Iran's mass arrests

Amnesty criticizes Iran’s mass arrests in ‘year of shame’

Amnesty International says Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year last year in a sweeping crackdown that led to hundreds being...
UN General Assembly

UN General Assembly Adopts 65th resolution censuring rights abuse in Iran

UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution, by a recorded vote of 84 in favour to 30 against, with 67 abstentions, condemning...
Iran human rights lawyers

Iranian authorities escalated crackdown on lawyers, says Human Rights Watch

Iranian authorities have escalated their crackdown on lawyers, Human Rights Watch said today. Over the past month, revolutionary courts have sentenced at...
Nasrin sotoudeh-Reza Khandan

UN Experts: Iran must protect women’s rights advocates

UN human rights experts* have called on Iran to guarantee the rights of human rights defenders and lawyers who have been jailed...
General Assembly’s Human Rights Committee

UN committee criticizes Iran for Human Rights Violations

A U.N. committee on human rights has approved a resolution urging Iran to stop its widespread use of arbitrary detention and expressing...
Arrests In Khuzestan

Rights Group voices concern Over ‘Secret Executions’ Of Arabs In Iran

An international rights group voiced concern over secret executions of Ahwazi Arabs In Iran. Amnesty International made the call...
crackdown on journalists in Iran

Reporters Without Borders condemns wave of crackdown on journalists in Iran

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the latest crackdown on journalists in Iran, in which, several have been questioned in the past month...
Iranian protesters sentenced

Human Rights Watch says Iranian protesters sentenced in unfair trials

Iran’s judiciary convicted at least 24 Iranian protesters on vaguely defined national security charges, Human Rights Watch said in a November 5...
Arrests In Khuzestan

Wave of arrests In khuzestan in vicious crackdown on Ahwazi Arabs

The Iranian authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown against the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority, arresting hundreds of people in Khuzestan province, southern...
Execution of Child Offenders

UN Rights Expert Urges Iran to End Execution of Child Offenders

The U.N. independent expert on human rights in Iran urged Tehran on Wednesday to abolish the death penalty for juveniles.

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Iran sentences teacher activist to lashes and prison

Iran’s Judiciary sentenced a teacher to eight months in prison and 10 lashes for participating in a demonstration by teachers and education...