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

Iran’s largest cargo terminals Stagnation

Bandar Abbas is the largest harbour in Iran used for imports and exports. It is also known as the pulse of Iran’s economy. The harbour’s terminal is one of the largest truck terminals in the country and delivers cargos all around Iran. But these days, the terminal is almost deserted. For this, many drivers only get to deliver a single... Read More

Reza Khandan Husband of Jailed Iranian Human Rights Lawyer, Nasrin Sotudeh, Gets Six Years Imprisonment

Reza Khandan and Farhad Meysami were both sentenced to six years behind bars and banned from leaving the country or engaging in online activities for two years for peacefully protesting the country’s compulsory hijab law. The sentence was handed down by the Tehran revolutionary court, the state-run ISNA news agency reported. Mohammad... Read More

Iran Official: People Protests Spread to 160 Cities

A senior Iranian regime’s official said that people protested in 160 cities across the country during the anti-regime uprising of December 2017, something that contradicts the official Regime position that the protests were small, localized, and easily suppressed. These figures by Ali Rabie, a Deputy Intelligence Minister of the Iran,... Read More

Iran Prosecutor-General: “Unfortunate” That Iran Is Not Amputating More People’s Hands

Iran's Prosecutor-General has expressed regret on Wednesday that not enough people in his country are being punished for crimes with blinding or amputations because the country is trying to avoid international condemnation from human rights bodies or foreign governments. In comments carried by the Fars News Agency, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri... Read More

Labour Activist Who Had Complained Of Torture in Prison Was Re-arrested

Iranian labour protest leader, Esmail Bakhshi was arrested for the second time, state media reported on Monday, 21 January 2019. Mansour Mohammadi, the prosecutor general of Dezful, in Khuzestan province, told the judiciary’s news website Mizan Online: “Bakhshi was arrested last night in cooperation with security and law enforcement... Read More

British-Iranian Woman Nazanin Zaghari Pressured To Spy For Iran, Husband Reveals

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman imprisoned in Tehran on espionage charges, started a hunger strike in protest against being denied access to medical care as well as pressure from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard interrogators to spy on UK for the Iranian regime. On Monday, 14 January, 2019, the British-Iranian dual national... Read More

My Son Was Murdered In Custody

Mother of Sina Ghanbari, a 23-year-old man who suspiciously died in the “quarantine” ward of Evin prison in January 2018, says her son was murdered in prison. Regretting her one-year silence Fatemeh Malayan Nejad said: “My son did not commit suicide, he was beaten in prison. At the time I took my son’s body, they did not allow me... Read More