«احمدرضا حائری»، فعال مدنی و زندانی سیاسی، در آخرین دور بازداشت خود ، روز چهارشنبه بیستم اردیبهشت، برای تحمل حکم سه سال و هشت ماه
Ahmadreza Haeri, a prominent civil activist and political prisoner, is once again imprisoned and serving a multi-year sentence. This latest imprisonment represents a recurring chapter
Seventeen year-old Armita Geravand enjoyed cats, painting, the Korean pop group BTS, and martial arts – particularly Taekwondo. As a member of the “Anahid Razm”
Elaheh Mohammadi and Niloufar Hamedi, who had been held in custody for an entire year, have been convicted by the Revolutionary Court. After they covered
European Union Honors Mahsa (Jina) Amini and the Iranian Women’s Movement with the Prestigious Sakharov Prize
The European Union’s Sakharov Prize, a beacon of hope for champions of freedom and equality, has found its latest heroes in Mahsa (Jina) Amini and
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Narges Mohammadi: Honoring Courage and the ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ Movement in Iran
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist imprisoned for her consistent advocacy and challenges to the authorities
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Iranian singer and composer Mehdi Yarrahi has not only captured hearts with his soulful melodies
۲۲ شهریور: مهسا امینی توسط گشت ارشاد در تهران بازداشت شد و تنها چند ساعت بعد از بازداشت در شرایط کما به بیمارستان تهران منتقل
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Sep 13: Mahsa Amini was arrested by the Morality Police (Gashte Ershad) in Tehran. A
Javad Rouhi, a detainee from the “Woman, Life, Freedom” protests, tragically died in prison in Nowshahr, Iran. Majid Kaveh, Rouhi’s lawyer, informed his family of
آخرین روزهای شهریور سال ۱۴۰۱ ، دختری در بیمارستان کسری تهران جان باخت و نتیجه آن یکی از بزرگ ترین اعتراضات سراسری در ایران بود.
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید The tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Jina Amini in Tehran in September last year sparked
لایحه حجاب و عفاف در بحبوحه احیای گشت ارشاد ایران منتشر شد: عقبنشینیهای نگرانکننده برای حقوق بشر و آزادیهای مدنی
خبرگزاری ایلنا روز پنجشنبه ۶ تیرماه از تصویب و انتشار لایحه «حجاب و عفاف» توسط کمیسیون قضایی و حقوقی مجلس شورای اسلامی خبر داد. این
Hijab and Chastity Bill Published Amid Resurgence of Iran’s Ershad Patrol: Disturbing Setbacks for Human Rights and Civil Liberties
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید On Thursday, July 27, the Ilna news agency reported that the Judicial and Legal Commission
بهار بازداشت و تابستان داغ احکام غیرقانونی و ناعادلانه برای معلمان و فرهنگیان فعال اواخر تابستان و پاییز ۱۴۰۰ بود که تجمعات معلمان در سراسر
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید In the late summer and early autumn of 2021, a series of teacher gatherings took
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید The unfortunate reality for many members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Iran is a life
«محمدحسین رزاق» کنشگر سیاسی، بلاگر و فعال رسانه ای ایرانی است که اکنون در زندان اوین محبوس است. او روز ششم اسفند ماه سال ۱۳۵۸در تهران به دنیا آمد. به گفته خودش و بنا به خاطرات پراکنده ای که از زندگی اش در توییتر نوشته است، پدرش یکی از بازاریان خوشنام تهران در صنف لوازم التحریر بود.
Mohammad Hossein Razzagh – an Iranian media activist – is now in Evin prison. Once the youngest son working in his father’s thriving stationery business,
انجمن قلم آمریکا در هفته گذشته اعلام کرد جایزه «آزادی نگارش» خود را امسال به نرگس محمدی، روزنامهنگار و فعال حقوق بشر ایرانی، اعطا کرد.
