Iran: Tortured Protester, Mostafa Salehi, Executed in Isfahan

International Liberty Association: Iran’s official Judiciary news agency announced that Mostafa Salehi, a young man arrested for participating in late 2017 and early 2018 protests was hanged at dawn today in a prison in Isfahan, central Iran. Mostafa Salehi was one of the protesters arrested during the nationwide protests in 2017-18 in... Read More

Young woman, 32, was hanged in Mashhad after 6 years on the death row

women executed during Rouhani’s tenure reaches 106 International Liberty Association: A young woman was executed on 2 August 2020, in the Central Prison of Mashhad, the state-run media reported today. The woman identified only by her first name, Mehri, had already served six years on the death row.According to the state-run Khorasan... Read More

Shocking Conditions of Overcrowded Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison

ILA: Sepidar Prison International Liberty Association: According to a report received from the Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison, inmates held in overcrowded wards are at increased risk of a health catastrophe as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through Iran’s jails. As the temperatures soar to 50C in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province,... Read More

Human Rights Defender Prisoner Suffers for Witnessing Executions

International Liberty Association: Human Rights defender prisoner, Narges Mohammadi, has spoken about psychological torture because of witnessing the executions of prisoners in Zanjan Prison.Narges Mohammadi who was the spokeswoman and vice president of the League of Human Rights Defenders in Iran, during a recent visit with her mother,... Read More

Iran: Elite Students Detained for 60 Days

International Liberty Association: Despite nearly 60 days since the arrests of two elite students of Sharif University of Technology, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, they are still denied access to lawyers and visit their families. Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi have remained in detention despite human rights groups and... Read More

Open Letter by Saba Kord Afshari’s Mother, Raheleh Asl Ahmadi

International Libert Association has previously reported a prison sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal against Saba Kord Afshri, a civil activist in Iran. Opposing this verdict, her Mother, Raheleh Asl Ahmadi, who is women rights prisoner, as well, has written an open letter demanding a reconsideration on the conflicting verdicts, also... 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

Iran Pressured the Families of Protesters Killed in November to Keep Silent

International Liberty Association: Six months after more than 15 hundreds of protesters and civilians were killed by unlawful force during the November 2019 protests, authorities have yet to provide the families of protesters with answers about their loved ones’ deaths. Instead, the families have had to settle for proposals of money... Read More

Iran: Women Civil Activists Jailed Despite COVID-19 Outbreak in Prisons

International Liberty Association: Civil activists Mojgan Kavousi and Shora Fekri were summoned and transferred to prison to serve their sentences. Also, a year-long prison sentence was upheld for Kurdish civil activist Farzaneh Jalali. The moves to imprison civil activists come at a time when the number of coronavirus victims is on a... Read More

Iran chief’s link to 1988 massacre raises obstacles in crash probe: Cotler

International Liberty Association: according to the Canadian press, a former Canadian justice minister says Canada's quest for compensation from Iran for shooting down a Ukrainian airliner is fraught with obstacles because Tehran's lead investigator is a mass executioner who belongs in prison. That frank assessment comes from Irwin... Read More

Iran: Families of protesters under pressure to cooperate with regime

International Liberty Association: The Iran intelligence agencies and security forces have been pressuring families of Iran protesters killed in November protest in Iran to agree with the announcement of their children as the regime’s “martyrs.” In return, they would give the family, their child’s blood money and pay them... Read More

Iran: 24 People Executed in January 2020

International Liberty Association: According to the reports published by the Iranian state-run press, human rights activists and their websites, 24 people were executed in Iran in January 2020. It showed be mentioned that the government does not revile the accurate number of executions, which is called “Secret Execution” and the... Read More