Iran Railway workers protest in various Provinces

Railway workers in various provinces of Iran, including Hormozgan, Shahroud, Damghan, Semnan, Zagros, and Lorestan launched their third round of protests, demanding their salasty that have been delayed for the past three months, on Saturday morning, 27 October. These workers, numbering at around 6,500, are saying they are serious on this... Read More

Civil Activists Sentenced To Prison and Flogging

11 civil rights activists who were arrested during the December 2017/January 2018 were sentenced to prison and flogging by the 1st Branch of the Markazi Province Court of Appeal. According to this sentence, human rights lawyer Mohammad Najafi, Ali Bagheri, and Abbas Safari were each sentenced to three years of prison and 74... Read More

Iran Environmentalists Spend Eight Months in Detention without Formal Charges

In February this year, prominent environmentalist Professor Kavous Seyed Emami died in prison, only a few weeks after he and seven of his colleagues from the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, a charity working to protect endangered species in Iran, were arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Iranian authorities... Read More

Iranian Human Rights Defender was Denied Urgent Medical Attention

Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Arash Sadeghi is critically ill in an Iranian prison. The 38-year-old shopkeeper has a rare form of bone cancer and was operated on just over a month ago. His doctor has advised a very strict protocol so that Mr. Sadeghi could receive adequate care and treatment. The doctor said that the... Read More

Iran Human Rights: World Day 2018: Death penalty; an inhumane punishment for death row prisoners, their families and society as a whole

Iran Human Rights; October 10, 2018: Every year several hundred people are executed by the Iranian authorities. https://iranhr.net/en/articles/3512/ According to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and other human rights groups, death row prisoners have often no access to a defense lawyer after their arrest and are sentenced to death... Read More