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید PEN America last week announced Iranian journalist and fervent advocate for human rights Narges Mohammadi
صالح میرهاشمی، مجید کاظمی و سعید یعقوبی متهمان پرونده موسوم به «خانه اصفهان»، صبح روز ۲۹ اردیبهشت ماه اعدام شدند. خبرگزاری تسنیم این خبر را
Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi, and Saeed Yaqoubi, who were charged in the case referred to as “Isfahan House,” were executed on the morning of May
Voices Behind Bars: A Comprehensive Report on the Detained Journalists in Iran Amid Rising Tensions and Government Repression
Iran’s legal system has revealed formal legal charges against two journalists – Niloufar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi – who have been held in provisional custody
خبرنگاران پشت میلههای زندان: گزارشی جامع از روزنامه نگاران بازداشتی در ایران در بحبوحه افزایش تنش ها و سرکوب دولتی
هفت ماه پس از بلاتکلیفی دو روزنامه نگار در بازداشت موقت، دستگاه قضایی سرانجام اتهام نیلوفر حامدی و الهه محمدی را «اقدام علیه امنیت ملی کشور» ، «تبلیغ علیه نظام» و «همکاری با آمریکا» اعلام کرد و از ارسال پرونده آنها به دادگاه انقلاب اسلامی خبر داد. مسعود ستایشی، سخنگوی قوه قضائیه، روز چهارشنبه ۶ اردیبهشت، اتهامات این دو خبرنگار زندانی را «همکاری با دولت متخاصم آمریکا، اجتماع و تبانی برای ارتکاب جرم علیه امنیت ملی و فعالیت تبلیغی علیه نظام» عنوان کرد.
شامگاه سهشنبه ۱۲ اردیبهشت، سازمان ملل متحد اعلام کرد که نیلوفر حمیدی، الهه محمدی و نرگس محمدی به دلیل تعهد تزلزلناپذیرشان به حقیقت و مسئولیتپذیری، نشان افتخار این سازمان در آزادی مطبوعات را دریافت کردهاند.
اعطاء جایزه «آزادی مطبوعات گیلرمو کانو» طی رویدادی به میزبانی یونسکو به این سه روزنامه نگار اعلام شد
The UN Press Freedom Award was presented to three Iranian women for their unwavering dedication to truth and accountability: Niloufar Hamedi, Elaheh Mohammadi, and Narges
NIAC calls for the immediate release, and dropping of all charges, against Samimi, Beheshti Shirazi, Momeni and Behzadian Nejad, along with all prisoners of conscience
Two human rights organizations revealed a 75% increase in execution rates in Iran during 2022, reaching the highest annual figure since 2015. Released on Thursday,
امیرسالار برخلاف پدر و برادر بزرگترش که در رشته فنی و مهندسی تحصیل کرده بودند تصمیم گرفت تحصیلات دبیرستان را در رشته علوم انسانی آغاز کند. مخالفت و دل نگرانی ابتدایی خانواده نتوانست خللی در تصمیمش وارد کند و به همین دلیل آنان «دبیرستان فرهنگ» که مدرسه ای نمونه و خاص برای رشته علوم انسانی بود را برایش برگزیدند. تحصیل دراین دبیرستان یک سال بیشتر طول نکشید زیرا او با طرح پرسش های تردید برانگیز و اظهار نظرهایش که حاکی از طرز تفکر متفاوت وی با مدیران و گردانندگان مدرسه بود، آنان را حسابی کلافه کرده بود.
Amirsalar Davoudi, an attorney jailed in Evin prison for his human rights work, has made a mark through his commitment to truth and justice. Though
Mahvash Shahriari Sabet, a renowned Baha’i poet and educator, has long-suffered under the Islamic Republic’s agenda of persecution against religious minorities. Her award-winning poetry has
The fight for environmental justice in Iran has been long and arduous, between imprisonment, false espionage charges, hunger strikes, and even suspicious deaths of Iran’s
According to Javaid Rehman, the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s violations of the fundamental
«مصطفی نیلی» وکیل دادگستری و فعال حقوق بشر ایرانی یکم بهمن ماه ۱۳۵۸ در شهر تهران متولد شد.
وی چهارمین و آخرین فرزند خانواده ای است که ساکن یکی از محلات شمال غربی تهران هستند. پدرش اهل قزوین بود و مادرش از اهالی ورامین است.
