IN LETTER TO THE UN, IMPRISONED IRANIAN WRITER NASRIN SOTOUDEH PROTESTS EXECUTIONS

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a distinguished human rights lawyer, writer, and PEN America’s 2011 Freedom to Write honoree, is currently jailed in Iran’s Qarchak prison. In late 2020, she undertook a grueling 46-day hunger strike to protest the conditions facing political prisoners, including a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. She was returned to Qarchak against the advice of medical professionals after a brief furlough in December, and continues to advocate for prisoners’ basic human rights. ...

Iran: Internet deliberately shut down during November 2019 killings – new investigation

Amnesty International

The Iranian authorities deliberately shut down the internet during nationwide protests in November 2019, hiding the true scale of unlawful killings by security forces, Amnesty International said today. ...

Iran: Horrifying plan to amputate fingers of four men convicted of robbery must be stopped

The international community must do everything in its power to stop Iranian authorities from amputating the fingers of four men convicted of robbery following forced “confessions” and grossly unfair trials, said Amnesty International today. ...

IOC STATEMENT ON THE EXECUTION OF WRESTLER NAVID AFKARI IN IRAN

The execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran is very sad news. The IOC is shocked by this announcement today. ...

IRAN : UN special rapporteur urged to visit Iranian prisons holding journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran to inspect the country’s prisons as soon as possible, now that the revelation of a cover-up of coronavirus deaths in Iran has increased concern about the degree to which prisoners of conscience, including journalists, are exposed to the virus in its over-crowded jails. The BBC’s Persian service revealed on 3 August that leaked Iranian government data showed that the real death toll from Covid-19 in Iran was nearly 42,000 – three times the figure of 14,400 that the Iranian health ministry gave on 20 July. ...

MEPs demand Iranian authorities to listen to Nasrin Sotoudeh who puts her life at risk to save political prisoners

Heidi Hautala, Vice President in charge of Democracy, Human Rights and the Sakharov Community, and Maria Arena, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights issued the following statement on Nasrin Sotoudeh's renewed hunger strike and increased pressure on her family: ...

Amnesty International Responds

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran has continued to threaten the health and safety of imprisoned human rights defenders, like Nasrin Sotoudeh and Yasaman Aryani, in the country’s overcrowded and unhygienic prisons. ...

Iran: Leaked official letters reveal state denial of COVID-19 crisis in prisons

Leaked official letters newly obtained by Amnesty International reveal that the Iranian government has ignored repeated pleas by senior officials responsible for managing Iran’s prisons for additional resources to control the spread of COVID-19 and treat infected prisoners. ...

Let Narges Mohammadi Call her Children

Iranian WHRD Narges Mohammadi who has been sentenced to over 10 years in prison, because of her human rights activities, has been denied telephone contact with her teenage children for almost a year. Narges' children, Kiana and Ali, who live in Exile in France with their father, released a video lamenting the fact that they have not spoken to their mother for 11 months. They asked Iranians to be their voice, so Narges is allowed to call her children. ...