Iran: 2,000 New Morality Police Units to Counter “Improper Hijab” in Gilan Province

Iran has deployed 2,000 new morality police units in Gilan Province, northern Iran, to issue “verbal and physical” warnings to the locals to counter what the regime officials call an “increasing defiance” of the compulsory wearing of hijabs. Mohammad Abdollahpour, the commander of the Gilan Ghouds Force, announced, on 4 June,... Read More

Iran sentences a journalist to two years imprisonment

According to his lawyer, he is accused by “spreading misinformation” and “insulting the supreme leader and authorities”. Masoud Kazemi’s lawyer, Ali Mojtahedzadeh, also said his client has also been banned from “media activities” for two years, quoted by the official news agency IRNA. The cause of the charges against... Read More

Iran: Rights Lawyer, Amir Salar Davoudi, is sentenced to 30 years in prison

The wife of Amir Salar Davoudi confirmed that he was sentenced to 30 years in prison of which the highest penalty is 15 years imprisonment for the charge of “establishing a channel in the Telegram app”. Davoudi has been detained since November 2018 on the charges of “insulting officials”, “propaganda against the state”,... Read More

Iran: Juvenile Offender Execution after Ramadan

Juvenile offender Danial Zeinulabedin, who has been sentenced to death while under the age of 18, is at risk of execution. Reports indicate that his execution will be carried out soon after Ramadan. On Tuesday, 28 May, Iran Human Rights Organization (IHR) reported that one of the close relatives of Danial Zeinulabedin has said that his... Read More

Baha’i Prisoner Heart Failure and Deprivation of Medical Treatment

Hasan Momtaz Sarvestani, a Baha’i prisoner, hold in Evin prison, was transferred to hospital on Tuesday for medical examinations. Although his specialist recommended hospital stay to undergo medical treatments, he was returned to the prison next day. He is from Shiraz city and has been sentenced to five years in prison on the charge of... Read More

Iran: Female Musicians Banned From Playing In Charity Concert in Qazvin

Female musicians were banned from playing in a charity concert in Qazvin city. They were not allowed to even sit among the audience. According to the state-run news agency, ILNA, one of the largest annual charity programs in Qazvin Province was staged on Thursday night, 22 May, 2019. A traditional music band was supposed to perform at... Read More