Regime still holding student protesters in prison

Editor 14 February 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Some Iranian university students are still being held in prison without access to legal counsel, despite the Iranian Regime’s claims that all of the people arrested in connection with the nationwide protests had been released.

Iran: Another suspicious death in Iran prison

Navid Felker 14 February 2018

by Navid  Felker

Kavous Seyed Emami, a well-known environmentalist and Iranian-Canadian university professor, has allegedly committed suicide in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran where he was detained since being arrested two weeks ago. He worked hard in efforts to protect the Iranian environment.

Iranian MP admits Swedish-Iranian scholar was not granted a fair trial

Armin Baldwin 14 February 2018

by Armin Baldwin

Ahmadreza Jalali, a Swedish-Iranian scholar, was told he would be sentenced to death in Iran last year. Jalali is a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Although he has Iranian citizenship, he is a permanent resident of Sweden.

New Hunger Strike by Iranian Political prisoners

Atousa Pilger 07 February 2018

 

by Atousa Pilger

In a statement released on February 7th, Amnesty International demanded that Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activists and her husband Arash Sadeghi. It has been reported that all three have begun hunger strikes following the transfer of Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee to Shahr-e Rey (Gharchak) prison in Varamin outside Tehran.

150 Protesters Indicted, according to Tehran Prosecutor

Editor 05 February 2018

by Staff writer, SF

According to Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran’s Prosecutor, 150 of the protesters arrested during the recent unrest have been indicted.

He added that four protesters are still in custody. However, he told journalists last week that 10 protesters were in custody. No independent source has corroborated or ruled out the figures released by Dolatabadi.

Iranian Refugees Protest Capital Punishment at UNCHR in Erbil

Atousa Pilger 05 February 2018

by Atousa Pilger

On Saturday, Iranian refugees gathered together in an act of solidarity in the Kurdistan Region's capital of Erbil, outside the UNHCR headquarters.

In a joint statement, they explained that they were there to condemn the capital punishments handed out by the Islamic Republic's courts — "to protest against the execution rule for political activists: Ramin Hossein Panahi, Hidayat Abdullah Pur, and others facing capital punishment by the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Charged with membership in Komala, a Kurdish political party that resumed struggles against the forces of the

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