Young Mom Kills Two Kids, Then Herself Due To Extreme Poverty

A young woman killed her two children before taking her own life on Sunday, 10 February, due to extreme poverty in western Iran. The young woman, Zahra Rahmati, is believed to have killed her two sons – 6 year old Ali-Reza and 3 year old Amir-Abbas – and then herself in the town of Sahneh in the western province of... Read More

Qarchak Prison Guards Attack Protesting prisoners

Security forces of Qarchak Prison in Varamin, southeast of Tehran, cracked down on the inmates of this women’s prison on Thursday night local time, using tear gas and pepper spray, on Thursday 7 February. Wards 1 and 2 came under a vicious attack and reports indicate these attacks continued into Friday. Many female prisoners have been... Read More

Religious Minority Prisoners were Attacked by Raja’i Shahr Prison Guards

Prison guards along with a number of Intelligence agents and prison warden attacked religious minority prisoners in Raja’i Shahr prison, in Karaj. It has been reported that, the anti-riot units used tear gas and attacked the prisoners, using batons. The legs of a number of them were broken in this attack. This raid, took place on the... Read More

Iranian Jailed Environmental Activist Claim Were Tortured To Make Confessions

Niloufar Bayani, a detained environmental activist in Iran, has said in a court sessions headed by judge Salavati that she has repeatedly been attacked and threatened by authorities and was forced to make confession. Ms. Biyani who has been held by IRGC intelligence for over a year now said: “The ‘confessions’ had been made under... Read More

Two Members of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Arrested

The security forces arrested the secretary of the board of directors of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Jafar Azimzadeh, and vice president of the union, Parvin Mohammadi, on 29 January. The Free Union of Iranian Workers announced that security forces raided Parvin Mohammadi’s home on Tuesday 29 January, and arrested Jafar Azimzadeh... Read More

Sufi Woman Imprisoned With Drug Offenders

Shokoufeh Yadollahi, an imprisoned member of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority is believed to be in a critical health condition and have lost her ability to talk. She has been suffering from chronic headaches due to inhaling smoke of drugs and cigarettes as she has recently been locked up with some of the dangerous criminals –... Read More