Iran: 2 Prisoners Sentence Extended by One Year

International Liberty Association: Two Iranian prisoners were sentenced to prison by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran in connection with a new case against them while they were in prison. According to the verdict issued by Branch 29 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, Mohammad Bannazadeh Amirkhizi and Majid Asadi have been each... Read More

Iran: A Juvenile offender Mohammad Hassan Rezaii executed

Rezaei-Mohammad-Hassan International Liberty Association: According to the reports received on 31 December 2020, a juvenile offender named Mohammad Hassan Rezaei was executed at dawn on Thursday, 31 December 2020, in Lakan prison, Rasht, in northern Iran.Mr. Rezaei had been transferred to solitary confinement the day before to be prepared... Read More

UN General Assembly Upbraid Human Rights Violations in Iran

International Liberty Association: The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday, 16 December 2020, censuring the grave and systematic violation of human rights in Iran. The 67th resolution by the highest UN body was adopted by 82 affirmative votes. ILA: The following is a brief report of the UN General Assembly regarding... Read More

Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur: The situation of human rights in Iran

International Liberty Association: This is a report on the “Statement by Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, at the 75th session of the General Assembly - Item 72(c)” In his latest report, Javid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, mentioning the use of torture and... Read More

Tehran University Student Activist Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

International Liberty Association: Student activist Soha Mortezaei was sentenced to six year in prison for holding a solitary sit-in outside Tehran University in protest to being banned from education for her activities.The verdict which has been announced to Mortezaei’s lawyer has been issued by notorious Judge Abolqasem Salavati of... Read More

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

Iran: Supreme Court Refuses to Grant Saba Kord Afshari a Retrial

International Liberty Association: The Branch 28 of Iran’s Supreme Court has rejected a request for a retrial by Civil Activist prisoner Saab Kord Afshari’s lawyers. Kord Afshari received a 15-year prison sentence, which was first reduced in the Court of Appeals but then again surprisingly added to her prison term in May 2020.... Read More

Ahmad Shahid: The Research and Interviews Provide a Deeply Disturbing Picture of The Human Rights Situation in Iran

International Liberty Association: The meeting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Iran was held in New York on Wednesday afternoon (October 24 / November 3).Ahmad Shahid began his report to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly with sympathy for the victims of the earthquake in Azerbaijan and then expressed his... Read More

After Eight Months, Two Well-known Detained Students, Denied Legal Counsel

International Liberty Association: The lawyer of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, who were both violently arrested by the security forces in April 2020, says the Iran judiciary officials continue to prevent the two students from access to attorney.Attorney Mostafa Nili said on Tuesday, 4 November that the overseeing assistance... Read More

During the Last Six Months, 12 Prisoners were Saved from Execution in Iran

International Liberty Association: During the last six months of this year; 12 prisoners were saved from execution in Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-west Iran. According to the reports, during the first six months of this year, 12 prisoners in the province who had previously been sentenced to death in separate cases, by the... Read More

Afkari Brothers Remain Incommunicado After Navid’s Execution

International Liberty Association: Navid Afkari brothers, Habib and Vahid, are still in prison and since Navid was executed they have been taken to solitary confinement Adelabad Prison in early September to stifle their voices. The authorities have denied the Afkari brothers visitations and phone calls with their family since their... Read More

Alarming Conditions of Political Prisoners in Southwest Iran Prison

International Liberty Association: Reports from Iran’s Sheyban Prison indicate that the condition of political prisoners is alarming. This is while that the number of inmates contracting Covid-19 in the prison has jumped up in recent months due to the increase in the number of prisoners in this facility. Prisoners’ access to food is... Read More

Family of Victims Demand Justice for 1988 Massacre in Iran

International Liberty Association: A group of relatives of prisoners executed in the 1988 massacre and 1990s in Iran, protested, demanding Justice for their loved ones.In the summer of 1988, the Iran authorities summarily and extra-judicially executed more than 30,000 of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience held in jails... Read More

Mina Rad, poetess and writer from Lorestan, sent to Qarchak Prison

International Liberty Association: Mina Rad, a poetess and writer, has been transferred to the notorious Qarchak Prison to serve her prison sentence.Mina Rad is from the city of Doroud in Lorestan Province, western Iran. The Lor poetess and writer was summoned to the media and culture court on 4 July 2020. The court tried her on the... Read More