Gohardasht prisoners stop their hunger strike ‘for now’

Based on reports from Iran, political prisoners in Gohardasht - Karaj, west of Tehran, temporarily stopped their hunger strike after 40 days. They had started the strike on July 30th after they were transferred to a closed location without windows and fresh air deprived of their medicine. Their belongings were destroyed or stolen during the... Read More

UN Human Rights Council begins its 36th session

Today the Human Rights Council started its 36th session in Geneva. In his opening remarks Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights criticised 40 countries for human rights abuses. About Iran he said: “Iran continues to severely restrict freedom of opinion and expression. My Office has received numerous... Read More

Iran must stop desecrating mass grave of 1988 massacre

Amnesty International started a campaign on Monday for calling on the Iranian regime authorities to “urgently stop the destruction of a mass grave in the southern city of Ahvaz”. A footage obtained by Amnesty International shows the site being buried under construction waste after a construction near the area began earlier this... Read More

Mothers of martyrs demand trial of the regime leaders for the massacre

Laleh Park Mothers, a group of activist mothers in Iran, including mothers of the martyrs of 1988 massacre of political prisoners and mothers of the martyrs of the 2009 uprising and mothers of other executed victims, in a statement issued on Thursday 31 August 2017 called for trial for the Iranian regime’s officials responsible for the... Read More

The health of hunger striking prisoners deteriorating rapidly

The prisoners on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison of Rajai Shahr, west of the capital Tehran, are suffering from serious loss of blood pressure and other serious physical problems on the 33rd day of their hunger strike. A number of hunger striking prisoners who met with their families on Wednesday, 30 August 2017, were reported to be in... Read More

AI: Mass hunger strike by political prisoners in protest at inhumane conditions

Amnesty International issued a statement today about the hunger sticking prisoners in Gohardasht Prison of Rajai Shahr in Iran. In the strongly worded statement Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director for Amnesty International said: “The fact that detention conditions have become so poor that desperate prisoners... Read More