Christian Converts Calls Intercepted By Iran Intelligence

Two Christian converts in Iran, have been recently arrested in the cities of Karaj and Mashhad. Behnam Ersali, who was visiting a friend in a northern city, and Davoud Rasouli, was arrested just outside his home in Karaj, west of Tehran. They had arranged to meet in Mashhad, according to advocacy organization Middle East Concern (MEC),... Read More

Former Teacher Prisoner, Arzhang Davoudi,is still Kept In Solitary Confinement

Former teacher prisoner, Arzhang Davoudi, held in the quarantine section of the Zahedan prison is reportedly under torture despite his poor health condition. After months in solitary confinement, Mr. Davoudi, in a message, said that he had been transferred to a small solitary confinement unit and was deprived of family visits, phone calls... Read More

Masoud Kazemi the Second Journalist Arrested in Tehran Within Two Weeks

Masoud Kazemi, journalist, is the second journalist who has been arrested by the security forces in Tehran within two weeks, on 5 November, this year. Mr Ali Mojtahedzadeh, his lawyer, in this regard has tweeted on 6 November: “Bail has been set at 250 million tomans, which I hope his family will be able to come up with”. Kazemi is... Read More

Protesters Unfair Trials Sentences

According to Human Rights Watch Iran’s judiciary convicted at least 24 protesters on vaguely defined national security charges. Their prison sentences ranged from six months to six years. They were charged with “assembly and collusion against national security” due to “participating in a protest without a permit that disrupted... Read More

Prison Authority Denies Medical Care to Baha’i Negin Ghadamian

Baha’i prisoner Negin Ghadamian is being denied her dental care referral for a severe gum infection, jaw pain, and toothache. Security agents first arrested Ghadamian on May 24, 2011, after which she went free on 50 million tomans bail. In March 2012, she was sentenced in absentia by Judge Moghiseh on charges of “acting against... Read More

Fish Farming Complex Tragedy in Southern Iran

Low water levels and increasing salt concentration in Karoun River, a major river in southern Iran, has resulted in rising fish fatalities at the Khorramshahr Fish Farming Complex. This complex started its activities as a conglomerate of 55 cooperatives in 1998 and expanded to include 88 cooperatives in 2016. The farm grows a variety of... Read More

Iran: Journalists recently Arrested by the Security Forces

Journalists recently arrested by the security forces include Saba Azarpeyk, a former reporter with the pro-reformist daily Etemad, freelance journalist Ejlal Ghavami, and Massoud Kazemi a reporter with the pro-reformist daily Sharq. Hivanews website editor Kazem Imanzadeh was summoned for questioning by judicial officials in Sanandaj on 6... Read More

Iran Parliament Ignores Child Marriage Problems

Forced child marriage is one of the fastest growing social problems in Iran due to government’s and parliament's indifference. Official statistics in Iran shows that some 37,000 girl under 15-year-old were married last year ant that at least 24,000 child marriages ended in divorce. A member of Iran’s parliament described recently child... Read More