The Iranian government has been trying to register the marrying off of women and girls to end tribal disputes as a “valuable cultural heritage” for almost 20 years, despite intense pushback by the United Nations and human rights groups throughout the world.
The founder and manager of Iran’s main video-sharing platform, referred to by some as Iran’s YouTube, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of “encouraging corruption” over a video posted by a user.
According to the reports of multiple international organizations, Iran is one of the primary sources and points of exchange – both in terms of import and export – of human trafficking and sex slaves in the world. The following constitutes a brief summary of some of the most appalling statistics regarding the Iranian regime’s engagement in these practices over the past 20 years.
Ashkan Azizi who was driving a car along with his cousin Borhan Azizi was shot and killed by Iranian police in Kermanshah, western Iran on October 15. Borhan, also 17, was severely wounded.
An online conference at the EU parliament hosted by the Iranian opposition NCRI calls on the EU to condemn the Human rights violation in Iran. In this event, dozens of MEPs joined to give their solutions to condemn the Human rights violation in Iran
Prominent members of the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) have begun serving prison sentences for the peaceful expression dissent and their opposition to censorship.
A common job in the impoverished region of western Iran is a porter or someone who carries heavy loads on their backs through treacherous mountain paths, but the job, which is difficult enough for strong, young men, is commonly being taken on by women and children because poverty levels are so high.
September saw the third wave of the coronavirus sweeping across Iran. The scale of the disaster is such that the regime is no longer able to deny it. The Iranian regime’s deputy Minister of Health asserted: “The situation we have is beyond the wave. We are engulfed in a stormy sea. It is meaningless to speak of different color zones. The entire country is in the red zone.”
Twenty-one border porters or “kolbars” in Farsi were injured or killed by direct fire of security forces in northwestern Iran.
In recent days, Iran’s government has stepped up mass arrests of youth in Tehran. On 28 September, the state media reported the arrest of 389 young people in Tehran who had been arrested on charges of being ‘thugs’. These widespread arrests are nothing but making the atmosphere of the city feel more under lockdown and expanding the tour of repression.
Questions asked in Iran’s state-run television Channel 5 from Abolfazl Shekarchi, Spokesman and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, about the role of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Iran’s meddling in the Middle East is just one of the examples of the regime’s miserable situation