UN Special Rapporteur calls on Iran to stop detaining activists

In an interview with Al Arabiya news agency on September 23rd, Ms Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, expressed concern at serious human rights violations in Iran. She referred to many areas that violations are taking place including the rule of law, denial of due process, existence of... Read More

Asylum seeker deported by Norwegian government to Iran was flogged

A woman asylum seeker who was deported back to Iran from Norway was lashed 80 times in Tehran. According to reports, on 19 September Leila Bayat received 80 lashes at Branch 3 of Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran. Leila Bayat and her friends had received the lashing sentence for drinking liquor at a party back in 2007. She and her friends... Read More

Public executions in Iran on the rise to further intimidate the people

Faced with numerous demonstrations and strikes by various groups of people, the Iranian regime has increased the number of public executions across the country in order to intensifying the atmosphere of terror and intimidation in the society. Often children are among those who witness public executions with a lasting scar on their minds... Read More

Teacher rights activist imprisoned in Iran

Member of the Teachers' Guild Association in Kurdistan province, Mokhtar Asadi, was arrested on Monday after responding to call by the prosecutor’s office. He was summoned by telephone for talks on the bail, but was detained at the prosecutor's office and transferred to Evin Prison for a one-year imprisonment. Assadi was sentenced to one... Read More

Geneva conference explores 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

A conference was held in the United Nations building in Geneva on Thursday 14 September 2017 to discuss the situation of human rights in Iran and the progress of the campaign seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre. Speakers included Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of the... Read More

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