Prisoner’s family ask UN Special Rapporteur for help

In a letter to Ms Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, the family of a Kurdish political prisoner called on her to help them for clarification of their son's situation in prison. In their letter, Ramin Hossein Panahi’s family refer to the torture and mistreatment and lack of any news about the fate of their... Read More

British-Iranian mother faces another 16 years jail in Iran

According to reports from her family, Nazanin Ratcliff is facing new charges brought up by Iranian Revolutionary Guards who arranged for her arrest in April 2016. Nazanin who is Iranian born British citizen married to Richard Ratcliff, was arrested in the airport near Tehran while returning home from a visit to her family in Iran. Her... Read More

Labour activist died due to lack of medical attention while in prison

Mohammad Jarrahi who suffered from thyroid cancer died on 5 October after five years of torture and imprisonment. He was denied medical treatment as his illness progressed. Funeral ceremony for deceased labour activist was held in Tabriz on 8 October. Former political prisoner Ja’far Azimzadeh, Secretary of the Board of the Iranian... Read More

Prisoners of conscience write to the UN about their cellmate on hunger strike after 24 years of imprisonment

Mohammad Nazari, a Kurdish political prisoner, has been on hunger strike for over 60 days protesting his legal status and the regime’s failure to address his situation. Nazari was arrested in 1993 for having contact with Kurdish parties and was sentenced to death after false confession taken under torture. However, due to the pressure by... Read More

Prisoner of conscience on dry hunger strike writes his will

Prisoner of conscience Soheil Arabi turned to a dry hunger strike on 23 September after a month on hunger strike in detention in Evin Prison. On Friday 29 September his frail voice reading his will was put on social media. Here is the text of his will translated from Farsi: Farewell life! My dear Nastaran, believe me, I did whatever was... Read More

Another 5 years jail sentence for spokesman of Teachers Association

Spokesman of Teachers' Association, Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi, spending a previous prison sentence in Evin, was given a further 5 years prison term for his activism, making his total prison sentence 14 years. Mr Beheshti Langroudi has been arrested 4 times since 2004 and had a 4 year suspended prison term on the top of the five years... Read More