February 20, 2017

CCS Requests International Support for Swedish Scientist in Iran

CCS has written to the heads of other countries and organizations requesting their support of Dr. Djalali, a Swedish scientist threatened with a death sentence in Iran.  … continue reading >>

Homa Hoodfar, Canadian and Iranian Citizen, Released from Evin Prison

Homa Hoodfar, a dual-citizen of Iran and Canada, and a retired professor of Sociology and Anthropology, has been released from Evin prison in Iran, where she was detained since her arrest in June. Professor Hoodfar was charged with “dabbling in feminism” while conducting a research project. In early July, CCS wrote on behalf of Professor Hoodfar requesting her immediate release and that she  … continue reading >>

Mohammad Hossein Rafiee Has Been Released on a Medical Furlough

CCS has been informed that retired Tehran University professor, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Rafiee, has been released from Evin Prison on a Medical Furlough due to poor health. He has been allowed to recuperate at his family’s home. We are all very grateful that he will have a chance for an effective recovery and be allowed to recover fully with appropriate medical care. We also are in support of the  … continue reading >>

Omid Kokabee Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer

Medical tests performed on Omid Kokabee have revealed, that after years of seeking medical care that was not responded to, he has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Kokabee began complaining of pain in 2011 but was ignored. CCS has written Iranian authorities on several occasions requesting that his medical concerns be addressed and that he receive proper care. On April 16, 2016, it was  … continue reading >>

Letters to the EU and Iran in Support of Dr. Rafiee-Fanood

CCS has written both the President of Iran and the High Representative of the European Union on behalf of Dr. Mohammad Hossein Rafiee-Fanood, a retired professor of chemistry who has been imprisoned in Iran for peacefully expressing his political views. Rafiee was arrested in June 2015 without a court order or justification. Dr. Rafiee’s conviction and six-year prison sentence has been upheld  … continue reading >>

Omid Kokabee Hospitalized

Omid Kokabee has been hospitalized with severe stomach pain and bleeding  after spending almost 5 years of his 10 year sentence in Tehran's Evin prison. Related articles Untreated Kidney Stones Sends Imprisoned Physicist to Hospital (iranhumanrights.org)  … continue reading >>

Omid Kokabee’s Mother Pleads with Ayatollah for his Release

Omid Kokabee's mother wrote a letter to the Ayatollah pleading for the release of her son after serving almost five years in prison without a furlough, or a pardon. Despite the ruling of the Supreme Court of the land in his favor, he remains in Evin Prison with no indication of a release. He is being denied books and the time to read them, his health is failing and from all reports it appears he  … continue reading >>

Iran Increases Presssure on Omid Kokabee

As the news from Iran encourages us that the new negotiations may lead to the release of Omid Kokabee, we find ourselves, instead, discouraged as the pressure on Omid seems to be increasing. Most recently, in April he was sent to a solitary ward for further interrogation; recently, he was instructed to stop reading and to put his books away and his nightlight was confiscated. This week, his family  … continue reading >>

Sudden Transfer to Interrogation Ward of Omid Kokabee of Grave Concern

CCS is alerting Dr. Mohammad Javad Ardashir Larijani about this worrisome development in Kokabee's imprisonment, contradicting earlier suggestions that a pardon might be forthcoming.  … continue reading >>

Iranian Graduate Student’s Condition
Seriously Worsening in Prison

Omid Kokabee, an internationally recognized physicist serving a 10-year sentence in Iran, has not been allowed medical treatment outside Evin Prison despite his worsening kidney stone condition and stomach ailment, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Kokabee, 33, who has not been allowed furlough once in the four years since his incarceration (a customary practice  … continue reading >>