This International Women’s Day, we wanted to honor and acknowledge some of the women activists doing incredible work on the ground inside Iran. These women,
سرکوب، بازداشت، تهدید و ارعاب ، شلیک با گلوله ساچمه ای و جنگی به پا و سر و دست و سینه معترضان و … بخشی از سرکوب سیستماتیک و هدفمندی بود که نیروهای امنیتی در پاسخ به اعتراضات شهروندان در پاییز ۱۴۰۱ از آن استفاده کردند.
پس از مرگ مشکوک مهسا امینی ، دختر ۲۱ ساله ایرانی زمانی که در بازداشت گشت امنیت اخلاقی پلیس معروف به گشت ارشاد بود، یکی از گسترده ترین اعتراضات شهروندان در یک دهه اخیر رقم خورد. اعتراضاتی که همچنان در لایه های زیرین جامعه جریان دارد و به نظر می رسد چنان آتش زیر خاکستر آماده برخاستن دوباره باشد.
برای خواندن این مطلب به فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید The killing of Mahsa Amini, a 21-year-old Iranian girl in the custody of the “moral
82 civil and political activists, along with survivors of Iranian government violence, have emphasized their commitment to human rights principles by publishing a text referred
Farhad Meysami, a longtime civil activist who protested the mandatory hijab, was released from prison on Friday, February 10th. “The greatest power mankind has is
More than 500 young people did not know that they would be deprived of their right to life in one of the next 100 days
Dissident Iranian journalist Keyvan Samimi, 74, was released from prison last Thursday, his family confirmed. Samimi was arrested in May 2019 for participating in a
Arash Sadeghi, a long-time defender of human rights in Iran, has been released following an unjust 100-day-imprisonment in Evin Prison. Security forces arrested Sadeghi again
According to the Detainee Follow-up Committee, 35 year-old Javad Rouhi, who received three death sentences on January 3rd for activities connected to nationwide protests, suffered
Siamak Namazi—an Iranian-American dual national who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2015— has appealed to President Biden to pursue negotiations with the Iranian government
With four prisoners already executed following allegations of sham trials, renewed fears of two additional executions triggered concern inside and outside of Iran. Reports indicated
Prominent Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested after she took to Instagram to condemn the government for its execution of 23 year-old Mohsen Shekari, who
After two executions of protesters in the last week, Iranian authorities continue to issue harsh sentences against many of the 18,000+ protesters who have been
The National Iranian American Council strongly condemns the Iranian government for its abominable execution of a second protester arrested amid nationwide protests, which followed accusations
23-year-old Mohsen Shekari was executed by hanging Thursday morning by the Islamic Republic Judiciary after being convicted by a Revolutionary Court of “moharebeh” (enmity against
Three days of nationwide strikes have begun in Iran and are expected to last through December 7th, while Iranian authorities have reportedly engaged in reprisals
A shocking new report from CNN reveals the horrific details of sexual assaults against activists in Iranian prisons. According to the report, twenty-year old Armita
The United Nations Human Rights Council convened a special session Thursday on ongoing human rights abuses in Iran. During the session, the council passed a
The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee – which considers measures on human rights – approved a resolution on November 16th condemning the Iranian government’s
Seven were shot dead in Izeh, including 9-year-old boy Kian Pirfalak, as state violence inflicted more tragedy on the people of Iran Wednesday night. Protesters
In response to disturbing developments in Iran, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan released an official statement yesterday from the White House, condemning the Islamic Republic’s
NIAC condemns all forms of state-sponsored violence against protesters and urges the Islamic Republic to uphold its obligations under international law to honor the people’s
In a deeply concerning development, Iranian lawmakers are pushing for the Judiciary to enact severe sentences—including executions—against those imprisoned amid recent protests following the killing
Iranian Protesters are Beaten, Imprisoned, and Murdered by Security Forces while Detainees Face Severe Punishment
As widespread protests in Iran continue into the eighth week, the Iranian people are bravely voicing their deeply-held grievances towards the Islamic Republic despite constant
Since widespread protests erupted in Iran six weeks ago, Iranian security forces have reportedly arrested more than 14,000 people. These include students, lawyers, human rights
Iranian women Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi were among the first journalists to report the story that 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was killed by the so-called
Forty days after Jina Mahsa Amini was killed by Iran’s so-called morality police for not abiding by the Islamic Republic’s strict public dress code, Iranians
Thirty-three year old Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi made headlines when she competed without a hijab during the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s Asia Championship in
A deadly fire caused significant damage to Iran’s Evin prison and resulted in at least eight deaths and 61 injuries on October 15th. The Islamic
