Iran: Three Baha’is Sentenced to 20 Years Prison

Ardeshir Fanaian, Yalda Firouzian and Behnam Eskandarian The Revolutionary Court of Semnan Province has sentenced three members of the Baha’i religious minority to a total of 20 years in jail on national security charges. The Baha’is, Ardeshir Fanaian, Yalda Firouzian and Behnam Eskandarian, has been charged with “acting against... Read More

Iran: Executed Young Man Sentenced as Juvenile

Authorities in the central prison of Karaj executed a prisoner for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 16. The authorities executed 21-year-old, Saeed Mohammadi, on Friday, 25 October. Iran is one of only four countries known to have executed child offenders since 2013.  Iran carries out the death penalty on children... Read More

Another Good and Encouraging Day: Ebrahim Firouzi, a Prisoner of Conscience, was released from Prison

According to the Human Rights reports Ebrahim Firouzi, a Christian convert imprisoned in Rajai-Shahr Prison, in Karaj, was released on Saturday, 26 October 2019. Ebrahim Firouzi, 35 years old, is a lathe workshop labourer, and lives in Robat Karim. He was imprisoned since 2010. He didn’t have even a day off during this time. His... Read More

U.N. Expert: Iran Executes Minors in Violation of Human Rights Law

Javaid Rehman, the U.N. special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran Iran executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18, Javaid Rehman told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee, on 23 October. A U.N. independent human... Read More

Iran: Attack & Arrest protesting AzarAb workers

Iranian security forces attacked and arrested dozens of peaceful protesting workers of Azarab factory in the city of Arak, on 20 AND 21 October. The workers were from AzarAb Industries, a large manufacturing and construction company located in the city of Arak, in the western province of Markazi, west of the capital city, Tehran. The... Read More

Rohani’s Jailed Brother on Leave

Left - Hossein Fereydoon Rouhani, brother ofRohani's brother Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, sentenced to 5 years behind bars, received a leave in less than a week. Right - Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, in jail for 25 years without one day of leave. Not even for his relatives'... Read More