Two Members of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Arrested

The security forces arrested the secretary of the board of directors of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Jafar Azimzadeh, and vice president of the union, Parvin Mohammadi, on 29 January. The Free Union of Iranian Workers announced that security forces raided Parvin Mohammadi’s home on Tuesday 29 January, and arrested Jafar Azimzadeh... Read More

Sufi Woman Imprisoned With Drug Offenders

Shokoufeh Yadollahi, an imprisoned member of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority is believed to be in a critical health condition and have lost her ability to talk. She has been suffering from chronic headaches due to inhaling smoke of drugs and cigarettes as she has recently been locked up with some of the dangerous criminals –... Read More

87th Woman Executed During Rouhani’s Presidential Time in Iran

A woman was hanged on Wednesday, 30 January, 2019, in Nowshahr Prison, the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran. The woman identified only as M.A, was convicted of “killing her husband.”  She had spent six years on death row. The woman is the 87th woman who is executed under Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s... Read More

Human Rights Watch Condemns Iran for Mass Arrests and Abuses

Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized Iran for “widespread arrests” of protesters and activists in its 2019 annual report into human rights violations around the world, citing specifically the thousands of arrests made during the nationwide anti-government protests in the winter of 2018, as well as the arrests of environmentalists... Read More

Hundreds of Children Separated From Their Imprisoned Mothers

At least 1,800 children of imprisoned women, were separated from their mothers and were delivered to Welfare Organization, the state-run ILNA news agency reported on 26 January. According to ILNA, Mohammad Nefriyeh, director general of the Children and Youth affairs in the Welfare Organization, said: “According to a memorandum... Read More

Imprisoned Lawyer Faces More Imprisonment Sentence While Case Is Under Appeal

Imprisoned human rights lawyer Mohammad Najafi has been slapped with additional time after being tried last week, according to his lawyer Payam Derafshan. He was taken to court in the city of Shazand, in Markazi Province, on 15 January 15, 2019, to face an additional charge for his online posts. The court sentenced Mohammad Najafi to... Read More