The death toll is rising in Iran where security forces have continued to use lethal force against innocent protesters who are participating in a nationwide
In the fifth week of nationwide protests, authorities continue to use lethal force against innocent Iranians—including teenagers and children—who are bravely asserting their rights and
Iran’s current youth-lead protests have brought the Islamic Republic’s abuses of women to the forefront of public attention. However, it should be noted that the
As Iran enters its fourth week of furious nationwide protests following the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by the so-called morality police, authorities are intensifying
As protests continue in Iran weeks after innocent 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was brutally killed by so-called morality police, security forces have intensified their violence against
Since the killing of Mahsa Amini—at the hands of Iran’s so-called morality police—sparked nationwide demonstrations in Iran weeks ago, security forces have tried to subdue
In a third week of widespread demonstrations following the killing of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s so-called morality police, Iranian security forces continue their ruthless crackdown
The protest movement that was sparked in Iran by the killing of Mahsa Amini—a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was unjustly arrested and killed by the
Pressure Builds for International Community to Address Human Rights Violations in Iran Amid Protests
Unrest continues to grip Iran as security forces seek to quell the nationwide protests that were ignited almost two weeks ago by the unjust killing
Since Friday, widespread protests in Iran following the killing of innocent Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini—who was arrested and beaten on September 13th by the so-called
One week after the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by so-called morality police in Iran sent shockwaves throughout the country, Iranian authorities continue systemic efforts
Protests in Iran have intensified and spread across the nation since last week when 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was killed after being arrested and beaten into
Furious protests have erupted in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was killed last week after being arrested and viciously beaten by morality police enforcing mandatory
The appalling reports of Mahsa Amini’s death has sent shock waves through Iran, as the crackdown and violence against women’s basic rights reaches new heights.
Concern grows for the life of 35-year-old human rights activist Behnam Mousivand who is currently being denied proper medical attention during his imprisonment in Iran.
As the world anxiously awaits a conclusion to the prolonged talks over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, the families of four European hostages
Amnesty International issued an “Urgent Action” today calling on Iranian authorities to immediately release all members of the Baha’i faith wrongfully detained in Iran for
As the hardline administration of Ebrahim Raisi continues its widespread crackdown across Iranian society and tightened restrictions on women’s dress, the issue of compulsory hijab
Human rights advocates around the world continue to react to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn abortion rights in the United States, as
The decision by Khamenei to politicize the pandemic as Iranians suffered the consequences was particularly egregious at a time when access to the vaccine was
Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi has been imprisoned in Iran for over six years. First detained in October of 2015 by the intelligence branch of the
A letter signed by conservationists from around the globe marked World Environment Day, June 5th, by calling for the protection of Persian leopards and their
The death toll has reached at least 31 people after a high-rise building collapsed in Iran’s southwestern city of Abadan on May 23. Recalling the
Alena Douhan, the United Nations Special Rapporteur of unilateral coercive measures, was in Iran last week to examine and report on the impact of U.S.
Reports broke today that Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi—two honors students at one of Iran’s most prestigious universities, Sharif University—have been sentenced to 16 years
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian spoke to prominent Iranian human-rights activist Narges Mohammadi as she faces yet another outrageous prison sentence in Iran. Rezaian is
Last week, with the welcome news of the release of British-Iranian dual nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori, there were contradicting reports on the status
We welcome the news of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe & Anoosheh Ashoori being freed after their long and unjust imprisonments. Nothing can undo the pain that they
A video message released on March 6th by one of Iran’s preeminent filmmakers, Dariush Mehrjui, has drawn support and been shared by Iranians around the
March 1, 2022 is the 1000th day that French-Iranian dual national, Fariba Adelkhah, has been detained in Iran under dubious charges. A well-known anthropologist and
In some rare welcome news, Iranian activist Atena Daemi was released from prison in Iran in late January. First arrested in October of 2014, Daemi
Reports surfaced on Sunday that well-known human rights activist, Narges Mohammadi, has been sentenced yet again by the Iranian judiciary to serve time in prison.
