Iran



Iranian authorities target human rights lawyers, while activists remain in detention

several environmentalists remain in detention for 6 months without any charges, while human rights lawyers are arrested and barred from retaining clients for being critical to the judiciary, and for representing protesters. Read more

Iranian authorities target human rights lawyers, while activists remain in detention

Iranian authorities block Iran's most widely used messaging app

Human rights organisations called on the Iranian authorities to overturn a judicial decision to block the Telegram messaging app in Iran. The popular messaging app is currently used by an estimated 40 million Iranians and has soared in popularity since its release in 2015. Read more

Iranian authorities block Iran's most widely used messaging app

Women human rights defenders subjected to ill treatment

On 9th March 2018, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch raised the alarm over the health of two women human rights defenders (WHRDs) detained in Shahr-e Rey prison. Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee are currently being held in quarantine in unsanitary conditions with little access to the outside world. The two WHRDs were imprisoned for defending women’s rights and opposing the death penalty. Read more

 Women human rights defenders subjected to ill treatment

Women's rights - focal point of recent protest actions resulting in arrests

According to reports, several women have been arrested in Iran since the end of January 2018. On 29th January 2018, civil society reported the arrest of Nargess Hosseini who took off her headscarf in protest against Iran’s compulsory requirement to wear a hijab. Read more

Women's rights - focal point of recent protest actions resulting in arrests

20 people killed as Iranian authorities crack down on protesters

In December 2017 and early January 2018, Iranian authorities began their violent repression of anti-government protests. Read more

20 people killed as Iranian authorities crack down on protesters

UNSR - human rights situation in Iran "deeply concerning"

Un expert stated in a report expressed concern about restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and the situation of human rights defenders. Read more

UNSR - human rights situation in Iran "deeply concerning"

Imprisoned women HRD Atena Daemi faces new charges

Civic space restrictions continue in Iran with human rights defenders and journalists facing prosecution and detention. Read more

Imprisoned women HRD Atena Daemi faces new charges