Monday, May 27, 2024

Swedish Court Upholds Life Sentence in Iran Executions Case

By Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM, Dec 19 (Reuters) - A Swedish appeals court on Tuesday upheld a guilty verdict and life sentence given to a former Iranian official convicted last year for his part in a...

UK Sanctions Iran Officials Over Forced Hijab Law

By Natasha Phillips The UK government sanctioned five men in Iran on Dec. 8 for their roles in the implementation of the Islamic Republic’s forced hijab law. It also sanctioned the men for grave human...

Islamic Republic Faces Powerful New Wave of Protests, Labor Strikes

By Ahmad Rafat A new wave of protests and strikes by various trade unions and guilds has spread throughout Iran in the past few weeks. This wave differs in many important respects from the demonstrations...
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Children of Iran Nobel Peace Prize Winner Fear They Won’t See Her Again

STORY/REUTERS: Narges Mohammadi, 51, who is serving multiple sentences in Tehran's notorious Evin prison on charges including spreading propaganda, won the award on Oct. 6 in a rebuke to Tehran's theocratic leaders, prompting the...

Islamic Republic Enables ‘Large Scale Gender Apartheid,’ Says UN Special Rapporteur on Iran

By Natasha Phillips   “Large-scale gender apartheid is being permitted” in Iran, where acts of gender-based violence are being committed, according to Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. He made the...

Jailed Nobel Winner Mohammadi to Continue Protests, She Says in Smuggled Letter

STOCKHOLM, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Jailed Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi will continue her fight for human rights even if it leads to her death, she said in a letter smuggled out from prison and published on...

Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi Arrested Again

DUBAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who had been previously detained for showing support to anti-government protests and was released on bail earlier this month, was arrested again, Iran's state media reported on Thursday. "Salehi...

Islamic Republic Detains High-Risk Adversaries, Frees Others, Says Roya Boroumand 

By Natasha Phillips   The Islamic Republic has developed a policy to manage political prisoners and is detaining or releasing them based on the degree of risk that they pose to the regime, according to Roya...

Detained Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi Released on Bail After Year in Jail

DUBAI, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who has been detained since his arrest last year for showing support to anti-government protests, was released on bail from Isfahan prison, Iranian human rights group Hengaw said...

Women’s Activism in Iran Continues, Despite Street Protests Dying Down in Face of State...

SOURCE: THE CONVERSATION By Mona Tajali Large-scale protests that erupted in 2022 across Iran, centering on women’s rights, captured the world’s attention. Iranians peacefully protested in the streets of places ranging from Tehran to small towns across the...