Iran rejects the Bill to Prevent Violence against Women

The Iranian authorities is still blocking the Provision of Security for Women against violence (PSW) bill, “expressing doubts over whether the heavy punishments stipulated in the bill for violations of women’s rights may actually weaken the family structure, i.e. putting a husband in jail for beating his wife”, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni... Read More

Amnesty International Calls On Iran to Halt ‘Imminent’ Execution of Three Child Offenders

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to immediately halt plans to execute three young men who are on death row for crimes that took place while they were under the age of 18. In a press release issued on 22 February, the London-based Amnesty International said it has learned that Mohammad Kalhori, Barzan... Read More

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Held Incommunicado

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Parvin Mohammadi, has been held incommunicado in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. During the past two weeks, Mohammadi has not been allowed to speak with her attorney or relatives on the phone. Mohammadi’s close relatives are very concerned about this labour activist health... Read More

Iran: More Environmentalists Activists Arrests

Iranian authorities continue to arrest more environmental activists amid intimidate conservationists. The state security forces arrested several environmental activists during the past days in several cities and transferred them to unknown locations. According to reports, the officers who arrested the activists, searched their homes and... Read More

Suppression on Christian Converts in Iran Continues

At least eight Christian converts were arrested in last month in Iran. Iran’s security officials have arrested three Christians of “House Church”, while their pastor is serving a ten-year imprisonment sentence. According to the reports, during a raid Intelligence agents entered the house shortly after the church service... Read More

Iran: Civil Activist Facing Five Years Behind Bars

Sahar Kazemi, a Kurdish civil activist, and environmentalist, was sentenced to five years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj. Sahar Kazemi is a Kurdish environmental and civil activist and sports coach from Sanandaj capital city of Kurdistan province, western Iran. Over the past two years, she had been summoned several... Read More