News from Iran

Iran: New charges against woman human rights defender Atena Daemi, due in court in January


Human rights defender Atena Daemi has been in Evin prison in Iran for almost 50 days now since her arrest on 26 November 2016. In light of court proceedings to be held in January 2017, the Gulf Centre…

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Iran: Human rights defender Nargess Mohammadi’s sentence upheld, and journalist Issa Saharkhiz on hunger strike, while Professor Homa Hoodfar released


Though the story of Professor Homa Hoodfar ended positively with her release on 26 September 2016 on humanitarian grounds, other human rights defenders in Iran are still being treated unfairly based on…

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Iran: Canadian academic Dr. Homa Hoodfar remains in jail after more than 100 days


Update: Iran: Homa Hoodfar was released after international pressure on 26 September 2016. 2016-09-23 After more than a hundred days in detention, the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) asks the Iranian…

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Update: Iran: Student activist and WHRD Bahareh Hedayat released


After 2,410 days of imprisonment, student activist and women human rights defender Bahareh Hedayat has been released from Evin prison in Iran. The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes this news…

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Iran: Narges Mohammadi on hunger strike and needs to be allowed to get in touch with her family


Update: Narges Mohammadi has been given the right to speak to her children as of 16 July so she has reportedly stopped her hunger strike. 2016-07-12 Detained Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi…

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Iran: Human rights defender Bahareh Hedayat must be freed, say UN and rights NGOs


Human rights defender Bahareh Hedayat has been held in Evin prison in Iran against international law after five years of detention relating to her highest sentence on the charge of “acting against…

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