Iran is to execute a 35-year-old mentally ill man on charges including apostasy and “insulting holy things”. Javad Rouhi, a law graduate, is accused of burning the Quran as part of the protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
Human rights campaigners have called for the release of lawyer Mohammad Najafi, who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2018 on multiple convictions for his defence of basic civil and political liberties. Lawyers for Lawyers, an independent and non-political Netherlands-based foundation and the Center
Alleged atrocities carried out by the Iranian authorities three years ago should be investigated by the United Nations following hearings in London, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has said. On 15 November 2019, following a sudden spike in fuel prices, peace
The sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in a new case against her has been described by Amnesty International as an outrageous injustice. The sentence, reported on her husband Reza Khanda
The Iranian authorities carried out a "shameless" campaign of repression during 2018, crushing protests and arresting thousands in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International. The organization has today revealed new figures showing the extent of the Iranian authorities’ repre