Journalists, lawyers, minority rights activists and anti-hijab protesters among those held
Teargas fills the air as Iranian students clash with riot police during an anti-government protest at the University of Tehran. Photograph: EPA
Thu. 24. Jan.2014 Guardian-Iranian authorities arrested more than 7,000 dissidents last year in a sweeping crackdown that led to hundreds being jailed or flogged, at least 26 protesters being killed, and nine people dying in custody amid suspicious circumstances, according to Amnesty International.
04 September, 2017 Amnesty international- The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the destruction of a mass grave in the southern city of Ahvaz said Amnesty International today, launching a campaign to urge authorities to protect the site, where dozens of prisoners killed during a wave of mass extrajudicial executions in August and September 1988 are buried.
May 12.2016-Amnesty International- The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old at the time of his arrest, said Amnesty International. Alireza Tajiki, now 19 years old, was sentenced to death in April 2013 after a criminal court in Fars Province, southern Iran, convicted him of murder and rape primarily on the basis of “confessions” extracted through torture which he repeatedly retracted in court. His execution is due to take place on Sunday 15 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad Prison in Fars Province.
Arash Sadeghi and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee
COUPLE SENTENCED TO JAIL ON SECURITY CHARGES
Former student activist Arash Sadeghi and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, have been sentenced to imprisonment on national security charges following grossly unfair trials. They have appealed their sentences .Arash Sadeghi, a former student activist, was informed in August 2015 that he had been sentenced by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran to 15 years’ imprisonment on charges including “spreading propaganda against the system”, “gathering and colluding against national security” and “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic.”
Mo. 07.13.2015 – Amnesty International – Islamic Republic of Iran
Head of state: Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei (Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran)
Head of government: Hassan Rouhani (President)
The authorities restricted freedoms of expression, association and assembly, arresting, detaining and prosecuting in unfair trials minority and women’s rights activists, journalists, human rights defenders and others who voiced dissent.
02-25-2015 – Amnesty International – The authorities restricted freedoms of expression, association and assembly, arresting, detaining and prosecuting in unfair trials minority and women’s rights activists, journalists, human rights defenders and others who voiced dissent. Torture and other ill-treatment remained prevalent and were committed with impunity. Women and ethnic and religious minorities faced pervasive discrimination in law and practice.
Maryam Shafi’ Pour
Amnesty international- 3 March 2014 – Iran’s authorities must quash the conviction of a 27-year-old student who received a seven year prison sentence because of her peaceful political activities, said Amnesty International.
Amnesty International alarmed at reported spike in executions, mostly for alleged drug offenses – TIME – By Andrew Katz Jan. 16, 2014 – Iran has carried out 40 executions since the start of 2014, according to Amnesty International, with at least 33 taking place in the last week.