Benyamin Albughobeish

Ahvazi Arab detainee suspiciously dies in custody

A 28-year-old detainee from the Ahvazi Arab minority, has died under suspicious circumstances in a detention centre in Ahvaz, in south western...
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Young man flogged in public in Iranshahr

A young man was flogged in public in Iranshahr, Sistan-o-Baluchestan Province, SE Iran. The flogging took place on Monday, June 17, in...
Iran hand amputation

23 prisoners in Iran at risk of having their hands amputated

Twenty-three prisoners convicted of theft are languishing in the Great Tehran Penitentiary, Fashafoyeh, awaiting hand amputation. Reports indicate that the hand of...
Maryam Mombeini

Iran Extends Travel Ban on Widow Of Ecologist who suspiciously died...

Iranian authorities have extended the travel ban on the widow of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died under suspicious circumstances in prison last...
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University administrators flogged in Iran for “negligence”

The Chief Justice of North Khorasan Province said that five people were sentenced to flogging for negligence and that the flogging sentences...
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Iran continues to hand down cruel punishments for impoverished convicted thieves

A 27-year old man was sentenced to three years in prison and 74 lashes for “stealing a chicken” in Laly city in...
Iran hand amputation

Iran’s General Prosecutor criticizes low amputation rates

Iran's General Prosecutor expressed regret that a number of "divine punishments" are set aside to save Iran from being condemned by international...
Iranian labor activist Esmail Bakhshi

Iranian labor activist pressured to withdraw his torture charges

The Intelligence Department has been pressuring a labor activist to withdraw his torture charges, his lawyer said. Various...
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Man flogged in public for robbery in southeast Iran

A man was publicly flogged on January 6, in the country's southern Sistan-Baluchistan province.The man identified as Esmail Arbabi was flogged for...
Esmail Bakhshi

Tortured labor activist Esmail Bakhshi calls on the intelligence minister for...

Labor activist Esmail Bakhshi, revealed in a letter posted on Instagram on January 4, 2019, that he was severely beaten during his...

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