Amnesty International: Iran- Details released of 304 deaths during protests in November 2019
 Amnesty International has released details of the deaths of 304 men, women and children killed by Iran’s security forces during last November’s ruthless crackdown, six months after the protests. The organization found that more than 220 of the recorded deaths took place over just two days on 16 and 17…
ّIran.. Nobel Laureates Call for Release of Elite Iranian Students
n a joint letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, nine Nobel laureates warned that the arrest of two elite Iranian students, Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi, paves the way for widespread and brutal repression of dissidents and students in the months following the coronavirus outbreak.…
URGENT ACTION from Amnesty International.. Iran- University Student at Risk of Torture: Ali Younesi
Amnesty International Iran: University Student at Risk of Torture: Ali Younesi 12 May 2020 Iranian university student Ali Younesi has been arbitrarily detained since 10 April 2020. His family believes he is being held in Tehran’s Evin prison, where he has been denied access to a lawyer and permitted only…
Bachelet condemns execution of child offenders in Iran
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday condemned the second execution of a child offender in the space of just four days by the Iranian authorities. Shayan Saeedpour is reported to have been executed in Saqez prison in Kurdistan Province on Tuesday 21 April. He had…
Iran- UN Rapporteurs Call for Immediate Release of Political Prisoners Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak
On April 17, rapporteurs and human rights experts of the United Nations called on the Iranian regime to immediately release the prisoners of conscience, dual and foreign nationals at risk of COVID-19. The signatories were: Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of…
Iran..21 Nobel Laureates, Condemn Iran Regime’s Cover-Up Over Coronavirus Outbreak, Calling It a Crime Against Humanity
21 Nobel laureates from US, Canada, Germany and Norway in a letter to the United Nations’ Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while condemning the Iranian regime‘s catastrophic cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Iranians and described it as a crime against and strongly condemned…
Iran.. UN Human Rights Envoy Shocked by Protests’ Death Tally
The nationwide Iran protests erupted in November, following the fuel price hike. According to reports published at the time , the regime’s security forces killed over 1500 protesters, arrested 12,000 and injured 4,000. Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, in a…
Amnesty International: Free detained protesters in Iran
The Iranian authorities have been violently crushing protests in Iran, using unlawful, including lethal, force and arbitrarily arresting thousands. Now, those arrested are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Act now and call for their release.  In November 2019, security forces used lethal force to shoot and kill over…
13 More Nobel Laureates Urge the UN Secretary-General to Support Iran Protests
13 more Nobel laureates joined a joint letter, previously written by 14 other Nobel laureates to the UN Secretary-General highlighting the Iranian regime’s crackdown on the Iran protests.   Thursday, January 2, 2020, marks the 49th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests. 13 more Nobel laureates joined a…
116 Teenagers Detained, 20 Killed During Iran’s November Protests
On December 26, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian regime’s President Mahmoud Vaezi attended an interview and answered reporters’ questions. When asked about the arrest of around 100 teenage students by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), he said, “This is the first time that I hear this…
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Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…