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Reformist Journalist Hengameh Shahidi on Hunger Strike after Arbitrary Arrest

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Hengameh Shahidi, a reformist member of the Etemad Melli Party and a former adviser to opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi has been on hunger strike since her arbitrary arrest on 9 March 2017.

Read more: Reformist Journalist Hengameh Shahidi on Hunger Strike after Arbitrary Arrest

Unprecedented Ruling Lightens Jail Term for Imprisoned Baha’is

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Twenty four Iranian Baha’is who had been sentenced to heavy sentences ranging from 6 to 11 years for charges ranging from threatening national security to links to espionage, were acquitted from the charge that link them to enemy countries by the appeals court in Golestan ProvinceRead more: Unprecedented Ruling Lightens Jail Term for Imprisoned Baha’is

Read more: Unprecedented Ruling Lightens Jail Term for Imprisoned Baha’is

Political Prisoner Held in Ward With Violent Offenders Injured in Knife Attack

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Political prisoner Amir Amirgholi suffered injuries on his face from a knife attack by two non-political prisoners in Evin Prison on November 16, 2016, his father told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Despite being imprisoned for his peaceful activism, Amirgholi has been illegally incarcerated in a ward with dangerous offendersRead more: Political Prisoner Held in Ward With Violent Offenders Injured in Knife Attack

Read more: Political Prisoner Held in Ward With Violent Offenders Injured in Knife Attack

Iran’s Security Establishment is Targeting the Students of an Imprisoned Spiritual Leader

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Another student of imprisoned spiritual group leader Mohammad Ali Taheri has been arrested, this time in northern Iran. Vahid Pourtahmasb was arrested on August 19, 2016 by the Sarallah Headquarters of the Revolutionary Guards in the city of Babol, 128 Read more: Iran’s Security Establishment is Targeting the Students of an Imprisoned Spiritual Leadermiles north of Tehran, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Read more: Iran’s Security Establishment is Targeting the Students of an Imprisoned Spiritual Leader

Arrested Iranian-American from San Diego Held Incommunicado and without Access to Lawyer

Iranian-American Robin (Reza) Shahini, the latest victim of a string of arrests and prolonged detainments of dual nationals who have travelled to Iran, was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards’ Intelligence Organization in the city of Gorgan, 255 miles east of Tehran, and has been held Read more: Arrested Iranian-American from San Diego Held Incommunicado and without Access to Lawyerwithout access to a lawyer, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned

Read more: Arrested Iranian-American from San Diego Held Incommunicado and without Access to Lawyer

Iran Judiciary Threatens Narges Mohammadi After Her Hunger Strike Gets International Attention

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A Judicial official has threatened Narges Mohammadi, a leading human rights defender who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for her peaceful activism, in an attempt to force her to end her hunger strike, Read more: Iran Judiciary Threatens Narges Mohammadi After Her Hunger Strike Gets International Attentionan informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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Political Prisoners Prevented from Visiting Their Other Imprisoned Family Members

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Some of the political prisoners of Rajaei Shahr prison whose wives or other family members are also imprisoned, because of obligatory prison uniform and appearing with handcuffs and shackles, refused to have prisoner visitsRead more: Political Prisoners Prevented from Visiting Their Other Imprisoned Family Members.

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Christians, Including Pastor’s Son, Arrested at Picnic Near Tehran

 A Christian and four Christian converts were arrested on August 26, 2016 by the Intelligence Ministry 

Read more: Christians, Including Pastor’s Son, Arrested at Picnic Near Tehrannear Tehran, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned

Read more: Christians, Including Pastor’s Son, Arrested at Picnic Near Tehran

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Interferes in Case of Imprisoned Christian

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has directly interfered in the case of imprisoned Christian convertMaryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran—who has been on hunger strike to persuade the authorities to consider her for early Read more: Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Interferes in Case of Imprisoned Christianrelease—in another example of the Judiciary’s lack of independence

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Imprisoned Christian Convert, Eligible for Early Release, on Hunger Strike Until Judiciary Addresses Her Case

 Christian convert Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, imprisoned since 2013, has vowed to continue the hunger strike she began on July 5, 2016 until her demand for early conditional release is met, her mot 

Read more: Imprisoned Christian Convert, Eligible for Early Release, on Hunger Strike Until Judiciary...Zahra Pour-Nouhi Langroudi, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Read more: Imprisoned Christian Convert, Eligible for Early Release, on Hunger Strike Until Judiciary...

Plight of Jailed Activist on Hunger Strike Raised in Social Media

Read more: Plight of Jailed Activist on Hunger Strike Raised in Social Media

 Labor rights activist Jafar Azimzadeh is in critical condition in Evin Prison after enduring a wet hunger strike for more than 50 days, his wife, Akram Rahimpour, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Read more: Plight of Jailed Activist on Hunger Strike Raised in Social Media
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