Iran: Three Baha’i Women Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

International Liberty Association: Three Baha’i women were sentenced to a total of 20 years imprisonment by a court in Shiraz on 10 May 2020. These Baha’i women are at risk of contracting the Coronavirus in Iran jails. Bahareh Ghaderi, Nora Pourmoradian, and Niloufar Hakimi have been sentenced to prison for their beliefs, by the... Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Lives of Women Prisoners

ILA-Golrok-Mojgan International Liberty Association: More than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the lives of women prisoners of Conscience, women rights activists, civil activist and political prisoners. The following describes the status of several women political prisoners, new prison sentences, and arrests in recent... Read More

Teachers’ rights activist returned to jail despite coronavirus pandemic

International Liberty Association: Teachers’ rights activist Esmail Abdi was arrested on 20 April this year, when he referred to the Evin Prison’s Courthouse to extend his prison leave. Mr Abdi had been temporarily released from Evin Prison on March 17, 2020, upon the Judiciary’s directive to grant prison leave to prisoners during... Read More

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns the execution of a child in Iran

International Liberty Association: According to the OHCHR (UN), website, The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday condemned the second execution of a child offender in Iran.GENEVA (22 April) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday condemned the second execution of a... Read More

Iran Hangs Juvenile Offender Shayan Saeedpour

International Liberty Association: A juvenile offender was executed by Iranian authorities in Saqqez prison, in Kurdestan province, western Iran. Shayan Saeedpour was arrested at 17, after surrendering himself at a police station for the murder during a fight in August 2015. In October 2018 branch One of Kurdistan’s criminal court... Read More

UN Experts Call For ‘Immediate Release’ Of Political Prisoners In Iran

International Liberty Association: according to the OHCHR website, UN human rights experts called on Iran to expand its temporary release of thousands of detainees to include prisoners of conscience and dual and foreign nationals still being held despite the serious risk of COVID-19 infection. The country has been hit hard by COVID-19,... Read More

Soheil Arabi, Jaild Journalist, returns after 6 days of IRGC interrogation

International Liberty Association: Soheil Arabi was returned to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary from the IRGC’s detention centre.In response to the threats made by his interrogators to silence him, Soheil Arabi said: “This is the era of communications. It is not the 1980s when you executed thousands of people and nobody found out.... Read More

Iran: More Than 36 Prisoners Killed in Prison Riots

International Liberty Association: According to Human rights sources have identified more prisoners killed by security forces in Ahvaz prison riots over fears of contracting the coronavirus. The state security forces responded to the rioting related to coronavirus, in prisons across the country late March by firing live ammunition and... Read More

Appeals Court Upholds 40 Years And 6 Months Prison Sentences for Civil Activists

International Liberty Association: The appeals court has sentenced four civil activists to a total of 40 years and 6 months imprisonment for calling for the resignation of Iran Supreme Leader. They have been banned from leaving the country for two years and face a two-year exile. It should be mentioned that Hashem Khastar, a prominent... Read More

Riots in Iran Prisons due to Coronavirus Outbreak

International Liberty Association: Riots broke out in several Iranian prisons, including; Tabriz, Mahabad, Shiraz, Hamadan, Khoram-Abad, and Aligodarz, on Saturday and Sunday amid Coronavirus crisis in prisons. Unrest was reported in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz on Sunday night, 29 March 2020. A large number of prisoners infected with... Read More

Tabriz Prison Guards Clamp Down on Prisoners Fearing Coronavirus Infection

International Liberty Association: accourding to human rights defenders report, Security forces clamped down on inmates fearing Coronavirus infection at Tabriz Prison in north-western Iran to stop their protest against prison conditions. Inmates staged a protest on Wednesday afternoon to protest being denied leaves. They also protested... 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

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Temporarily Released from Iran Prison

International Liberty Association: Nazanin Zaghari was sent on leave with an electronic tag on her ankle. Nazanin Zaghari has been given two weeks leaving from prison. She is serving a 5-year sentence in Evin Prison after being convicted of espionage charges that she has always denied. It should be mentioned that the UK has also insisted... Read More

Iran: Mass Graves ‘for Coronavirus Victims

International Liberty Association: In this article, you can read about Iran mass grave for the victims of Coronavirus along with photos and videos as evidence. This article is published by Mail online: Iranian mass graves 'for coronavirus victims are so huge they can be seen from space': Fears the regime's official 429 death toll is... Read More