Category: Human Rights Reports

Iran to stop criminalising the work of women’s rights defenders

MEPs deplore human rights violations and all forms of political repression in Iran. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution taking stock of the human rights situation in Iran. Iran must stop criminalising the work of women’s rights defenders, […]

Iran: Shocking 33-year prison term and 148 lashes for women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh

The sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in a new case against her is an outrageous injustice, said Amnesty International today. The sentence, reported on […]

WOMEN’S RIGHTS DEFENDER FACES 34 YEARS IN JAIL

Prominent detained Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, faces up to 34 years in prison and 148 lashes, after two grossly unfair trials. The charges against her stem solely from her peaceful human rights work, including her defence of women […]

Iran: Release eight wildlife conservationists following unfair trial on trumped-up spying charges

5 March 2019, 16:51 UTC Wildlife conservationists in Iran who have been accused of espionage after using cameras to track endangered species could face the death penalty or more than a decade in prison, said Amnesty International, ahead of a […]

Systematic violation of human rights in Iran

Demonstration in support of protesting steel workers by their families in the city of Ahvaz, Iran, in December 2018. The placards read: “We are the children of workers. We stand alongside them.” © Iranian Labour News Agency

IRAN Islamic Republic of Iran Head of state: Sayed Ali Khamenei Head of government: Hassan Rouhani The human rights situation in Iran severely deteriorated. The authorities suppressed the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, as well as […]

Iran: Fears mounting for detained Ahwazi Arabs amid reports of secret executions

Iranian authorities must immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of members of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority being held without access to their families or lawyers, Amnesty International said following reports that some have been executed in secret. […]

Amnesty International – Iran – Press Release – Hundreds arrested in vicious crackdown on Ahwazi Arabs

The Iranian authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown against the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority, arresting hundreds of people in Khuzestan province, southern Iran, in recent weeks, said Amnesty International. The wave of detentions follows a deadly armed attack on a […]

Amnesty International – Iran – Press Release – Critically ill prisoner of conscience coerced to end hunger strike

The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Farhad Meysami, a human rights defender campaigning for women’s rights, who is being held in the medical clinic at Evin prison in Tehran against his will to pressure him into ending his […]

Iran: Authorities deliberately jeopardize health of jailed activist with cancer

26 September 2018, 18:08 UTC The Iranian authorities are torturing jailed human rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who has cancer, by deliberately depriving him of the specialist medical care health professionals have said he desperately requires, Amnesty International revealed today. Arash […]

An Iranian researcher went home to serve his country. Now, ‘I realize that I’m lucky I’m not in prison.’

By Richard Stone When Kaveh Madani returned to Iran last September to serve as his country’s deputy vice president for the environment, political hardliners didn’t exactly lay out a welcome mat. Upon his arrival in Tehran, the water management expert was […]