Human Rights News

Iranian Appeal Court Upholds 16-Year Prison Sentence Against Rights Activist

An Appeals Court has upheld the 16-year prison sentence issued against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi. She will become eligible for release after serving 10 years in prison, according to a statement by the Defenders of Human Rights Center. On September 19, 2016 Mohammadi and her lawyers appeared at Branch 36 [...]

Syrian and Iranian lawyers Received ICHR Annual Award

Toronto, Ontario 17 December 2015- The International Center for Human Rights (ICHR) announced today that Mrs. Ghuna Bdiwi, Syrian lawyer, received the ICHR’s prestigious human rights award for 2015. Also Mr. Mohammad Olyaeifard, Iranian lawyer, received ICHR’s recognition award. Toronto, Ontario 17 December 2015- The International Center for Human Rights [...]

Death Penalty in Middle East

International Centre for Human Rights (ICHR) Death Penalty Nations around the globe carry out particular punishments for the conduct of individuals which are condemned by the state's government. The diversity of criminal conducts lead the government of each state to evolve and exploit range of punishment strategies. The notion of [...]

ICHR Met France Consul General To Offer Condolences

Sunday, November 15th, 2015, two days after the tragic attacks in Paris, The International Center for Human Rights in Canada organized a rally in Nathan Phillips Square in honour of the recently murdered victims of Paris terrorist attacks. The march started from the City Hall at 1:15pm towards the Consulate General [...]

Amnesty Report: Middle East and North Africa Overview

As 2014 drew to a close, the world reflected on a year that was catastrophic for millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa; a year that saw unceasing armed conflict and horrendous abuses in Syria and Iraq, civilians in Gaza bearing the brunt of the deadliest round [...]

Iran Human Rights Violation Report in 2014/15

The authorities restricted freedoms of expression, association and assembly, arresting, detaining and prosecuting in unfair trials minority and women’s rights activists, journalists, human rights defenders and others who voiced dissent. Torture and other ill-treatment remained prevalent and were committed with impunity. Women and ethnic and religious minorities faced pervasive discrimination [...]