Category: Human Rights Reports

Iran: Quash death sentences of young protesters subjected to gruesome torture

The Iranian authorities must immediately quash the unjust convictions and death sentences of three young protesters who were subjected to gruesome torture including floggings, electric shocks, being hung upside down and death threats at gunpoint, Amnesty International said today. The […]

Iranian couple filmed dancing in Tehran are jailed for 10 years

Couple convicted of ‘encouraging corruption and public prostitution’ after video of dance at landmark tower went viral An Iranian court has handed jail sentences of more than 10 years each to a young couple who danced in front of one […]

The NEU Stands in Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders in Iran

The National Education Union (NEU) condemns the crackdown on human rights protesters in Iran and stands in solidarity with all those exercising their rights to peaceful protest following the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini in September. We deplore […]

The Human Rights Crisis in Iran

Dear Foreign Secretary,The Human Rights Crisis in IranWe are writing to urge the UK government to step up its opposition to the human rightscrackdown in Iran and to do all it can to pressure the Iranian authorities to halt furtherexecutions […]

Iran: Young man at grave risk of execution in connection with protests amid ‘killing spree’

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 11 January 2023 The Iranian authorities must immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death in relation to nationwide protests, Amnesty International said today, condemning the arbitrary executions of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad […]

Iran judiciary urges swift carrying out of sentences

Despite backlash, Iran judiciary urges carrying out sentences “without delay.” December 19, 2022 Iran’s judiciary rejected pleas on Monday to delay sentences against protestors urging prosecutors to carry out verdicts without delay. Since protests began in Iran three months ago, Iran’s judiciary […]

United Nations General Assembly condemns Iran’s human rights record as the Iranian people sacrifice themselves for justice and equality

NEW YORK—15 December 2022— A resolution calling on the Iranian government to end its discrimination of minorities in Iran, including of the Baha’i community, Iran’s largest non-Muslim religious minority, has been approved by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The […]

Iran: Public execution of Majidreza Rahnavard exposes authorities’ revenge killings

Responding to the Iranian authorities’ public execution today of Majidreza Rahnavard, a young man sentenced to death, after a sham unfair trial, in connection with ongoing nationwide protests, Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North […]

Iran: UN rights experts condemn protestor’s execution, raise alarm over detained artists

8 December 2022 More than a dozen UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Thursday condemned the execution of a 23-year-old Iranian artist convicted for taking part in protests, and raised general alarm over any charges that are made which carry the […]

28 PEOPLE RISK EXECUTION IN RELATION TO UPRISING

At least 28 people, including three children, could face execution in connection with nationwide protests as the Iranian authorities use the death penalty as a tool of political repression to instil fear among the public and end the popular uprising. […]