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Imprisoned Activist Atena Daemi Slapped With New Charge For Demanding Medical Care

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CHRI -
 Activist Denied Care Despite Medical Examiner's Recommendation

Already serving a seven-year prison sentence, imprisoned children's rights activist Atena Daemi has been issued a new charge and is being denied medical treatment, a source close to Daemi's family told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).


"The head of Evin Prison [Ali Chaharmahali] and the director of the prison clinic, someone named 'Abbaskhani'—have filed a complaint against Atena accusing her of pretending to be sick and insulting the staff when she was told by doctors that nothing was wrong with her," said the source.

Branch 4 of the Evin Court in Tehran formally charged Daemi with "insulting officials" and "disturbing public order" on July 26

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Iranian Women’s Rights Activist to Serve Three Years in Prison For Attending Seminar

HumanRights
CHRI -
 Women's rights activist and photojournalist Alieh Matlabzadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison by a preliminary court in Tehran for participating in a women's empowerment seminar.


A legal source with knowledge about Matlabzadeh's case told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on August 14, 2017 that the prison sentence was issued by Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court for the charge of "assembly and collusion against national security."

"The verdict was

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Richard Ratcliffe Turns to UN and UK to Secure Wife’s Release From Iran

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CHRI -
 After exhausting all legal avenues in Iran to overturn the five-year prison sentence issued in a secret trial against his Iranian-British wife, Richard Ratcliffe is taking her case to the United Nations and may sue Iran through the UK court system.


"The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva meets in September [2017] and the human rights groups that support us will be going there to press our case," Ratcliffe, whose wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been in Tehran's Evin Prison for

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Sunni Arabs Beaten and Arrested in Iran For Praying in Public

iranhumanrights
CHRI -
 Thirteen Sunni Arabs have been beaten by security and plainclothes agents and arrested for publicly praying in Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan Province, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.


The men, all between the ages of 20 and 27, were taken into custody on August 11, 2017 for holding a traditional Sunni group prayer, Arab ethnic rights activist Karim Dahimi told CHRI on August 15.

"They were on an excursion in the Karkheh area west of the city of

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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: HARASSMENT OF DISSIDENT IRANIAN CLERIC MUST END: SEYED HOSSEIN KAZEMEINI BOROUJERDI

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 Dissident Iranian cleric Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi has faced continued intimidation and death threats by the Iranian authorities since his release from prison on 4 January. He is under 24 hour surveillance and has effectively been placed under house arrest. He is critically ill, and could be returned to prison at any time.


View report in English:

http://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1369422017ENGLISH.pdf