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  • Urgent Action Needed to Save the Lives of Political Prisoners

    By Jubin Katiraie The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called for urgent action to save the lives of three female political prisoners in Qarchak Prison, following a reliable report that they will be killed soon. The August 31 report says that Qarchak Prison

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  • New Report by Javaid Rehman: Iran’s IRGC, Basij, and Police Opened Deadly Fire on Protesters

    A new report by Javaid Rahman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, reveals other dimensions of the crimes of the Iranian security forces. In a new report, the Special Rapporteur revealed that the Iranian government dealt violently with protesters over the high price

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  • Iran Political Prisoner’s Daughter Arrested

    By Pooya Stone The daughter of an Iranian political prisoner has been arrested on vague charges in order to put pressure on her mother; the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is already on a hunger strike in Evin Prison. Mehraveh Khandan, 20, was arrested in a raid on

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  • Iran Executes Three Prisoners in Two Days

    By Jubin Katiraie The Iranian regime executed three inmates this weekend in a shockingly callous disregard for human life. Early on Monday, August 17, they hanged juvenile offender Arsalan Yasini in Urmia, northwest Iran, after moving him to solitary confinement on Sunday. He has been in prison there for a

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  • Iran Human Rights Report: July 2020

    By Pooya Stone Following is the excerpt from the monthly summary of the Iran Human Rights Monitor’s report. As always, more information can be found here. July 2020 saw the regime violate international norms and laws with its use of the death penalty and torture, as well as suppressing the

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  • Iran’s Regime and the Death Sentences of Protesters

    On Thursday, an international campaign forced the Iranian regime to temporarily halt its death sentences for three men who participated in the nationwide Iran protest last November. The sentences had been upheld by the regime’s Supreme Court two days earlier, leading to widespread protests on social media. A Persian hashtag

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  • Iran Executes Several Prisoners in July

    ” By Pooya Stone The Iranian regime executed two Kurdish prisoners in the central prison of Urmia on Tuesday on the intentionally vague charge of waging war on God (Moharebeh). Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah were arrested in 2014, subjected to a year of torture by agents in the

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  • Iran Political Prisoner Forced to Watch Executions As Form of Torture

    By Pooya Stone Iranian political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has spoken out about the horrific psychological torture that she is suffering in Zanjan Prison, forced to hear and watch the executions of prisoners. Mohammadi, the former representative and vice president of the League of Human Rights Defenders in Iran told this

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  • Iran Human Rights Abuses in May

    By Jubin Katiraie At the end of every month, the Iran Human Rights Monitor (HRM) produces a report into the human rights abuses in Iran over that month and then we produce a summary. In May, the main human rights concerns were the heightened persecution of political activists, the use

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  • Iran: Details released of 304 deaths during protests six months after security forces’ killing spree

    20 May 2020, 07:07 UTC Amnesty International has released details of the deaths of 304 men, women and children killed by Iran’s security forces during last November’s ruthless crackdown, six months after the protests. The organization found that more than 220 of the recorded deaths took place over just two

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