Category: Human Rights Reports

Iranian activist couple jailed in Evin Prison

URGENT ACTION Iranian activist couple jailed in Evin Prison The health of jailed Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has deteriorated. He has been on hunger strike since 24 October in protest at the imprisonment of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]