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83 Countries Vote to Pass UN Resolution Expressing “Serious Concern” over Human Rights in Iran

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CHRI —In an overwhelming sign of international support for human rights in Iran, 83 countries approved a resolution by the UN Third Committee today criticizing the state of human rights in the Islamic Republic.

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Residents of Region Devastated by 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake in Iran Still Waiting for Aid

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CHRI - A reporter in Iran’s Kurdistan Province, hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on November 12, 2017, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that aid had not reached some of the most devastated villages and towns almost a full day after the earthquake had hit.

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Political Prisoners Urge International NGOs to Investigate Case of Inmate With Suspected Cancer

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CHRI -
 Case Highlights Trend of Denial of Medical Care to Political Prisoners.


Three human rights activists held in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Iran have written a letter urging international rights groups to help fellow political prisoner Majid Assadi, who has been denied outside medical treatment despite severe health problems.

"For a long time, Assadi—who is suspected of suffering from intestinal cancer—has been having difficulty sleeping because of the severity of the pain and constant vomiting, and yet his frequent visits to the prison clinic have not improved his condition," said the letter, signed by political prisoners Arash Sadeghi, Saeed Shirzad, and fellow inmate Saeed Mansouri.

"Since the authorities do not

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Diplomatic protection 'one option'

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BBC - Offering a British-Iranian mother imprisoned in Iran UK diplomatic protection is "one of the options" in the case, Downing Street has said.

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Iranian state TV seizes on Boris remarks on detained British mother as 'proof' of charges against her

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Telegraph -
 Iranian state TV has seized on comments made by Boris Johnson on a detained British-Iranian mother as an unintended "confession of her real plot".


A news bulletin aired on Iranian television on Wednesday night on a segment called “Confession”, the host referred to the Foreign Secretary's comments as evidence that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was conducting illegal affairs in Iran.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was in Iran with her two-year-old daughter at the time

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