Imprisonment

Actress: In Iran, my counterpart faces prison

Originally posted at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/02/opinion/boniadi-activists-kail-iran/ (CNN) -- At first blush, the biography of Iranian actress Pegah Ahangarani could read very much like my own. Ahangarani is a working ... Read more

Unlock Iran Invites You To Experience Life as an Iranian Political Prisoner

Originally posted at: http://blog.witness.org/2014/04/unlock-iran-invites-experience-life-iranian-political-prisoner/ Posted on April 23, 2014 by Sarah Kerr Unlock Iran is a new innovative visual storytelling platform featuring the stories of Iranian “prisoners of ... Read more

Witness Statement of Masumeh Ka’abi

In this witness statement, Masumeh Ka’abi—an Ahwazi Arab housewife—recounts her arbitrary arrest, interrogation and imprisonment by intelligence agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) over suspicion concerning her husband’s political activities. ... Read more

Coverage of Unlock Iran on HuffPostLive, NPR and more…

(April 9, 2014) – Now in its second month of launch, UNLOCK IRAN, an initiative started by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) to ... Read more

Human Rights Under Rouhani

A new campaign by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center brings awareness to conditions inside Iran. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon recently called on Iranian ... Read more

HRC 25 Statement of Abbas Hakimzadeh on behalf of CIVICUS

Statement of exiled student activist and former political prisoner Abbas Hakimzadeh on behalf of CIVICUS under agenda item 4 at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. ... Read more

Letter by 23 political prisoners regarding lack of due process and violation of the rights of political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison

In an open letter addressed to the UN Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed and human rights organization, 23 political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison have described how they have been denied due process rights, including the right to a fair trial. These political prisoners have also discussed how Iranian authorities have continued to violate their rights in the course of their imprisonment. ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's March 2014 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council's 25th session. ... Read more

UN Secretary General on the situation of human rights in Iran - 11 March 2014

A/HRC/25/75 Distr.: General 11 March 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-fifth session Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Summary The present report ... Read more

Your Facebook Timeline, Reimagined As An Iranian Political Prisoner's

With more than 800 Iran citizens jailed for their lifestyles, beliefs, or professions, the "Unlock Iran" project aims to humanize the data by putting people in the prisoners' social media shoes. ... Read more

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