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Narges Mohammadi Calls on MPs to End the “Illegal” Torture of Solitary Confinement in Iran’s Prisons

Narges Mohammadi
CHRI -
 Imprisoned prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has called on members of Iran's Parliament to investigate and end the "illegal" practice of solitary confinement of prisoners.


"As a defender of human rights who has been tortured by this practice, I consider it my duty to take every opportunity to express my protest against solitary confinement, the suffering victims of which I continue to see in Evin Prison," wrote Narges Mohammadi in a letter from the prison where she is serving a 16-year sentence for peacefully advocating for human rights.

"I am sure you are aware that under the laws and regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and based on the opinion of the Supreme Administrative Court, keeping suspects

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Imprisoned Iranian-British Citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Threatened With 16 More Years Behind Bars

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CHRI -
 Revolutionary Guards Bring New Charges Against Young Mother Who Was Eligible for Release in November 2017


 

October 9, 2017—Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran since April 2016 on trumped up and unspecified national security charges, is now facing up to 16 more years in prison based on new charges brought by the arresting authority, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), according to her family.

 

"Threatening

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Death Of Young 'Porter' Highlights Plight Of Iran's 'Human Mules'

HumanMules
RFL/RE -
 Working in the smuggling trade in Iran is a risky business -- one that has cost the lives of hundreds of anonymous "human mules" who carry heavy loads of contraband on their backs across the western border with Iraq and Turkey.


The death of 17-year-old Vahid Dolatkhah provides an exception to the norm -- a face, a name, and an identity of one of those who died plying the perilous trade.

Dolatkhah died on August 21 near the border with Turkey due to an "unnatural accident,"

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Shocking video shows Iranian guards forcing Ahwazi Arabs to bark in detention

iranhumanrights
Al-Arabia -
 A video shared on social media showed Iranian security forces humiliating blindfolded Ahwazi Arabs and forcing them to bark.


http://www.facebook.com/Hranews/videos/1478870502188501/

A masked security officer is then seen beating them up by punching them using martial art techniques. He can also be heard calling them names.

Iranian and Ahwazi Arab activists condemned the torture, which violates domestic and international laws and called for punishing the perpetrators.

The

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Q&A: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Husband Speaks Out About Dual National’s Imprisonment in Iran

Ratcliffe
CHRI -
 The husband of imprisoned Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe speaks to CHRI about her case and their lives since she was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards in April 2016.


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe never imagined she would be arrested and ultimately sentenced to five years in prison when she entered Tehran's international airport on her way back home to the UK after visiting her parents. But nightmare became reality on April 3, 2016 when the Revolutionary Guards'

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