International Liberty Association is a registered Charity (1160607) set up with the aim of promoting a respect for human rights in the Middle East, at the same time as assisting the victims of such abuses.
It aims to campaign on behalf of, as well as provide support and assistance to those imprisoned or otherwise detained due to their gender, political, religious or otherwise consciously held belief. In particular, it will work to support and promote the rights of children, women and religious minorities who face systematic discrimination and brutal oppression.
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Masoud Kazemi, journalist, is the second journalist who has been arrested by the security forces in Tehran within two weeks, on 5 November, this year.
According to Human Rights Watch Iran’s judiciary convicted at least 24 protesters on vaguely defined national security charges. Their prison sentences ranged from six months to six years. They were charged with “assembly and collusion against national security” due to “participating in a protest without a permit that disrupted public order.” In the sentencing of at least two people, including Saba Kordafshari, 19, the evidence prosecutors presented was solely their social media posts reporting on the protest.
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