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. ...

Iran: Death Penalty for Protest-Related Charges

(Beirut) – Iranian courts have reportedly issued or upheld at least four execution sentences since late June 2020 in connection to repeated protests against the deterioration of economic conditions and government corruption over the past two years, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

Iranian court sentences workers to flogging, forced labour and prison

The workers are being punished for protesting the non-payment of wages after the privatization of Azarab Industries. Workers have not been paid for May and June of this year. The court ruled that the workers who took part in demonstrations are guilty of disrupting public order and insulting public officials. The sentence can be appealed. ...

Torture and Coercion: Fresh Informatio n Surfaces on the Nightmarish Trial of Three Young Protesters

Harrowing details have emerged about the treatment of three young Iranians who were reportedly sentenced to death for their presence at the November 2019 demonstrations. ...