Critical Poet Arrested and Sent to Prison for One Year

International Liberty Association: Mostafa Badkoobei, Writer, critical Poet and former political prisoner, was arrested after he attended the law enforcement office at Evin court and was transferred to Great Tehran prison, to serve his imprisonment sentence, on Tuesday 2 June 2020. Mr Badkoobei is sentenced to 1-year imprisonment by the... Read More

15-year Prison Sentence Upheld for Civil Activist, Saba Kord Afshari

International Liberty Association: Civil activist Saba Kord Afshari received a 15-year imprisonment sentence, which was first reduced in the Court of Appeals but later was again added to her prison term. The 15-year sentence, issued by the Branch 36 of the Court of Appeals, was reinstated in full. Civil activist Saba Kord Afshari was... Read More

Iran’s Interior Minister Covers up November Protest Death Toll

International Liberty Association: A senior official for the first time admitted the killing of around 200 protesters, seven months after Iranian security forces killed more than 1,500 protesters in November 2019. While downplaying the real number of the death toll, the regime’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on 30 May... Read More

Protest Over Water Shortages Turns Violent in Iranian Provinces

International Liberty Association: In recent days, people in two Iranian provinces, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and Khuzestan, have protested water shortages. About 3,000 people in Farrokhshahr, from the western Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, protested the implementation of the Beheshtabad Project. Protesters, including the women who... Read More

Iran: Forces Kill Kurdish Men Carrying Goods to Earn a Living

International Liberty Association: Iran’s security forces shot and killed two Kurdish porters in the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan Province on 28 May. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights activists, the two men – Mohsen Darvishzadeh, 26, and Ebrahim Jordizaj, 29, along with two other men were carrying a load of cigarettes with... Read More

String of fires at Christian, Hindu, Jewish holy sites in Iran

AL-ARABIA International Libert Association: According to the Al-Arabia; Fires at three sacred sites in Iran belonging to religious minorities are raising suspicion, with some experts suggesting they may have been set deliberately. This a report by AL ARABIA, regarding fires at three sacred sites in Iran belonging to Jews, Hindus and... Read More