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 of Tehran’s Appeals Court to present evidence against the preliminary sentence, “but the Appeals Court had already made its ruling,” said Mohammadi’s husband, Taghi Rahmani, who currently lives in France with the couple’s son and daughter.

 The International Center for Human Rights - ICHR - called on the member states of the UN Human Rights Council to extend the mission of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed as special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. 

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.