Devastating earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border

A devastating earthquake hit Iran and Iraq along the border in the province of Kermanshah at around 9pm on Sunday and the cities of Qasr-e Shirin, Islamabad, Sar-e pol Zahab, Salas Babajani and Kerend were severly dmamged. So far the death toll has risen to over 400 as reported by the authorities and several thousand have been injured or gone... Read More

UK Government should do more to free Nazanin Ratcliffe

The family of the Iranian born British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in April 2016 in Iran while returning from a family visit, are anxious about her condition and physical and mental wellbeing. The remarks by Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, in the parliament earlier this month has not helped her and worse, it has... Read More

Mother of slain activist says freedom is coming

On the fifth anniversary of Sattar Beheshti’s martyrdom under torture, his mother, Gohar Eshghi in a letter addressed to the Iranian people and published on social media, expressed hope that freedom is coming soon to Iran. In her letter she wrote: “The Islamic Republic came to power four decades ago with slogan of protecting the... Read More

Interactive map of mass graves in Iran

Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) has traced 59 mass graves across Iran during its investigation of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. JVMI has put its findings on an interactive map that shows the mass graves’ locations along with information about each one. In the summer of 1988, based on a fatwa by... Read More

Arrest and intimidation of Christian converts in Iran, a new surge

The newly married Christian convert, Abdolali Pourmand, was arrested on Thursday, 19 October 2017, by the Iranian intelligence agents in the city of Dezful, south-west Iran. He was later transferred to a prison Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province. According to reports, the agents raided his house and found Bibles, pamphlets, and CDs.... Read More

Prisoner of conscience critically ill in Iranian jail

Mohammad Nazari who has been on hunger strike since 30th July, has been in prison for over two decades. According to reports from Iran he is critically ill and needs urgent medical care outside prison. Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action appeal to all its members calling for his immediate and unconditional... Read More