Iran: 31-Year Total Sentence for Baha’is

International Liberty Association: An Appeals court in Fars Province, south-western Iran, sentenced 12 followers of the Baha’i faith to a total of 33 years in prison. A court Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, sentenced four Bahai’s on 21 July to a total of eight years in prison. In their initial court hearing in the 1st Branch... Read More

16 UN Special Rapporteurs call for the immediate release of Narges Mohammadi

"Iran must release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with coronavirus symptoms, and other arbitrarily detained individuals before it is too late", a group of UN human rights experts said on Wednesday 22 July 2020. International Liberty Association: 16 UN rapporteurs, including Javid Rahman, the UN Special Rapporteur... Read More

Iran: Protesters Arrest in Behbahan

ILA: Behbahan International Liberty Association: Behbahan city in Khuzestan province was the scene of protests like the 2019–2020 Iranian uprisings. In a similar and reciprocal response, the government arrested several protesters and cut off Internet access in Khuzestan. Security forces arrested a young woman during the protests in... Read More

Iran: Social Media Storm May Halt Protesters’ Executions

International Liberty Association: Iran's judiciary has announced that it might halt the executions of three young men arrested in connection with November protests, following a social media campaign.The Persian hashtag “#do_not_execute” was used five million times after it was announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Court had upheld... Read More

Iran Hangs Father of Two for Alcohol Consumption

International Liberty Association: A prisoner was executed Wednesday 9 July this year for “drinking alcohol” in Mashhad Central Prison. Hossein Habibi Shahri, the prisoner’s lawyer, reported that his client, the father of two, had been sentenced to death for “drinking alcohol for the sixth time,” and that his sentence was... Read More

Iran: Seven Political Activists Sentenced to Prison

International Liberty Association: A revolutionary court in Tehran has sentenced seven political activists to prison. The verdict was issued by the Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Seyyed Ali Mazloum.Farangis Masloumi was sentenced to 6 years, after being charged with “assembly and collusion to commit a crime... Read More