Violence Against Women in Iran
Written by Staff Writer on 20 February 2019.

The Iranian Judiciary has called for the Provision of Security for Women Against Violence (PSW) bill to be fundamentally revised, expressing doubts over whether the heavy punishments stipulated in the bill for violations of women's rights may actually weaken the family structure, i.e. putting a husband in jail for beating his wife.

Two Juvenile Offenders at Risk of Imminent Execution in Iran

One young Iranian prisoner, who was sentenced to death at just 15, is set to be executed soon, according to what his family was told by prison officials.

Mohammad Kalhori was sentenced to death even though the medical examiner’s report says that he was not mentally mature at the time that he allegedly committed murder, due to a mental disorder, and was suffering from depression.

Mehdi Farahi Shandiz

The Iranian regime moved a political prisoner to solitary confinement for chanting anti-government slogans last week.

On Monday, February 11, as Iran marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, Mehdi Farahi Shandiz, a teacher, started to chant about the torture and executions carried out by the mullahs since they stole power.

Women of Iran Continue to Fight for Equality

By Staff writer

The 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is being celebrated by the clerical regime in Iran. During the past four decades, the people of Iran have lived under extreme suppression that most people in free and democratic countries can simply not fathom.

 Arzhang Davoudi,

By Staff writer

An Iranian political prisoner has gone on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane conditions that he has been forced to endure whilst in solitary confinement.

Nearly 100 Child Marriages in One Iranian Province Since May

By Mansoureh Galestan

At least 98 child marriages have been recorded in one Iranian province in the last nine months, according to the Director General of Ilam’s Welfare Organization.

Iran's Despicable Human Rights Record for January 2019

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The Iran Human Rights Monitor has released its report into human rights violations in Iran for the month of January and, as always, it’s a heartbreaking read featuring torture, arbitrary arrest, abuse of marginalised groups, and death. However, it’s important to know what the mullahs’ regime is doing, so that we can demand change, which is why I’m imploring you to read this summary and to click here for the more detailed report. The Regime uses these abuses to suppress the Iranian people and keep a shaky grasp on power, but by exposing their malign behaviour, we can hopefully convince the international community to act.

IRAN: Judiciary Official Wishes for More "Divine Punishments"

By Mansoureh Galestan

The Iranian regime’s General Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri recently said that he regretted that in order to avoid further human rights condemnations, Iran had been limiting the amount of “divine punishments” handed down to convicts.

 Evin Prison

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Iran’s Evin Prison has been described as a “dungeon” and a “hellhole” that fails to meet basic standards for prisoner health and safety, even by the Regime’s standards, People’s Mojahedin Orgainzation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) reports.