Student Activist Sentenced To Imprisonment

The prison verdict for student activist, Leila Hosseinzadeh, was upheld by the Appeal Court of Tehran Province. This verdict was issued by the Branch 26 of the Court of Tehran, in March 2018. On Monday, 24 June, 2019, Branch 36 of the Appeal Court of Tehran Province informed Leila Hosseinzadeh of her sentence. Leila Hosseinzadeh has been... Read More

Mehrdad Baber Shamsi Found Dead In Prison

After, Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali, 21 year old political prisoner, who was murdered in Grate Tehran Prison on 10 June, 2019, Death-row prisoner Mehrdad Baber Shamsi was found dead in his solitary cell in the Prison of Birjand, capital of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran, only hours before his execution. His death happened on... Read More

Civil activist, Soheil Arabi, In Critical Health Condition In Prison

Civil activist Soheil Arabi has been taken to the infirmary of Fashafouyeh Prison in Tehran as his health condition deteriorated after he went on hunger strike since Saturday, 15 June, 2019. He has gone on hunger strike to protest poor prison conditions, violent mistreatment of prisoners by prison guards and officials, and various... Read More

Iran: Five Prisoners Including A Woman Hanged

The death sentences of five inmates including a woman were carried out Wednesday morning, 19 June, 2019. The woman hanged in Gohardasht Prison, a.k.a Rajai-Shahr, was the 89th woman executed during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013. Fatemeh Nassiri had been in jail since 11 years ago when she undertook the... Read More

Atena Daemi And Golrokh Iraee Waiting For New Verdict

Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee were tried at the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, on Tuesday, 18 June, this year. These two civil rights activists appeared before the court accompanied by their lawyers. The court will issue its ruling on their case within 10 days. The new case against Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee... Read More

Kurdish Civil Activist, Zahra Mohammadi, Still in Unknown Condition

Twenty days after detention, the fate of Kurdish civil activist Zahra Mohammadi remains unknown. Zahra Mohammadi, 28, was arrested on 23 May, 2019, by agents of the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan Province. They raided her residence in Nayser Township in Sanandaj. Ms. Mohammadi’s family managed to... Read More

Child labour one of the notable problems in oil-rich country, Iran

“The children who come to Tehran from other cities with no identification papers are held in quarantine facilities, where they are detained for a maximum of 23 days until their identities are verified. Unfortunately, many children remain in such quarantine facilities for months and years, without establishing their identities.”... Read More

Women Activists Held In Jail Under Tightening Repression

Five women activists are held in prison under deplorable conditions for demanding their own and their people’s human rights. Three women activists were arrested during an International Workers Day protest demonstration on 1 May, 2019, in Tehran across from the Iranian parliament. Marzieh Amiri, Neda Naji, and Atefeh Rangriz were among... Read More

Iran: 21 Year Old Political Prisoner Murdered In Greater Tehran Prison

Political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali, 21, was stabbed to death by two prisoners of serious crimes in the notorious Greater Tehran’s Penitentiary on Monday, 10 June, 2019. Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali was from Tehran’s Naziabad area in south Tehran. He had been arrested and detained in July 2018. He had been sentenced to 8... Read More

Iran: 2,000 New Morality Police Units to Counter “Improper Hijab” in Gilan Province

Iran has deployed 2,000 new morality police units in Gilan Province, northern Iran, to issue “verbal and physical” warnings to the locals to counter what the regime officials call an “increasing defiance” of the compulsory wearing of hijabs. Mohammad Abdollahpour, the commander of the Gilan Ghouds Force, announced, on 4 June,... Read More

Iran sentences a journalist to two years imprisonment

According to his lawyer, he is accused by “spreading misinformation” and “insulting the supreme leader and authorities”. Masoud Kazemi’s lawyer, Ali Mojtahedzadeh, also said his client has also been banned from “media activities” for two years, quoted by the official news agency IRNA. The cause of the charges against... Read More

Iran: Rights Lawyer, Amir Salar Davoudi, is sentenced to 30 years in prison

The wife of Amir Salar Davoudi confirmed that he was sentenced to 30 years in prison of which the highest penalty is 15 years imprisonment for the charge of “establishing a channel in the Telegram app”. Davoudi has been detained since November 2018 on the charges of “insulting officials”, “propaganda against the state”,... Read More

Iran: Juvenile Offender Execution after Ramadan

Juvenile offender Danial Zeinulabedin, who has been sentenced to death while under the age of 18, is at risk of execution. Reports indicate that his execution will be carried out soon after Ramadan. On Tuesday, 28 May, Iran Human Rights Organization (IHR) reported that one of the close relatives of Danial Zeinulabedin has said that his... Read More