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Iran’s President-Elect Pressed Over Release Of Opposition Leaders

  The release of Iran’s opposition leaders Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi, who have been under house arrest for more than two years, has been one of the main demands of some of those Iranians who voted for President-elect Hassan Rohani. In his campaign, Rohani reportedly promised that he would help release the two […]

CPJ urges Iranian authorities to release journalists

      New York, April 18, 2013–The cases of an Iranian blogger imprisoned for seven months without trial and a prominent freelance journalist whose health has deteriorated in prison illustrate the ongoing abuses being perpetrated by Iranian authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kaveh Taheri, a blogger who has been held at […]

Gonabadi Dervishes Failed to Welcome Release of Saleh Moradi

  Numerous Gonabadi Dervishes who had gathered in front of Adel Abad prison to welcome jailed Dervish, Saleh Moradi, returned home deeply disappointed.Although, the trial Judge had ordered release of Saleh Moradi but he has been still kept in prison.According to Majzooban Noor, imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, who was supposed to […]

Hundreds of activists call for prisoner’s release

  More than 350 human rights and political activists have issued a statement urging the Iranian authorities to release Mehdi Khazali. The announcement expressed grave concern for the health of the political prisoner, who has gone on hunger strikes on several occasions, saying: “His life is under immediate and serious threat after three months of […]

UN Rights Experts Urge Immediate and Unconditional Release of Opposition Leaders

          Today three United Nations experts spoke out against the continued detention of former Iranian presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi and cultural leader Zahra Rahnavard, as well as the recent detention and interrogation of their children. This Friday, February 15, will mark two years of the opposition leaders’ […]

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