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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.

Narges Mohammadi starts hunger strike, demanding the right to call her children
Narges Mohammadi, vice-chair of Center for Supporters of Human Rights (CSHR), who is currently imprisoned has started a hunger strike from today, June 27 2016, which coincides with the 21st day of the month of Ramadan.
Ms Mohammadi has written an emotional letter explaining her decision, the CSHR website reported.

Nobel laureates: Release Narges Mohammadi now
The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are calling on the government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender and journalist Narges Mohammadi from the notorious Evin prison in Iran.
In the statement, the laureates join the call of the international community for Iran to end repression against human rights activists.

In judicial outrage, Narges Mohammadi sentenced to ten years in prison
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the ten-year jail sentence that a Tehran judge has just passed on Narges Mohammadi, a journalist and spokesperson for Iran’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders. Her family was notified of the sentence, the outcome of a flawed trial held under the influence of the intelligence ministry and Revolutionary Guards before a Tehran revolutionary court on 20 April.

A travesty of justice – UN experts condemn latest conviction of prominent rights defender
A group of United Nations experts expressed outrage today at the recent conviction and sentencing of Narges Mohammadi, a prominent activist and human rights defender, to 16 years’ imprisonment by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran, and called for her immediate and unconditional release.

New prison sentence issued against imprisoned woman human rights defender, a travesty of justice
The ongoing judicial harassment against the arbitrarily imprisoned human rights defender Ms. Nargess Mohammadi in Iran should stop and she must be released immediately, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).

FIDH, DHRC and LDDHI welcome the "City of Paris" medal for Iranian political prisoner
FIDH and its member organisations from Iran, LDDHI and DHRC, laud the decision to award “City of Paris” medals to persecuted journalists from around the world, among them Ms. Narges Mohammadi, spokesperson and vice president of DHRC. During a ceremony in Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris on 2 May 2016, Paris mayor Ms. Anne Hidalgo awarded the medals to four RSF-supported journalists designated “information heroes”: Mr. Can Dündar (Turkey), Mr. Antoine Kaburahe (Burundi), Mr. Lotfullah Najafizadeh (Afghanistan), and Ms. Narges Mohammadi (Iran).

Mayor awards City of Paris medals to four journalists
In a strong show of commitment to the defence of media freedom and media workers on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo yesterday awarded City of Paris medals to four journalists who are supported by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Afghanistan, Turkey, Burundi and Iran are ranked 120th, 151st, 156th and 169th respectively in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.

Call for a coherent and multi-faceted human rights strategy
On 12th April 2016, FIDH and its Iranian leagues LDDHI and DHRC sent this open letter to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, ahead of her visit to Iran on 16-17 April 2016.

Women's Day Ceremony in Evin Prison
On international Women's Day, women political prisoner and prisoners of conscience held a ceremony in Evin prison. In this ceremony, a few political prisoners gave speeches about women’s current social status, the problems they face and the importance of women’s rights with respect to social progress in general. Among the participants, six women from theBahaii faith talked about their children left at home deprived of their parental care for years since their fathers are in prison as well. And finally, a letter addressed to the head of the Judiciary about this issue was read.

The Observatory for the Protection
of Human Rights Defenders:

We welcome Seifzadeh’s release
free all prisoners of conscience
After nearly five years in prison, human rights lawyer Dr. Mohammad Seifzadeh was finally released on March 10, 2016. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) welcomes this release. Mr. Mohammad Seifzadeh, is also a founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC).

Reporters Without Borders:

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the renewed restraints that the authorities placed on media coverage during last week’s elections in Iran and urges President Hassan Rouhani to take advantage of the relative good results achieved by the reformists and finally begin improving respect for media freedom.

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.

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.

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