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Monday 20. September 2021


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The European External Action Service

Iran: Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Narges Mohammadi
The recent sentencing of the Iranian human rights defender Mrs Narges Mohammadi to prison term and flogging is a worrying development. Mrs Mohammadi has devoted her life to the cause of human rights.


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The American Bar Association

Granting the Eleanor Roosevelt Award to the Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
The American Bar Association is granting the Eleanor Roosevelt Award to the Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, the brave, steadfast defender of the rule of law and human rights in Iran. She is a symbol of civic engagement and a valuable recipient of your E. Roosevelt Award.


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Letter of Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB)
to Hassan Rouhani, President of Islamic Republic of Iran
We, at the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), support the latest wave of strikes in Iranian companies in which workers and their often-unrecognised unions are demanding "bread, work and freedom" because of the increasing poverty in the country.


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UN human rights experts

Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts
UN human rights experts today strongly condemned the summary execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran, raising alarm at the latest execution in a series of death penalty sentences handed down in the context of protests in 2018 and 2019.


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Medical Professionals for Human Rights in Iran – Austria
Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran-Austria

Letter to:
International Olympic Committee
About the execution of Navid Afkari in Iran
As you mentioned in your statement, we all received the sad news of the execution of the wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran. According to our information his body was full of signs of torture at the time of execution.


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Iran: Experts alarmed at alleged mistreatment of detained protesters
UN human rights experts* today called on the Iranian authorities to release all individuals arbitrarily detained and mistreated during recent protests, and expressed concerns over the hundreds of people who have been killed.


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Call against a New War in the Middle East
Drums of a war are beating loudly again, in the Middle East.
On one side stands the military power of the USA and its regional allies; on the other side, the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Escalating tensions could, in the worst- case scenario, —intentionally or unintentionally —, spark a new war in the region. The world is still suffering from the consequences of the war in Iraq in 2003, which was launched based on false claims and assumptions.


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United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Urges the Islamic Republic of Iran to cease the widespread and systematic use of arbitrary detention, including the use of this practice to target dual and foreign nationals, to release those who have been arbitrarily detained and to uphold, in law and in practice, procedural guarantees to ensure fair trial standards, including timely access to legal representation of one’s choice from the time of arrest through all stages of trial and all appeals, the right not to be subjected to torture, cruel and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and consideration of bail and other reasonable terms for release from custody pending trial;


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Joint letter in support of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran
The continued attention of the international community is required to ensure Iran upholds its international human rights obligations. By supporting resolution A/C.3/73/L.42, the UN General Assembly will send a strong signal to the Iranian authorities that the promotion and respect of human rights is a priority, and that genuine and tangible improvements to the situation are expected to ensure the dignity inherent to all persons in Iran.


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Iran is putting political prisoners' lives at risk by denying them medical care
Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate medical care, putting them at grave risk of death, permanent disability or other irreversible damage to their health, according to a new report by Amnesty International published today.

»  Press briefing notes on Flogging in Iran, unfair restrictions on NGO access to the UN and executions in Gaza
»  Parliamentary elections in Iran: an interview with FIDH President Karim Lahidji
»  Juvenile offender to be executed in a week gives harrowing torture account
»  Charlie Hebdo: After the shock and mobilisation, comes time for action
»  Ongoing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh
»  Draft report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review* Islamic Republic of Iran
»  Iran: Dozens Unlawfully Held in City’s Prisons
»  U.N. urges Iran nuclear talks to include human rights
»  Iran: Halt Execution of 33 Sunnis
»  DOCUMENT - IRAN: EVIN PRISONERS AT RISK AFTER REPORT OF RIOT




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