Baha’i Prisoner Heart Failure and Deprivation of Medical Treatment

Hasan Momtaz Sarvestani, a Baha’i prisoner, hold in Evin prison, was transferred to hospital on Tuesday for medical examinations. Although his specialist recommended hospital stay to undergo medical treatments, he was returned to the prison next day. He is from Shiraz city and has been sentenced to five years in prison on the charge of... Read More

Iran: Female Musicians Banned From Playing In Charity Concert in Qazvin

Female musicians were banned from playing in a charity concert in Qazvin city. They were not allowed to even sit among the audience. According to the state-run news agency, ILNA, one of the largest annual charity programs in Qazvin Province was staged on Thursday night, 22 May, 2019. A traditional music band was supposed to perform at... Read More

Iran: Child Marriages in One Province increase rapidly 1,600 in Just One Year

A judicial official in the province of Hamedan said that 1,596 child brides married in the western province last year. The Social Deputy of Crime Prevention at the Hamedan Judiciary also said that from these marriages, 10% had led to divorce. These kinds of marriages have dire consequences for child brides including child pregnancy,... Read More

Iran: Seven Bahais Sentenced To 21 Years In Jail

The Revolutionary Court in Bushehr, southern Iran, has sentenced seven members of the Baha’i religious minority to a total of 21 years in jail on the charges of “propagating against the political system.” The state security forces have arbitrarily arrested the seven Baha’is for their faith in February 2018. Their houses were... Read More

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Condemns Execution of Two Juveniles in Iran

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet voiced outrage Friday at the execution of two juveniles in Iran, describing this atrocity a “deplorable” act. “I am appalled,” Bachelet said in a statement issued by her office on May 3, urging the mullahs’ regime in Tehran to immediately bring an end to all executions... Read More

Iranian Minor Boys Flogged, Secretly Executed

The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18 over multiple charges of rape, Amnesty International reported on Monday, condemning the country’s “utter disdain for international law and children’s’ rights”. Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, who were arrested at the age of 15... Read More

Iranian Teachers Arrested During Nationwide Teachers Day Rally

The Iranian Teachers Unions Coordination Council reported that several teachers have been detained during the protests across the country on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Following a nationwide teachers’ call to march on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on Thursday, 2 May, teachers in dozens of cities in Iran went to the streets protesting poor... Read More

Iran Broke up May Day Rally outside the Parliament in Tehran

The statement continues: “From the beginning of this May Day rally, we were witnessing police units and many plainclothes agents dispatching to the scene. Half an hour after the workers, college students and a number of retirees and other labour activists started, authorities dispatched police units and plainclothes agents to the scene... Read More