Letter to Iranian authorities protesting the suspicious death in detention of Professor Kavous Seyyed Emami, and our calling upon their undertaking of a complete and thorough investigation of the circumstances of his untimely death.
Latest letter on behalf of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, charged with crimes against state security, urging Iranian authorities to repeal his death sentence.
Alarm over Iranian Supreme Court upholding capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the Supreme Court’s upholding of the capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage.
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage.
Letter to the Iranian authorities urging them to release Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a permanent resident of Sweden, who has been accused of undermining Iran’s national security and has been sentenced to death.
Third letter to the Iranian authorities urging them to re-instate Hamid Babaei's visitation rights, to ensure that he receives necessary medical care while in custody, and to overturn the conviction related to his academic activities.
Letter to Supreme Leader Khamenei concerning Omid Kokabee and requesting his immediate release from prison on humanitarian grounds because of declining health.
Letter to Supreme Leader Khamenei concerning the arrest, conviction, and conditions of imprisonment of Professor Emeritus Mohammad Rafiee.
Need of proper medical attention for Hamid Babei, serving a 6-year sentence on unsubstaniated charges
Letter protesting the withholding of proper medical attention to Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student of finance who is serving a 6-year prison sentence in Iran on unsubstantiated charges, and who is suffering ill health. This letter follows an earlier letter sent by CAF in May 2014 protesting Babaei’s imprisonment without due process.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding the six-year prison sentence imposed against Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student at the University of Liège in Belgium, urging Iranian authorities to grant Babaei an appeal to overturn convictions related to his academic activities, resulting in his release.
Concern regarding the imprisonment and maltreatment of Omid Kokabee, a doctoral student in physics at the University of Texas at Austin, who was arrested in February 2011 during a visit to Iran and incarcerated at Evin Prison without clear charges or a trial for 15 months. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison on unsubstantiated charges.
Letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei protesting the recent banning of women from certain university courses under the guise of the implementation of gender segregation at universities.
Letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei concerning the restrictions of scholars in Iran to attend the International Society for Iranian Studies conference in Istanbul, Turkey on August 1-5, 2012.
Harsh treatment of student activists and blatant disregard for freedom of expression on university campuses
Since the disputed election of 2009, the Iranian authorities have intensified their repression and persecution of non-violent student activists and scholars on and off university campuses. Hundreds of students on campuses throughout Iran have been banned from study, arrested, given arbitrary and harsh sentences, imprisoned, and tortured. The letter calls for immediate and unconditional release of all students and scholars of conscience imprisoned in Iran for their political views and non-violent activism.
Letter concerning the recent spate of harsh and unwarranted sentencing of a number of prominent scholars, intellectuals, and academic rights activists, including the continued persecution of Mr. Emadeddin Baghi and the announcement by Iranian authorities on September 21, 2010, that he has been sentenced to an additional six years imprisonment. Mr. Baghi is an internationally-renowned independent scholar and a prolific author, a prominent journalist, and a leading human rights and prisoners’ rights defender, who also has campaigned against capital punishment and torture in Iran.
Letter concerning the recent death sentences and executions, as well as continued harassment, imprisonment, and expulsions targeting university faculty and administrators, teachers, and non-violent student activists in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Violent treatment, arrest, and harsh sentencing of students and activists across Iran since the Ashura demonstrations
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei expressing the grave concern over the violent treatment, arrest, and harsh sentencing of students and activists across Iran since the Ashura demonstrations of late December 2009.
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei regarding the December 7, 2009, national Student Day anniversary in Iran, which was marked by large-scale violence carried out against protesting students across the country by the Iranian security forces.
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei expressing shock and dismay at the arrest, conviction, and harsh sentencing of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh.