Farangis Mazloumi, mother of Soheil Arabi held incommunicado

Evin Prison’s authorities have banned all outside communications to family and friends of Farangis Mazloumi. Ms. Farangis Mazloumi had telephone calls with her family every Saturday. But unlike the routine process of the last three weeks, this week she was not allowed to make the telephone call. Prison authorities have issued a 300... Read More

Iran: More than 10 Arrested For Calling on Supreme Leader to Resign

The Iranian regime on 11 August, 2019, arrested Hashem Khastar, a teacher’s representative and a number of others who signed a letter asking for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign. They had gathered in front of a court in the north-eastern city of Mashhad to support another individual who has called on Khamenei to step down and pave... Read More

IRGC Continues Arbitrary Killing of Kurdish Porters

Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have opened fire on porters, killing and wounding them. The security forces on Saturday, 19 August, opened fire on a group of porters (known as “Kolbar”), killing a young man, Reza Ebrahimi, and wounded another one. It should be mentioned that a young porter was shot and injured on Friday by the border... Read More

Iran: Two killed, Four Wounded Due As Air Force Guards Attack Protesters

At least two people were killed, and four others wounded after an army air force in the northern Mazendran province opened fire on locals protesting attempts to confiscate their lands. The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) news agency, Fars, quoted local sources as saying that the clash started over a dispute about land ownership in the... Read More

Iran: Ahwazi Arab men ‘Tortured to Confess’

Iranian authorities executed two Ahwazi Arab minority members, following months of torture during which both were forced to make false confessions, in the Fajr prison, in the city of Dezful, on Sunday, 4 July, 2019. According to the state-owned news agency, IRNA, these men were convicted of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) in... Read More

Rights Group Condemns Mostafa Pourmohammadi’s shameless defense of 1988 Massacre

Amnesty International condemned recent statements by Mostafa Pourmohammadi, adviser to Iran’s head of the judiciary, defending the mass executions of over 30,000 political prisoners during the summer 1988. In a statement released on Tuesday, 30 July, Amnesty International (AI) said: “Recent statements by Mostafa Pourmohammadi,... Read More