Coronavirus threat: Iran obliged by Iranian and international law to provide Nazanin and other detainees with medical treatment

In the light of reports of a possible outbreak of coronavirus in Evin Prison, and fears that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe may have contracted the virus, REDRESS reiterates Iran’s legal obligations to provide Nazanin and all other detainees with appropriate and timely medical treatment. ...

Sexual Torture in Iranian Prisons

The shocking story of Niloufar Bayani, an Iranian conservationist currently held in prison along with seven other environmental activists, has once again shed light on the use of sexual torture in Iran’s prisons. In her narrative about her ordeal, which was published on February 18 by BBC Persian, Bayani described the ways in which the security agency of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (the IRGC) had sexually harassed and threatened her during “at least 1200 hours of interrogations” to extract fabricated confessions. ...

Iran: Free Wrongfully Detained Prisoners

Iran’s prison authorities should facilitate temporary release of all eligible prisoners and the unconditional release of people detained for peaceful dissent, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Human Rights watch said today. ...

Iran: At least 23 children killed by security forces in November protests – new evidence

An investigation by Amnesty International has uncovered evidence that at least 23 children were killed by Iranian security forces in the nationwide protests in November last year. ...

Iranian prisoners fear transfer to ward that held coronavirus victim

Prisoners in Iran’s Evin prison, including a British-Iranian dual national, are protesting against plans for them to be transferred to a ward that they believe previously held a coronavirus victim. ...

Iran: No Justice for Bloody Crackdown

Iranian authorities have failed to hold security forces accountable for excessive and unlawful use of lethal force in confronting large-scale protests that began on November 15, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council should take urgent action to address the brutal crackdown. ...

Iran’s journalists – twofold victims of state lie about Ukrainian jet crash

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the harassment of dozens of Iranian journalists, who have been interrogated, threatened, searched and forced to close social media accounts for daring to protest about the fact that they have been discredited as information sources because they reported a state lie as the truth. ...

Letter to Swedish Foreign Minister about Iran and her response

Condemn the Iranian government's behavior in dealing with the catastrophe of the plane crash and the recent demonstrations! ...

Narges Mohammadi's message of condolences from inside Zanjan prison about the Ukrainian airplane crash

I’m sitting in loneliness in a corner in prison when I hear the news of the killing of 176 Iranians who were traveling on a Ukrainian plane. With pain and disbelief, I think of how their families must be feeling. Imagining the mourning of a people who are still grappling with the repression they faced by their government less than two months ago pains my heart. I tell myself that the plane crash is an incident and that people will bear the pain and tragedy together in solidarity. I, too, will mourn with them in my own ...

Iran: Scores injured as security forces use unlawful force to crush protests

Verified video footage, photographs and testimonies from victims and eyewitnesses on the ground obtained by Amnesty International confirm that Iranian security forces used unlawful force against peaceful protesters who gathered across Iran following the authorities’ admission that they had shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane on 8 January. ...

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