REUTERS: U.N. urges Iran to free political prisoners temporarily amid coronavirus

International Liberty Association: The Reuters has reported the U.N. rapporteur, Javaid Rehman’s concern about political prisoners in Iran and his call on Iran to free them temporarily amid coronavirus. The following is the Reuters report in this regard: GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran said on... Read More

Iran: Executed Young Man Sentenced as Juvenile

Authorities in the central prison of Karaj executed a prisoner for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 16. The authorities executed 21-year-old, Saeed Mohammadi, on Friday, 25 October. Iran is one of only four countries known to have executed child offenders since 2013.  Iran carries out the death penalty on children... Read More

U.N. Expert: Iran Executes Minors in Violation of Human Rights Law

Javaid Rehman, the U.N. special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran Iran executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18, Javaid Rehman told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee, on 23 October. A U.N. independent human... Read More

Daughter of Jailed Activist Calls on International Community to Save Father

Hengameh Vahedian, daughter of Human Rights activist, Abbas Vahedian, addressed the European Union representatives and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Mr. Javaid Rehman, regarding her father who has been imprisoned since 11 October this year. Hengameh Vahedian said that, her father, Abbas Vahedian, Huiman Rights activist, was... Read More