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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.

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.

Reporters Without Borders:

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.

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.

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?


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.

“Let me speak” : a tale from prison / Since Moses’s mother till mother of Gaza and Iranian imprisoned mothers
by Nargess Mohammadi

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.

Iran hardliners cling
to death penalty

Taghi Rahmani says the authorities are trying to silence dissenting voices

In their short lives, Kiana and her twin brother, Ali, have seen many arrests and raids on their home.
Their mother is Narges Mohammadi, a well-known human rights lawyer and campaigner, who has been in and out of jail on charges related to her work, for much of the past five years.

Nobel peace laureates call for end to hostilities in Yemen

Such negotiations must include the full participation of women

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is following with grave concern the horrific events over the past months in the Republic of Yemen. The country has gone from bad to worse, with high levels of violence affecting an increasing number of civilians—including large numbers women and children.

Shirin Ebadi:
'If books had been thrown at the Taliban instead of bombs … we would not have Isis'

The Nobel laureate called on governments to cut arms budgets and increase education spending at a female peacemakers’ conference in The Hague

If books instead of bombs had been thrown at the Taliban, and if schools had been built in response to the terrorist attacks on New York in 2001, we would not now be contending with Isis, Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi told a conference on Monday.

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