Friday, May 24, 2024

Amnesty International - Iran Team

Iran: President Raisi’s death must not deny victims of his grim human rights legacy their right to accountability

The death of president Ebrahim Raisi must not deny people in Iran their right to justice, truth and reparation for the litany of crimes under international law and human rights violations committed since the 1980s during his time in the echelons of power, said Amnesty International today, following his passing in a helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan province.

Ebrahim Raisi, who at the age of 20 was appointed as Prosecutor General of Karaj, Alborz province, in 1980, quickly rose through the ranks to assume various senior judicial and executive positions, before becoming president in 2021. Over the past 44 years, he was directly involved in or oversaw the enforced disappearance and extrajudicial executions of thousands of political dissidents in the 1980s, the unlawful killing, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture of thousands of protesters; and violent persecution of women and girls defying compulsory veiling, among other serious human rights violations.


Monday, May 20, 2024

Islamic Republic of Iran: President Raisi Died on May 19, 2024

 May 20, 2023:

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO):

Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Islamic Republic and a member of the "Death Committee," died yesterday in a helicopter crash.

Honoring the memory of thousands of men and women who have fallen victim to the crimes of Ebrahim Raisi and the Islamic Republic over the past four decades, Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) emphasizes that Raisi's death does not mean the closure of the case on his crimes. IHRNGO hopes that one day, his record, along with those of other officials of the Islamic Republic and perpetrators of crimes against humanity, will be addressed in a competent court. For more information, Click here.


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Free Toomaj Salehi

 Amnesty International USA

Dear Friends:
Last week we got the shocking news that Toomaj Salehi, a popular Iranian rap musician and hip-hop artist has been sentenced to death solely for his peaceful artistic expression in support of the protests that broke out in Iran in fall 2022, and for his criticism of the Iranian authorities’ human rights violations. Toomaj Salehi was arrested in October 2022 and subjected to brutal torture which led to several broken bones and damage to his eyes. He was convicted of “corruption on earth” and was originally sentenced to more than six years in prison and a ban on his artistic activities but then a death sentence was handed down in April 2024. Please take this action to urge the Iranian authorities to void the death sentence against Toomaj Salehi and to call for his immediate and unconditional release and for his conviction to be overturned:

Monday, April 29, 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Good News: Iranian Environmental Activists were released from prisons (April 7, 2024)

Good News: Iranian Environmental Activists were released from prisons:

Niloofar Bayani, Sepideh Kashani, Homan Jokar, and Taher Qadirian are environmental activists whose lawyer announced they had been granted amnesty on Sunday. They all worked at the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, dedicated to saving the Iranian cheetah from extinction.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence accused them of espionage without presenting evidence.

Friday, March 8, 2024

March 8, 2024: International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day. Freedom of Speech and Women Rights to choose for everyone.

 




Monday, January 22, 2024

Amnesty International: 2023 Write 4 Rights Until Jan 31, 2024

 

The 2023 Write for Rights campaign is live! Now through January 31, AIUSA is mobilizing supporters to take action on 10 Global Write for Rights cases. Check out the case details below!


"Write A Letter, Change A Life." That’s the idea behind Write for Rights, our global letter-writing campaign. We’ve been doing it every year for 22 years and today, it’s the world’s biggest human rights event.   

  

Like most great things, it began with a group of friends and one big idea. A group of activists in Warsaw, Poland, decided to celebrate Human Rights Day (10 December) a little differently. They held a 24-hour letter-writing marathon, writing letters day and night on behalf of people whose rights had been wronged.   

  

Write for Rights supporters have used the power of their words to unite behind a common purpose – backing people no matter where they are in the world. Together, they’ve helped transform the lives of more than 100 people over the years, freeing them from torture, harassment, or unjust imprisonment.  


We hope your local group will take part in the Write for Rights campaign this year!


Your Local Group Can:

  • Sign Up to let us know your group is participating in this campaign.
  • Use the Resource Page to write letters on behalf of this year's 10 Global Write for Rights cases, and plan an activism event in your community.
  • Add Your Event to our national Write for Rights Events Map, so other members and activists in the area know about it and can join you.
  • Report Your Letters by January 31 so we can cite the number of actions taken in our advocacy work to government officials, making the case for action on behalf of these 10 cases.
  • Learn More and Take Online Actions on behalf of this year's 10 Global Write for Rights cases, and find all the resources here!

JUSTYNA WYDRZYŃSKA


PROSECUTED FOR DEFENDING SAFE ABORTION


POLAND

CHAIMA ISSA


FACING YEARS IN PRISON FOR SPEAKING OUT


TUNISIA

ROCKY MYERS


3 DECADES ON DEATH ROW DESPITE FLAWED PROCEEDINGS


USA

AHMED MANSOOR


SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SPEAKING OUT


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

RITA KARASARTOVA


FACING 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST


KYRGYZSTAN

THAPELO MOHAPI


THREATENED FOR DEFENDING HIS COMMUNITY


SOUTH AFRICA

ANA MARIA SANTOS CRUZ


A MOTHER’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE


BRAZIL

MAUNG SAWYEDDOLLAH


TAKING ON FACEBOOK

FOR ITS ROLE IN MYANMAR ATROCITIES


MYANMAR

THULANI MASEKO


KILLED FOR SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER


ESWATINI


UNCLE PABAI AND UNCLE PAUL


FIGHTING TO SAVE  THEIR ANCESTRAL LANDS


AUSTRALIA