Human Rights Watch reported that Iran executed at least three child offenders across the country in January 2018. Human Rights Watch called on Iran to immediately and unconditionally end the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by children under the age of 18, and move toward a complete ban on capital punishment.
The organization named the three young people that were executed in January as Amirhossein Pourjafar, Ali Kazemi and Mahboubeh Mofidi. They were executed for crimes they allegedly committed when they were 16, 15 and 17 years old respectively.
Alireza Rahimi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the Majlis wrote a memo about the visit of a Majlis delegation to Evin Prison.
The memo reads in part: “Before the visit, the head of the Prisons Organization, while announcing the statistics related to the January incidents (protests), said: The total number of prisoners in January was 4,972, 73.94% of whom were male and 27.5% of whom were women.
Neda EshraghiBroujni, a computer science Baha’i student at Kashan University, was expelled from university for following the Baha’i faith, according to news published on January 20, 2018. After taking away her student ID, university officials also denied her access to the university website and banned her from coming into the university dorm.
The letter posted below is addressed to the UN Secretary General on behalf of families of the Iranian protesters arrested during the recent uprising in Iran. Families are urging UNSG to take urgent action for the freedom of the prisoners. Iran Human Rights Monitor (IHRM) is supporting this appeal to UNSG and is calling upon all who are concerned about human rights violations in Iran to join adding their names to this letter.
In a letter to the United Nations human rights rapporteur on January 31, the political prisoner Arash Sadeghi, who is on hunger strike, warned about the situation of Atena Daemi and Golkorki Iraee, while accusing five authorities of the Iranian regime's Prisons Organization.
London - The Iranian Regime’s crackdown on peaceful anti-regime protesters over the past few weeks is being fuelled by the lack of condemnation by the UN for the Regime's past crimes against political prisoners, according to a former chief of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Tahar Boumedra wrote an op-ed to explain that the crackdown against protesters and any other dissidents in Iran are worsening, with the total number of arrests topping 8,000, with at least 11 detainees having being tortured to death in prison.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has asked its members around the world to protest the “harassment” of labour activists and “systematic violation” of workers’ rights in Iran.
The ITUC, which has 331 unions in 163 countries with approximately 202 million total members, asked its members to organise demonstrations outside or send protest letters to embassies of the of the Islamic Republic of Iran.