Citing COVID risk, Bachelet calls on Iran to release jailed human rights defenders

International Liberty Association: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern at the deteriorating situation of human rights and political prisoners held in Iran’s prisons. The following is highlight of her speech from ohchr.org website:Geneva – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle... Read More

Human rights lawyer Soheila Hejab sentenced to 18 years in prison

lawyer Soheila Hejab International Liberty Association: Human rights lawyer Soheila Hejab was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, by the 28th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran presided by Mohammad Moghisseh. Human rights lawyer Soheila Hejab is from Kermanshah. She was arrested at home on 6 June 2019,... Read More

Iranian authorities have increased their crackdown against human rights defenders

According to Human Rights Watch: “Since 31 August, 2018, Iranian authorities have arrested four more human rights defenders, as well as Reza Khandan, husband of the prominent imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, all in Tehran. The authorities should immediately release these human rights defenders, who appear to have been... Read More