Iran: Seven Bahais Sentenced To 21 Years In Jail

The Revolutionary Court in Bushehr, southern Iran, has sentenced seven members of the Baha’i religious minority to a total of 21 years in jail on the charges of “propagating against the political system.” The state security forces have arbitrarily arrested the seven Baha’is for their faith in February 2018. Their houses were... Read More

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Condemns Execution of Two Juveniles in Iran

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet voiced outrage Friday at the execution of two juveniles in Iran, describing this atrocity a “deplorable” act. “I am appalled,” Bachelet said in a statement issued by her office on May 3, urging the mullahs’ regime in Tehran to immediately bring an end to all executions... Read More

Iranian Minor Boys Flogged, Secretly Executed

The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18 over multiple charges of rape, Amnesty International reported on Monday, condemning the country’s “utter disdain for international law and children’s’ rights”. Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, who were arrested at the age of 15... Read More

Iranian Teachers Arrested During Nationwide Teachers Day Rally

The Iranian Teachers Unions Coordination Council reported that several teachers have been detained during the protests across the country on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Following a nationwide teachers’ call to march on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on Thursday, 2 May, teachers in dozens of cities in Iran went to the streets protesting poor... Read More

Iran Broke up May Day Rally outside the Parliament in Tehran

The statement continues: “From the beginning of this May Day rally, we were witnessing police units and many plainclothes agents dispatching to the scene. Half an hour after the workers, college students and a number of retirees and other labour activists started, authorities dispatched police units and plainclothes agents to the scene... Read More

Court of Appeal Upholds the Verdict Against Human Rights Attorney, Mohammad Najafi

An appeals court upheld a 13-year prison sentence of human rights attorney Mohammad Najafi who was jailed in 2018 after voicing support for people detained during anti-government protests, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, 14 Aril, 2019. Mohammad Najafi was sentenced in December to 10 years for “conveying... Read More