Iran: Prisoner of Conscience Denied Hospitalization After Refusing to Wear Prison uniform

Iranian political prisoner Saeed Shirzad was not transferred to a hospital on Sunday after he refused to wear a prison garb. Saeed Shirzad’s family had arranged his transfer for Sunday and paid for the hospital. He was due for a scheduled eye operation. However, prison officials did not permit him to be taken to hospital. Saeed... Read More

Prisoners of Conscience Attack For Protesting Prison Conditions

Iranian Sunni prisoners of conscience were attacked and beaten by Raja’i Shahr Prison guards in Karaj after protesting prison conditions and denial of medical treatment. Many were injured but are still in solitary confinement. Reports indicate that the prison guards beat the prisoners on 27 August, 2019, using electric shock and... Read More

Iran: Female Football Fan Dies After Setting Herself on Fire

Sahar Khodayari, a female Iranian football fan who set herself on fire, after being arrested for trying circumventing a law banning women in stadiums, in Tehran, has died from her injuries, causing widespread outrage. According to the state media reports, she died at hospital on Monday, September 9, after her self-immolation outside a... Read More

Iran: Haft Tappeh Labours and Activists Sentenced to Prison and Lashes

Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced seven labour activists to a total of 117 years in prison and 74 lashes over Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers’ protests last November in the south-western city of Shush. They were charged with “Gathering and collusion to act against national security”, “Membership in the Gam” (a... Read More

Eight Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

According to Human Rights News Agency, in the morning of 28 August, at least eight prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison. These prisoners were transferred to solidarity confinement cells in Rajai Shahr prison to get prepared for execution, on 27 August. The status of Ali Gharaghaloui, the prisoner of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr... Read More

Iran: Young Man Tortured to Death in Prison

Iranian authorities tortured a young man identified as Javad Khosravanian to death in Fars Province, southwest Iran a few days ago. The security forces picked up Javad Khosravanian from his home in Khorrambid of Fars Province on Friday, 30 August, 2019. He was then taken to a criminal investigation department in the city where he was... Read More