The life of long-time Iranian journalist, Keyvan Samimi, is in grave danger, as the 73-year-old activist faces serious health issues in prison. In recent days,
Iranian authorities have prevented prominent Iranian sociologist Saeed Madani from leaving the country. He was barred from boarding a recent flight out of Tehran by
Click here to read this in English. مقامات ایران مانع خروج سعید مدنی، جامعه شناس برجسته ایرانی، از کشور که به دعوت دانشگاه ییل برای
Protests and strikes persist around the globe as workers continue to struggle for their basic rights. Iran is no exception, and has seen workers from
Iranian American, Emad Shargi, Remains in Iranian Prison after being detained over a year ago in Iran on trumped-up charges of espionage—an all too familiar
This November marks two years since the brutal crackdown of protests across Iran, which were sparked by an overnight spike in fuel prices but revealed
On October 19th, experts at the United Nations warned that over-compliance with U.S. sanctions on Iran could deprive Iranians of their basic health rights. Their
An Iranian appeals court has prolonged the unjust detention of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by a year, after it upheld an earlier verdict and
Today, authoritarian governments have become concerningly adept at digital crackdowns, censorship, and repression online. Inhibiting people’s ability to freely communicate online has become an all-too-common
84-year-old Iranian American Baquer Namazi has been unjustly detained by Iranian authorities since 2016, when he traveled to the country to see his son, Siamak
As a tool for widespread communication and sharing across borders, Iranian authorities have long tried to control and censor internet access for Iranian citizens. However,
The detention and torture of Iranian-Kurdish prisoner, Heidar Ghorbani, has attracted international outrage since his arrest by Iranian officials five years ago. Now, with his
On August 10, a landmark trial opened in Sweden, as Hamid Nouri, a sixty-year-old former prosecutor from Iran, went on trial for his alleged role
Given Tehran’s refusal to recognize dual nationality, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have arrested dozens of dual nationals in recent years, mostly on the basis of security-related
In 2016, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that explicitly “declared internet access a human right”
Click here to read this in English در شرایطی که خوزستان وارد هفته دوم اعتراضات خود علیه کمبود آب میشود، نیروهای امنیتی ایران همچنان به
As Khuzestan enters its seventh day of protests over devastating water shortages, Iranian security forces continue to crackdown brutally on protestors and throttle internet speed
Whether it is international threats to critics abroad or outrageous arrests of activists and foreign and dual nationals within the country, Iranian security services repeatedly
Click here to read this in English. روز سهشنبه ۱۳ ژوئن دادگاه فدرال نیویورک گروهی از اتباع ایران را به توطئه برای ربودن مسیح علینژاد،
On July 1st, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed conservative hardliner Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei to Iran’s highest judicial position in a move that signals darker times ahead for
In addition to the process that brought Raisi to power, there are rightful concerns over his appalling human rights record.
Less than four months after the tragic death of Iranian prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubi, another political prisoner has died in the custody of Iranian prison
Alireza Fazeli Monfared was only 20-years old and just beginning his adult life. Any life taken so violently is appalling, but the case of Alireza
On May 1st, welcome news was reported of Arash Sadeghi’s release from prison in Iran, after serving nearly six years as a prisoner of conscience. Sadeghi is
The worst cruelty that Zaghari-Ratcliffe has suffered is missing her daughter grow up, a loss that can never be reconciled. Her mother-in-law, Barbara Ratcliffe, was
This week, Moore-Gilbert wrote a moving piece about her experiences in the Iranian judicial system—which is notorious for violating the rights and due process that should be
The Center for Human Rights in Iran reported this week that well-known Iranian labor rights activist, Jafar Azimzadeh, was released from prison on April 10th.
The Namazi family issued another statement on April 3rd to mark 2,000 days that Siamak has spent, and continues to spend, in an Iranian prison.
