Human rights defenders Nasrin Sotoudeh and Mohammad Najafi

Iranian Regime Orders Crackdown on Lawyers

Editor 13 December 2018

by Atousa Pilger

The Iranian regime is being put under increasing pressure by the people of Iran. The people have been protesting and holding anti-government demonstrations for almost a year and with every day that goes past, the Iranian regime is realising that the threat is not going to dissipate.

Iran’s propaganda campaign to dismiss anti-Semitic allegations

Iran's Propaganda Campaign to Dismiss Anti-Semitic Allegations

Editor 11 December 2018

by Staff writer, SF

We’ve spoken a lot on here about the Iranian Regime’s propaganda campaign, which combines fake news, disinformation agents, and cherry-picked examples to present a PR-friendly version of the mullahs.

Now, it’s time to talk about the Regime’s efforts to disguise their anti-Semitic rhetoric as legitimate opposition to an evil Zionist enterprise, which has sucked in some major US news organisations.

Secret Executions’ in Iran

Ethnic Arabs Detainees Victims of 'Secret Executions’ in Iran?

Editor 15 November 2018

by Staff writer, SF

In Iran, hundreds of members of the Arab ethnic minority are being sequestered. Now, Amnesty International has stepped in and requested immediate information about them from regime authorities.

Following reports that twenty-two men have been executed “in secret”, the human rights group made the call on November 14th. Iranian officials have dismissed these reports.

Political Prisoners Suffer Cold, Hunger, and Harassment at Zahedan Prison

Political Prisoners Suffer Cold, Hunger, and Harassment at Zahedan Prison

Editor 31 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

At Zahedan Prison, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports that political prisoners continue to endure mistreatment by the personnel, malnutrition, medical negligence, and the temperature extremes of an overcrowded prison without climate control. As well, their families are being harassed by the authorities.

Overpopulation is another concern at the prison, where construction and repairs on two wards has dragged on since last year. Many inmates spend their nights on the floor.

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Latest Report on Human Rights Abuses in Iran

Editor 30 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

The following is a brief overview of human rights abuses that took place in Iran between September 23 and October 22, using information gathered from activists on the ground. Unfortunately, due to the difficulties of ensuring a comprehensive assessment, the incidents included are believed to be just a fraction of the true extent of human rights abuses.

This report also talks of executions, child abuse, mass arrests, violation of freedom of expression, labour abuses, violation of prisoners’ rights, and unchecked environmental pollution, so it does not make for an easy read.

Journalist arrested in Iran

Journalist Arrested in Iran for “Insulting” Religious Figure

Editor 27 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

The Iranian Regime has arrested a journalist for allegedly insulting Imam Hussein, one of the most respected and revered figures of the Shiite faith and the Islamic republic, according to a report from a news agency linked to the mullahs’ judiciary.

On Thursday, October 25, Mizan Online reported that Pouyan Khoshhal was arrested for insulting Imam Hussein and other Imams as he tried to leave the country on Wednesday.

According to the official Shiite narrative, Imam Hussein was the grandson of Prophet Mohammed who died in the seventh century while refusing the Caliph Yazid’s right to rule the Islamic world.

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