Category: Human Rights Reports

Amnesty International Public Statement on Iran: Ensure right to safe drinking water and release peaceful protesters in Khuzestan

6 July 2018 Index: MDE 13/8756/2018 Iran: Ensure right to safe drinking water and release peaceful protesters in Khuzestan   Iranian authorities must carry out an impartial and thorough investigation into reports that security forces used unnecessary and excessive force, […]

LAWYER JAILED FOR DEFENDING WOMEN’S RIGHTS

URGENT ACTION Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since her arrest on 13 June. She is facing charges including “spreading propaganda against the system” in connection with her work as a lawyer defending […]

Iran: Outspoken lawyer arrested after protesting the execution of her client

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE Responding to the arrest of Zeynab Taheri, the lawyer of Mohammad Salas, the 51-year-old Sufi bus driver who was executed on Monday morning after a grossly unfair trial, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the […]

Iranian Human Rights Attorneys Speak Out Against State-Approved List of 20 Lawyers For “National Security” Cases

Human rights lawyers in Iran are speaking out against a list released by the judiciary designating 20 state-approved lawyers to exclusively represent detainees held on politically motivated charges. “A number of lawyers have said they are ready to hold a […]

FREE TEACHER TRADE UNIONIST ON HUNGER STRIKE

Esmail Abdi – an Iranian maths teacher and trade unionist – was arrested on 27 June 2015 after voluntarily going to Evin prison to ask why he’d been banned from travel. He was planning to attend the global union Education […]

Iran: New evidence reveals deliberate desecration and destruction of multiple mass grave sites

Bulldozing, road construction, mass rubbish dumping and new burial plots used to compromise and destroy mass graves Iranian authorities deliberately eradicating vital forensic evidence that could hamper the rights to truth, justice and reparations At least 4,000-5,000 people secretly buried […]

BBC urges UN to act over harassment of journalists in Iran

Corporation says attempts to persuade Iranian authorities to desist have been ignored The BBC is appealing to the United Nations to help protect the rights of its journalists in Iran after complaining that its attempts to lobby Tehran on the issue have […]

Iran: Three activists on hunger strike after violent prison transfer

7 February 2018, 14:59 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activists Atena Daemi, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and her husband Arash Sadeghi, Amnesty International said today, amid reports all three have begun a hunger strike to […]

Iran: At least six young human rights defenders arrested in coordinated raids at risk of torture

2 February 2018, 12:36 UTC Responding to reports that at least six young human rights defenders, including Shima Babaei and her husband Dariush Zand, Saeed Eghbali, Leila Farjami, Mahmoud Masoumi and Behnam Mousivand have been detained in coordinated arrests across […]

Sick, untreated and tormented: How Iranian authorities leave prisoners to suffer

World powers have strengthened their ties with Iran since the nuclear deal was signed. Now they should pressure Tehran to end its ruthless treatment of political prisoners. A photograph showing the heavily bandaged face of a prominent Iranian journalist and […]