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The Defenders for Human Rights Centre Publishes Report on Iran’s Human Rights
Situation in Month of Bahman 1393 (January-February 2015):

“Khatami’s” media ban represents the Judiciary as a gimcrack
In continuation of its monthly reports, the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran during the month of Bahman 1393 [January-February 2015].
In its report, which is published in both Farsi and English languages, this people-instituted organization has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran under the three main headings of: “Civil and political rights”, “social and economic rights”, and “cultural heritage and the environment”.
According to the website of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), the text of the report by the said centre for the month of bahman 1393, which has been published on 30st Bahman 1393 [19 february 2015], is as follows:


Defence of Human Rights Center
FIDH and LDDHI

Imminent execution of juvenile offender must be stopped
The Defence of Human Rights Center, FIDH and LDDHI, demand the Iranian authorities halt the imminent execution of Saman Naseem, and immediately overturn his death sentence, which is illegal under international human rights law.

"Lawyers without right" in the international day of endangered lawyers was held

Lawyers without right
"Lawyers without right" in the international day of endangered lawyers was held on january 24, 2015 by the amnesty international and the Bar Association in Nuremberg .
Shirin Ebadi , peace prize winner, was present at the event.

:: News

UN calls for halt to planned execution of juvenile offender
The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, and on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, today publicly urged the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately halt the execution of Saman Naseem, a juvenile offender scheduled to be executed tomorrow.



The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders:

Imprisoned unionists face new unfair trials and extended prison terms
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the Iran.



Ongoing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), deplores the continuing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh in Iran.



EU: For an immediate and unconditional recognition of Palestine
FIDH calls on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to vote in favour of the recognition of the state of Palestine, and to strongly urge Member States to take immediate and unconditional steps to that end. A vote on the recognition of the Palestinian State by the MEPs is indeed scheduled for 17 December. "By recognising the state of Palestine, Europe and its Member States would be sending a clear and strong message that international law takes precedence over any other consideration” FIDH President Karim Lahidji declared.



FIDH Recommendations to the 13th Assembly of States Parties to the Statute of the ICC
On the occasion of the 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which takes place from 8 to 17 December 2014 in New York, FIDH sends a multi-national delegation to New York to present its position on key issues related to the functioning of the Court and its role in bringing justice and accountability to victims around the world.


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:: International

The ICC opens a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine
Our organisations [1] welcome the opening by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine, which represents hope for victims and for lasting peace in the region.



Court should drop spurious charges against Nabeel Rajab on 20 January
The Bahraini authorities must immediately drop all charges against Nabeel Rajab and put an end to the continued judicial harassment against him said today the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.



Record vote in support of a universal moratorium on the death penalty
FIDH welcomes the adoption of the UNGA resolution to establish a global moratorium on the death penalty, adopted on 18 December 2014, by an increased number of States.



:: From Media

How the Press Freedom Index correlates with other indicators
Oil exports, per capita GDP, economic stability... is there a correlation between such economic indicators and a country’s ranking in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index?



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Narges Mohammadi:

Defense of Human Rights Will Not Stop
Maryam Kashani

Following the closure of the offices of the Center for the Defense of Human Rights in ‎Tehran by government agents, Rooz spoke with Narges Mohammadi the spokesperson ‎for the group. She stressed that with the closure of the offices, their work would not stop ‎and that in fact they would work even harder. Read on for the details.‎



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Attack on Human Rights Center
The office for the Center for the Defense of Human Rights, which is headed by Shirin ‎Ebadi, was shut down yesterday by security and police officers prior to holding a meeting ‎to commemorate the international Human Rights Day. ‎

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Stop Child Executions

:: Report

A Brief Report on Human Rights Situation in Iran in December-January 2014-15
In continuation of its monthly reports, the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran during the month of Dey 1393 [December-January 2014-15].



:: Resolution

Defenders of Human Rights Center Issues Statment

Press Charges Against Those Who Have Illegally Banned “Yas- No” Daily
owing the closure of “Yas-e No” daily, at the request of the Head Prosecutor of Tehran and the Revolutionary Courts, the Defenders of Human Rights Center has issued a public statement objecting to these developments. Also in this statement, the Defenders of Human Rights Center has requested that high ranking officials within the Judiciary press charges against those responsible for this illegal action. While objecting to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in preventing this daily from resuming publication, which has resulted in the loss of employment by yet another group of journalists and technical experts, the DHRC has further requested that the ban imposed on the publication “Yas-e No” daily be lifted.



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Speech of Abdolreza Tajik Delivered via Video at the Seminar titled: “Iranian Development,” Bologna, Italy

The Situation of Iran
Abdolreza Tajik an Iranian journalist was stopped on February 17, 2009, while on his way to Spain, to participate as a presenter in a conference. At the airport he was stopped, banned from travel and his passport was confiscated. Due to this travel ban, he was unable to participate as a speaker in another seminar scheduled for 5-6 March, 2009, in Bologna, Italy, titled: “Iranian Development.” Mr. Tajik delivered his speech to participants at this seminar via video.

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Damning report on an ignored issue:

Discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran
Paris, October 21, 2010: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI) make public today a report on discrimination against ethnic communities and religious minorities in Iran. The report, entitled "The Hidden Face of Iran", highlights an unknown aspect of Iran: the severe discrimination faced by ethnic communities and religious minorities in every domain/area.



:: Stop Child Excution

The Defenders of Human Rights Center Issues National Call To Action

Stop Child Executions
The Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) has issued a national call to action titled: “Stop Child Executions” demanding the end to child and juvenile executions. This national call to action is the third of such nationally focused efforts spearheaded by the Defenders of Human Rights Center and follows the convening of the “Committee to Defend Free, Healthy and Fair Elections” in August 2007 and the “National Council on Peace” in November of 2007 by this human rights NGO. The Defenders of Human Rights Center aims to increase public awareness and due attention among experts to this important issue, with the aim of identifying suggestions and strategies for ending the practice of child executions in Iran.

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