Forough Taghipour and Her Mother Accused With ‘Propaganda Against the State’

Forogh-Taqipour International Liberty Association: Forough Taghipour, 25, and her mother, Nassim Jabbari, 58 were tried by the Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on Tuesday, 6 January 2021. They have been alleged with the charge of “propaganda against the state.” Forough Taghipour, presently detained in Qarchak Prison,... Read More

No News on Golrokh Iraee 3 Weeks Past Her Forcible Transfer to Evin Prison

International Liberty Association: According to Mrs Golrokh Iraee, it is more than 20 days since her transfer by force to Ward 2A of Evin Prison; her family have no news on Golrokh Iraee and her conditions.It should be mentioned that, Golrokh Iraee’s family are extremely worried about her health and the possibility of forming a new... Read More

Parisa Rafiei’s Referred to the Court of Appeals after the Acquittal, Due to Prosecutor Objection

Parisa Rafiei International Liberty Association: The new case of Parisa Rafiei, a trade union activist at the University of Tehran imprisoned in Evin Prison, was referred to the Court of Appeals after she was acquitted in the initial stage. Ms. Rafiei's charges were previously heard in the Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on... Read More

Kurdish prisoners Shaker Behrouz faces a second death sentence

Shaker Behrouz International Liberty Association: According to the reports, a second death penalty has been issued for Shaker Behrouz based on a new case filed against him. Mr. Behrouz is detained in the Central Prison of Urmia.The First Branch of the Penal Court of Urmia issued the second death sentence on Saturday, 26 December, for... Read More

Iran: Deputy Head of the Free Union of Workers Parvin Mohammadi to be jailed

Parvin Mohammadi International Liberty Association: The First Branch of the Unit Implementing the Verdicts at Evin Courthouse summoned Vice President of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Parvin Mohammadi on 20 December 2020.Ms. Mohammadi has been ordered to appear before the court within five days. (SANA website). Deputy Head of the... Read More

New Trumped Up Charges Against Soheil Arabi

Soheil Arabi International Liberty Association: Prisoner of conscience Soheil Arabi was tried with new allegation through a video conference by the Branch 8 of Shahr-e Rey Courthouse on Wednesday, 23 December 2020.As a punishment, Mr. Arabi was relocated from the Great Tehran Penitentiary to Rajai Shahr Prison on 18 September this year.... Read More

Afsaneh Azimzadeh, Children’s Rights Activist and Shohreh Hosseini, Civil Activist Arrested

International Liberty Association: Afsaneh Azimzadeh, a children’s rights activist, and Shohreh Hosseini, a civil rights activist and an interpreter, have been arbitrarily arrested in Tehran.Intelligence agents arrested children’s rights activist Afsaneh Azimzadeh on 14 December 2020, and took her to an undisclosed location. Ms.... Read More

Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmad Reza Jalali Faces Imminent Execution

International Liberty Association: Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmad Reza Jalali Faces Imminent Execution.According to the wife of Iranian-Swedish scientist Ahmad Reza Jalali who has been sentenced to death in Iran for alleged espionage, Ahmad Reza Jalali is going to be taken to Rajaie Shahr Prison for execution. The medical doctor has... Read More

Iran: Continuing to Pressure Dissent University Students

International Liberty Association: Iranian security forces on Monday, 23 November, arrested Elham Samimi, a student at Tehran University.The security forces had previously inspected her home on 16 October and confiscated her personal belonging and those of her guests and relatives.Elham Samimi is a student of anthropology at Tehran... Read More

Kurdish activist educator arrested in Kermanshah

International Liberty Association: Anisa Jafari-Mehr, a Kurdish activist educator was arrested in the city of Eslamabad-e Gharb, in Kermanshah Province, western Iran.According to the news published on 23 November 2020, intelligence agents raided and ransacked the residence of this Kurdish activist educator without presenting a legal... Read More

Kurdish Mother and her Teenage girl sentenced to imprisonment

International Liberty Association: Teenage Kurdish girl Aynaz Zare’e has been sentenced to five years in prison. The First Branch of the Penal Court of Urmia which specially examines cases of teenagers and minors, sentenced Aynaz Zare’e, 17, to five years in prison on Monday, 16 November 2020. The teenage Kurdish girl Aynaz... Read More

New Wave of Arrests to Fend off Iran Protests

International Liberty Association: According to the reports from Iran, the Intelligence Ministry of Iran has launched a new wave of arrests in Iran to fend off the outbreak of a spate of protests.A number of political prisoners were re-arrested or summoned over the past couple of weeks. One of those arrested is a young man suffering from... Read More

Civil Activist Prisoner Suffers Heart Attack after Being Harassed and Mistreated

Qarchak Prison International Liberty Association: After being harassed and mistreated by Qarchak Prison officials, Zahra Safaei had a heart stroke. She was taken to the prison’s dispensary but quickly returned to the ward after a brief examination. According to the reports on 27 October 2020, Mr Mirzaii, the deputy warden of Qarchak... Read More

Narges Mohammadi was released from Zanjan prison

International Liberty Association: On Wednesday, 7 October Narges Mohammadi, spokeswoman and vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, was released from prison in Zanjan after serving her prison sentence. Ms. Mohammadi has been in Evin and Zanjan prisons since 25 April 2015. According to human rights activists, on the... Read More