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“Let me speak” : a tale from prison / Since Moses’s mother till mother of Gaza and Iranian imprisoned mothers
by Nargess Mohammadi
The following is the letter of Nargess Mohammadi. She has wrriten the letter in prison. Nargess Mohammadi was arrested in May 5, 2015:
When Ali and Kiana got born they were 2.4 kg and 2.3 kg. Because of my physical conditions like hypertension and albumin excretion I gave birth to them one month sooner. During my C-section I had pulmonary embolism.my milk was contaminated with anticoagulant I was given so called heparin and Warfarin. As a result I was not be able to breast feed my twins. They were here in this world for eight days but I were not allowed to hug them because of Scintigraphy Ray side effects. I begged my husband to help me see them behind the windows of infant’s room.my husband-Taghi- took me there on wheelchair...


As EU officials visit Tehran, juvenile offenders are facing execution
FIDH and its Iranian member organisations Defenders of Human Rights Centre and the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran denounce the fact that European diplomats flocking to Iran, including German Vice-Chancellor, EU High Representative, and French Foreign Minister, have chosen to ignore human rights, including the ongoing and imminent illegal execution of several juvenile offenders.

women's rights and human rights activists:

Call for demonstration in support of imprisoned mothers in Iran
We demand these mothers to be released

We, a group of women's rights and human rights activists, will gather in front of the Hague Peace Palace to support women prisoners who, with all the hardship and pressures of prisons, are also suffering by being away from their children.

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Campaign in support of imprisoned mothers:

We stand together in asking for the release of jailed mothers
Every person, including a mother, has the right to engage in civil activism.
A person should have free choice. Any limitations, including using the children to restrict a mother’s civil activities, is wrong.
Why have so many families fallen apart simply because the mothers in these families have spoken of and demanded civil rights?

The Observatory strongly condemns ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Nargess Mohammadi
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), expresses its grave concerns regarding the pressures exerted on the arbitrarily imprisoned human rights defender Ms. Nargess Mohammadi in Iran.

Shojaee’ letter to the Chief of Justice of Islamic Republic of Iran
In protesting the unlawful action that has taken place in processing my law suit in the Revolutionary Court, I Mansoureh Shojaee, journalist, researcher, woman’s activist, address this letter to you.

At the present time, I am a resident scholar at Hague, Netherlands, a research scholar in the area of social justice, human rights, and gender studies.

Shirin Ebadi's letter to The Executive Director of the UN Women, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Shirin Ebadi, President of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 2003 in a letter to The Executive Director of the UN Women, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,talked about the increasing pressure over the women right activist and illegal sentences and prevention of women form attending the games in stadiums.

Release Narges Mohammadi: Laureates
Six Nobel Laureates have released a statement urging the Iranian government to immediately release woman human rights defender, Narges Mohammadi from detention. The statement appears below.
Narges Mohammadi, Deputy Head and spokesperson for the Defenders of Human Rights Centre and a distinguished woman human rights defender, was arrested at her home in Tehran on 5 May 2015.

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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

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?

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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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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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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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.

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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)