Category: Human Rights Reports

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 […]

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 […]