HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place this week in Iran, many of which were continuations of ongoing movements.  Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations. Saturday, September 11 Several workers of Abadan Municipality and workers of Arvand Free Zone in […]

September 17, 2021
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Revolutionary Court Sentences Farzaneh Zilabi, Defense Lawyer for the Haft Tappeh Workers’ Case, to One Year in Prison

Farzaneh Zilabi, the defense lawyer for the Haft Tappeh workers’ case, was sentenced by the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court to one year in prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting EMTEDAD, in addition to the prison sentence, Zilabi has received a two year ban from leaving the country. Nasser Zarafshan, Farzaneh […]

September 15, 2021
Environment

More than 3,000 Nomadic Students in the Country have Dropped out of School

According to the HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ILNA, Seifi, the Director-General of Nomadic Education section in the Ministry of Education, announced the existence of 3,626 students who dropped out of school among students in tribes. “The highest number of students who dropped out of school is in the provinces of […]

August 31, 2021
News

Security Forces Arrest Three Christian Converts in Rasht

On Sunday, September 5, Christian converts Ahmad Sarparast, Ayub Pour Rezazadeh, and Morteza Hajeb Mashhoud Kari were arrested by security forces in Rasht and taken to an unknown location. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activist, Mr. Sarparast and Mr. Pour Rezazadeh were detained in a house church. Security forces raided the […]

September 15, 2021
Cultural

Rapper Known for his Protest Songs Arrested in Isfahan

On Monday, September 13, Tomaj Salehi, a rapper known for his protest songs, was arrested by security forces at his home in Isfahan. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, 12 security forces came to the artist’s house in 4 cars, searched his house during his arrest, and confiscated a number of […]

September 17, 2021
News

HRA Publishes Book on History, Obstacles, and Achievements

“To all those who sacrificed to advance the rights of others. To those who went to prison, into exile, to our mothers-  who were our first human rights teachers, to those who died in love along the way. To Jamal Hosseini, Farzad Kamangar, Michael Cromartie, Taher Elchi, Ali Ajami”  ———— Human Rights Activists in Iran […]

August 23, 2021
LGBTQ+ rights in IRan
LGBTQ+

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia HRA highlights the ongoing discrimination and violence against the Iranian LGBTQ+ community

Beginning in 2004, the 17th of May has been recognized as “The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia”. This day was created on the anniversary of removing homosexuality from the list of mental disorders by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the aim is to raise awareness on human rights violations committed against the […]

May 16, 2021
Freedom of Expression

HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place this week in Iran, many of which were continuations of ongoing movements.  Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations. Saturday, September 11 Several workers of Abadan Municipality and workers of Arvand Free Zone in […]

September 17, 2021
Freedom of Expression

HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place this week in Iran, many of which were continuations of ongoing movements.  Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations. Saturday, September 11 Several workers of Abadan Municipality and workers of Arvand Free Zone in […]

September 17, 2021
Cultural

Six Afghans Sentenced to Death in Tehran

Six men were recently sentenced to death on charges of rape by Branch 7 of the First Criminal Court in Tehran. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna, these men are citizens of Afghanistan. In addition to the death penalty, two men were sentenced to seven years in prison for […]

September 17, 2021
Cultural

Six Afghans Sentenced to Death in Tehran

Six men were recently sentenced to death on charges of rape by Branch 7 of the First Criminal Court in Tehran. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna, these men are citizens of Afghanistan. In addition to the death penalty, two men were sentenced to seven years in prison for […]

September 17, 2021
Environment

Mostafa Nili, Arash Kaykhosravi and Mehdi Mahmoudian Transferred to General Ward of Evin Prison on 31st Day of Detention

On Wednesday, September 15, lawyers Mostafa Nili, Arash Kaykhosravi, and Mehdi Mahmoudian were transferred from solitary confinement in Ward 241 of Evin Prison to the general ward of the prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, these citizens announced their transfer to the public ward of Evin Prison during a telephone […]

September 17, 2021
Cultural

Rapper Known for his Protest Songs Arrested in Isfahan

On Monday, September 13, Tomaj Salehi, a rapper known for his protest songs, was arrested by security forces at his home in Isfahan. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, 12 security forces came to the artist’s house in 4 cars, searched his house during his arrest, and confiscated a number of […]

September 17, 2021
Children

Husband Confesses to Murder of 14-Year-Old Mobina Souri

Five days after news broke of the death of 14-year-old Mobina Souri, her husband confessed to having committed the murder. Souri is the victim of  what is classified under Islamic Law as an “honor killing”. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, “honor crimes” or “honor killings” are acts of assault or […]

September 7, 2021

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