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Wednesday 8. February 2023


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The Foundation of the Committee to Support the Women’s and Youth Movement in Iran – The Mahsa Jina Amini Initiative
The “Committee to Support the Women’s and Youth Movement in Iran – The Mahsa Jina Amini Initiative” – is non-partisan and independent in political and financial terms. Its activities are based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the UN Covenant on Political and Civil Rights (1966), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989.


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Repression of medical personnel and misuse of emergency vehicles after the murder of Mahsa Amini
We support the doctors and medical personnel who have demanded an unconditional investigation into the murder of Ms. Amini in recent days. The murder of the young woman is not an exception, but symptomatic of the massive human rights violations in Iran, especially against women.


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Systematic repression against Bahai citizens in Iran
The repression and increasing pressure by the Iranian government on the Bahai, including the imposition of severe penalties on them, have continued, according to the reports received, especially in recent weeks, and are unfortunately even harsher this time than before.


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

A Blatant Blackmail by the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Iranian government threats to execute Swedish scientist Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali later this month. it is aimed at thwarting the trial in Sweden of Iranian official Hamid Nouri, who is charged with war crimes.


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

Letter to FIFA and AFC
about barring iranian women from entering a football stadium
We condemn this policy of gender discrimination, or in other words, gender apartheid. For decades, the Islamic Republic was the only country besides Afghanistan (under the Taliban regime) where women were not allowed to enter soccer stadiums.


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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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