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. 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

Prisoner of Conscience, Soheil Arabi, Sentenced to extra 3 years imprisonment

The prisoner of conscience, Soheil Arabi, has been accused with new charges and has been sentenced to more three years imprisonment. Soheil Arabi, prisoner of conscience has been sentenced to additional three years behind bars, exile and forced stay in Borazjan, for communicating with foreign media, sending statement from prison and... Read More

Human Rights Defender, Arsh Sadeghi, Was Return To Prison After Surgery

Arash Sadeghi, seriously ill prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, was returned back to prison after a surgery, while he needs further special medical care. He was admitted in Khomeini Hospital, in Tehran, and supposed to get medical care for 25 days, but... Read More

Geneva conference calls for inquiry into 1988 prisoners massacre in Iran

In a conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, human rights defenders and activists called for investigation regarding the execution of thousands of Iranian prisoners in 1988. The conference also urged to bring the perpetrators to justice. Many of them, Surprisingly hold important positions  in the Iranian regime. Ruhollah Khomeini,... Read More

Six Members of Baha’i Community were arrested in Iran

Six members of Iran’s Baha’i community were arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence agents in the city of Shiraz, south central Iran on 15 & 16 September. They were identified as Soudabeh Haghighat, Navid Bazmandegan, Bahareh Ghaderi, Elaheh Samizadeh, Ehsan Mahboub Rahvafa and Noura Pourmoradian. Ministry of Intelligence... Read More

Rajai Shahr Prison inmates’ letter to share their memories of Loghman Moradi, Zanyar Moradi, and Ramin Hossein Panahi

Almost one week after the hangings of Loghman Moradi, Zanyar Moradi, and Ramin Hossein Panahi, their fellow prisoners have written a letter to condemn their execution. The letter was written from the Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, on Wednesday, 12 September, 2018. The prisoners who have signed the letter are as follow: Arash Sadeghi,... Read More

47 Baha’i Students Barred From Higher Education in Iran

At least 47 students have been deprived from continuing higher education due to their conviction. They had participated in and passed the national university entrance examination, some with outstanding results, but when checking in for their on line account, they received a message stating “deficient Fill” in the Evaluation Organization... Read More

Evin Prison female political prisoner Message in response to the execution of three Kurdish prisoners

Narges Mohammadi, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Golrokh Ibrahimi Irai, Maryam Akbari Monfared, Atena Daemi, Azita Rafizadeh, and Negin Ghadamian, Seven civil activists and political prisoners detained in Evin prison, in a message in response to the execution of "Loghman Moradi", "Zanyar Moradi" and "Ramin Hussein Panahi", stated their... Read More

Prolonged Detention of Iranian Environmental Activists

Seven environmentalists, who were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, in January 2018, remain in detention with extremely limited access to legal counsel while their families have no information about any charges against them and their fate. The detainees, who are former and current staff members of the... Read More