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