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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. 

 Iran's crackdown on freedom of expression has dramatically escalated in the run up to this week's elections, Amnesty International said today.

 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. 

Iran must not execute a US national sentenced to death after an unfair trial, Amnesty International said today amid fears he could be executed within weeks.

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.

Iranian doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei (pictured), imprisoned for their internationally renowned work on HIV/AIDs were at a low point when they heard of Amnesty International’s campaign to free them.  

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a Christian pastor at risk of execution for “apostasy” for refusing to renounce his religion.  

The Iranian authorities must immediately release one of Iran’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Abdolfattah Soltani, who was arrested on Saturday, Amnesty International said today.   

Amnesty International welcomes the reported release of around 70 prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iran.


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.