Category: Human Rights Reports

Iran: Fears mounting for detained Ahwazi Arabs amid reports of secret executions

Iranian authorities must immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of members of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority being held without access to their families or lawyers, Amnesty International said following reports that some have been executed in secret. […]

Amnesty International – Iran – Press Release – Hundreds arrested in vicious crackdown on Ahwazi Arabs

The Iranian authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown against the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority, arresting hundreds of people in Khuzestan province, southern Iran, in recent weeks, said Amnesty International. The wave of detentions follows a deadly armed attack on a […]

Amnesty International – Iran – Press Release – Critically ill prisoner of conscience coerced to end hunger strike

The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Farhad Meysami, a human rights defender campaigning for women’s rights, who is being held in the medical clinic at Evin prison in Tehran against his will to pressure him into ending his […]

Iran: Authorities deliberately jeopardize health of jailed activist with cancer

26 September 2018, 18:08 UTC The Iranian authorities are torturing jailed human rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who has cancer, by deliberately depriving him of the specialist medical care health professionals have said he desperately requires, Amnesty International revealed today. Arash […]

An Iranian researcher went home to serve his country. Now, ‘I realize that I’m lucky I’m not in prison.’

By Richard Stone When Kaveh Madani returned to Iran last September to serve as his country’s deputy vice president for the environment, political hardliners didn’t exactly lay out a welcome mat. Upon his arrival in Tehran, the water management expert was […]

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 […]