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Protesters Killed While Iran’s Government Blocks Internet and Media Coverage

May 17, 2022 – At least five protesters are dead amid a violent state crackdown on street demonstrations in Iran, while the authorities have blocked internet access in protest hot zones, pressured domestic media not to cover the protests, and arrested growing numbers of protesters and activists. Read more

International Community Must Call on Iranian Officials to Refrain from Deadly Repression

May 12, 2022 – Ongoing street protests in Iran could lead to more killings and arbitrary imprisonments by state security forces if the international community remains silent, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) warned in a statement today. Read more

Internet Shutdown, Heavy Security Presence Signal Lethal State Repression

May 9, 2022 – Government-enforced internet outages and the increased presence of state security forces throughout the Iranian province of Khuzestan, where street protests erupted on May 6, have raised fears over another deadly crackdown in the Islamic Republic. Read more

Third Day of Protests See Clashes with Security Forces

December 13, 2021 – The government of Iran should allow teachers to exercise their right to public protest without the threat of violence or arbitrary arrest, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) in a statement today. Teachers should be allowed to voice their legitimate demands for fair pay and the release of their unlawfully jailed colleagues. Read more

No Accountability for Hundreds Killed, Thousands Injured and Arrested

International Community Must Demand Independent Investigation and Justice for Victims

2021-11-10-Two years after Iran’s security forces violently crushed mass protests that erupted across the country, leaving hundreds of civilians killed, two officials who oversaw that repression and have committed egregious rights violations for decades—President Ebrahim Raisi and Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i—have risen to top positions of power in Iran. Read more

Execution of Navid Afkari: “Iran’s Judiciary is a Tool of Political Repression and Violence and a Threat to the People”

Champion Wrestler Executed despite Evidence of Torture and Innocence

September 12, 2020—The execution of Navid Afkari, the 27-year-old champion wrestler, by hanging at sunrise today in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, demonstrates the Iranian judiciary’s complete disregard for law, justice and international standards of due process. Read more

Death Sentence for Champion Wrestler Based on False Evidence, Torture and Forced False Confessions

Lawyer for Navid Afkari: Video Footage Proves He Did Not Commit Alleged Crime

“There is not one shred of evidence … they are looking for a neck for their rope”

September 2, 2020—The Iranian wrestling champion Navid Afkari has been sentenced to death for allegedly killing a security man in Shiraz, Fars Province at the time of the summer 2018 protests in the province—despite evidence that he did not commit the alleged crime and that he was tortured during interrogation into giving a false “confession.” Read more

Death Sentences for Three Protestors Confirmed by Supreme Court in Iran

Death Sentences for Three Protestors Confirmed by Supreme Court in Iran

Unlawful and Cruel Sentences Reflect Increase in Death Sentences in Political Cases

Lawyers’ Last Hope is to Seek Judicial Review, Citing “Serious Flaws” in Rulings

July 13, 2020—The death sentences against three young men for their participation in the November 2019 protests that swept through Iran have been confirmed. The sentences against Amirhossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, which were upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court on July 10, 2020, reflect the increasing use of the death penalty in politically motivated cases in the country. Read more

Detained Protestors in Iran: Beaten, Tortured, Forced to “Confess”

February 10, 2020 – Detainees held in Iran since the November 2019 street protests—including juveniles—are being beaten, forced to make self-incriminating statements and held in inhumane incarceration conditions, and their families are not being informed of their whereabouts and condition, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned from first-hand accounts in Iran.

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EU Should Lead Calls for UN Commission of Inquiry Into Iran Protest Deaths

Foreign Policy Chief Urges Iran to Hold Perpetrators of Protest Deaths Accountable, Provide Detainees Due Process

December 10, 2019 – The EU should lead calls for the UN to investigate Iranian state forces’ use of lethal means to repress the country’s mid-November 2019 protests which resulted in hundreds of deaths and thousands of arrests, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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