Ahmad Reza Jalali is under pressure for forced confession

Ahmad Reza Jalali, a dual citizen who was sentenced to death, was transferred to an unknown place on July 29, 2019 returned to Evin prison on August 7. He is under pressure for a forced confession for a new case and was threatened to be executed earlier if he chose to not cooperate.  His wife, […]

Iran: An Overview of Human Rights Abuses September – October 2018

Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) – The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran between September 23rd and October 22, 2018, per information compiled and verified by the Statistics, Publications, and Achievements Division of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI). Domestic restrictions in Iran on independent human rights reporting make it […]

The Directive of Executive Plan in the Complimentary Act of Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution with Respect to Veil

The committee of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution prepared an directive to promote veil, prevent and enforced activities-necessary to combat clothing which opposes the norms of the Islamic Republic and was submitted to every judicial, security, cultural, and educational organizations as a form of a plan and solution in July 2018. HRANA gained […]

A juvenile offender was saved from execution in Faryab

A juvenile offender who was arrested with a murder charge at the age of 16, was spared from gallows with consent of the next of kin after spending five years in prison in the city of Faryab. He was released on July 15, 2019 with the intervention of the judicial authorities and elders of the […]

Three Prisoners Were Executed in Urmia and Kashan

In the morning of July 21, 2019, a prisoner was executed in Kashan prison. The deputy prosecutor of the Revolutionary Court of Kashan, Rouhollah Dehghani, reported that the “he was stabbed someone in a fight in October 2018. After his arrest, he confessed to murder and having a relationship with the victim’s wife. The victim’s […]

Azerbaijani Activist Mohammad Khakpour Summoned to Ardabil Prosecutor’s Office

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)- Azerbaijani activist Mohammad Khakpour received a writ dated November 14th, ordering him under threat of arrest to appear at Branch 1 of the Ardabil Investigation and Prosecution Office within the next five days. Khakpour was among a group of Ardabil residents arrested for their participation in Azerbaijani cultural gatherings […]

The Revolutionary Court of Birjand Sentenced Nine Baha’is to 54 Years Imprisonment

On July 6, 2019, the revolutionary Court of Birjand sentenced nine Baha’i residents of this city to 54 years imprisonment, combined. According to this verdict, each of them was sentenced to six-year prison term. Also, the funds raised during a religious ceremony by the Baha’i community for needs of Baha’i residents of Birjand, was confiscated […]

Jailed for attending International Workers’ Day Demonstration; Neda Naji has her final trial

The final trial of Neda Naji was on July 08, 2019. She was arrested on International Workers’ Day demonstration on May 1, 2019 along with 10 others. On June 15, 2019 she was transferred from Evin prison’s Ward 209 to the Qarchak prison in Varamin. She is charged with “assembly and collision”, “propaganda against the […]

Annual Report of Prosecuted Lawyers in Iran

  The following is an overview of the prosecuted human rights lawyers in Iran in 2018. According to Shirin Ebadi, Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights lawyer, lack of judicial immunity, prosecuting defendant lawyers, and absence of union support for lawyers are some of the issues that put pressure on lawyers in Iran. This report […]


Iranian Parliament Deputy Immune from Prosecution Despite Accusations of Sexual Assault

June 24, 2018

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Based on evidence, documents and testimonials HRANA has obtained from reliable sources, there are at least two new allegations of multiple counts of sexual harassment and assault against Salman Khodadadi, a current Member of Iran’s Parliament and the Chair of the Parliament’s Social Committee. Mr. Khodadadi was previously […]


Journalists’ and Media Activists’ Opinion about HRANA

September 19, 2016

Peace Line Monthly – “Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)” which serves as the first professional human rights news agency in Iran, has announced its purpose: informing and educating the public in a way that benefits the victims of human rights violations. How has this news agency which is a compilation of journalism principles with […]


Joint letter calling on HRC member to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran

March 15, 2019

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)- On Thursday, March 15, HRAI and 41 other NGOs signed a joint statement, calling HRC member states to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Read the full text below: TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council YourExcellency, We, […]

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