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.
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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.
Iranian court has held appeal hearing for jailed Iranian journalist and rights activist who faces 12-year prison sentence for criticizing Iran’s judiciary.
An influential Iranian cleric says Iran might bring Shiite militias to the country from other parts of the Middle East to fight threats to the government.
France ordered Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin released and warned Tehran that its nuclear accord does not give it a blank cheque on human rights.
On 15 August 2018, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in separate trial was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes in absentia.