COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Lives of Women Prisoners

ILA-Golrok-Mojgan International Liberty Association: More than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the lives of women prisoners of Conscience, women rights activists, civil activist and political prisoners. The following describes the status of several women political prisoners, new prison sentences, and arrests in recent... Read More

Nurses in Gilan Province Protest for Official Employment

ILA-Iran-Nurses International Liberty Association: A group of nurses in Gilan province held a protest rally in front of the central headquarters of the local University of Medical Sciences, on 9 May 2020. The protesters were demanding official employment. After the Coronavirus outbreak, we saw that nurses were being hired in the private... Read More

Iran: Couple Prisoners’ Children Turn Homeless after Their House Confiscated

International Liberty Association: Iran confiscated the home of political prisoners Fatemeh Mosanna and Hassan Sadeghi, The husband and wife have been in prison for the past four years. The confiscation of the couple’s home is part of a verdict issued earlier by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran, due to an order made by the former... Read More

Golrokh Iraee: Zeinab Jalalian is a symbol of struggle and resistance

ILA: Iraee & Zeinab International Liberty Association: In a letter sent out from Qarchak Prison in Varamin, Golrokh Iraee revealed that the Iranian regime has been greater pressure on political prisoners by transferring them to the notorious prison for women.Golrokh Iraee wrote that two Kurdish political prisoners, Zeinab Jalalian who... Read More

Teachers’ rights activist returned to jail despite coronavirus pandemic

International Liberty Association: Teachers’ rights activist Esmail Abdi was arrested on 20 April this year, when he referred to the Evin Prison’s Courthouse to extend his prison leave. Mr Abdi had been temporarily released from Evin Prison on March 17, 2020, upon the Judiciary’s directive to grant prison leave to prisoners during... Read More

Iran chief’s link to 1988 massacre raises obstacles in crash probe: Cotler

International Liberty Association: according to the Canadian press, a former Canadian justice minister says Canada's quest for compensation from Iran for shooting down a Ukrainian airliner is fraught with obstacles because Tehran's lead investigator is a mass executioner who belongs in prison. That frank assessment comes from Irwin... Read More