Category: Human Rights Reports

“Torture” and “Sexual Threats” Detailed in Letters by Jailed Former UN Environment Consultant

Conservation Scientist Niloufar Bayani: “Every time I… sought help from the authorities, the pressures, threats, and acts of torture increased.” Appeals Court Upheld Prison Sentences Against Conservationists on Baseless Charges and Coerced “Confessions” February 20, 2020 – A female former UN […]

IRAN: HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN: REVIEW OF 2019

Iranian security forces firing tear gas to disperse a protest in the city of Bushehr, Bushehr province, south-west Iran, on 16 November 2019. Verified video footage from this protest showed that security forces used excessive force against peaceful protesters. © Private

This is Amnesty International’s annual report on the state of human rights in Iran during 2019, subdivided by key human rights themes. It is part of a regional review of the state of human rights in the Middle East and […]

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: JAILED LAWYER ON HUNGER STRIKE: AMIRSALAR DAVOUDI

18 February 2020, Index number: MDE 13/1823/2020 Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has been on hunger strike since 9 February 2020, in protest at the Iranian authorities’ refusal to grant him prison leave. He is jailed in Tehran’s Evin prison […]

Iran: Scores injured as security forces use unlawful force to crush protests

15 January 2020, 13:18 UTC Verified video footage, photographs and testimonies from victims and eyewitnesses on the ground obtained by Amnesty International confirm that Iranian security forces used unlawful force against peaceful protesters who gathered across Iran following the authorities’ […]

Iran: Thousands arbitrarily detained and at risk of torture in chilling post-protest crackdown

Thousands arrested including children as young as 15 Detainees subjected to enforced disappearance and torture At least 304 people killed in protests according to credible sources Iran’s authorities are carrying out a vicious crackdown following the outbreak of nationwide protests […]

Shoot to Kill: Thousands may already be dead in Iran

December 2, 2019 1:50 PM CST  BY JOHN WOJCIK In this Nov. 25, 2019, photo, an Iranian soldier stands on a rooftop with an automatic rifle during a government event condemning protesters. The theocratic regime has given soldiers “shoot to kill” orders for […]

Bachelet calls on Iran to address multiple human rights violations in context of recent protests

GENEVA (6 December 2019) – As more information gradually filters out of Iran in the wake of the recent protests, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the continuing lack of transparency about […]

Leaders of Britain’s influential union of teachers and educationalists protest against repression in Iran

29 November 2019 To His Excellency, Hamid Baeidinejad, the Iranian Ambassador, Your Excellency, We are writing as representatives of the National Education Union to express our deep concern about the violence perpetrated by the Iranian authorities during recent days against […]

Iran: Death toll from bloody crackdown on protests rises to 208

2 December 2019, 15:51 UTC The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on 15 November has risen to at least 208, said Amnesty International, based on credible reports received by the […]

Iran: World must strongly condemn use of lethal force against protesters as death toll rises to 143

25 November 2019, 17:01 UTC The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters since demonstrations broke out on 15 November, Amnesty International […]