Iran sentenced a Kurd political prisoner to death in a court in the western province of Sanandaj on Sunday, a Kurdish human rights group said today. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network said that Houshmand Alipour was sentenced to death by the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court
The family of Robert Levinson, an ex-FBI agent-turned-CIA consultant who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago, has asked a US judge for $1.5 billion in damages from Iran. Tehran recently said it opened a missing persons probe into Levinson, but his family believes he sits in an Iranian prison.
The European Union and United States expressed concern on Thursday at Iran’s holding of an inspector from the U.N. nuclear watchdog last week, with the U.S. envoy to the agency calling it an “outrageous provocation” that must have consequences.
In an open letter, 150 civil rights activists and families of political prisoners expressed concern over the deterioration of Arash Sadeghi’s physical condition, demanding his immediate transfer to the hospital. Arash Sadeghi is a civil activist suffering from bone cancer. Sadeghi is imprisoned in Rajai Shahr.
Nearly two years after they were first detained in Tehran, eight conservationists have been charged with “cooperation with U.S. and Israeli enemy states against the Islamic Republic of Iran for the purpose of espionage for the CIA and Mossad,” the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.
In a statement on Wednesday, Amnesty International called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the “appalling deterioration of human rights in Iran” in its next meeting on November 8.
Iran briefly held an inspector for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) work said on Wednesday, some describing it as harassment.
Nazanin is a British charity worker and mother, arrested on holiday while visiting her family with our 22-month-old daughter, Gabriella, who was herself allowed to return to Britain only last month. Nazanin is one of a number of innocent people Iran is holding hostage to use as diplomatic leverage in disputes with Britain, the United States, France and others.
Prison authorities continue to refuse to allow political prisoner Arash Sadeghi to receive proper medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison
Iran’s regime is denying political prisoner Majid Assadi medical treatment in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in Karaj
Political prisoner Atefeh Rangriz, who is behind bars since attending a protest during the last International Labor Day (May 1) in Tehran, says that she has gone on hunger strike