Iran: Female Football Fan Dies After Setting Herself on Fire

Sahar Khodayari, a female Iranian football fan who set herself on fire, after being arrested for trying circumventing a law banning women in stadiums, in Tehran, has died from her injuries, causing widespread outrage. According to the state media reports, she died at hospital on Monday, September 9, after her self-immolation outside a... Read More

Iran: Haft Tappeh Labours and Activists Sentenced to Prison and Lashes

Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced seven labour activists to a total of 117 years in prison and 74 lashes over Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers’ protests last November in the south-western city of Shush. They were charged with “Gathering and collusion to act against national security”, “Membership in the Gam” (a... Read More

Eight Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

According to Human Rights News Agency, in the morning of 28 August, at least eight prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison. These prisoners were transferred to solidarity confinement cells in Rajai Shahr prison to get prepared for execution, on 27 August. The status of Ali Gharaghaloui, the prisoner of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr... Read More

Iran: Young Man Tortured to Death in Prison

Iranian authorities tortured a young man identified as Javad Khosravanian to death in Fars Province, southwest Iran a few days ago. The security forces picked up Javad Khosravanian from his home in Khorrambid of Fars Province on Friday, 30 August, 2019. He was then taken to a criminal investigation department in the city where he was... Read More

Iran New Hijab Enforcement Plan starts To Suppress Women

Iran has started a new Hijab plan to further step up suppression of women for improper veiling across the country. According to Ayyoub Soleimani, the deputy police chief, new wave Branded as “Watch 2”, will be enforced from 1 September. The new plan is designed to put maximum pressure on women.  According to the new plan, Police... Read More

Iran: Sentences Labor Activist to prison and lashes

A court in Tehran has sentenced labor rights activist Atefeh Rangriz, to 11 years and six months in jail and 74 lashes. Atefeh Rangriz, a researcher held at Qarchak Prisn in Varamin, was arrested during a peaceful International Workers’ Day gathering in Tehran on 1 May, 2019. Atefeh Rangriz stood trial on 5 August, 2019, and the... Read More