Category: Human Rights Reports

Independent rights experts sound alarm at Iran protest crackdown, internet blackout

UN Photo/Milton Grant A view of Tehran, Iran, 11 December 1997

22 November 2019 Human Rights Reports of killed and maimed demonstrators, and a continuing nationwide internet shutdown in Iran’s now week-long protests are of “grave concern”, and the Government and authorities must ensure rights of expression and opinion are protected, […]

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests

19 November 2019, 16:05 UTC Verified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered from human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces, which have used excessive and […]

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 […]