Monday, July 15, 2024

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Violated Women in Evin Prison, Former Political Prisoner Says

By Natasha Phillips  Iran’s Revolutionary Guards raped women detainees in Evin prison during official visits to the jail in 2009, according to former political prisoner Marziyeh Amirizadeh. Amirizadeh was arrested and imprisoned in 2009 for converting...
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Speaking in Davos, Masih Alinejad Condemns Iran For Its ‘Gender Apartheid’ 

By Natasha Phillips Iran came under fire for its treatment of women at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the journalist and activist Masih Alinejad denounced "gender apartheid" in her homeland and...

Elon Musk Should Offer His Starlink Internet Service to Iran, Expert Says 

By Natasha Phillips Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Starlink should be provided as a priority to Iran, where the government has been censoring the internet for two decades and is seeking to curtail it further, technology expert...

Survey of 50,000 Iranians Finds Almost Half Are No Longer Religious

By Natasha Phillips A survey of 50,000 Iranians has found that nearly half of respondents said they had lost their faith and were no longer religious. The survey, which was published in June by the Netherlands-based Group for Analyzing...

Iran’s Government May Be Using Islamic Law to Justify Seizure of British Tanker, Says...

By Natasha Phillips Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 19 seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, in an apparent response to the detention earlier this month by...

INTERVIEW: Activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam Launches Online Opposition Network

By Natasha Phillips Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, a human rights activist and the co-founder of Stop Child Executions, has launched a network of online conferences for Iran opposition groups. The network brings together prominent and emerging Iranian...

OPINION: In Their Treatment Of Child Sex Offenders, Iran and The UK Have Much...

By Natasha Phillips  Child sexual abuse is at an all time high in both Iran and the UK, but how does each country  treat offending paedophiles, and are they really that different? The UK’s child sex...

Iran’s Evin Prison in “Chaos” Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Detained Dual National Says

By Natasha Phillips   Poor conditions inside Iran’s Evin Prison and guards failing to follow measures designed to contain the Coronavirus outbreak in Iran have left the country’s most notorious jail in a state of chaos, according to...

Nobel Prize Nominee Masih Alinejad Stands Up for Iranian Women on World Hijab Day 

By Natasha Phillips Iran human rights campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Masih Alinejad revived her social media campaign “Let Us Talk” on Feb. 1 to raise awareness about women forced against their will to wear...

Iranian Government Faces $500 Million Lawsuit By Daughter of Journalist Siamak Pourzand

By Natasha Phillips A lawsuit claiming that Iranian government officials were responsible for the torture and 2011 death of journalist Siamak Pourzand has been filed by his daughter Banafsheh Zand in a United States court. The...