Sentence against Civil Activist Upheld by Tehran Appeals Court

Sentence against Civil Activist Upheld by Tehran Appeals Court. The flogging and prison sentence of a civil rights activist was upheld by a Tehran appeals court. The branch 36 of Tehran’s Appeals Court has upheld 74 lashes and a six-year prison sentence for Sepideh Farhan, graduate of architecture and a civil activist on accusation of... Read More

Iran: Senior official defends 1988 Massacre of Prisoners in Iran

Mostafa Pourmohammadi, former judiciary minister in the cabinet of Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, blatantly defended the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988. When asked by the state-run Mosalas Magazine about the 1988 mass executions and the “slander” directed at the regime for the massacre, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, who... Read More

Iran: Two Female Prisoners Executed at Urmia Central Prison

Iranian authorities executed two women on Tuesday, 23 July, 2019, in the north-western city of Urmia. These prisoners, identified as “Arasteh Ranjbar” and “Nazdar Vatankhah,” were sent to solitary confinement on Monday. According to reports, both had already spent 15 years in prison on the charges of murder and complicity in... Read More

Iran: Ministry of Intelligence Agents Arrest Political Prisoner’s Mother

Ministry of intelligence agents arrested a political prisoner’s mother during a raid on Monday. Farangis Mazloumi, mother of Soheil Arabi, a prominent political prisoner was arrested and taken to an unknown location on Monday 22 July, after eight intelligence agents raided her sister’s home. They seize Farangis Mazloumi and her... Read More

Prisoner Dies of Medical Negligence in Custody

Prisoner Dies of Medical Negligence in Custody A prisoner held at Urmia Central Prison, northwest Iran, died on 8 July as a result of the prison authorities’ medical negligence. Ashkan Mehrivash passed away on Monday, 8 July, because the prison’s defibrillator was not working. Ashkan, detained in Ward 15 of Urmia Prison, was taken... Read More

After Two Months Hunger Strike, Arzhang Davoudi’s Life at Risk

After Two Months Hunger Strike, Arzhang Davoudi’s Life at Risk Arzhang Davoudi, writer and civil activist, has been on a hunger strike since 21 May, 2019 in Zabol Prison, south-east province of Sistan and Baluchestan, demanding to be returned to the political prisoners ward. In violation of Iran’s regulations on separation of... Read More