Mother’s Language Advocate Arrested

According to a recent report from HRANA news agency Alireza Farshi Yekanli, manager of a Facebook campaign dedicated to promoting UNESCO’s International Day for Mother Languages (IDML) was arrested on Saturday, February 21st, when IDML is usually celebrated… Read More

Persecution of Women, Religious and Ethnic Minorities Persists 

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A new report from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran revealed troubling information regarding the condition of women, religious and ethnic minorities and LGBT groups in Iran. Despite existing laws and statements from… Read More

Ethnic Baloch Children Subjected to Humiliation

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The Baloch Activists Campaign has released a troubling report and photographs of Baloch children who have been subjects to insult and humiliation on school grounds. The extensive report alleges that despite legal provisions for fair and respectful treatment… Read More



Death row prisoners Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi, both members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, are at imminent risk of execution as the Supreme Court upheld their death sentences. Charged with “moharebeh” or “enmity against God,” they… Read More