now facing the death penalty after the ridiculous charges against them were changed from "espionage" to "Corruption on Earth", according to one of the former lawyers of the accused.

Mohammad Hossein Aghasi told Radio Farda on Sunday, October 21, that the charges were changed after the examining magistrate received a letter from Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and that the new charge of “corruption on earth” carries the death penalty under the Islamic Penal Code.

Iran sends 10 people to prison on religious or political grounds

Iran Focus

London, 2 Nov - This week alone, the Iranian government has sentenced several people to prison on religious or political grounds, dressed up as national security charges.

Religious people

Zabihollah Raoufi, 69, a member of the persecuted Baha’i religious minority in Iran was sentenced to one year in prison and one year in exile for “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion against national security by promoting Baha’ism” by Iran in July, a sentence upheld on appeal in October.

Political Prisoner Payam Shakiba

Iran Focus

London, 23 Oct - As reported by the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on October 18th, a petition that advocates for due process in the case of political prisoner Payam Shakiba was issued by dozens of civil activists. He has been held since his arrest in February 2018 in the Rajai Shahr prison, also known as Gohardasht Prison, located in Karaj, approximately 30 miles west of Tehran.

Sentenced to 11 years in prison by Judge Ahmadzadeh, Shakiba’s sentence was later upheld in an appeals court.

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