More Abuse Reports From Iran

Typography

U.S. continues to urge the Iranian government to release all political prisoners.
Reports of human rights abuses continue to stream from Iran.
Human rights monitors have expressed alarm over the arrest and detention of the wife and brother-in-law of Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei. He is the attorney who helped publicize the case of Sakineh Mohammad Ashtiani, the 43 year old Azeri-Iranian mother of 2 who was sentenced to death by stoning after being charged with adultery. Following an international outcry, Iranian authorities put her execution on hold.



Mr. Mostafaei's family members were detained after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him but could not locate him. Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, called the detention of Mr. Mostafaei's family "an act of hostage-taking."

The Iranian government's ongoing campaign against journalists has also claimed new victims. The Committee to Protect Journalists, known as the CPJ, says that Hamed Saber, a freelance photographer, was arrested in June after posting on the internet photographs he took of a Tehran street protest. Also arrested in June was Abdolreza Tajik, who wrote for reformist newspapers and was a member of the Human Rights Defenders Center, headed by Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi. Mr. Tajik's family has issued an open letter to Iran's judiciary expressing deep concern over mistreatment he has suffered in prison.

The CPJ also voiced concern over Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand, head of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan and editor of the weekly journal Payam-e Mardom. He was arrested in 2007 and accused of acting against national security. His lawyer said Mr. Kaboudvand has suffered his third heart attack in prison, and is not able to speak clearly or to see. Amnesty International and Reporters without Borders recently charged that the Iranian government withholds adequate medical care from political prisoners.

ICFTO Newsletter

 

Contribution

Please consider supporting our efforts.

Amount

Online conference on Iran's 1988 massacre

Online conference on Iran's 1988 massacre

Ex-Tehran University President urges Iran’s youths to protest against dictatorship

Dr. Mohammad Maleki, the first Chancellor of the University of Tehran following the 1979 revolution and a former Iranian political prisoner, has from his home in Tehran sent a message to the youths in Iran to “rise up and protest” against the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

Maryam Rajavi's Speech at conference with British MPs

Iran regime broadcasts video to recruit children for Syria war

The Iranian regime, has embarked on a new propaganda campaign to encourage children to join the war in Syria.

Basiji

Iran regime airs propaganda clip to recruit Afghans to fight in Syria

Iran regime airs propaganda clip to recruit Afghans to fight in Syria

Maryam Rajavi meets UK Church Leaders

Maryam Rajavi meets with two UK Church leaders, Bishops John Pritchard & Adrian Newman

Priests Meet Maryam Rajavi