Category: Features

Iran: Women’s rights activists treated as ‘enemies of the state’ in renewed crackdown

10 August 2016, 19:15 UTC Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations and increasingly likening any collective initiative relating to […]

Shirin Ebadi’s letter to Federica Mogherini regarding the negotiations of the European Community with Iran, about human rights

Mon 8 08 2016 To: Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission 8 August 2016 Dear Honourable Vice-President/High-Representative, As reported by Persian-language Iranian media, the government […]

Iran executes Sunni Political Prisoners

According to confirmed reports from Iran, at least 20 Sunni prisoners were executed by hanging in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, all of whom were charged with membership or cooperation with “Tohid and Jihad” group. These prisoners were […]

The 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

In 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran suddenly locked down its prisons,where thousands of political prisoners were serving their sentences,some as long as seven years. Five months later, the prison authorities summoned the prisoner families and gave each a bag: […]

Iran is putting political prisoners’ lives at risk by denying them medical care

Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate medical care, putting them at grave risk of death, permanent disability or other irreversible damage to their health, according to […]

Iran is putting political prisoners’ lives at risk by denying them medical care

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Monday 18 July 2016 Iran’s authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners by denying them adequate medical care, putting them at grave risk of death, permanent disability or […]

Iran mourns its greatest filmmaker

Iranian film legend Abbas Kiarostami died July 4 at the age of 76 in France, thousands of miles away from his place of birth in Tehran, where he and other filmmakers ushered in the so-called Iranian New Wave. While Kiarostami […]

Amnesty International – Iran: URGENT ACTION UPDATE – Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike

Date: 6 July 2016 URGENT ACTION Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, a prisoner of conscience, has been on hunger strike since 27 June in protest at the authorities’ persistent refusal to allow […]

Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

22 June 2016 The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper. The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing […]

Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper. The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing legal action over an […]