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

Critical Poet Arrested and Sent to Prison for One Year

International Liberty Association: Mostafa Badkoobei, Writer, critical Poet and former political prisoner, was arrested after he attended the law enforcement office at Evin court and was transferred to Great Tehran prison, to serve his imprisonment sentence, on Tuesday 2 June 2020. Mr Badkoobei is sentenced to 1-year imprisonment by the... Read More

15-year Prison Sentence Upheld for Civil Activist, Saba Kord Afshari

International Liberty Association: Civil activist Saba Kord Afshari received a 15-year imprisonment sentence, which was first reduced in the Court of Appeals but later was again added to her prison term. The 15-year sentence, issued by the Branch 36 of the Court of Appeals, was reinstated in full. Civil activist Saba Kord Afshari was... Read More

Iran’s Interior Minister Covers up November Protest Death Toll

International Liberty Association: A senior official for the first time admitted the killing of around 200 protesters, seven months after Iranian security forces killed more than 1,500 protesters in November 2019. While downplaying the real number of the death toll, the regime’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on 30 May... Read More

Protest Over Water Shortages Turns Violent in Iranian Provinces

International Liberty Association: In recent days, people in two Iranian provinces, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and Khuzestan, have protested water shortages. About 3,000 people in Farrokhshahr, from the western Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, protested the implementation of the Beheshtabad Project. Protesters, including the women who... Read More