Category: Human Rights Reports

Iran: “Protester killings must be urgently investigated by international accountability mechanism” says Amnesty chief

28 September 2022 Amnesty International ’s ongoing investigations into the crackdown on popular protests in Iran has revealed widespread patterns of unlawful use of force and ruthless violence by security forces. These include use of live ammunition, birdshot and other […]

Iran: UN experts demand accountability for death of Mahsa Amini, call for end to violence against women

GENEVA (22 September 2022) – UN experts* today strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after her arrest for allegedly failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress by wearing an “improper hijab”. […]

UN experts strongly condemn death of Mahsa Amini, ‘victim of Iran’s sustained repression’

UNICEF/Aslan Arfa A girl wearing her hijab in Iran (File).

22 September 2022 Human Rights UN independent human rights experts on Thursday strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody following her arrest for allegedly failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress, […]

Breaking: Shocking demolition of homes and land grabs signals intensifying persecution of Iran’s Baháʼís

BIC GENEVA — In a cruel escalation, and just two days after previous attacks on Baháʼís across Iran, up to 200 Iranian government and local agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, in Mazandaran province, where a large number […]

Iran: Horrific wave of executions must be stopped

The Iranian authorities have embarked on an execution spree, killing at least 251 people between 1 January and 30 June 2022, according to research by the Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre for Human Rights in Iran and Amnesty International. The organizations warned […]

Swedish-Iranian Ahmadreza Djalali at risk of retaliatory execution

Tortured Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali, arbitrarily detained in Tehran’s Evin prison, is at risk of imminent execution. Mounting evidence indicates that Iranian authorities are holding him hostage and threatening to execute him to compel Belgium and/or Sweden to hand over […]

Death Penalty 2021: State-sanctioned killings rise as executions spike in Iran and Saudi Arabia

Iran records highest known execution figure since 2017 Despite regression, 2021 global execution figure represents the second-lowest figure Amnesty International has recorded since at least 2010 Easing of Covid-19 restrictions sees surge in number of recorded death sentences Almost 90 […]

Amnesty International – Iran – EXECUTION LOOMS FOR TORTURED SWEDISH-IRANIAN ACADEMIC

Tortured Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali, arbitrarily detained in Tehran’s Evin prison, is at risk of imminent execution according to multiple Iranian state media reports that his death sentence for “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel-arz) will be carried out by 21 […]

Iran has not received £400m agreed by UK at time of Zaghari-Ratcliffe release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was released on 17 March after being detained for six years. Photograph: WPA/Getty Images

Debt paid as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh-Ashoori were released is blocked in Oman, Iran says The historic £400m debt the UK paid to Iran at the time of the release of British-Iranian dual nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori has still not […]

Ailing journalists in Iran’s prisons need urgent UN action, RSF says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed about imprisoned journalists in Iran who are denied medical care when they are ill, and calls for swift action by the UN special rapporteur to ensure that the Iranian authorities respect their obligations regarding […]