Court of Appeal Upholds the Verdict Against Human Rights Attorney, Mohammad Najafi

An appeals court upheld a 13-year prison sentence of human rights attorney Mohammad Najafi who was jailed in 2018 after voicing support for people detained during anti-government protests, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, 14 Aril, 2019. Mohammad Najafi was sentenced in December to 10 years for “conveying... Read More

Golrokh Iraee Faces Additional Prison Term After Being Released Recently

Civil activist prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was freed on bail from Evin Prison, on 8 April, 2019 but she may have to serve more time behind bars depending on the outcome of another case against her. Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested on 6 September, 2014 by the IRGC for writing against stoning to death. She had been serving a six-year prison... Read More

Iran Execute Four Prisoners

Iranian regime has executed at least four prisoners since April, in the prisons of Gorgan, Adelabad and Dastgerd. On Monday, 15 April, 2019, a prisoner identified as Abdal Zahedani (Ghanbarzehi) was executed on drug related charges in Dastgerd Prison of Isfahan, central Iran. On Monday, 15 April, 2019, a prisoner identified as... Read More


THE NUMBER OF EXECUTION HAS DECLINED. According to reports from the human rights organizations, the number of executions in the world, excluding China, has declined by %31 in 2018. However Iran, with 253 executions in 2018, is responsible for one third of the executions in the world. Iran is the second rank after China in term of the... Read More

Iran: Woman Sentenced To Death Based On Qasameh

A woman suspected of murdering her husband was sentenced to death in Iran based solely on Qsameh, the state-run ISNA news agency reported. Citing that the case has “procedural and substantive” defects, the woman’s attorney Abdulsamad Khorramshahi who was cited by ISNA said they have submitted an appeal and the case will be... Read More

Iran Villages in Khuzestan surrounded by floods, While no sign of state relief

More cities, towns, and villages, especially in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, are reporting flood conditions on Tuesday and locals are complaining of receiving no state relief. Floodwaters are making road conditions very dangerous. A bus has reportedly tipped over on the Ahvaz-Shush road as the driver could not see the road... Read More

Iran Arrests Arab Activists for Providing Relief to Flood Victims

Security forces arrested two residents of a village in the south-western province of Khuzestan for providing aid to the flood survivors. These two, who were taken to an unknown location, have been identified as Ahmad and Yaghoub Ka’bi, residents of Guorieh Village. Ahmad Ka’bi and Yaghoub Ka’bi were working with an aid group in... Read More

Devastating Floods in Western Iran

Flood stricken western province of Lorestan faces “disaster” with the lives of tens of thousands of the people being destroyed. Many homeless locals are forced into open fields with little food or warm cloths to endure the cold and wet weather. Reports indicate 150,000 people in 620 villages of Lorestan are lacking even... Read More

Iran Sentences Labour Activist to Prison without Access to Counsel

Arsham Rezaei was arrested along with his two friends on 7 January, 2019, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Intelligence Organization’s agents in Tehran and was taken to Evin Prison. On 27 February, he was handed a summons in his cell to appear at the Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court that same day. Labour... Read More

Iran Attorney General Threatens Iranians with Prosecution for Reporting On Floods

Iran’s Attorney General warned Iranian people that they could be prosecuted for their reporting on the flood that has resulted in dozens of deaths and destroyed homes and infrastructure in more than 25 provinces throughout the country. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said that publishing “fake” news on the floods is a national... Read More

Flash Floods Cause Major Devastation In Iran

Flash floods across much of Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. National Emergency Service chief Pirhossein Koolivand said the casualty toll in the southern city of Shiraz was 17 dead and 74 injured, while another person was killed in Sarpol-e Zahab in the western province of... Read More