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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).
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
26 March, 2017
To the people of the world #FreeSinaDehghan #Save Sina
Save Sina who is due to be executed in Iran for criticising Islam
A 21 year old Iranian man to be executed in Iran for criticising Islam
Help us save him
The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the highest judicial authority in the country, has confirmed the execution sentence of a 21 year old young man, Sina Dehghan for criticizing Islam and “insulting the prophet” of Islam.
Sina Dehghan was arrested on 21 October 2015 when he was 19 years of age and was sentenced to execution in the penal court of the city of Arak. He has been charged with writing critical material about Islam and opposition to Islamic sacrosanct elements on the Line social media network. Read the rest of this entry
This year on the 8th March, International Women’s Day
we are the voice of women’s rights activists who are currently jailed in Iran
Over the past four decades, hundreds of thousands of women have been assaulted, imprisoned, tortured and some being raped and executed by the government in Iran for defying the Islamic regime’s laws and policies. During the 1980s, hundreds of women’s rights activists were executed. Read the rest of this entry
Free Shahnaz Akmali NOW
Shahnaz Akmali, mother of Moustafa Karimbeigi who was shot by the security forces in a protest following the so-called election of the Islamic regime in 2009 in Iran. Moustafa was only 26-year-old when he was shot. His family was threatened at the time and banned from holding a funeral for Mostafa.
Saeed Shirzad has been on hunger strike by sewing his lips together, in protest of the silent deaths of prison inmates, and the prison conditions. Saeed wrote a letter in regards to his hunger strike which can be found at the end of this press release. In his letter, Saeed describes the prison conditions, and the demands of his hunger strike in detail. As Saeed has been on hunger strike for more than a month, his body is deteriorating and he is now suffering from low blood pressure, severe dehydration, and severe weight loss. Prison officials have ignored Saeed’s demands and situation. Please join us in his support.
A victory for political prisoners in Iran
On the 3rd of January 2017, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, jailed writer and human rights activist in Iran, was temporarily released on bail of 500 million tooman (125000 dollars). Her husband Arash Sadeghi, jailed student and human rights activist, ended his hunger strike after 72 days. Read the rest of this entry
“از کلیه نهادهای حقوق بشری تقاضامندم در برابر مرگ خاموش همسرم واکنش نشان داده و مانع از بروز اتفاقی بی بازگشت شوند.”
براي اقدام فوري.. For an urgent action
نامه اعتراضي در حمايت از آرش صادقي . لطفا وسيعا پخش كنيد و نامه ارسال كنيد
“I humbly demand all human rights organizations to take action against the gradual death of my husband in jail”
Arash Sadeghi, 33 is a jailed student’s rights and a human rights activist in Iran. He is now in prison serving 19 years. Arash has been on hunger strike for 48 days. He went on hunger strike on 24th October 2016 protesting against the unfair sentence and court process of his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi. His life is in a grave danger. Please take an action NOW.
Arash’s wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee who is a human rights activist, is now in prison serving six years prison sentence.
Golrokh has recently sent a letter from prison addressing Arash and also the human rights organisation saying: “I humbly demand all human rights organizations to take action against the gradual death of my husband in jail”
Her letter is as follow:
“Freedom fighters are martyrs of history and their struggle is never restrained. Amid the difficulties we are going through, we are getting stronger day by day. With every breath, we are getting one step closer to the day of freedom that we tolerated the time of our separation from each other. You[Arash] are confronted by death, a little away from me, behind the brick walls in the prison and I do not have any news of you. I feel my endless love for you and I believe more than ever that you are my pride. We have been treated unjustly, but you want to sacrifice your life for freedom. Certainly we will see the day we are impatiently waiting for. You must stay alive to see enthusiastically the shining day of freedom.
My dear Arash, I praise your resistance. Your life is as dear to me as freedom is. You have to stay alive.
To the international human rights bodies:
It has been more than a month that my husband, Arash Sadeghi, has been on hunger strike in Evin Prison. His physical condition has been deteriorating quickly. His blood pressure is very low. However there has been no reaction from the prison authorities. I was sentenced to six years in jail without any reason. The main reason for my imprisonment was to put pressure on my husband. My husband’s hunger strike is about my unfair detention by Ward 2-A controlled by the Revolutionary Guards and investigation by Saralleh’s Base. My husband has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. He has been on a hunger strike to protest against injustice done in our case. The prosecutors in our case are already aware of the injustice done, however, they do not have the ability to take action. The judiciary that have a claim of working independently has not shown any reaction to violations done by the Revolutionary Guards. The Judiciary Branch, Supreme Court and the Revolutionary Guard are responsible for my husband’s life if he dies in their custody.
