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British lawyers urge Iran to release rights advocates: 'Strong and confident nations don't arrest lawyers'
British barristers have written to Iran‘s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to protest against the treatment of lawyers in the country and the ongoing detention of prominent human rights advocates.
A letter from the Bar Council urged Iranian authorities to “release all lawyers” and anyone who has been detained for their work defending people’s rights.
It highlighted the cases of Abdolfattah Soltani and Narges Mohammadi, two leading human rights lawyers who are currently detained in the country.

Narges Mohammadi: Help the civil society in Iran
Narges Mohammadi:I ask you dear colleagues and human rights activists, including those in Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, ...

Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman,...

:: News

Iran Rights Champion's Latest Prison Term Aimed At 'Instilling Fear,' Says Exiled Husband
Narges Mohammadi is currently in Tehran's Evin prison serving a 16-year sentence.

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders:

Heavy sentence against human rights defender Nargess Mohammadi must be overturned

Appeal court confirms 10-year term for Narges Mohammadi
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Tehran court’s decision to uphold journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi’s ten-year jail sentence on appeal.

Sentencing of journalist
Issa Saharkhiz
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Initiative are calling on the government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release journalist Issa Saharkhiz from the prison.

Shirin Ebadi's letter to Federica Mogherini regarding the negotiations of the European Community with Iran, about human rights
I urge the European Union to postpone human rights talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran until that country agrees to adhere to these two inalienable and uncompromising EU values. Moreover, please also ensure that a verification process on implementation of the two aforementioned EU principles is also included on the agenda of the talks.

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:: International

2016 World Press Freedom Index ­– leaders paranoid about journalists
Most of the movement in the World Press Freedom Index unveiled today by Reporters Without Borders is indicative of a climate of fear and tension combined with increasing control over newsrooms by governments and private-sector interests.

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.

:: From Media

Family horrors and personal hardship of an Iranian activist and Nobel laureate
In January 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi was in her Tehran office when she heard her name. “Death to the traitor Ebadi,” angry men were shouting outside.

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.

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Stop Child Executions

:: Report

The Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran during the month of Esfand 1395:

Once again, political rivalries have led to illegal detentions
In continuation of its monthly reports, the Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran during the month of Esfand 1395 [Iranian month corresponding to 19 February to 20 March 2017].

:: Resolution

The Defenders for Human Rights Centre calls for global solidarity for the release of Narges Muhammadi
The Defenders for Human Rights Centre in Iran, hereby, calls upon all the freedom seekers, organizations, human right activists and the defenders of freedom of speech, to join our universal solidarity to consider every possible attempt to free a member of our community.

:: Article

From Burmese Dissident to Mystifying Politician Why won’t my fellow Nobelist Aung San Suu Kyi help a Muslim minority?

I’ll be the first to applaud if my sister Nobel peace laureate bravely ignores the internal pressure to dehumanize the Rohingya and instead stands up for their rights.

:: Book

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
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