Archive: Reports and Open Letters

SEXUAL ABUSE OF FEMALE PRISONERS CONSTITUTES TORTURE

Ref:      206/M/510 Date:    Tuesday, 06 November 2012 In a letter addressed to the head of notorious Evin prison, Ali Ashraf Rostami Aghdam, thirty three female prisoners of conscience expressed their outrage at the brutality with which they were stripped and cavity searched. They state in no uncertain terms that the treatment they received and the manner in which they were searched was nothing short of sexual abuse. They have vowed never again. They assert that

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SEXUAL ABUSE OF FEMALE PRISONERS CONSTITUTES TORTURE

‘The International Day for the Right to the Truth’

Ref:     205 / M / 509 Date:   24 March 2012 ‘The International Day for the Right to the Truth’ concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims   24th of March 2012 marks the second ‘International Day for the Right to the Truth’. This day recognises the right of the families to the truth regarding the fate of their loved ones at the hands of their persecutors. It honours the memory of victims

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‘The International Day for the Right to the Truth’

 International Women’s Day 2012 and the Family Protection Bill in Iran

Date:   8 March 2012 International Women’s Day 2012 and the Family Protection Bill in Iran While the world celebrates international women’s day today Iranian women face further legalised discrimination. On 6 March 2012, the outgoing eighth Islamic Consultative Assembly (the parliament) passed articles of the [anti] Family Protection Bill that allows polygamy allows temporary marriage lasting from a negotiated few minutes to a number of years allows girls of thirteen and younger to be married remains

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 International Women’s Day 2012  and the Family Protection Bill in Iran

The unveiling of “40 Tekeh”

[gallery columns="4" ids="395,396,390,385"] Foreign Press Association, 25 Northumberland Avenue London WC2N 5AP Read Amnesty International interview with Roya Kashefi On the occasion of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 4 x 1  meter protest banner made in Iran was unveiled by Association des Chercheurs Iraniens (ACI) in collaboration with the International Coalition Against Violence in Iran (ICAVI). Called “Chehel Tekeh,” the banner is supported by 15,000 names, addresses and signatures from

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The unveiling of “40 Tekeh”

Lake Oroumieh: urgent environmental crisis unfolding in North West of Iran

Ref:    201 / M / 501 Date:  Tuesday, 30 August 2011 HE Ban Ki-Moon UN Secretary General UN – New York   Your Excellency,   I would like to draw your attention to an urgent environmental crisis unfolding in North West of Iran with national, regional and global consequences.   Lake Oroumieh, the world’s third largest salt lake and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is drying up at an alarming rate due to drought, misguided irrigation

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Lake Oroumieh: urgent environmental crisis unfolding in North West of Iran

Protest Against Executions in Iran

Ref:     173/M/386 Date:   Sunday, 09 May 2010   His Excellency Ban Ki Moon Secretary General of the United Nations     Dear Secretary General, Escalation of Executions in Iran letter in pdf We write to register our strongest protest at the increasing number of executions in Iran. Among the five executed this morning[i] three had their cases open and under review. While in detention they were repeatedly tortured, ill treated and degraded and deprived of

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Protest Against Executions in Iran

Islamic Republic and membership of CSW

Date:  Tuesday, 27 April 2010 Ref:    172/M/384 His Excellency Hamidon Ali President of ECOSOC UN - NY   Your Excellency, Islamic Republic and membership of CSW We are writing to express our grave concern at the news that the Islamic Republic may be joining the Commission on the Status of Woman. With respect Sir, this is a warning to a Commission whose function and duty is to ensure gender equality and advancement of women globally

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Islamic Republic and membership of CSW

صدای هم باشیم

  کمپین علیه هرگونه مجازات اعدام در ایران  دانلود پی دی اف پنجشنبه هشتم بهمن ماه 1388، مرد جوانی در ایران اعدام شد. در زمان وقوع جرائم انتصابی او بیشتر از 16 – 17 سال نمی توانسته داشته باشد. به این معنی او یکی دیگر از قربانیان سیاسی اعدامهای زیر 18 سال بود. اعترافات او زیر فشار و تهدید و در حالیکه خواهر باردارش در اطاق بازجوئی و در حضور او تهدید می شد گرفته

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صدای هم باشیم

“Be Our Voice” against executions in Iran Campaign

“Be Our Voice!” Download PDF: 190KB London, 3 February 2010 - On 27 January 2010, a young man was executed in Iran. At the time of his alleged offence he could not have been more than 16 or 17. He is the first juvenile offender convicted and executed on political charges. He made his ‘confession’ under duress while watching his pregnant sister being threatened by security forces. She later lost the baby. Arrested two months

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“Be Our Voice” against executions in Iran Campaign

MEDIA RELEASE – ‘Be Our Voice’

‘Be Our Voice’ Download PDF: 14 kb   Today, an anti death penalty in Iran campaign is launched.  Supported by Iranian human rights groups and political parties it condemns the death penalty and its shameful use as a political tool in Islamic Republic’s internal factional fighting. London, 3 February 2010 - The Islamic Republic unjustly executed its first minor on political charges on 27 January 2010. Four girls and 134 boys, all juvenile offenders, remain

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MEDIA RELEASE – ‘Be Our Voice’