Three Civil Rights Activists Sentenced to 55 Years imprisonment

Three women’s rights activists held in Qarchak Prison have been sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison for removing their hijabs in public. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran informed Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, and Mojgan Keshavar of their sentences in the absence of their lawyers on Wednesday, 31 July, 2019. The Branch... Read More

Iran: Kurdish prisoner of conscience, 100 lashes for blasphemy

Peyman Mirzazadeh, a Kurdish singer held at Urmia Prison in north-western Iran, went on hunger strike on 29 July, 2019 in protest to being sentenced to two years of prison and 100 lashes. His flogging sentence was carried out on 28 July and left him in agonizing pain with a severely swollen back and legs. Peyman Mirzazadeh started his... Read More

Iran: Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 30 Years and 111 Lashes

A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has upheld a 30-year prison sentence against Amirsalar Davoudi a human rights lawyer and defender of several political activists. Mostafa Turk Hamedani, the lawyer of Amirsalar Davoudi tweeted on Wednesday, 30 July, that a 30-year prison sentence with 111 lashes against Mr. Davoudi has been finalized.... Read More

Iranian: Official admits extrajudicial Massacre in 1988

Ali Razini, a judiciary official admitted on 29 July, 2019 that extrajudicial executions in summer 1988 were carried out on Khomeini’s emphatic order “without being held up by red tape.” Deputy of Legal Affairs and Judicial Development of the Judiciary, Ali Razini considered the trials that led to the extrajudicial executions of... Read More

Iran: Long Term Prisoner Denied Hospital Treatment

Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, held at Urmia Prison, has been denied medical tests for a tumour in his stomach, according to his lawyer. According to Mohammad Nazari’s lawyer, Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, after getting an MRI and some tests in a hospital, one and a half months ago, the doctor discovered a tumour in his stomach. He... Read More

Iran: child offender executed in northern Iran

A child offender was hanged on 28 July, 2019 in a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran for the alleged murder of a man during a fight at the age of 16. According to a human rights group, the 22 year old man identified as Touraj Qasemi had been detained for the past six years in Nour Prison. The report said that at the age of 16,... Read More