Iran: IRAN ATTEMPTS TO LIMIT EXPOSURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

December 9, 2016

On Tuesday, several new stories emerged regarding Iranian arrests of political prisoners and the pressure being faced by persons already being held in Iranian jails. Human rights sources in Iran noted that a government official named Alireza Rahmani had been arrested on November 29 solely for the crime of using social media to express support for political prisoner and renowned human rights lawyer Narges Mohammadi.

In May, Mohammadi was sentenced to 16 years in prison for her peaceful activism, of which she will serve a minimum of 10 years, unless the Iranian judiciary takes highly unusual action to commute her sentence. Although such action seems unlikely, there has been virtually unprecedented advocacy among Iranian politicians for a review of her case. A number of members of the Iranian parliament, for instance, sent a letter to the head of the judiciary, urging “Islamic mercy.” But there has been pushback against these efforts, both from conservative MPs and from the judiciary itself.

Furthermore, hardline news outlets have sought to expose Mohammadi’s defenders, as in the case of Alireza Rahmani. His Telegram post asking friends to sign a petition on her behalf was published online, presumably contributing to his subsequent arrest. Rahmani, the director of public relations for the Qazvin governor’s office, was quickly released on bail, but still faces possible national security charges for “supporting a provocateur.

http://irannewsupdate.com/news/human-rights/3317-iran-attempts-to-limit-exposure-of-human-rights-abuses.html

http://www.humanrights-ir.org/?p=1648

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/14960942.Mayor_helps_bring_hope_to_unfairly_treated_with___39_message_of_solidarity__39_/

SIGN THE PETITION!:

https://www.change.org/p/supreme-leader-ali-khamenei-free-iranian-human-right-activist-narges-mohammadi

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2016/12/shirin-ebadi-rouhani-directly-responsible/

http://www.csdhi.org/index.php/actualites/prisonniers-politiques/8294-la-prisonniere-politique-le-plus-celebre-d-iran-demande-au-monde-de-briser-son-silence (FRANCAIS)

http://www.humanrights-ir.org/?p=1647 (FARSI)

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L’ambassadrice des Etats-Unis à l’ONU demande la libération de Narguesse Mohammadi
CNRI Femmes – Samantha Power, l’ambassadrice des Etats-Unis à l’ONU, a lancé une campagne en faveur des prisonniers politiques #FreeToBeHomelors de la Journée internationale des droits humains. Elle y lance un appel à la libération des prisonniers politiques dans dix pays du monde.
Parmi ces détenus, l’Iranienne Narguesse Mohammadi. Samantha Powers a twitté : « Narguesse a été arrêtée pour son plaidoyer contre l’oppression en Iran. Ses jumeaux, veulent leur mère libre et à la maison. »
Le site du Département d’Etat américain dit notamment que « Narguesse Mohammadi, une éminente défenseure des droits humain, avait déjà été arrêtée pour ses activités contre la peine de mort et l’oppression en Iran, mais cette fois, elle n’a pas été libérée. En mai 2015, elle a été arrêtée, jugée et condamnée à seize ans de prison. Elle est gravement malade et nécessite des soins médicaux spécialisés continus qu’elle ne peut recevoir en prison. Ses jeunes jumeaux attendent le retour de leur mère … Nous appelons le gouvernement iranien à libérer Narguesse Mohammadi immédiatement et à la réunir cette famille. »
http://www.women.ncr-iran.org/fr/

http://pariao.blogspot.al/
https://www.facebook.com/Femme-Iran-Liberté-903706633040006/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PariaOmidvari/posts
https://twitter.com/FemmeIran?lang=en

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