Iran: Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

The secret execution this morning of wrestling champion Navid Afkari, without prior notice to him, his family or lawyer, after a grossly unfair trial, is a horrifying travesty of justice that needs immediate international action. “Navid Afkari was a young […]

Iran: Journalist sentenced to more than four years in prison

A court in Teheran sentenced journalist Mohammad Mosaed to four years and nine months in prison and banned him from any journalistic activity for two years, ordering the confiscation of his communication devices. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly […]

Iran: Wrestling champion Navid Afkari feared at risk of imminent secret execution

September 2020, 16:45 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of Navid Afkari, a wrestling champion at imminent risk of being executed in secret, Amnesty International said today, while calling on the international community, including UN […]

German Judges Association Awards Iranian Rights Lawyer On Hunger Strike In Prison

IRAN — Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen in Tehran on November 1, 2008. The German Judges Association (DRB) has awarded its Human Rights Prize to the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who is currently on a hunger strike […]

The ‘trampling of humanity’ continues in Iran

Amnesty International has added to the ongoing outrage at the treatment of political prisoners in Iran following November 2019’s major protests, reports JANE GREEN LAST November, when protests erupted in Tehran, rapidly spreading across Iran, the Committee for the Defence […]

 

UNISON condemns murderous attack on protesters in Iran

H.E. Mr Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Prince’s Gate LONDON SW7 1PT By email: iranemb.lon@mfa.gov.ir Tuesday, 3 December 2019 Dear Ambassador, On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, working in public […]

Teacher’s Union protests clamp down in Iran

HE Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Princes Gate London SW7 1PT Dear Your Excellency, I write on behalf of the NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union to express our outrage at the violent abuses committed by Iranian […]

Abolfazl Ghadiani: The Foremost and Ultimate Culprit for All Spilled Blood [in Iran] is Khamenei

Iran’s current tyrant does not want to give up his destructive and tension-building policies in the region, the world beyond, [or to take any step towards reducing tension]. This is because he is extremely fearful that if his foreign policy […]

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 […]

Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

Details from a trove of secret Iranian intelligence cables were published simultaneously by The Intercept and The New York Times on Monday. The leak exposed Iran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi […]

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, […]

ITUC condemns Iranian government’s lethal violence against protesters

The ITUC has condemned the brutal suppression of nationwide protests by the Iranian authorities, which has cost more than 250 lives. 21-11-2019 Credible reports indicate that some 3,700 people have been injured and several thousands arrested. Information has been difficult […]

CODIR PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Urgent Appeal for Solidarity

The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to progressive and freedom-seeking people and their organisations globally to put pressure on the Iranian regime to halt the violence perpetrated during recent days against peaceful demonstrators […]

IRAN SHUTS DOWN INTERNET AMID PROTESTS, LEAVING COUNTRY ‘ISOLATED FROM THE WORLD’

Iran has implemented a near-total internet blackout amid nationwide protests against rising fuel prices. The shutdown began on Friday after demonstrations broke out in over 100 Iranian cities, with network connectivity currently below 4 per cent of normal levels. Internet watchdogs said the state-run […]

Iranian leaders declare victory over ‘enemies’ after deadly protests

Most Iranians remain cut off from internet for fourth day as rights groups condemn government for brutal crackdown Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani have declared victory over “enemies” in response to deadly protests across Iran that were ignited by […]