Maryam Akbari from Evin: My compatriots and I are the ones to grant amnesty

Maryam Akbari Monfared, the prisoner of conscience in Iran has sent out an open letter from the women’s ward of Evin Prison rebuking the notorious judge, Salavati, who sentenced her to 15 years of imprisonment. In response to an inquiry of Ms Akbari’s husband about Judge Salavati had said: “let me check out and see whether her name... Read More

Iran plans to ban the major social media platform, Telegram

The Iranian regime has announced plans to block the Telegram social media network in order to prevent the spread of protests that are taking place every day in different parts of the country. On 31 March, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the regime’s Parliament, said that Telegram... Read More

Ahvaz protests spread to other cities of Khuzestan Province

The protests of Iranian-Arab citizens in Ahvaz against the repressive and discriminatory policies of the clerical regime have spread to other cities in the oil rich province of Khuzestan including Abadan, Mahshahr, Hamidiyeh and Sheyban. Iranian state TV’s biased coverage and politically incorrect programming has stirred controversy, at... Read More

Message of political prisoner on hunger strike

On the forty-sixth day of his hunger strike and after starting a dry hunger strike, Soheil Arabi has sent the following message out of prison: Place your NoRuz spread (Persian New Year tradition of Haft-Seen) in front of prison gates. It's dry and weird in the torture chamber, dying with suffering from depression, after an unsuccessful... Read More

Female political prisoners subject to cruel treatment in Iran

Two female human rights defenders are being subjected to brutal treatment in the Shahr-e Rey prison, in Varamin, just outside of Tehran. The pair are being held in unsanitary conditions on the quarantine ward on the prison, with only restricted access to the outside world. Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee are imprisoned for defending... Read More

Iran detains more peaceful protesters

According to reports from Iran several women have been arrested when women in Tehran held a peaceful protest outside the Labour Ministry building for the occasion of International Women’s Day, calling for respect for their rights. Women’s rights activists issued a statement about the rally on 8 March and said: “On this one day, out... Read More