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Links to International Human Rights News

Here are a few of the sites we watch regularly for news about political prisoners in Iran and details about individuals


Frequent updates in Farsi from the Burn the Cage, Free the Birds movement in Europe

Amnesty International Iran

News and campaigns for prisoners; annual report; research (Iran)Facebook
Center for Human Rights in Iran

Frequent news on political prisoners and events in Iran Dual-national prisoners
Human Rights Activists News Agency

News by human rights reporters in Iran; English and Farsi sites (English) (Farsi)
PEN International

PEN coverage of Writers in Iran

PEN Iran News

Annual Reports from Human Rights Groups

Human Rights Watch 2021 Report

December 26, 2021

The 53-page Annual Analytical and Statistical Report on Human Rights in Iran for the year 2021 collects, analyzes, and documents 5683 reports concerning human rights, gathered from various news sources.

Iranian Labor rights activists and workers face ongoing rights violations: A statistical look over the past year

April 30, 2021

On the occasion of International Workers Day,Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) highlights the ongoing denial of workers' rights in Iran; namely workplace discrimination, child labour, violations of the right to form and join labor unions and the suppression of the right to peaceful assembly and association often resulting in unfair trials, arbitrary detention, and torture at the hands of Iranian officials.

Amnesty International Report on Human Rights in Iran 2020-21

April 7, 2021

AI's annual report on the state of human rights in Iran during 2020/21, subdivided by key human rights themes, part of its annual 2020/21 Report on the State of the World’s Human Rights.

"Torture and other ill-treatment remained widespread and systematic, especially during interrogation... Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials subjected detainees to prolonged solitary confinement, beatings, floggings, stress positions, forced administration of chemical substances and electric shocks."

AI report