Iran: Award-Winning Students Denied Fair Legal Representation

ILA: Ali Younesi & Amir Hossein Moradi International Liberty Association: Two detained award-winning Iranian students continue to be denied legal counsel and family visits after being arbitrarily detained since 10 April 2020.During the past months, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi were tortured to make confessions and held in... Read More

Shocking Conditions of Overcrowded Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison

ILA: Sepidar Prison International Liberty Association: According to a report received from the Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison, inmates held in overcrowded wards are at increased risk of a health catastrophe as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through Iran’s jails. As the temperatures soar to 50C in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province,... Read More

Iran: 31-Year Total Sentence for Baha’is

International Liberty Association: An Appeals court in Fars Province, south-western Iran, sentenced 12 followers of the Baha’i faith to a total of 33 years in prison. A court Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, sentenced four Bahai’s on 21 July to a total of eight years in prison. In their initial court hearing in the 1st Branch... Read More

16 UN Special Rapporteurs call for the immediate release of Narges Mohammadi

"Iran must release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with coronavirus symptoms, and other arbitrarily detained individuals before it is too late", a group of UN human rights experts said on Wednesday 22 July 2020. International Liberty Association: 16 UN rapporteurs, including Javid Rahman, the UN Special Rapporteur... Read More

Iran: Protesters Arrest in Behbahan

ILA: Behbahan International Liberty Association: Behbahan city in Khuzestan province was the scene of protests like the 2019–2020 Iranian uprisings. In a similar and reciprocal response, the government arrested several protesters and cut off Internet access in Khuzestan. Security forces arrested a young woman during the protests in... Read More

Iran: Social Media Storm May Halt Protesters’ Executions

International Liberty Association: Iran's judiciary has announced that it might halt the executions of three young men arrested in connection with November protests, following a social media campaign.The Persian hashtag “#do_not_execute” was used five million times after it was announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Court had upheld... Read More