On December 4, 2019, Moin Hajizadeh, Raha Ahmadi, Leila (Khadijeh) Mirghafari, Armin Sourani, Mohammad Abolhasani, Saman Zandian, and Vahid Ghadirzadeh were sentenced to 29 years imprisonment, combined. On November 10, 2019, they were tried at the Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court headed by judge Abolghasem Salavati.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe ( CCBE) has bestowed its annual Human Rights Award to four lawyers from Iran. Ms.Nasrin Sotoudeh, Addolfattah Soltani, Mohammad Najafi and Amir Salar Davodi received the prestigious award
Amnesty International issued an urgent action on November 13, 2019, calling for the release of imprisoned Kurdish language teacher Zahra Mohammadi
Civil rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was re-arrested Saturday November 9, by 10 male security forces in her Tehran home. The former political prisoner is the wife of cancer-stricken political prisoner Arash Sadeghi and was campaigning for his release and much needed medical treatment on Twitter
“In an era of injustice in Iran, being behind bars, or not, makes no difference”, the renowned imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, has told French publication, L’Obs, previously known as Le Nouvel Observateur.
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.
“After his surgery in September 2019, Arash got a post-opertarive infection but has not been sent to a hospital for further treatment. Now, he cannot move one of his hands at all. His condition is getting worse and worse
Jailed civil rights activist Atena Daemi was sentenced to an additional two years of prison despite being set to be released in less than a year
The Iranian government has been cracking down on dissent more and moreover the past few years. Activists across the country are doing all they can to make their cause known but the Iranian authorities are trying to silence them
Immediately before security forces stormed his house and arrested him, the brother of an exiled Iranian anti-hijab activist managed to send her a video message lamenting about being under heavy pressure
Amnesty International has accused Iranian authorities of a “blatant” attempt to intimidate a women’s rights activist by arresting some of her relatives