June 23, 2020 – Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s continuing prosecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process.
Journalist rights groups and Iranian dissidents are urging Romania not to deport a former Iranian official to his homeland to face corruption charges, saying he should be prosecuted in Europe for ordering the mass arrest of reporters while serving as a judge in Tehran.
The heir to the last Shah of Iran, Prince Reza Pahlavi, has condemned the sentencing of 10 activists to a total of 100 years in prison and called on the international community to support them.
Student activist Soha Mortezaei has been summoned to serve her prison term despite horrible conditions of Iranian prisons during the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on April 30, 2020.
Narges Mohammadi who was arrested for her human rights activities on May 5, 2015, has been sentenced to a sum of 16 years jail term for her human rights activities (Minimum of 10 years must be served)
In a letter addressed to Iran’s Chief Justice Ebrahim Raeesi on March 26 Amnesty International said Iranian authorities must “immediately and unconditionally” release hundreds of prisoners of conscience amid grave concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran’s prisons.
An Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison amid the coronavirus outbreak on bogus national security charges designed to punish political activists.
A revolutionary court in Iran has sentenced human rights lawyer Soheila Hejab to 18 years in prison. The branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court presided by notorious judge Abolghasem Moghiseh, has sentenced the rights activist to a total of 18 years behind bars on the charges of “propaganda against the state”, “assembly and collusion”, “disrupting public order to create chaos”, “forming a group to defend women’s rights”, and, “demanding a referendum and changing the constitution”.
Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced Hirad Pirdaghi, Roham Yeganeh, and Farid Lotfabadi to imprisonment and lashes. According to this verdict, Hirad Pirdaghi was sentenced to six months imprisonment on the charge of “assembly and collusion”. Roham Yeganeh
On February 25, 2020, Bahareh Rashidnejad was sentenced to two years suspended imprisonment by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court for the charge of “insulting the Supreme Leader
On February 16, 2020, appeals court presided by Judge Yousef Khodadadi reduced Yousef Kari’s sentence to two years imprisonment