Court Of Appeals Upholds Prison Sentence For Jailed Teacher Mohammad Habibi

Court of Appeals upheld 10-and-a-half-year imprisonment sentence for jailed teacher Mohammad Habibi. The Branch 36 of the Tehran’s Court of Appeals, presided by judge Zargar, sentenced Mr. Habibi to a 10-and-a-half-year prison sentence for “Gathering and collusion against national security” and for “Propaganda against the State”,... Read More

Three Girls Die Of Burn Injuries In School Fire In Zahedan, Iran

Three girls died in a school fire at a private per-primary and primary girls’ school in the south-eastern Iranian city of Zahedan, on 18 December. The fire broke out in a faulty oil stove being used during winter to heat a classroom of girls at a school in Zahedan, capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in south-eastern Iran. The... Read More

UN General Assembly 65th Resolution Condemns Human Rights Abuse In Iran

UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution, by a recorded vote of 84 in favor to 30 against, with 67 abstentions, condemning Iran’s human rights violations expressing grate concern over the high number of executions, especially juveniles, arbitrary and systematic arrests, and atrocious prison conditions. The UN resolution stresses the... Read More

Iran Arrests Christians Converts

Mohabat News reported that two Christian converts Shima and Shokoufeh Zanganeh, who were arrested about two weeks ago in the city of Ahvaz, were beaten during interrogations. These two sisters had been arrested in their homes on Sunday, 2 September and taken to an unknown location. Also, their Bibles and other religious literature were... Read More

Daughter of Jailed Activist Calls on International Community to Save Father

Hengameh Vahedian, daughter of Human Rights activist, Abbas Vahedian, addressed the European Union representatives and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Mr. Javaid Rehman, regarding her father who has been imprisoned since 11 October this year. Hengameh Vahedian said that, her father, Abbas Vahedian, Huiman Rights activist, was... Read More

Canada “Deeply Concerned” about the continued detention of Environmental Researcher in Iran

The Canadian government says that it is “deeply concerned” about the continued detention of environmental researcher Niloufar Bayani, who is facing the death penalty in Iran on vague security and espionage charges. Nilofar, who is being held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, was arrested back in January by the Iranian Revolutionary... Read More