Weekly Rights Podcast 24

Apr 18, 20110 comments

In this week’s ‘Weekly Rights Podcast’: the Pen American Center honors Nasrin Sotoudeh with their Freedom to Write award for her human rights work; Camp Ashraf in Iraq, home to roughly 3500 members of the People’s Mujahideen, came under attack by the Iraqi military on April 8;  Seyed Hashem Khastar, a prisoner in Vakilabad Prison, wrote a letter to the Head of the Judiciary demanding an end to mass executions in Vakilabad while describing inhumane conditions and overcrowding; lawyer and professor at Allameh Tabatabaee University Mohammad Sharif has been unfairly dismissed from his position due to his human rights work; Maz Jobrani sends a birthday message to imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat; Iranian authorities have blocked Narges Mohammadi from contacting her husband Taghi Rahmani in prison; and the editor of Saham News’ website, Mohammad Davari, is suffering serious medical issues in prison while being denied family visits in prison. http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2011/04/podcast-24/