Juvenile execution in Iran

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran Urges End to Death Penalty for Juveniles

Editor 26 October 2018

by Saeed

On Wednesday, Javaid Rehman, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, told a General Assembly Human Rights committee, "I appeal to the Iranian authorities to abolish the practice of sentencing children to death, and to commute all death sentences issued against children in line with international law.”

It violates international law to execute juvenile convicts, and also contravenes the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

According to Rehman, during this year, five individuals who were convicted of committing murder as minors have been put to death in Iran.

Houshmand Alipour and Mohammad Ostadghader

Kurdish Citizen Sends Open Letter in Fear for Imprisoned Brother’s Life

Editor 25 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

According to the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA), Iranian state-sponsored television broadcast footage on August 7th, of what appeared to be a confession. In the footage, two prisoners can be heard talking about their part in an armed attack on the military base of Saqqez.

One of the men, Houshmand Alipour, is the subject of a recent open letter written by his brother Hejar, who sees this footage as an excuse to execute his brother. Hejar has asked human rights organizations to address Iranian authorities’ restrictions on Alipour and his co-defendant’s visitations, extra-prison communications, and access to legal defense.

Arash Sadeghi

Authorities in Iran’s Prisons Deny Political Prisoners Medical Care

Editor 16 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Since this regime’s inception in 1979, its authorities in Iran have a history of endangering the lives of political prisoners by denying them adequate medical treatment and medication as a form of punishment.

This deliberate denial of access has endangered the lives of several political prisoners, including Majid Asadi, Arash Sadeqi, Hassan Sadeqi, Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi and Mohammad Habibi, who are among those whose continued existence is threatened by denial of treatment. Their medical records have been destroyed rather than being transferred to the hospital or the prison clinic.


International Conference Across 20 Cities Commemorates 30th Anniversary of 1988 Iran Massacre

Editor 28 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

In an online conference held across 20 major cities and capitals of Europe and North America, Iranians commemorated the 30,000 political prisoners massacred in 1988 in Iran. Participants of the conference declared support for the Iranian people’s uprising to overthrow the regime, and for the National Council of Resistance of Iran as the regime’s democratic alternative.

The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy were joined by European elected representatives, as well as a number of political and religious dignitaries and jurists to speak at the conference.

Sarir Movaghan-Baha’i student

Just Weeks Before Finishing Degree, Student Expelled From University

Editor 07 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Sarir Movaghan, has been a student at Isfahan’s Azad University since 2014. The 23-year-old Baha’i student has been expelled just one semester before she was due to complete her Bachelor’s degree in architecture. Movaghan and her family have only recently decided to go public with the news.

“On May 24, Sarir received a call from the university’s security office,” according to a source. “She was told that she had been expelled from the university and she must go to their office for further explanation.”

After her expulsion, security agents raided and searched Movaghan’s home in Isfahan and interrogated her for hours.

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