Seven environmentalists who were arrested in Tehran nearly six months ago are still kept in detention with no or extremely limited access to legal services while their families are concern about their fate and condition and have no information regarding the charges against them.
Iranian authorities have executed three Kurdish political prisoners, Ramin Hossein Panahi, Zaniar and Loghman Moradi, despite overwhelming popular and international efforts to stay the scheduled executions.
Zanyar and Loghman Moradi have been to solitary confinement and according to Loghman’s father; they are on a dry hunger strike, and a few hours after their transfer, the public phones in Rajai Shahr Prison were cut off without any explanation which is worrying their family.
Social harms have become feminized in Iran and turned into a tragedy that has swept across the country. For the first time, the deputy director of the Social Affairs Organization of the Ministry of Interior revealed the huge dimensions of social ailments afflicting women in Iran, and emphasized that social ailments are becoming feminized.
Iranian official media, for the first time revealed sexual abuse of women and use of sex slavery in Iran and the Iranian tourism industry. These media reports have tried to show the business as illegal and play down the role and involvement of the clerical regime’s officials.
Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, Gonabadi Dervish and one of the collaborators of Majzooban Noor, a website affiliated with Gonabadi Dervish minority, has been sentenced to a twelve-year prison sentence, 74 lashes, two-year exile in a remote city, a two-year ban on leaving the country and a two-year ban from all political and social-media activity.