Civil Liberties News

This week in human rights in Iran In brief: A Baha’i man was killed in Yazd in a religiously-motivated hate crime; another dual national of Iran was sentenced to a lengthy prison term; the sexual abuse case against a famous Koran reciter was made public; the Guardian Council announced that its...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: The regulations for the election were announced; dozens of people were arrested in Iran in connection with modeling; Bagher and Siamak Namazi were each sentenced to 10 years in prison; Ahmed Shaheed published his latest report on the situation of human...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: The environmental campaign to save Lake Urmia is picking up steam; Isa Saharkhiz began a hunger strike; Atena Daemi was sentenced to seven years in prison; Narges Mohammadi’s 16-year prison sentence was upheld. Environment Recently a campaign was launched...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: Women took to their bicycles to protest a new fatwa from Khamenei against cycling by women; Sadra Mohaghegh was arrested; Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband traveled to New York to appeal for her release; Nizar Zakka was sentenced...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: Sattar Beheshti's sister was arrested; Tehran Municipality officials filed a complaint against those who revealed financial corruption in the municipality and the Tehran City Council; prisoners who leaked news of executions at Karaj...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: President Hassan Rouhani reacted to the cancellation of concerts in Khorasan; 11 Christian converts were arrested in Isfahan; dozens of people were arrested for attending a party; a man who attacked women for improper veiling was...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: A large number of mostly Sunni prisoners were executed in Iran; 15 million Telegram user accounts were hacked, leading to arrests of individuals for their beliefs and activities; meanwhile the arrest and subsequent release of Mehdi...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: Female bicyclists were arrested in Kordestan; the police announced that it is in charge of dealing with concerts; arrests of individuals with foreign citizenship continued; at least 20 people were executed in Iran. Civil liberties...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: reports of threatening messages sent to journalists and civic activists; the death of Abbas Kiarostami drew attention to the lack of accountability in the Iranian healthcare system; an Iranian man lost his life as a result of...
This week in human rights in Iran In brief: In the past two weeks: Narges Mohammadi started a hunger strike; Jafar Azimzadeh was released after a two-month hunger strike; Zohreh Tonekaboni is barred from leaving the country; the Iranian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals protested the...