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

UN Urged to Launch Commission of Inquiry onto Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Azita Carlson 03 February 2018

by Azita Carlson

The UN was urged to address the mass arrests and the killings alleged to be taking place in jails following the recent uprising in Iran, in one of the first of its kind hearings in Geneva, on February 1st, 2018. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also heard appeals from international civil society and NGOs to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the months-long massacre during which the Islamic Republic of Iran executed an estimated 30,000 political prisoners, mostly activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in 1988.

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