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Defenders of Human Rights Centre: Release narges mohammadi'hands from the chained to hospital bed
Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) has issued a statement to protest against the tying of the hands and feet of the sick prisoners in hospital, including that of Narges Mohammadi.
DHRC, a grassroots organization, published a copy of the statement on its website, signed by Shirin Ebadi, and asked the responsible authorities to create an atmosphere free of tension in the hospital, suitable for the treatment of Ms Mohammadi.
Narges Mohammadi, CSHR’s vice president, suffers from pulmonary embolism and muscle paralysis. On 11 October 2015, after convulsion in prison, she was hospitalized.


Rouhani in France: no business with Iran at the expense of human rights
(Paris) Human rights must be at the centre of discussions between Hollande and Rohani during their meeting in Paris this week. In an open letter addressed today to the French President, our organisations urge François Hollande not to ignore human rights in favour of closer economic ties between France and Iran. Human rights violations have increased significantly since the coming to power of the current Iranian president, and they cannot be ignored in the name of trade relations.This meeting is an excellent opportunity to urge Iran to respect human rights.

Negotiations on Syria must not divert attention from gravity of human rights in Iran
The question of human rights in Iran should be at the heart of the discussions between Rouhani and Hollande when they meet on Tuesday 17 November in Paris. Three human rights defenders affiliated to FIDH member organisations in Iran are in prison as we speak: Narges Mohammadi, Abdolfattah Soltani and Mohammad Seifzadeh. Our organisations call upon Mr. Hollande to urge his Iranian counterpart to release them and all other human rights defenders currently in Iranian prisons.

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FIDH Presidents promoted in National Order of the Legion of Honour by François Hollande
Karim Lahidji, FIDH President, Sidiki Kaba and Michel Blum, both FIDH Honorary Presidents have been promoted in the National Order of the Legion of Honour today, Friday 6 November 2015, by President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace.During the ceremony, President Hollande emphasised the courage of human rights defenders who risk their lives daily, and who are represented by FIDH, Worldwide Movement for Human Rights with its 178 member organisations throughout the world.



The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders:

The cruel & inhuman treatment of Ms. Nargess Mohammadi must stop
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), strongly denounces the cruel and inhuman treatment of the arbitrarily imprisoned human rights defender Ms. Nargess Mohammadi in Iran.



Narges Mohammadi is hospitalized due to a severe convulsion
Nargess Mohammadi, the vice chair of the committee to defend human rights in Iran, following a severe convulsion, was transferred from a prison cell to a hospital. At present, while under medical supervision, she is still under tight security.
Taghi Rahmani , her husband, expressed his concerns that the supervision should done so as not to impose more tension on her, since any further inappropriate measures, such as her being tied to her bed, would further delay her recovery.



IBAHRI renews calls for Iran to release human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani immediately
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urgently calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison in September 2012 on charges which include being awarded the ‘Nuremberg International Human Rights Award’. Furthermore, Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani’s deteriorating health and the conditions in Evin Prison, where he is currently detained, are of deep concern to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute.



Reporters Without Borders:

CASES OF MISSING JOURNALISTS IN TEN COUNTRIES REFERRED TO UN
In an initiative two days before International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (30 August), Reporters Without Borders has referred the cases of missing journalists in ten countries to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.


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»  The Observatory strongly condemns ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Nargess Mohammadi


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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

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From activism in Iran to take action in Europe
Mansoureh Shojaee

The promising progressiv Iranian Women‘s Movement is revived and boosted again by the open letter of Narges Mohammadi, out ofEvin prison



Why Iran Wants to Join the International Criminal Court and Why it Avoids it
Nargess Tavassolian

When, on Friday, January 2, Palestine took steps to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Israel responded by stopping the transfer of $127m in tax revenues to Palestine the next day.



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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Stop Child Executions

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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].



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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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Yes, Iran released five political prisoners. 800 more are still languishing in jail
SHIRIN EBADI

Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi on the horrible plight of the country's journalists, activists and women's rights proponents.



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Human right Atlas
The book “Human right Atlas” from Andrew Fagan was translated to Farsi by Omid Kokabee and Mehdi Khodaei with a foreword of Abdolfatah Soltani and it was published by A’rman Shahr publisher in Afghanistan. Mazdak Ali Nazari was editor of this book. It is available online on internet for free.



:: 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.

Defenders of Human Rights Center
Member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)