A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council

Amnesty International's Global Campaign Demands Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh by Iranian Government

Azita Carlson 14 June 2019

By Azita Carlson

Prominent human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh dedicated her life to peacefully pursuing human rights — including opposition to the discriminatory forced veiling laws, as well as the death penalty.

She was arrested at her home, on charges in connection with her human rights work, on June 13th 2018. Previously, in September 2016, Nasrin Sotoudeh had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in a separate case also linked to her human rights work.

Journalist Sanaz Allahyari, a member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM

Despite Her Deteriorating Health, Sanaz Allahyari Not Hospitalized, but Kept in Prison, Instead

Staff Writer 13 June 2019

by Navid  Felker

A member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM, Sanaz Allahyari, has been held in detention for the past five months. She became ill and her illness has not been diagnosed, nor have the medications prescribed for her helped her situation. She has become extremely weak, her limbs shake, she suffers from GI problems. Sanaz Allahyari has lost 10 kilograms.

A kindergarten teacher playing with children in Iran

Religious Minority Teachers Banned From Teaching Kindergarten in Iran

Armin Baldwin 06 June 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Iran’s Organization of Welfare recently issued a ban forbidding religious minorities from teaching in kindergarten due to a difference in “religious values.” The ban goes contrary to the country’s own laws, and applies to all kindergartens except those used solely by religious minorities.

A scene featuring juvenile executions in Iran at  Paris venue

Iran Regime Continues to Execute Juveniles

Saeed 05 June 2019

By Saeed

In a shocking case of Human Rights violation, Iranian political prisoner Ameneh Zaheri Sari, a graduate student in accounting, is being held in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison. She is reportedly being denied medical care.

The prison authorities have allegedly prevented her from receiving medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison, and the prison hospital is unable to provide adequate care for this young woman.

Legal rules

Iran: Those Charged With Serious Crimes, May Be Denied Lawyers

Armin Baldwin 18 May 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Today, Amnesty International published an analysis of changes that are being proposed to the laws that affect ordinary Iranians charged with the most serious crimes. The amended laws, if passed, will permit the prosecution to deprive detainees who are arrested on “national security” charges, as well as certain other serious criminal charges, access to a lawyer for 20 days, and could be extended to cover the whole investigation phase. Sentences that carry the death penalty or amputation punishments are included under the proposed amended laws.

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