Iran: 10 Sugarcane Workers Sentenced to Lashes For Protests

According to the news, Nine workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory in the south-western city of Shush were sentenced to eight months of prison and 30 lashes each. The sentences issued by the Branch 102 of the Shush Criminal Court. Ten workers were tried and nine of them were sentenced to prison and lashes and the last one was... Read More

Social Activist Sentenced To 24 Years Imprisonment for Protesting Compulsory Hijab

ran sentenced Saba Kord Afshari, a civil activist to 24 years behind bars of which she will serve 15 for protesting compulsory veiling. Saba Kord Afshari was tried on 19 August, 2019, and was charged with “spreading corruption and prostitution by taking off her hijab and walking without a veil,” “Propaganda against the state,”... Read More

Amnesty International Urges World to Protest Treatment of Arash Sadeghi

Amnesty International is urging people all over the world to protest the torture of a critically ill cancer patient and political prisoner being held in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj. Arash Sadeghi, a human right defender, is being tortured by the Iranian authorities because they are purposefully denying him access to cancer treatment and... Read More

Farangis Mazloumi, mother of Soheil Arabi held incommunicado

Evin Prison’s authorities have banned all outside communications to family and friends of Farangis Mazloumi. Ms. Farangis Mazloumi had telephone calls with her family every Saturday. But unlike the routine process of the last three weeks, this week she was not allowed to make the telephone call. Prison authorities have issued a 300... Read More

Iran: More than 10 Arrested For Calling on Supreme Leader to Resign

The Iranian regime on 11 August, 2019, arrested Hashem Khastar, a teacher’s representative and a number of others who signed a letter asking for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign. They had gathered in front of a court in the north-eastern city of Mashhad to support another individual who has called on Khamenei to step down and pave... Read More

IRGC Continues Arbitrary Killing of Kurdish Porters

Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have opened fire on porters, killing and wounding them. The security forces on Saturday, 19 August, opened fire on a group of porters (known as “Kolbar”), killing a young man, Reza Ebrahimi, and wounded another one. It should be mentioned that a young porter was shot and injured on Friday by the border... Read More

Iran: Two killed, Four Wounded Due As Air Force Guards Attack Protesters

At least two people were killed, and four others wounded after an army air force in the northern Mazendran province opened fire on locals protesting attempts to confiscate their lands. The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) news agency, Fars, quoted local sources as saying that the clash started over a dispute about land ownership in the... Read More

Iran: Ahwazi Arab men ‘Tortured to Confess’

Iranian authorities executed two Ahwazi Arab minority members, following months of torture during which both were forced to make false confessions, in the Fajr prison, in the city of Dezful, on Sunday, 4 July, 2019. According to the state-owned news agency, IRNA, these men were convicted of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) in... Read More

Rights Group Condemns Mostafa Pourmohammadi’s shameless defense of 1988 Massacre

Amnesty International condemned recent statements by Mostafa Pourmohammadi, adviser to Iran’s head of the judiciary, defending the mass executions of over 30,000 political prisoners during the summer 1988. In a statement released on Tuesday, 30 July, Amnesty International (AI) said: “Recent statements by Mostafa Pourmohammadi,... Read More

Three Civil Rights Activists Sentenced to 55 Years imprisonment

Three women’s rights activists held in Qarchak Prison have been sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison for removing their hijabs in public. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran informed Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, and Mojgan Keshavar of their sentences in the absence of their lawyers on Wednesday, 31 July, 2019. The Branch... Read More

Iran: Kurdish prisoner of conscience, 100 lashes for blasphemy

Peyman Mirzazadeh, a Kurdish singer held at Urmia Prison in north-western Iran, went on hunger strike on 29 July, 2019 in protest to being sentenced to two years of prison and 100 lashes. His flogging sentence was carried out on 28 July and left him in agonizing pain with a severely swollen back and legs. Peyman Mirzazadeh started his... Read More

Iran: Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 30 Years and 111 Lashes

A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has upheld a 30-year prison sentence against Amirsalar Davoudi a human rights lawyer and defender of several political activists. Mostafa Turk Hamedani, the lawyer of Amirsalar Davoudi tweeted on Wednesday, 30 July, that a 30-year prison sentence with 111 lashes against Mr. Davoudi has been finalized.... Read More

Iranian: Official admits extrajudicial Massacre in 1988

Ali Razini, a judiciary official admitted on 29 July, 2019 that extrajudicial executions in summer 1988 were carried out on Khomeini’s emphatic order “without being held up by red tape.” Deputy of Legal Affairs and Judicial Development of the Judiciary, Ali Razini considered the trials that led to the extrajudicial executions of... Read More

Iran: Long Term Prisoner Denied Hospital Treatment

Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, held at Urmia Prison, has been denied medical tests for a tumour in his stomach, according to his lawyer. According to Mohammad Nazari’s lawyer, Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, after getting an MRI and some tests in a hospital, one and a half months ago, the doctor discovered a tumour in his stomach. He... Read More