Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICHRI) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court. “They quickly […]

Iran’s human rights attorney Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh celebrates freedom from prison

Iran’s human rights attorney Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh celebrates freedom from prison

WNN Breaking (WNN/OMCT) Paris, France | Geneva, Switzerland, WESTERN EUROPE: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), welcomes the release on September 18 of prominent human rights defender and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh from Evin prison […]

IRAN: A mother’s plea to save the life of her imprisoned son – Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

IRAN: A mother’s plea to save the life of her imprisoned son – Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

WNN Breaking     (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: An Iranian mother and her imprisoned son are on their ninth day of their hunger strike together as Iranian officials continue to ignore their pleas to stop conditions contributing to the deteriorating health of Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki who is “gravely ill,” says Reporters Without […]

IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

Golnaz Esfandiari – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN: Prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ended her hunger strike earlier this week after the authorities reportedly removed a travel ban they had imposed on her young daughter. Her husband, Reza Khandan, reported the news on his Facebook page on December 4. The news led to expressions of […]

Iran officials continue intimidation of detained rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran officials continue intimidation of detained rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

WNN Justice (WNN/ICHRI) Tehran, IRAN: Reza Khandan, the husband of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that she is currently spending 20 days in solitary confinement, expected to end Wednesday. The human rights lawyer is being held in Ward 209 of […]

IRAN: Advocates speak out as human rights attorney is exiled to remote prison

IRAN: Advocates speak out as human rights attorney is exiled to remote prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) PARIS/GENEVA: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has denounced today what they call the “unfair sentence” of Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani to 13 years in prison through exile in prison in the […]

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