The Iranian authorities must overturn an 18-year jail term recently handed down to prominent human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani and release him immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International has urged.
The Iranian authorities should immediately free jailed journalist and human rights defender Mohammad Sadigh Kabudvand and allow him to visit his gravely ill 22-year-old son, said Amnesty International today.
Amnesty International today revealed a dramatic increase in the number of alleged drugs offenders executed in Iran. The organisation said Ireland, along with other states and the EU, should review their funding of Iranian anti-drugs operations.
Women in Iran are often portrayed as victims - helplessly unable to stand up and claim their own rights. The truth, however, is that Iranian women are at the very heart of the human rights movement, and are some of the most courageous and effective human rights campaigners in Iran.