Iran: Award-Winning Students Denied Fair Legal Representation

ILA: Ali Younesi & Amir Hossein Moradi International Liberty Association: Two detained award-winning Iranian students continue to be denied legal counsel and family visits after being arbitrarily detained since 10 April 2020.During the past months, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi were tortured to make confessions and held in... Read More

Shocking Conditions of Overcrowded Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison

ILA: Sepidar Prison International Liberty Association: According to a report received from the Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison, inmates held in overcrowded wards are at increased risk of a health catastrophe as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through Iran’s jails. As the temperatures soar to 50C in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province,... Read More

Iran: 31-Year Total Sentence for Baha’is

International Liberty Association: An Appeals court in Fars Province, south-western Iran, sentenced 12 followers of the Baha’i faith to a total of 33 years in prison. A court Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, sentenced four Bahai’s on 21 July to a total of eight years in prison. In their initial court hearing in the 1st Branch... Read More

16 UN Special Rapporteurs call for the immediate release of Narges Mohammadi

"Iran must release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with coronavirus symptoms, and other arbitrarily detained individuals before it is too late", a group of UN human rights experts said on Wednesday 22 July 2020. International Liberty Association: 16 UN rapporteurs, including Javid Rahman, the UN Special Rapporteur... Read More

Iran: Protesters Arrest in Behbahan

ILA: Behbahan International Liberty Association: Behbahan city in Khuzestan province was the scene of protests like the 2019–2020 Iranian uprisings. In a similar and reciprocal response, the government arrested several protesters and cut off Internet access in Khuzestan. Security forces arrested a young woman during the protests in... Read More

Iran: Social Media Storm May Halt Protesters’ Executions

International Liberty Association: Iran's judiciary has announced that it might halt the executions of three young men arrested in connection with November protests, following a social media campaign.The Persian hashtag “#do_not_execute” was used five million times after it was announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Court had upheld... Read More

Iran Hangs Father of Two for Alcohol Consumption

International Liberty Association: A prisoner was executed Wednesday 9 July this year for “drinking alcohol” in Mashhad Central Prison. Hossein Habibi Shahri, the prisoner’s lawyer, reported that his client, the father of two, had been sentenced to death for “drinking alcohol for the sixth time,” and that his sentence was... Read More

Iran: Seven Political Activists Sentenced to Prison

International Liberty Association: A revolutionary court in Tehran has sentenced seven political activists to prison. The verdict was issued by the Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Seyyed Ali Mazloum.Farangis Masloumi was sentenced to 6 years, after being charged with “assembly and collusion to commit a crime... Read More

Karaj Central Prison: Two Inmates Die in Coronavirus Catastrophe

International Liberty Association: Two prisoners have died of the coronavirus in Karaj Central Prison, and at least 11 others were taken to the hospital after being infected and were not returned to prison in a health crisis that was predictable and preventable. The high infection rates have hit the prison where is dangerously... Read More

Narges Mohammadi Among 6 Other Inmates Suspected of Covid-19

International Liberty Association: Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi and six other women in the Prison of Zanjan have developed dangerous symptoms of the Covid-19 disease while being denied access to tests and treatment.Narges Mohammadi’s condition has raised concerns. Ms Mohammadi and six other prisoners have developed numbness,... Read More

Women Activist Prisoner, Atena Daemi: “I will stand to the end and until I am alive”

International Liberty Association: Human Rights defender prisoner, Atena Daemi who was due to be released on 4 July 2020, after serving her five years in jail, has been sentenced to another five years and 74 lashes.While Atena Daemi was serving her sentence in prison, the Intelligence Department of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)... Read More

Negin Ghadamian, a Baha’i citizen, was released

International Liberty Association: Negin Ghadamian, a Baha'i citizen who was previously sent on leave, from Evin Prison on 9 June, was informed of her early release on Sunday, 5 July, during a telephone call from the Evin Court's Enforcement Unit. The Baha'i citizen has been in the women's ward of the Evin prison since December 2017 to... Read More

Iran: 141 Violations of the Minorities Rights in One Month

International Liberty Association: In the past month, there have been at least 141 violations of the rights of religious minorities in Iran. A considerable number of violations have been against women. At least 121 violations of the rights of Baha’i citizens were documented, in addition to 15 cases of violations of Christian rights and... Read More

Women Activists in Iran: Arrest, Imprisonment, and Ban

International Liberty Association: Recently in Iran, more women activists have been arrested and imprisoned due to their activities to support civil and human rights.Iran prevents activists from forming and operating civil society organizations using tactics such as summoning, arresting, imprisoning, and banning free activity. This... Read More