Report on Current Nationwide Protests: Hundreds Arrested; Dozens Killed and Injured

Report on Current Nationwide Protests: Hundreds Arrested; Dozens Killed and Injured

During the last two weeks, triggered by food price hikes, nationwide protests erupted in more than 31 cities across 10 provinces. HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, has recorded 53 demonstrations so far.  According to HRANA, on Friday, May 6, 2022, following the government’s decision to cut subsidies on essential food items such […]

May 20, 2022
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Two Documentary Filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firoozeh Khosravani Arrested
Freedom of Expression

Two Documentary Filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firoozeh Khosravani Arrested

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, security forces arrested two documentary filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firoozeh Khosravani. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, two documentary filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firoozeh Khosravani were arrested in their homes in Tehran. The agents searched their houses and confiscated their personal […]

May 11, 2022
Student Activist Hasti Amiri Sentenced to One Year in Prison and Additional Punishments
Freedom of Expression

Student Activist Hasti Amiri Sentenced to One Year in Prison and Additional Punishments

Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Hasti Amiri, the law student at Allameh Tabataba’i University, to one year in prison and additional punishments. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Emtedad News, Hasti Amiri was sentenced to one year in prison for the charge of “propaganda against the […]

March 15, 2022
Baha’i Citizen Saeedeh Khozui in Detention 40 Days after Arrest
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Baha’i Citizen Saeedeh Khozui in Detention 40 Days after Arrest

Baha’i citizen Saeedeh Khozui is still jailed in the detention facility A1, which is at the disposal of the IRGC Intelligence. On April 11, 2022, she was arrested after an appearance at Branch 2 of Evin Courthouse. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Baha’i citizen Saeedeh Khozui has been in detention […]

May 20, 2022
Teacher Union Activist Esmail Abdi Hospitalized on Sixth Day of Hunger Strike
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Teacher Union Activist Esmail Abdi Hospitalized on Sixth Day of Hunger Strike

Teacher union activist Esmail Abdi was hospitalized after the sixth day of the hunger strike. Since last Sunday, May 1, Esmail Abdi, who is currently imprisoned in Kachooie Prison, has been on hunger strike in protest against “convictions against teacher union activists and suppression of imprisoned teachers and workers’ families.” According to HRANA, the news […]

May 6, 2022
Protests Continue in Golpayegan and Several other Cities
Freedom of Expression

Protests Continue in Golpayegan and Several other Cities

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, protests against soaring food prices continued in several cities, including Golpayegan in Isfahan Province. Many cities witnessed heavy police and security forces’ presence and internet disruptions. Video footages obtained by HRANA News Agency show that in Golpayegan, people were rallying in the streets and chanting slogans against the regime. Reportedly, […]

May 18, 2022
Iranian LGBTQIA Activists Asked for Ending Discrimination against Gender Minorities in Medical Centers.
LGBTQ+

Iranian LGBTQIA Activists Asked for Ending Discrimination against Gender Minorities in Medical Centers

In an open letter addressing the medical community of Iran, a number of LGBTQIA activists asked for ending discrimination against gender minorities for having access to medical care. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of Iran’s independent LGBTQIA activists protested against discrimination and lack of access to medical care […]

April 1, 2022
HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran
Labor and Guilds

HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, many protests and rallies took place this week in Iran. Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations Saturday, May 14 In Qahdarijan City, Isfahan Province, a group of farmers gathered in a city square to demand their denied irrigation water […]

May 20, 2022
Report on Current Nationwide Protests: Hundreds Arrested; Dozens Killed and Injured
Freedom of Expression

Report on Current Nationwide Protests: Hundreds Arrested; Dozens Killed and Injured

During the last two weeks, triggered by food price hikes, nationwide protests erupted in more than 31 cities across 10 provinces. HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, has recorded 53 demonstrations so far.  According to HRANA, on Friday, May 6, 2022, following the government’s decision to cut subsidies on essential food items such […]

May 20, 2022
Two Inmates Including a Juvenile Executed in Yazd and Birjand Prisons
Executions

Two Inmates Including a Juvenile Executed in Yazd and Birjand Prisons

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the execution of a juvenile offender convicted of murder was carried out in Yazd Central Prison. Additionally, last Tuesday, in Birjand, an inmate who was convicted of drug-related crimes was executed. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, and Iran Human Rights Organization, on Sunday, May 15, […]

May 19, 2022
Azerbaijani Turk Activists Ayoub Shiri and Davoud Shiri Arrested in Tabriz
Ethnic Minorities

Azerbaijani Turk Activists Ayoub Shiri and Davoud Shiri Arrested in Tabriz

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, security forces arrested Azerbaijani Turk activists Ayoub Shiri and Davoud Shiri and transferred them to an unidentified location. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Azerbaijani Turk activists Ayoub and Davoud Shiri were arrested by security forces. According to an informed source, […]

May 20, 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
Turkish-Farsi Book Fair Prevented by Authorities in Marand City
Cultural

Turkish-Farsi Book Fair Prevented by Authorities in Marand City

A permit previously granted to a Turkish-Farsi book fair was revoked by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Marand City only a day before launch.  According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is in charge of granting permits for cultural events and prevented […]

December 9, 2021
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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