Iran: Kurdish Political Prisoner, Hedayat Abdollahpour, Executed in Urmia Prison

ILA: Hedayat Abdollahpour International Liberty Association: on 10 June, the father of a Kurdish political prisoner Hedayat Abdollahpour, was told that his son was executed 20 days ago. Neither his family nor his lawyer were informed about the execution and were not given the customary “last visit” with their loved one. According to... Read More

Iran Whips Two November Protesters

International Liberty Association: Two young men were flogged today for participating nationwide November protests in the city of Urmia, northwest Iran. Azerbaijani rights activists Ali Azizi and Eliar Hosseinzadeh, were arrested in November 2019 after participating protest against a hike in petrol prices in November 2019. The Branch... Read More

Iran: Elite Students Detained for 60 Days

International Liberty Association: Despite nearly 60 days since the arrests of two elite students of Sharif University of Technology, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, they are still denied access to lawyers and visit their families. Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi have remained in detention despite human rights groups and... Read More

Open Letter by Saba Kord Afshari’s Mother, Raheleh Asl Ahmadi

International Libert Association has previously reported a prison sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal against Saba Kord Afshri, a civil activist in Iran. Opposing this verdict, her Mother, Raheleh Asl Ahmadi, who is women rights prisoner, as well, has written an open letter demanding a reconsideration on the conflicting verdicts, also... Read More

Iran: 70 Percent of Inmates Infected With COVID-19 in Urmia Prison

International Liberty Association: Coronavirus has become widespread in Urmia Central Prison, with more than 70 percent of inmates in the prison suffering from the disease. Over the past week, the coronavirus infection has spread to the wards 14 and 15. More than 30 prisoners who tested positive for the virus were taken to a hospital... Read More

Forest Fires Expanding Due to Officials Neglect

International Liberty Association: Forests and natural resources in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed province (southwest Iran) has been targeted by fire that is destroying trees and wildlife, killing innocent animals. Reports indicate a major fire continues in the Chitgar forests located west of the Iranian capital Tehran and many trees have... Read More