Human Rights Lawyer Convicted Of “National Security” Crimes

According to Reza Khandan, his wife, a prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotodeh, has been convicted on a range of charges after defending mandatory hijab protesters. Nasrin Sotodeh has been convicted of security-related crimes in a closed-door trial and could face a “very lengthy sentence”. She was seized at her home by security... Read More

Atena Daemi, Civil Activist, Is Denied of MRI, Despite Possibly Suffering MS

Civil activist prisoner Atena Daemi has been denied medical treatment despite possibly suffering from MS. In line with the cruel and inhumane behaviour towards civil activist and political prisoners in Iran, Evin Prison authorities prevented the transfer of Atena Daemi for medical tests and medical care. Atena Daemi has long been... Read More

Member of the “1988 Massacre Death Commission” Appointed As Head of Iran Judiciary

Ebrahim Raisi who was involved in extra-judicial killings of political prisoners in the late 1988 in Iran will be Iran’s next Judiciary Chief, replacing Sadeq Amoli Larijani. The spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, has confirmed that Raisi who is considered a person who is trusted by Khamenei... Read More

Iran rejects the Bill to Prevent Violence against Women

The Iranian authorities is still blocking the Provision of Security for Women against violence (PSW) bill, “expressing doubts over whether the heavy punishments stipulated in the bill for violations of women’s rights may actually weaken the family structure, i.e. putting a husband in jail for beating his wife”, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni... Read More

Amnesty International Calls On Iran to Halt ‘Imminent’ Execution of Three Child Offenders

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to immediately halt plans to execute three young men who are on death row for crimes that took place while they were under the age of 18. In a press release issued on 22 February, the London-based Amnesty International said it has learned that Mohammad Kalhori, Barzan... Read More

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Held Incommunicado

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Parvin Mohammadi, has been held incommunicado in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. During the past two weeks, Mohammadi has not been allowed to speak with her attorney or relatives on the phone. Mohammadi’s close relatives are very concerned about this labour activist health... Read More