Category: Human Rights Reports

Iran: Prison and flogging sentences for seven journalists and activists ‘disgraceful injustice’

Responding to reports of a Revolutionary Court’s decision on 7 September to hand four journalists and three labour rights activists between six and 18 years in prison and, in one case, 74 lashes on bogus national security charges, Amnesty International’s […]

Iran: Shocking death of football fan who set herself on fire exposes impact of contempt for women’s rights

Responding to reports that a young woman who set herself on fire after being summoned to court to face charges after trying to enter a football stadium in Tehran has died from her injuries in hospital, Amnesty International’s Middle East […]

Waiting for the Truth The Life and death of a left-wing newspaper editor in Iran

Thirty-one years after the massacre in Tehran’s Evin Prison, two sisters continue to want to know what really happened to their father in 1988. Today, 30 August, is marked globally as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.  […]

Iran: World turning blind eye to crisis of mass enforced disappearance

The Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely […]

Iran: Prisoner of conscience flogged 100 times for ‘drinking alcohol and insulting Islam’

1 August 2019, 12:26 UTC Updated: 1 August 2019, 14:44 UTC The flogging of Kurdish singer and prisoner of conscience Peyman Mirzazadeh 100 times demonstrates the shocking brutality of Iran’s justice system, said Amnesty International. Peyman Mirzazadeh had been sentenced […]

Iran: Cruel campaign to extract propaganda ‘confessions’ from protesters against compulsory veiling

15 July 2019, 09:15 UTC Iran’s authorities are using incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement and threats against family members in order to extract forced video “confessions” from women’s rights defenders detained for campaigning against the country’s discriminatory forced veiling (hijab) laws, […]

More than 1 million people join global campaign to demand Iranian government release Nasrin Sotoudeh

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under embargo until 00:01 GMT 13 June 2019 More than a million people in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe have come together to express their outrage at the sentencing of prominent Iranian […]

Iran: Sentencing of human rights lawyer to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes ‘a shocking injustice’

Responding to the news that Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes for his human rights work, including publicizing violations through a channel he set up on the Telegram mobile […]

Iran: Two 17-year-old boys flogged and secretly executed in abhorrent violation of international law

The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18, Amnesty International has learned, displaying an utter disdain for international law and the rights of children. Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, two cousins, were executed […]

Iran: Free Nasrin Sotoudeh now

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes because of her work defending women’s rights & protesting against Iran’s forced hijab laws. The new sentence of 33 years in […]