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IHRC condemns police attack on pro-Zakzaky protestors

IHRC condemns police attack on pro-Zakzaky protestors

TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (Press Shia) – IHRC has strongly condemned Tuesday's unnecessary use of violence by security forces against protestors marching to demand the release of the leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement.Police used tear gas, water cannon and dogs to disperse the peaceful demonstration in the capital Abuja. The demonstration was called to draw attention to the ongoing illegal detention of...

European Court hijab ruling cements Muslims' second-class status

European Court hijab ruling cements Muslims' second-class status

TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – A decision by the European Court of Justice that companies can ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf and other religious symbols sets an alarming precedent that cements the inferior legal status under which Muslims are expected to live in Europe.“An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political,...

Lynne Stewart 'people's champion' an inspiration to all social activists

Lynne Stewart 'people's champion' an inspiration to all social activists

TEHRAN, Mar. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – The memory and legacy of Lynne Stewart as a people's champion who spent her life to defend victims of the abuse of state power will survive her passing and inspire generations of activists in the never-ending quest for social justice.Stewart passed away yesterday, aged 77, at her home in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born, following a long battle with...

Lawyers urge immediate release of imprisoned Zakzaky

Lawyers urge immediate release of imprisoned Zakzaky

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (Press Shia) – Lawyers acting for Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky have written to the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice asking them to arrange for the immediate release of the beleaguered leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) together with his wife.The move follows the expiry of the deadline for the release of the couple set by a federal high court judge on 2 December...

Nigerian President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

Nigerian President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – IHRC has written to the Nigerian President urging him to allow the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria access to urgently needed medical treatment.In a direct appeal to President Buhari the letter highlights the deteriorating condition of Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky who family members say is in severe danger of losing the sight in his remaining...

Rohingya mercy flotilla aims to reach Myanmar

Rohingya mercy flotilla aims to reach Myanmar

TEHRAN, Feb. 04 (Press Shia) – An aid flotilla carrying much needed supplies for the persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar has set sail today.Three ships carrying around 1500 tons of food, medicine, tents and other aid left from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. They hope to dock in the Myanmar port of Maungdaw next week. If, as it has stated, the government of Myanmar prevents them from docking...

Bahrain: armed security forces attack peaceful sit-in

Bahrain: armed security forces attack peaceful sit-in

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia) – Bahraini and Saudi Arabian forces have begun storming the sit-in outside the home of one of the country's most senior opposition leaders.Pictures and videos from the scene show armed men dressed in black firing at youths who respond by throwing stones near the residence of Ayatollah Isa Qassim in the town of al-Duraz. Eye-witnesses are reporting that the town is...

May, Trump leading countries further into environment of hate

May, Trump leading countries further into environment of hate

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – Theresa May's visit to the US to meet its new president Donald Trump should not become another exercise in scapegoating minorities for the problems facing their own countries.The campaign in the UK to leave the European Union coupled with the election of the populist Trump brought to the surface a xenophobic nationalism which has seen politicians and the...

IHRC beams protest images onto Houses of Parl., Bahraini embassy

IHRC beams protest images onto Houses of Parl., Bahraini embassy

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (Press Shia) – In response to last week's execution by the Bahraini regime of three of its own citizens, IHRC staged a double protest at the Houses of Parliament and the Bahraini Embassy in London.Huge images bearing messages condemning the executions and the British government's continued support for the authoritarian island monarchy were beamed onto both buildings last Friday...

Obama's clemency conceals discriminatory criminal justice system

Obama's clemency conceals discriminatory criminal justice system

TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – President Obama's widely celebrated decision to commute the sentence of Iraq war crimes whistleblower Chelsea Manning should not be his last act of clemency whilst in office.US jails continue to house scores of other individuals who have been convicted on the grounds of their political activism or their color and still others who are being held without any...

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