Khuzestan Province

850,000 residents of oil-rich Khuzestan province live in slums

The Khuzestan governorate's Director General of Social Affairs said "According to estimates, 850,000 Khuzestan residents are deprived and live in slums," the...
Esmail Bakhshi

Activists join tortured union leader in exposing abuse in Iran’s prisons

Iranian labor activist Esmail Bakhshi's letter concerning torture, persecution, and maltreatment at the country's prisons, provoked a wave of revelations about torture committed against political...
Iran road accidents

12,261 road accident deaths in eight months in Iran

Iranian Legal Medicine Organization announced that 12,261 people were killed in car accidents in the first eight months of Persian year beginning...
Iran poverty

Price Hikes Put Iran’s Middle Class In Dire Straits

Rising consumer goods prices in less than six months has caused people especially the middle class to get poorer.
Iran HRM - annual report 2018

Iran Human Rights Monitor, 2018 Annual Report

Introduction This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a...
Iran earthquake survivors

Survivors living without shelter a year after Iran earthquake

One year has passed since a powerful earthquake struck the Iran’s western provinces, killing more than 600 and injuring thousands more. The...
Iran poverty

Beyond poverty, Iranians on the verge of absolute famine

With over 150,000 million barrels of proven oil reserves, Iran owns the third or fourth largest oil reserve (based on different types of estimation)...
Executions in Iran

Cruel and Inhuman; Executions in Iran

 Introduction While 160 countries across the world have either abolished the Death Penalty or at least called a moratorium on its use, the clerical...
imprisoned teachers in Iran

A glance at the conditions of imprisoned teachers in Iran

October 5 marks the World Teachers’ Day to honor the services of teachers whose efforts bear the greatest impact on the spirit and thoughts...
Iran Arrest

Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – September 2018

Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – September 2018   Introduction September was marked with at least 33 executions including executions of 9 political prisoners, wave of...

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