I humbly demand all human rights organizations to take action against the gradual death of my husband in jail.
Golrokh Ebrahimi Eraeei (Wife of Arash Sadeghi) “
About Arash Sadeghi:
Arash Sadeghi was arrested previously in July 2009, March 2010 and January 2012 initially for participating in the protests following the 2009 ‘presidential election’ in Iran, but he was released on bail each time. Arash spend several months in solitary confinement and his family was not informed of his whereabouts, he was subjected to psychological and physical torture and he went on hunger strike several times. Arash’s mother died in November 2009 because of a heart attack four days after the security forces raided her house to arrest Arash.
About Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, http://bit.ly/2g81jd1
Please take an action NOW by giving only 5 minutes of your time to write a letter to the authorities in Iran. It takes only 5 minutes to copy and paste the following sample letter and send it to the following addresses.
You can also email/post the letter to the Iranian embassy in your country. Arash and Golrokh need your immediate action!
For more information please contact:
Shiva Mahbobi, Spokesperson for CFPPI
firstname.lastname@example.org , +44 (0)7572356661
Campaign to Free political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)
Arash Sadeghi is currently serving 19 years imprisonment for his human rights activities. He has been on hunger strike since 24th Oct 2016.
I/We express our strong concern for Arash Sadeghi’s health and wellbeing and we demand that Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee to be released immediately and unconditionally. The authorities in Iran are responsible for Arash’s life.
Sample letter in Farsi if you prefer to send it in Farsi
نمونه نامه اعتراضی به فارسی جهت ارسال
آرش صادقی ،فعال حقوق بشر است که به 19 سال حبس محکوم شده است و در زندان بسر میبرد. آرش از 24 اکتبر 2016 یعنی بیش از یکماه ونیم است که در اعتصاب غذا بسر میبرد. ما بشدت نگران جان و سلامتی آرش هستیم. ما خواستار آزادی آرش صادقی و همسرش گلرخ ابراهیمی هستیم. مقامات جمهوری اسلامی مسئول جان آرش هستند.
To: Hassan Rouhani
To: Mohammed Javad Larijani
Office of the Head of the Judiciary
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave
South of Serah-e Jomhouri
Email: email@example.com (Subject line: FAO Mohammad Javad Larijani)
To: Ali Khamene
Please Tweet to the following:
@khamenei_ir @HassanRouhani Free #ArashSadeghi Free #GolrokhIraee #Iran release them immediately and unconditionally
@khamenei_ir @HassanRouhani Free #ArashSadeghi on hunger strike #FreeGolrokhIraee authorities in #Iran are responsible for Arash’s life
See English text
متن انگلیسی طومار حمایت از گلرخ ابراهیمی که توسط 144 سازمان و فعال مدافع ازادی زندانیان سیاسی امضا شد به سازمان ملل، کمیسیون حقوق بشر این سازمان، اتحادیه اروپا، پارلمان اروپا، عفو بین الملل و سازمانهای مدافع حقوق زنان و حقوق بشر و مقامات جمهوری اسلامی ارسال گردید. در عین حال کمیته مبارزه برای آزادی زندانیان سیاسی از مردم درخواست کرد ه است که با ارسال نامه به مقامات رژیم خواستار آزادی گلرخ ابراهیمی شوند. از شما عزیزان میخواهیم از هر طریق ممکن از آرش و گلرخ حمایت کنید و از تعداد هر چه وسیعتری بخواهید با ارسال نامه زیر خواستار آزادیشان شوید. آرش در شرایط جسمی وخیمی قرار دارد و به کمک و حمایت فوری ما نیاز دارد.
کمیته مبارزه برای آزادی زندانیان سیاسی در ایران
Meet Golrokh, jailed writer and human rights activist in Iran. She is serving 6 years in prison; her husband is serving 19 years. Her husband is on hunger strike since 24 Oct 2016. Help us save them. Please continue to read. Read the rest of this entry