Iran: child offender executed in northern Iran

A child offender was hanged on 28 July, 2019 in a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran for the alleged murder of a man during a fight at the age of 16. According to a human rights group, the 22 year old man identified as Touraj Qasemi had been detained for the past six years in Nour Prison. The report said that at the age of 16,... Read More

Sentence against Civil Activist Upheld by Tehran Appeals Court

Sentence against Civil Activist Upheld by Tehran Appeals Court. The flogging and prison sentence of a civil rights activist was upheld by a Tehran appeals court. The branch 36 of Tehran’s Appeals Court has upheld 74 lashes and a six-year prison sentence for Sepideh Farhan, graduate of architecture and a civil activist on accusation of... Read More

Iran: Senior official defends 1988 Massacre of Prisoners in Iran

Mostafa Pourmohammadi, former judiciary minister in the cabinet of Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, blatantly defended the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988. When asked by the state-run Mosalas Magazine about the 1988 mass executions and the “slander” directed at the regime for the massacre, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, who... Read More

Iran: Two Female Prisoners Executed at Urmia Central Prison

Iranian authorities executed two women on Tuesday, 23 July, 2019, in the north-western city of Urmia. These prisoners, identified as “Arasteh Ranjbar” and “Nazdar Vatankhah,” were sent to solitary confinement on Monday. According to reports, both had already spent 15 years in prison on the charges of murder and complicity in... Read More

Iran: Ministry of Intelligence Agents Arrest Political Prisoner’s Mother

Ministry of intelligence agents arrested a political prisoner’s mother during a raid on Monday. Farangis Mazloumi, mother of Soheil Arabi, a prominent political prisoner was arrested and taken to an unknown location on Monday 22 July, after eight intelligence agents raided her sister’s home. They seize Farangis Mazloumi and her... Read More

Prisoner Dies of Medical Negligence in Custody

Prisoner Dies of Medical Negligence in Custody A prisoner held at Urmia Central Prison, northwest Iran, died on 8 July as a result of the prison authorities’ medical negligence. Ashkan Mehrivash passed away on Monday, 8 July, because the prison’s defibrillator was not working. Ashkan, detained in Ward 15 of Urmia Prison, was taken... Read More

After Two Months Hunger Strike, Arzhang Davoudi’s Life at Risk

After Two Months Hunger Strike, Arzhang Davoudi’s Life at Risk Arzhang Davoudi, writer and civil activist, has been on a hunger strike since 21 May, 2019 in Zabol Prison, south-east province of Sistan and Baluchestan, demanding to be returned to the political prisoners ward. In violation of Iran’s regulations on separation of... Read More

Iran: Teenager Sentenced To 100 Lashes

Iran: Teenager Sentenced To 100 Lashes The Iran Judiciary sentenced a 17 year old boy to 100 lashes for an alleged crime. According to ROKNA, Ramin said he had not abused the 11 year old boy and the boy’s parents retracted their lawsuit against him. But Tehran Criminal court sentenced Ramin to 100 lashes on 15 July. Juveniles have... Read More

Iran: Ten Prisoners Including a Woman Executed

Iran: Ten Prisoners Including a Woman Executed. Ten prisoners, including a woman, were executed during a week, in different cities. Two of the victims were hanged in public. The woman was hanged in the Prison of Noshahr, in northern Iran, on Wednesday, 17 July, 2019. According to the state-run news agency, IRNA, the General and... Read More

Iran Judiciary Spokesman Claims: No Political Prisoners in Iran

Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary, says there are no political prisoners in Iran. Gholamhossein Esmaili made the claim at a live televised program, after being asked about the recent death of a political prisoner murdered in Tehran’s notorious Fashafuyeh Prison and why political prisoners were not separated from... Read More

Iran: House Search & Summons for Baha’is

Iran: "House Search & Summons for Baha’is" Iran continues to harass Baha’is, members of a religious minority that has experienced decades of discrimination and suppression Iran.Recently the security forces inspected the houses of nine Baha’is, in Shahin Shahr, Isfahan Province, in central Iran, which is an example of... Read More

Ahvazi Arab Detainee Suspiciously Dies

A 28-year-old detainee from the Ahvazi Arab minority has been died under suspicious circumstances in a detention centre in Ahvaz, in south western Iran, according to local human rights sources. Benyamin Albughobeish was arrested on 26 May. Just a month later, on 26 June, his family were informed by an intelligence official believed to... Read More