On 15 August 2018, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in separate trial was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes in absentia.
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Report critical of Iran’s human rights situation and its crackdown on people protesting declining living standards under review at UN Human Rights Council.
Activists appear unveiled in Tehran, Iran on International Womens day calling on Iranians to support their defiance of mandatory veiling in Islamist nation.
Prominent Iran human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh who defended protesters against Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarves for women has been convicted.
Brother to an Iranian environmentalist says Iranian authorities detained the activist in an apparent continuation of a wave of arrests of environmentalists.
Iran government faces angry online backlash over labor activists Esmail Bakhshi post on Instagram saying that he had been tortured in jail.
Teachers have staged peaceful rallies to protest what they see as government suppression of their rights and to call for better working conditions.
Iranian rights groups say authorities have detained two civil activists in the country’s northwestern Kurdistan province in recent days.
Female member of a group of eight conservationists have been absent from the courtroom this week as a prosecutor continued reading charges that are bogus.
A relative of a detainee at a women’s prison near Tehran says there was a violent security crackdown on a protest by female inmates.