Iran: Three Baha’is Sentenced to 20 Years Prison

Ardeshir Fanaian, Yalda Firouzian and Behnam Eskandarian The Revolutionary Court of Semnan Province has sentenced three members of the Baha’i religious minority to a total of 20 years in jail on national security charges. The Baha’is, Ardeshir Fanaian, Yalda Firouzian and Behnam Eskandarian, has been charged with “acting against... Read More

Iran: Executed Young Man Sentenced as Juvenile

Authorities in the central prison of Karaj executed a prisoner for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 16. The authorities executed 21-year-old, Saeed Mohammadi, on Friday, 25 October. Iran is one of only four countries known to have executed child offenders since 2013.  Iran carries out the death penalty on children... Read More

Another Good and Encouraging Day: Ebrahim Firouzi, a Prisoner of Conscience, was released from Prison

According to the Human Rights reports Ebrahim Firouzi, a Christian convert imprisoned in Rajai-Shahr Prison, in Karaj, was released on Saturday, 26 October 2019. Ebrahim Firouzi, 35 years old, is a lathe workshop labourer, and lives in Robat Karim. He was imprisoned since 2010. He didn’t have even a day off during this time. His... Read More

U.N. Expert: Iran Executes Minors in Violation of Human Rights Law

Javaid Rehman, the U.N. special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran Iran executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18, Javaid Rehman told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee, on 23 October. A U.N. independent human... Read More

Iran: Attack & Arrest protesting AzarAb workers

Iranian security forces attacked and arrested dozens of peaceful protesting workers of Azarab factory in the city of Arak, on 20 AND 21 October. The workers were from AzarAb Industries, a large manufacturing and construction company located in the city of Arak, in the western province of Markazi, west of the capital city, Tehran. The... Read More

Rohani’s Jailed Brother on Leave

Left - Hossein Fereydoon Rouhani, brother ofRohani's brother Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, sentenced to 5 years behind bars, received a leave in less than a week. Right - Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, in jail for 25 years without one day of leave. Not even for his relatives'... Read More

Iran: Ban on women’s entrance to sports stadiums

Iranian regime officials once again underlined the ban on women’s entrance to sports stadiums. According to khabaronline News Agency: “Regarding the ban on women’s entrance to sports stadiums, Amir Mehdi Alavi, the spokesman for Iran’s Football Federation, declared; “Currently it is not possible for women to be present in... Read More

Iran: Children, Innocent Victims of Water Crisis

Lack of infrastructure and mismanagement of the water supply network has created water crisis in Sistan and Baluchestan province. A Sistan and Baluchestan village water official said in July 2019 that close to half of the province lacked water supply networks. Abdolahad Rigi, the head of the Sistan and Baluchestan Rural Water... Read More

A Tehran university Students hold A protesting Rally

Dozens of students in Tehran’s Science and Industries University held a night gathering on Tuesday, October 15, following a number of food poisoning cases after eating food from the campus self-service section. At least 60 students were reportedly transferred to a hospital until early Wednesday morning hours, local time. The gathering... Read More

Women’s Rights Activist prison sentence upheld by The Appeals Court

Alieh Motalebzadeh’s sentence of three years imprisonment was upheld by the Branch 36 of Tehran’s appeals court, On 14 October, 2019. Alieh Motalebzadeh, women’s rights activist, was sentenced to three years in prison by a preliminary court in 2016. According to the Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with... Read More

Iran: Majid Asadi deprived of medical care

Iran authorities in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj, west of Tehran, depriving Majid Asadi from the medical care that he needs by not permitting his transfer to a hospital. This prisoner is suffering from various illnesses, including his glands and digesting system, eyes and spinal cord. Prison authorities are demanding that he wear prison... Read More

Iran: A juvenile offender was saved from execution

A juvenile offender, who was arrested with a murder charge at the age of 16, was spared from gallows with consent of the next of kin after spending five years in prison in the city of Faryab. He was released on 15 July, 2019. He murdered a young boy in a fight after losing the control over his anger in 2014. The head of justice... Read More

Labour activist has been sentenced to prison and lashes.

Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced Nahid Khodajoo, a labour rights activist, who was arrested during Labour Day demonstrations on 1 May, to six years in jail and 74 lashes. The sentence was issued by notorious Judge Iman Afshari at the Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. Nahid Khodajoo, a member of the board of directors... Read More

Iran: Government Blamed for Hundreds, Mostly children, Infection with HIV

At least 300 people, including children, are believed to have been infected with HIV in southwest province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari by health authorities using contaminated syringe, reports indicateD, on 2 October, 2019. People in the village of Chenar Mahmoud in Lordegan, have pointed to medical negligence across the local health... Read More