While the new Biden administration claims to center human rights in its foreign policy, it has continued policies that exacerbate the human cost of a
For the last 12 years, Amnesty International has organized an inspiring campaign to send letters, cards, and Norooz greetings to remind prisoners of conscience that
Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was first detained by Iranian authorities in 2016—as she was leaving Iran after visiting her family—on accusations of spying. Espionage and collaborating to
As the twentieth century saw massive change, upheaval, and social transformations on a global scale, the position of women in society was no exception. International
Amnesty International reported yesterday on the unlawful killings of protestors in Baluchistan and called for an independent investigation. Protests erupted last week in Iran’s southeastern
We join the calls demanding Iranian authorities provide immediate and proper medical treatment to save Mahjoubi’s life, which should never have been endangered in the first place.
Reza Eslami, the Iranian-Canadian legal scholar who was arrested by Iranian authorities last May, was reportedly sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison on charges
No doubt the case of Sharghi, as well as the release of other American dual nationals unjustly held in Iran—such as father and son, Baquer and Siamak
While it was reported in December that Iran’s Cabinet had allocated $150,000 compensation for each family, Ukrainian officials and the families of the victims demanded justice over
امسال به مناسبت روز حقوقبشر سازمان ملل، بخش دیدهبان ویژه حقوقبشر در نایاک تصمیم گرفته است از نسرین ستوده، مدافع حقوق بشر برجسته ایرانی تقدیر کند و از مردم میخواهد در حمایت از وی به تماشای فیلم مستند «نسرین» که قرار است به زودی اکران شود، بنشینند
As the case of Moore-Gilbert illustrates, the issue of foreign and dual national detentions in Iran often takes place within a contentious political context. Iranian
This week Iran has seen its worst wave of Covid cases, repeatedly breaking daily records for cases and deaths. Reports today show a significant overnight
Ali Alinejad, the brother of prominent Iranian political activist, Masih Alinejad, was first detained in September of 2019, along with other members of Alinejad’s family. In July
While Iranians mourned the devastating loss of a national icon, famed vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian who passed away on October 8, 2020, the release of
Calls for the release of prisoners wrongly held by Iranian authorities have continued to grow louder as unjust detentions of dual nationals, human rights activists,
Monday, September 14th marked the 35th day of Nasrin Sotoudeh’s hunger strike, which she began over a month ago in protest of prison conditions, the
As Iran has seen a recent boost in women coming forward to share their #MeToo stories, it is only appropriate to recognize the continued struggle
Already in an atmosphere of collective grief, anger, and strain, Esfahbod was stopped by plain-clothed IRGC intelligence officers on January 15th, with an arrest warrant
Despite temporarily releasing thousands of prisoners to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in crowded jails, Iranian authorities have failed to release political prisoners or prominent
This week reports confirm that Moore-Gilbert was moved from Evin Prison in Tehran, to a remote location in Qarchak women’s prison, which is notorious for
This week saw continued efforts by Iranian authorities to use any means necessary to silence their critics. In separate cases, Iranian officials demonstrated their means
The video of Mohammadi’s young children imploring others to be the voice of their mother, so that they could hear their mother’s voice, struck a
Yesterday, Iranian social media finally erupted in unison, calling on Iranian authorities to stop the execution of the three young protestors and ending the use
Human rights activists have reported that three young Iranian men are at risk of execution after the Iranian Supreme Court upheld their initial verdict. Amir-Hossein
The pageantry and celebrations of Pride that have become familiar to us were born in protest and a movement for equal rights before the law.
