Devastating Floods in Western Iran

Flood stricken western province of Lorestan faces “disaster” with the lives of tens of thousands of the people being destroyed. Many homeless locals are forced into open fields with little food or warm cloths to endure the cold and wet weather. Reports indicate 150,000 people in 620 villages of Lorestan are lacking even... Read More

Iran Sentences Labour Activist to Prison without Access to Counsel

Arsham Rezaei was arrested along with his two friends on 7 January, 2019, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Intelligence Organization’s agents in Tehran and was taken to Evin Prison. On 27 February, he was handed a summons in his cell to appear at the Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court that same day. Labour... Read More

Iran Attorney General Threatens Iranians with Prosecution for Reporting On Floods

Iran’s Attorney General warned Iranian people that they could be prosecuted for their reporting on the flood that has resulted in dozens of deaths and destroyed homes and infrastructure in more than 25 provinces throughout the country. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said that publishing “fake” news on the floods is a national... Read More

Flash Floods Cause Major Devastation In Iran

Flash floods across much of Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. National Emergency Service chief Pirhossein Koolivand said the casualty toll in the southern city of Shiraz was 17 dead and 74 injured, while another person was killed in Sarpol-e Zahab in the western province of... Read More

Iran Heavy Sentences for Civil Activists

For this purpose,  Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi has been sentenced to four years and five months imprisonment. She has been suffering from seizures and epilepsy before being detained and her health conditions have deteriorated in prison. The first trial of Mrs. Ahmad Khan Beigi was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, in the 26th... Read More

Human Rights Lawyer Convicted Of “National Security” Crimes

According to Reza Khandan, his wife, a prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotodeh, has been convicted on a range of charges after defending mandatory hijab protesters. Nasrin Sotodeh has been convicted of security-related crimes in a closed-door trial and could face a “very lengthy sentence”. She was seized at her home by security agents... Read More