ILA strongly condemns the visit of European officials to Tehran, the capital of public executions

More than 100 executions have been recorded to have taken place in Iran during July 2017. Amnesty international in a recent report titled: “Iran: 'vicious' crackdown on human rights activists under Rouhani”, highlights the fact that Iranian activists are given long jail sentences after trials “lasting only 45 minutes”. According to AI... Read More

Prisoner writes to the UN Special Rapporteur

Khaled Hardani, a prisoner of conscience held in Rajai Shahr prison has written an open letter to Mrs Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of Human Rights in Iran, about increasing repression against prisoners and the Iranian people. Khaled Hardani is serving a life sentence in prison since 2000. He has had eight... Read More

Evin prisoner exposes Iranian regime’s plot to deceive foreign diplomats

Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner detained in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, wrote a letter to the ambassadors who visited Evin prison but were not allowed to visit the prisoners of conscience. She wrote about issues that had been concealed by the Iranian regime’s authorities during their visit. Maryam Akbari Monfared was... Read More

Sholeh Pakravan: 20 June 1981, a turning point in Iran’s history

In a letter published on social media, Mrs Sholeh Pakravan*, mother of executed Rayhaneh Jabbari, recalls her memories of 20 June 1981 when a peaceful demonstration of hundreds of thousand people turned into a bloodbath by a notorious command of the then Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. Excerpts of her letter is translated below: Today... Read More

Father and son imprisoned for 7 years so far without due process of law

A father and a son are still in a state of limbo after enduring more than seven years in Evin Prison. Mohsen and Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam protested and original verdict seven years ago but the judiciary refuses to hold further hearing to issue a final verdict under the pretext of "lost file". The two prisoners have been deprived of... Read More

Prisoners write to UN Special Rapporteur about human rights in Iran

In a letter to Mrs Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, prisoners of conscience in Gohardasht Prison highlighted the oppressive measures of Iranian regime. The letter titled ‘Human rights beaten down by blows of dictator’, follows: Widespread violation of human rights is still going on... Read More