Iran: Young Man Tortured to Death in Prison

Iranian authorities tortured a young man identified as Javad Khosravanian to death in Fars Province, southwest Iran a few days ago. The security forces picked up Javad Khosravanian from his home in Khorrambid of Fars Province on Friday, 30 August, 2019. He was then taken to a criminal investigation department in the city where he was... Read More

Iran New Hijab Enforcement Plan starts To Suppress Women

Iran has started a new Hijab plan to further step up suppression of women for improper veiling across the country. According to Ayyoub Soleimani, the deputy police chief, new wave Branded as “Watch 2”, will be enforced from 1 September. The new plan is designed to put maximum pressure on women.  According to the new plan, Police... Read More

Iran: Sentences Labor Activist to prison and lashes

A court in Tehran has sentenced labor rights activist Atefeh Rangriz, to 11 years and six months in jail and 74 lashes. Atefeh Rangriz, a researcher held at Qarchak Prisn in Varamin, was arrested during a peaceful International Workers’ Day gathering in Tehran on 1 May, 2019. Atefeh Rangriz stood trial on 5 August, 2019, and the... Read More