Iranian environmentalists

Iran continues to arrest environmentalists in intimidation campaign

Iranian authorities continue to arrest more environmental activists amid worsening crackdown on conservationists. The state security forces arrested several...
Parvin Mohammadi

Prominent labor rights activist Held incommunicado

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Parvin Mohammadi, has been held incommunicado in Tehran's notorious Evin prison.
Mokhtar Asadi

Kurdistan Teachers Association member held after peaceful protests

Iranian authorities have detained a teachers union member in northwestern Kurdistan province. Iranian security agents arrested Mokhtar Asadi, a...
Kurdish civil activist Sahar Kazemi

Kurdish Civil Activist Facing five Years Behind Bars in Iran

Sahar Kazemi, a Kurdish civil activist, and environmentalist, was sentenced to five years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj. ...
Jafar Azimzadeh

Two members of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Arrested

The state security forces arrested the secretary of the board of directors of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Jafar Azimzadeh, and...
Iranian writers incarcerated

Unable to afford huge bail Iranian Writers incarcerated

Three members of Iranian Writers Association (IWA) were arrested on Tuesday, January 22 after they failed to appear before the court and...
Reza Khandan

Reza Khandan Husband of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer gets six...

Reza Khandan and Farhad Meysami were both sentenced to six years behind bars and banned from leaving the country or engaging in...
Iranian labor activist Esmail Bakhshi

Iran re-arrests labor activist who had complained of torture in prison

Iranian labor protest leader, Esmail Bakhshi was arrested for the second time, state media reported Monday. Bakhshi “was arrested...
Afsaneh Rezaei

Female student jailed for demanding mother’s release

Afsaneh Rezaei, a student of Shiraz University, was taken to Adel-Abad Prison on December 24, 2018 to serve a six-month sentence.
Amir Chamani

Iran jails law student for social media posts critical of state...

Amir Chamani, a law student at Payam Noor University of Tabriz and civil rights activist was arrested by security forces at his...

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