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 […]

Woman Pussy Riot band member Tolokonnikova in Siberian prison hospital

Woman Pussy Riot band member Tolokonnikova in Siberian prison hospital

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Twenty-six days following the unexplained disappearance of Russian incarcerated Nadezhda Tolokonnikova a band member with the punk rock group Pussy Riot, her location has been revealed. The female musician, who has been serving a prison sentence along with band member Maria Alyokhina for performing what they called […]

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: Rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish begins prison term

IRAN: Rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish begins prison term

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Tehran, IRAN: The Nobel Women’s Initiative, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman and Mairead Maguire, is bringing conditions for Iranian human rights activist Ms. Mansoureh Behkish to the attention of the world. After years of protesting Iran’s human rights violations of political prisoners, […]

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 […]

United Nations High Commissioner says Bahrain detention sentences ‘regrettable’

United Nations High Commissioner says Bahrain detention sentences ‘regrettable’

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said that the Bahraini appeals court’s decision to uphold the convictions of 20 human rights activists and political opponents was deeply regrettable. The individuals were initially convicted last year by the Court of National Safety, essentially a military […]