Category: Features

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: SUICIDE FEARS FOR JAILED BRITISH-IRANIAN WOMAN: NAZANIN ZAGHARI RATCLIFFE

By Amnesty International, 21 November 2016, Index number: MDE 13/5163/2016 British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a prisoner of conscience sentenced to five years in prison, wrote her husband a suicide letter and went on hunger strike on 13 November. […]

Iran: Suicide fears for ailing British-Iranian prisoner of conscience

18 November 2016, 18:54 UTC Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker who is serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran, convicted of “national security” charges after an unfair trial, […]

IRAN – Freedom for Iranian teacher union leader Esmail Abdi (31 October 2016)

Education International (EI) calls on its members to take action and protest against the six-year jail sentence imposed on Mr. Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. The sentence was announced on 7 October by Branch 36 […]

Iran: Writer arrested in violent raid on her house following prison sentence for story about stoning

24 October 2016, 18:20 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, following her arrest today, Amnesty International urged. Despite the fact that no official summons has been issued, Golrokh Ebrahimi […]

Prisoner Of Conscience Denied Medical Treatment For Filing A Complaint

NOVEMBER 3, 2016 Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is being denied access to medical treatment. She is facing reprisals after filing a formal complaint that seeks an official investigation […]

Iran: 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman faces imminent execution after grossly unfair trial

11 October 2016, 17:21 UTC The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman who was arrested when she was just 17-years-old and convicted of the murder of her husband after a grossly […]

Iran: 16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender signals all-out repression

19 May 2016, 17:28 UTC The shocking 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has several serious, chronic illnesses, represents an all-out attack on human rights defenders in Iran, and demonstrates how Iran’s abusive criminal justice […]

IRAN TODAY Vol. 29, No.2, Autumn 2016 is published.

In this issue: – Editorial: Face Off Page 2 – Adherents to Monocracy in Iran Reject Democracy! Page 3 –TUC calls for solidarity with Iranian workers Iran Today interviews Owen Tudor Page 4,5 – Corruption, crisis and economic uncertainty  Page 6,7 – Steeled for the struggle Page 8, 9 – Teachers imprisoned for […]

Jailed Canada Academic In Poor Health, Says Family

SEP 2016 Friday 2ND posted by Morning Star in World A CANADIAN-IRANIAN professor jailed in Iran since June has recently been hospitalised and cannot walk, according to her family. Homa Hoodfar, who has rare neurological disease myasthenia gravis, was arrested […]

Canadian prof Homa Hoodfar, jailed in Iran, falls ill in solitary confinement

Authorities ‘are not prioritizing her health and do not intend to respect Homa’s due process rights’ By Susan Ormiston, CBC News Posted: Aug 29, 2016 11:27 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016 6:11 PM ET A professor from Montreal who […]