Iran: UN rights experts condemn protestor’s execution, raise alarm over detained artists

8 December 2022 More than a dozen UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Thursday condemned the execution of a 23-year-old Iranian artist convicted for taking part in protests, and raised general alarm over any charges that are made which carry the […]

Woman, Life, Freedom: The Origins of the Uprising in Iran

The massive protests in Iran, fueled by the audacity of young women and children, are rooted in over a century of struggle. Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson December 2, 2022 This article will appear in Dissent‘s Winter 2023 issue, out in January. […]

28 PEOPLE RISK EXECUTION IN RELATION TO UPRISING

At least 28 people, including three children, could face execution in connection with nationwide protests as the Iranian authorities use the death penalty as a tool of political repression to instil fear among the public and end the popular uprising. […]

Iranian football legend Ali Daei supports the popular protest movement in his country

Iranian football legend, Ali Daei, stated on Monday 28 November that he has been the target of intimidation, including death threats, after publicly backing the ongoing protests in Iran triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Ms. Amini, […]

Iran: Swift action by UN Human Rights Council essential after latest horrifying protester killings

November 22, 2022 UN Human Rights Council member states must urgently establish an investigative and accountability mechanism on Iran to address the alarming spike in unlawful killings and other human rights violations, Amnesty International said today, following a week in […]

 

Iran: UN rights experts condemn protestor’s execution, raise alarm over detained artists

8 December 2022 More than a dozen UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Thursday condemned the execution of a 23-year-old Iranian artist convicted for taking part in protests, and raised general alarm over any charges that are made which carry the […]

Woman, Life, Freedom: The Origins of the Uprising in Iran

The massive protests in Iran, fueled by the audacity of young women and children, are rooted in over a century of struggle. Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson December 2, 2022 This article will appear in Dissent‘s Winter 2023 issue, out in January. […]

28 PEOPLE RISK EXECUTION IN RELATION TO UPRISING

At least 28 people, including three children, could face execution in connection with nationwide protests as the Iranian authorities use the death penalty as a tool of political repression to instil fear among the public and end the popular uprising. […]

Iranian football legend Ali Daei supports the popular protest movement in his country

Iranian football legend, Ali Daei, stated on Monday 28 November that he has been the target of intimidation, including death threats, after publicly backing the ongoing protests in Iran triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Ms. Amini, […]

Iran: Swift action by UN Human Rights Council essential after latest horrifying protester killings

November 22, 2022 UN Human Rights Council member states must urgently establish an investigative and accountability mechanism on Iran to address the alarming spike in unlawful killings and other human rights violations, Amnesty International said today, following a week in […]

French parliament vote condemns crackdown on Iranian protests, backs women’s rights

The French National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday offering “support for the Iranian people” and condemning, in particular, the restriction of women’s freedoms and rights. This comes ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss new sanctions […]

Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR

Unsplash/Artin Bakhan Protesters gather in Stockholm, Sweden, after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran's morality police.

22 November 2022 More than 40 people have been killed in Iran during the past week, including two teenagers, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.  The development came amid ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death in custody of […]

Iran: Nine weeks and counting… The people’s righteous struggle continues!

by Liberation|Published November 21, 2022 by Payam Solhtalab The popular uprising of the Iranian people for their most basic rights and social justice goes on! It will have escaped the attention of few readers and international observers that Iran has, over the […]

Iran: Thousands held for peacefully protesting must be released

15 November 2022 The UN human rights office, OHCHR, called on Tuesday for the immediate release of thousands of Iranian citizens who have been detained after peacefully demonstrating against the Government following the death of Mahsa Amini for breaking strict hijab rules […]

Iran: Stop sentencing peaceful protesters to death, UN experts urge

Sixteen UN-appointed independent human rights experts encouraged Iranian authorities on Friday to stop indicting people with charges punishable by death for participating in peaceful demonstrations. “We urge Iranian authorities to stop using the death penalty as a tool to squash protests and reiterate […]