Repressive State and Low Quality of Education in Iran

The new academic year in Iran begins with 15 million students going to school while the education and university communities are fed up with the drastic state of economy and society. With the regime’s failure to provide free and mandatory education in Iran while more than 80% of the nation is living under the poverty line, there is no... Read More

Lengthy Imprisonment Sentence against Student Activist for Participating Protests Uphold by the Court of Appeals

A Tehran appeals court upheld a 7-year prison sentence and 74 lashes against student activist Pedram Pazireh for joining 2017 December’s widespread protests. He had been sentenced to prison and lashes by notorious Judge Mohammad Moghiseh at Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. A graduate student of Cultural and Media Studies... Read More

Iran: Baha’i students banned from education due to their faith

Dozens of Iranian Baha’i students have been banned from higher education due to their faith. The names of 22 Baha’i students banned from higher education have been so far announced. These Iranian Baha’i students have passed the university admission test, some with distinguished grades, but they cannot register in Iranian... Read More

Iran: Prisoner of Conscience Denied Hospitalization After Refusing to Wear Prison uniform

Iranian political prisoner Saeed Shirzad was not transferred to a hospital on Sunday after he refused to wear a prison garb. Saeed Shirzad’s family had arranged his transfer for Sunday and paid for the hospital. He was due for a scheduled eye operation. However, prison officials did not permit him to be taken to hospital. Saeed... Read More

Prisoners of Conscience Attack For Protesting Prison Conditions

Iranian Sunni prisoners of conscience were attacked and beaten by Raja’i Shahr Prison guards in Karaj after protesting prison conditions and denial of medical treatment. Many were injured but are still in solitary confinement. Reports indicate that the prison guards beat the prisoners on 27 August, 2019, using electric shock and... Read More

Iran: Female Football Fan Dies After Setting Herself on Fire

Sahar Khodayari, a female Iranian football fan who set herself on fire, after being arrested for trying circumventing a law banning women in stadiums, in Tehran, has died from her injuries, causing widespread outrage. According to the state media reports, she died at hospital on Monday, September 9, after her self-immolation outside a... Read More