Monthly Archives: May 2017
Children rights activist on hunger strike in prison in Iran
Atena Daemi and her family need your support
Atena Daemi, 29, is a children rights and women’s rights activist in Iran, currently serving a seven-year prison sentence at Evin prison in Tehran.
Atena has been on hunger strike since 9th April 2017 in protest to the sentencing of her sisters. As a result of the hunger strike, Atena has suffered severe weight loss, nausea, vomiting and blood pressure fluctuations. Prison authorities at Evin prison have refused to transfer her to a hospital outside of prison for medical treatment. Atena’s health has deteriorated and her life is in a grave danger. Read the rest of this entry
Joint Statement concerning the deteriorating situation facing human rights defenders in Iran
In advance of the Iranian presidential elections on 19 May, which will take place in a largely restrictive environment, we, the undersigned organisations, urge that the Iranian government to fulfil its international human rights obligations and cease the systematic targeting of human rights defenders (HRDs).
Shiva Mahbobi on IRI election
شيوا محبوبي سخنگوي كميته مبارزه براي آزادي زندانيان سياسي در ايران
تحريم كافي نيست ، بايد اعتراض كرد، بايد شعار زنداني سياسي آزاد بايد گردد
را در همه جا طنين انداز كرد
برنامه اي از كميته زندانيان سياسي به مناسبت آزادي زنداني سياسي بهنام ابراهيم زاده همراه با شيوا محبوبي سنخگوي كميته مبارزه براي آزادي زندانيان سياسي٨ مه ٢٠١٧ برابر با ١٨ ارديبهشت ١٣٩٦
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, labour and children rights activist was released from prison in Iran on 1st may 2017 after spending seven years in prison.
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh is a well-known labour activist who was arrested in 2010. Behnam was a member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations in Iran and a member of The Society for the Protection of Child and Street Workers.
He was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison which was then reduced to five years. While Behnam was serving the last year of his five years sentence, he was re-sentenced, based on fabricated charges, and was then sentenced to 9 years and 4 months which was then reduced to seven years, 10 months and 15 days in prison. In Behnam’s first trial, his lawyer was not allowed to speak, and on the second trial he was not allowed to attend. Behnam was threatened by the authority that he will be put on trial for the third time in 2017. Read the rest of this entry