In May 2019, the Iranian parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing children of ‘mixed marriages,’ in which the mother is Iranian, to become citizens. Following the Iranian
Iranians across the nation, and across the globe, have taken to social media to express their sorrow and anger over the death of a 14-year-old
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on Iranian authorities to cease prosecutions of protestors following the accidental shooting of a Ukrainian airliner in January, which
While Iranians endure internet filters and censorship, the popular social media site Instagram continues to be permissible. Like all social media, this has provided a
Hamid Namjoo was arrested in 2018 and accused of “waging propaganda against the Islamic Republic”. After a three-week detention, Namjoo was released on bail to
Though the wave of Coronavirus cases in Iran has recently declined, Iranians continue to die from the virus that has plagued the world. According to
After being detained in February by Iranian authorities and going silent on social media, student activist Zia Nabavi returned to Twitter on March 31st to
In some welcome good news, Kamal Foroughi, a British-Iranian dual national who was arrested in Iran in 2011 on spying charges, has finally returned home
Nasrin Sotoudeh, the well-known human rights attorney who has twice been imprisoned and is currently serving a 38-year sentence in Iran for her work as
Iran currently has the third highest death toll in Coronavirus cases worldwide. The combination of a slow response by the Iranian government, mismanagement, and harsh
Iran has become one of the largest epicenters for the Coronavirus outbreak outside of China. The first cases in Iran were reported on February 19th,
Just two weeks after the detention of well-known student activist Bahareh Hedayat, more prominent Iranian student activists have been reportedly detained by Iranian officials, including
It has been two years since the arrest and detention of nine Iranian environmentalists by Iranian authorities. The environmentalists were accused of “spying” after filming
Center for Human Rights in Iran announced yesterday that well-known student activist, Bahareh Hedayat, was detained by Iranian security officials on February 10, 2020. Hedayat
The Fajr Film Festival often attracts the best and the brightest of Iran’s artists, who have successfully created a thriving cinema despite harsh restrictions and
The United States House of Representatives passed Resolution 752 today, showing support for Iranian demonstrators and their right to free expression, assembly, and protest. The
As is evident in the report, 2019 was a bleak year for human rights and Iranians have suffered greatly under domestic and foreign pressures. Unfortunately
Today is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s 41st birthday. It will be her third birthday behind bars in Iran, away from her husband and daughter. Lacking due process
In a new report, Amnesty International noted that the death toll for the recent protests in Iran has risen to 304. This number may include
The price hike sparked protests in cities across the country, as Iranians took to the streets to air their rightful grievances and express their frustrations.
The Associated Press reported today that an Iranian man has been detained in Sweden on suspicion of taking part in mass executions that occurred in
According to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), US sanctions, reinstated after the US pulled out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, have
مبارزه برای گرفتن حق حضور زنان ایرانی در استادیومهای فوتبال سالهاست که توسط مدافعان حقوق زنان و فعالان مدنی داخل کشور در جریان بوده است. اما بالاخره خبر خوبی از راه رسید. در هجدهم مهرماه، مقامات ایرانی نهایتاً کوتاه آمدند و به زنان اجازه دادند تا برای نخستین بار بعد از روزهای اول انقلاب، برای تماشای یک بازی مهم فوتبال به استادیوم بیایند.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Javaid Rehman, has submitted a second report to the General Assembly.
While the detention of dual nationals of Iranian heritage have been on the rise over the last year, Iranian authorities have also been hasty in
The Committee to Protect Journalists reported last month that an Iranian photojournalist, Nooshin Jafari, was arrested by authorities in Tehran and had her home searched.
According to the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Saba Kord-Afshari was recently sentenced to 24 years for peaceful protest against Iran’s mandatory hijab.
As authorities in Iran continue a crackdown on all signs of dissent, journalists, dual nationals and activists have been further punished with harsh judgments.
The General Intelligence Department of Mashhad and Khorasan province has announced the arrest of 12 people who wrote a letter calling for Ayatollah Khamenei’s resignation.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur’s (SR) report on the situation of human rights in Iran was released on August 16th. The following is a brief
In January 2018, nine Iranian environmentalists were detained by Iranian authorities and accused of “spying” after filming an endangered cheetah.
British-Iranian dual citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, was detained by Iranian authorities in April 2016 during a trip to Iran to visit her family.
On May 13th, students at Tehran University staged a demonstration against “hijab and chastity plans.” In a statement, the students said they were protesting “the
NIAC Statement on Politically Motivated Sentencing of Prominent Human Rights Lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh
NIAC unequivocally condemns the Iranian government for its arbitrary and politically motivated detentions in contravention of Iran’s human rights obligations, and reiterates its call for