Journalist Vida Rabbani Sentenced to Prison

Journalist Vida Rabbani Sentenced to Prison

The Court of Appeal of Tehran sentenced Vida Rabbani to ten years and four months imprisonment and additional punishments.  According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Vida Rabbani, journalist and a member of the Union of Islamic Iran People Party, was sentenced to ten years and four months in prison. According to […]

August 17, 2022
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Sepideh Rashno Hospitalized Prior to Forced  TV Confession
Freedom of Expression

Sepideh Rashno Hospitalized Prior to Forced TV Confession

An informed source has revealed to HRANA that detained artist Sepideh Rashno had been hospitalized due to the risk of internal bleeding, which raised the question as to whether she was tortured to make confession aired on July 30.  On July 16, security forces arrested Rashno after a quarrel on a city bus with a […]

August 5, 2022
Two Student Activists Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafa Imprisoned
Freedom of Expression

Two Student Activists Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafa Imprisoned

Two student activists Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafa were taken to Evin Prison to sever their sentences. Previously, judicial authorities had sentenced Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafa to 10 and 15 years respectively. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, two student activists Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafa were taken to Evin Prison for sentencing. […]

August 15, 2022
Baha'is Banned from Higher Education in Iran
News

Baha’is Banned from Higher Education in Iran

HRANA has identified 60 Baha’is this year who sat for the nationwide university entrance exam and were banned from entering the university under the pretext of “document deficiencies.” The individuals who complained to the National Organization of Educational Testing (NOET), have been threatened by the security apparatus. Each year, numerous Baha’is participate in the nationwide […]

August 17, 2022
Sunni Prisoner Hamzeh Darvish Assaulted in Prison
News

Sunni Prisoner Hamzeh Darvish Assaulted in Prison

Sunni Prisoner Hamzeh Darvish was beaten violently by prison guards and relocated to an unknown location in Lakan Prison in Rasht. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on August 8, 2022, prison officials assaulted Sunni Prisoner Hamzeh Darvish. Darvish suffered from heart problems and ear infections. According to an informed source […]

August 12, 2022
Five Individuals Arrested in Mahabad
Freedom of Expression

Five Individuals Arrested in Mahabad

On August 16, 2022, security forces arrested five individuals in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province, and transferred them to an unidentified location. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, on August 16, 2022, security forces arrested Amir Bayazidi Azar, Shahram Bayazidi Azar, Kambiz Bayazidi Azar, Chia Pirzad and Jalal Mahmoudi. All […]

August 16, 2022
LGBTQ Report
LGBTQ+

State-Sponsored Discrimination against Iranian LGBTQI+ Communities Ramps up amidst a Growing and More Vocal Activist Community

The Islamic Republic has long criminalized homosexuality in its domestic legal systems while also actively fueling propaganda campaigns in both media and educational institutions including through discriminatory public media content, textbooks, and campaigns aimed at so-called “Conversion Therapy” According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, as the number of LGBTQI+ activists in […]

June 22, 2022
HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran
Labor and Guilds

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at least five protests took place in Iran. In Shahrekord, about 500 people rallied in front of the Governor-General’s Office in protest against several-day long water outages. Video published by official media shows the heavy presence of the police and security forces among the crowd.   The retirees of the […]

August 17, 2022
Journalist Vida Rabbani Sentenced to Prison
Freedom of Expression

Journalist Vida Rabbani Sentenced to Prison

The Court of Appeal of Tehran sentenced Vida Rabbani to ten years and four months imprisonment and additional punishments.  According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Vida Rabbani, journalist and a member of the Union of Islamic Iran People Party, was sentenced to ten years and four months in prison. According to […]

August 17, 2022
Four Inmates Executed in Arak Prison
Executions

Four Inmates Executed in Arak Prison

In the second round of executions in Arak Prison, on August 14, 2022, four inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on August 14, 2022, Arak Prison authorities executed four inmates. They had also taken two death-row convicts to solitary confinement for imminent execution, which […]

August 15, 2022
Teacher and Azerbaijani Turk Activist Shokrollah Ghahremani Fard Arrested
Ethnic Minorities

Teacher and Azerbaijani Turk Activist Shokrollah Ghahremani Fard Arrested

On August 1, 2022, security forces arrested Shokrollah Ghahremani Fard, a teacher and Azerbaijani Turk Activist, in Khoda Afarin County, East Azerbaijan Province. The agents searched his house and transferred him to an unidentified location. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on August 1, 2022, teacher and Azerbaijani Turk Activist Shokrollah […]

August 2, 2022
Twenty-Two Protestors Arrested during Protest against the Pollution of Landfills   
Environment

Twenty-Two Protestors Arrested during Protest against the Pollution of Landfills   

On Thursday, April 29, 2022, 22 residents of Saravan Village, were arrested. In recent weeks, residents of Saravan Village in Rasht Province held protests to get the officials’ attention to the local landfill sites, which have insects, toxins, and leachate to come to the area. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, […]

April 29, 2022
Kermanshah Chief of Police: 1700 Women Taken to Custody for Violation of Islamic Veiling Rule
Cultural

Kermanshah Chief of Police: 1700 Women Taken to Custody for Violation of Islamic Veiling Rule

In recent days, Iran’s law enforcement has intensified the harassment of women in public for failing to observe the Islamic veiling rules, known as Hijab. The chief of police of Kermanshah Province announced that since the beginning of spring, police have taken into custody or summoned 1700 people due to their failure to observe compulsory […]

July 13, 2022
17-Years-Old Woman Beheaded by Her Husband
Children

17 Year Old Woman Beheaded by Her Husband

On February 5, 17 year old Mona Heydari was killed and beheaded by her husband in Ahvaz City. A video circulated on social media shows the man walking around the street with his wife’s head in his hand. Reportedly, the murderer saw it as an honor killing. These horrific pictures brought about a wave of […]

February 7, 2022

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