Weekly Rights Podcast 25

May 3, 20110 comments

In this week’s Weekly Rights Podcast: lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh is taken back to prison; Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi speaks out against the treatment of Arab minorities in the Khuzestan province of Iran; informed sources told the Campaign of political prisoners being moved to the infamous Ghezel Hessar Prison in Karaj; the Iraqi government acknowledges attacking Camp Ashraf, the base of the Mujahedin Khalgh Organization; the family of journalist Nazanin Khosravani expressed shock over the long prison sentence handed down to their daughter; Fatemeh Maleki, wife of documentary filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad, asked for help from the international community to secure her husband’s release who has been in prison since November 2009; Shirin Ebadi and nine other human and labor rights organizations condemned a bill that monitors the establishment and supervises NGOs; Shiva Nazar Ahari has been awarded the prestigious Theodore Haecker prize for her reporting on human rights abuses; the Iranian government has demanded that Sarah Shourd, the American hiker who was arrested with her two friends Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, return to Iran to face charges of espionage; and Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been awarded the prestigious Carrosse d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.   Source: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2011/05/podcast_25/