Category: Human Rights Reports

Iran: Unlawful killings of destitute fuel porters must be independently investigated

2 March 2021 PRESS RELEASE Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unlawfully used lethal force against unarmed fuel porters near the city of Saravan, in Sistan and Baluchestan province, on 22 February, flagrantly violating the absolute prohibition on the arbitrary deprivation of the […]

URGENT ACTION – TWO BALUCHI PRISONERS AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Death row prisoners from Iran’s Baluchi ethnic minority, Hamed Rigi and Mehran Naru’i, are at risk of execution. They have been subjected to serious human rights violations including enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment to extract “confessions” used to […]

IRAN: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE’S HEALTH AT RISK: HAMED GHAREHOGHLANI

8 February 2021, Index number: MDE 13/3641/2021 Prisoner of conscience Hamed Gharehoghlani is suffering from symptoms that precede dangerous epileptic seizures due to the authorities’ persistent refusal to provide him with specialized health care and medication. He appealed his sentence […]

Iran: Eight Baluchi and Ahwazi Arab prisoners at risk amid alarming rise in executions

Iranian authorities must immediately halt any plans to execute four Baluchi and four Ahwazi Arab men amid an alarming rise in executions of ethnic minority prisoners in the past two months, Amnesty International said today. The international community, including UN […]

Iran: Human rights experts condemn execution of Baloch minority prisoner

4 February 2021 – Human Rights United Nations independent human rights experts on Thursday, condemned the hanging of a prisoner from the Baloch minority in Iran, voicing fear that a “disturbing” recent increase in executions of community members “will continue”.  The […]

Iran: International action needed to break authorities’ cycle of protest bloodshed

Amnesty International Public Statement 20 January 2021 On the third anniversary of the nationwide protests of December 2017 and January 2018, Amnesty International renews its calls for justice for the dozens of protesters, including children, who were killed by Iran’s […]

UN human rights chief ‘appalled’ at Iran execution, questions trial process and verdict

Iran’s decision to hang media activist Ruhollah Zam on Saturday was an appalling violation of human rights that followed a deeply flawed trial process, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Monday.   “I am appalled at the execution […]

Iran execution of child offender breaks international law: UN rights office

The execution of an Iranian man for a crime allegedly committed when he was 16 years old has been condemned by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and raised concerns over violations of his right to a fair trial. In […]

Iran: Execution of journalist Rouhollah Zam a ‘deadly blow’ to freedom of expression

12 December 2020, 13:01 UTC Responding to the news that the Iranian authorities hanged dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam today, Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, said: “We are shocked and horrified […]

Iran: UN calls for accountability on 1988 prison massacres marks turning point in three-decade struggle

9 December 2020 A group of UN human rights experts have written to the Iranian government warning that past and ongoing violations related to prison massacres in 1988 may amount to crimes against humanity and that they will call for an international […]