Prison Authority Denies Medical Care to Baha’i Negin Ghadamian

Baha’i prisoner Negin Ghadamian is being denied her dental care referral for a severe gum infection, jaw pain, and toothache. Security agents first arrested Ghadamian on May 24, 2011, after which she went free on 50 million tomans bail. In March 2012, she was sentenced in absentia by Judge Moghiseh on charges of “acting against... Read More

Fish Farming Complex Tragedy in Southern Iran

Low water levels and increasing salt concentration in Karoun River, a major river in southern Iran, has resulted in rising fish fatalities at the Khorramshahr Fish Farming Complex. This complex started its activities as a conglomerate of 55 cooperatives in 1998 and expanded to include 88 cooperatives in 2016. The farm grows a variety of... Read More

Iran: Journalists recently Arrested by the Security Forces

Journalists recently arrested by the security forces include Saba Azarpeyk, a former reporter with the pro-reformist daily Etemad, freelance journalist Ejlal Ghavami, and Massoud Kazemi a reporter with the pro-reformist daily Sharq. Hivanews website editor Kazem Imanzadeh was summoned for questioning by judicial officials in Sanandaj on 6... Read More

Iran Parliament Ignores Child Marriage Problems

Forced child marriage is one of the fastest growing social problems in Iran due to government’s and parliament's indifference. Official statistics in Iran shows that some 37,000 girl under 15-year-old were married last year ant that at least 24,000 child marriages ended in divorce. A member of Iran’s parliament described recently child... Read More

Iran Railway workers protest in various Provinces

Railway workers in various provinces of Iran, including Hormozgan, Shahroud, Damghan, Semnan, Zagros, and Lorestan launched their third round of protests, demanding their salasty that have been delayed for the past three months, on Saturday morning, 27 October. These workers, numbering at around 6,500, are saying they are serious on this... Read More