Women Activists Held In Jail Under Tightening Repression

Five women activists are held in prison under deplorable conditions for demanding their own and their people’s human rights. Three women activists were arrested during an International Workers Day protest demonstration on 1 May, 2019, in Tehran across from the Iranian parliament. Marzieh Amiri, Neda Naji, and Atefeh Rangriz were among... Read More

Iran: 21 Year Old Political Prisoner Murdered In Greater Tehran Prison

Political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali, 21, was stabbed to death by two prisoners of serious crimes in the notorious Greater Tehran’s Penitentiary on Monday, 10 June, 2019. Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali was from Tehran’s Naziabad area in south Tehran. He had been arrested and detained in July 2018. He had been sentenced to 8... Read More

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