Iran Focus

London, 17 Mar - The US State Department has called out the Iranian Regime for its “unacceptable” treatment of the news media, citing reports that journalists there have been harassed, jailed, or worse for doing their jobs.

In a statement, on Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said: “The United States notes with concern the grave conditions facing the press in Iran as detailed in the [United Nations] Special Rapporteur’s report.”

She also called on the Iranian Regime to stop these malign activities and guarantee the right to freedom of expression.

Iran Focus

London, 15 Mar - Following the recent protests and anti-government demonstrations in Iran, dozens of Iranians were killed while in custody. The Iranian regime has denied that its suppressive forces have caused any deaths, preferring instead to release very few details and make claims that the detainees committed suicide.

Families of those who have died have spoken out about the suspicious circumstances surrounding their loved ones’ death. Too add to their troubles, the Iranian authorities are harassing the families. International human rights organisations including Amnesty International have called on the regime to end its cruel campaign of harassment, but it has made no difference.

Iran Focus

London, 06 Mar - A new report from the United Nations has criticised Iran for a systematic pattern of abuse in its prisons and denial of basic rights across the country.

The report published on March 5 notes an overall crackdown on freedom of expression and access to information, as well as the torture and rape of detainees.

Iran Focus

London, 05 Mar - The leaders of Friday prayers in Tehran has slammed the Iranian Regime for what they saw as a “soft” approach to the feminist anti- obligatory hijab protests, that have formed part of the nationwide anti-regime protests that have been going on since early January.

Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami was the harshest critic, claiming that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was implicitly leading the hijab-less protests and claiming that anti-obligatory hijab protesters were European proxies.

Iran Focus

London, 05 Mar - A member of the Gonabadi dervishes (religious group) has died in prison in Iran, the latest of several suspicious deaths in custody in 2018.

The death of Mohammad Raji, who was arrested on Tuesday, February 20, was confirmed by his daughter Tayyebeh.

Tayyebeh reported on Sunday, March 4, that the Iranian authorities had told her that her father had fallen into a coma after being hit, but expressed doubts about the truthfulness of that statement.


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