Justice for Iran issued an urgent appeal to a number of United Nations Special Rapporteurs regarding the torture of three Ahwazi Arab cultural activists in Iran and the real risk of their execution after an unfair trial before the Revolutionary Court of Ahwaz. The appeal follows the broadcast of their forced confessions by Iran’s state-controlled Press TV.
Justice for Iran joins other 24 human rights organizations to urge member states to vote in favor of the resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran on November 19,2013. read more
Justice for Iran (JFI), London (28 November 2013) – On 24 October, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Professor Rashida Manjoo, introduced a comprehensive report, entitled Pathways to, conditions and consequences of incarceration of women. The report was officially presented at the UN General Assembly session and was followed by efforts highlighting the need to improve knowledge and skills pertaining to rights of women in the criminal justice system.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) and the Violence is Not Our Culture Campaign (VNC) are deeply concerned by the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam’s announcement of a new penal code based on a strict interpretation of Shari’a law. We add our voices to the growing concerns of the international community that this move towards stricter Shari’a law demonstrates a disturbing disregard of basic civil and political rights of the people of Brunei. read more
Justice for Iran (JFI), October 24, 2013: On the afternoon of October 23, 2013, Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur, officially presented a summary of his latest report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN General Assembly’s 3rd Committee. The presentation followed with an official reply from the Islamic Republic of Iran and statements by member countries and unions of the UN.
Justice for Iran (JFI) – 23 September 2013 – After years of silence, official organs of the Islamic Republic, including an organisation representing the Supreme Leader in Iranian Universities, have refuted claims of rape prior to execution. This is the first time that official state organs have declared their position with regards to this matter.
August 30, 2013 | Justice for Iran (JFI) has learned that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security and Intelligence forces blocked relatives of victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran from gathering at Khavaran cemetery this morning. This year, like past years, IRI security forces began contacting and summoning families of the victims from late July. According to confirmed sources, these families were issued threats of arrest in the event they attempt to publicly mourn at Khavaran cemetery or gather in their homes; despite the fact that assembly and peaceful gathering is their right. According to close sources, relatives attempted to gather one week earlier, but were met with threats of arrest by IRI security forces.
Iranian women have been and continue to remain actively engaged in a single social cause that strives to seek justice. In the midst of such women, there are Mothers of Khavaran whose roles are particularly noteworthy for their names have become intertwined with the cause itself. These women are mothers or other female family members who have lost their loved ones during the political turmoil of the ‘80s or the mass killings of political prisoners in the summer of 1988. read more
August 3, 2013- Justice for Iran is deeply concerned for the health of five Azerbaijani activists who have been on hunger strike for more than three weeks (since July 13, 2013) in prison. Latif Hassani, Mahmoud Fazli, Shahram Radmehr, Ayat MehraliBeiglu, and Behboud Gholizadeh are members of the New Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement Party (Yeni Gamoh). read more