An Iranian journalist who wrote about government corruption has been arrested for the second time in six months on the same day.
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An international writers association says three Iranian authors apparently sentenced to long prison terms this week in Iran remain free.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Iran’s Writers Association (IWA), a civil society union, has protested the sentencing of three Iranian writers.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, says that she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime.
Iranian authorities are holding at least eight activists and journalists arrested during a Labor Day protest on May 1, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today.
Iranian authorities shut down a reformist magazine that had urged negotiations with the United States, local media reported Sunday.
The recent mass execution of dozens of Saudi citizens has drawn wide criticism from rights groups and governments around the world.
A U.S. government body that monitors global religious freedom says conditions in Iran worsened last year, with government targeting of non-Shi’ite Muslims.
Iranian police have arrested dozens of labor rights activists who rallied peacefully in Tehran to mark International Workers’ Day.
Reporters Without Borders says Iran has Sinks in Press Freedom Index After an increase in arrests of Iranian journalists and citizen-journalists.