Prisoners / Arrests

September 11, 2014

More Than Two Months in Solitary Confinement for Protesting Exclusion of Women in Stadium

More Than Two Months in Solitary Confinement for Protesting Exclusion of Women in Stadium A young woman's detention in solitary confinement continues after her June 30, 2014 arrest, following her earlier arrest and release outside a Tehran sports stadium when she tried to attend a volleyball game. Ghoncheh Ghavami's lawyer, Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he is unaware of his client's charges despite the fact that Ghavami has been in solitary confinement at Evin Prison for more than two months and her "temporary ... read more
September 10, 2014

Imprisoned Baha’is Refused Early Release Unless They Repent

Imprisoned Baha’is Refused Early Release Unless They Repent Three imprisoned Baha’is have been refused early release and furlough to visit their small children unless they recant their faith and pledge not to teach at the Baha’i university, a relative told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
September 9, 2014

Cartoon 91: Head of Judiciary Reinstated for Five More Years

Cartoon 91: Head of Judiciary Reinstated for Five More Years Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, reinstated Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Iranian Judiciary, in his position for another five years on August 14, 2014. Civil and political activists have raised serious criticism and concern about Sadegh Larijani’s performance in his position. The most serious concerns voiced over Sadegh Larijani’s conduct over the past five years [...]... read more
September 4, 2014

Imprisoned Student Denied Medical Treatment despite Severe Illness

Imprisoned Student Denied Medical Treatment despite Severe Illness Omid Kokabi, an exceptional student serving a 10-year sentence, has not been allowed medical treatment outside Evin Prison despite his worsening kidney stone condition and stomach ailment, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
September 2, 2014

Cartoon 89: Continued Arrests of Journalists in Iran

Cartoon 89: Continued Arrests of Journalists in Iran Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent in Tehran, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for UAE’s National newspaper, were arrested on the night of July 22, 2014, after their homes were raided by security forces. The agents also confiscated their personal belongings, including laptops, books, and notes, a source told the International Campaign for [...]... read more
September 1, 2014

Carton 90: “Dastardly and Unfair,” Says Sattar Beheshti’s Mother of Murderer’s Sentence

Carton 90: “Dastardly and Unfair,” Says Sattar Beheshti’s Mother of Murderer’s Sentence Almost two years after the death of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti under torture while in police detention, Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh was sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for his murder. Giti Pourfazel, the Beheshti family lawyer, told Iranian Students News Agency that the verdict against Sattar’s [...]... read more
August 29, 2014

Hekmati Family Hopes for His Release, Three Years after Arrest

Hekmati Family Hopes for His Release, Three Years after Arrest Three years after his arrest in Tehran, US-born Amir Mirzaei Hekmati remains in prison. His family continues to hope that he will be released in time to see his father, who suffers from a terminal illness in the US. Hekmati's earlier charges of espionage have been changed to "cooperating with a hostile government," and his death sentence has been overturned, according to his lawyer, Seyed Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee.... read more
August 29, 2014

Imprisoned Journalist to Serve another 45 Days after Completing Five-Year Sentence

Imprisoned Journalist to Serve another 45 Days after Completing Five-Year Sentence The Iranian Judiciary continues to imprison Mohammad Davari, a journalist who was instrumental in exposing human rights violations at the Kahrizak Detention Center and other prisons in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 elections, despite completion of his five-year sentence.... read more
August 20, 2014

Political Prisoners at Evin Transferred into Quarantine without Explanation

Political Prisoners at Evin Transferred into Quarantine without Explanation Twenty-seven political prisoners have been transferred from Evin Prison’s Ward 350 to quarantine, where they are now being held in conditions tantamount to clear and serious ill treatment. ... read more
August 12, 2014

Official Silence Continues on Washington Post Reporter’s Detention

Official Silence Continues on Washington Post Reporter’s Detention Three weeks after Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his journalist wife Yeganeh Salehi were arrested in Tehran, Iranian judicial authorities continue to refuse to provide any information about the reasons for the couple's arrest or any news about their condition. ... read more
August 12, 2014

“Happy” Video Participants to Go on Trial in September

“Happy” Video Participants to Go on Trial in September The youths involved in making the “Happy in Tehran” dance video will be collectively put on trial on September 9, 2014, a source informed the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. ... read more
August 9, 2014

Sattar Beheshti Murderer Gets Three Years in Prison

Sattar Beheshti Murderer Gets Three Years in Prison Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for the murder of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti, who died under torture while in police detention in November 2012.... read more