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Iranian student activist Mahdieh Golroo was released from Evin Prison after 30 month sentence

May 2012: Iranian student activist was released from Evin Prison, after 30 months in prison. Golroo was banned from continuing her education at Allameh Tabatabai University...

Nasrin Sotoudeh

May 2012: Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was summoned to court again, this time for the suspension of her licence to practice law.

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By Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia: "Imprisonment is not easy in Iran.... impunity can cause women to face increased fears of sexual advance, violence and intimidation in prison..."


May 2012: By Farah Mawani: "I felt a kinship with Masoud Shafii from the start, because I could sense across continents and oceans that he was driven by the same conviction as I....


May 2012: "Mr. Masoud Shafii did everything in his power to defend Josh's, Shane's and my innocence within the parameters of Iranian law...."


April 2012: The very first Harald Edelstam Defence of Human Rights Award was given to jailed Iranian student activist Bahareh Hedayat in Stockholm.

Animation about Mohammad Mostafaei

The extraordinary story of Mohammad Mostafaei, a lawyer who has saved 20 of the 40 juveniles he has defended from execution in Iran.

Narges Mohammadi

March 2012: Narges Mohammadi, the deputy director of the Defenders of Human Rights Center said she did not request a pardon, as all activities were based on the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Jan 2012: "Hanieh’s mother is forced to travel 650 kilometers alone to visit her daughter for just a few minutes from behind a cabin window....

Free Amir Hekmati

In January 2011, Iran executed Dutch-Iranian woman, Zahra Bahrami. On 9th January 2012, Iran sentenced US-Iranian national, Amir Hekmati, to death.

The Mothers of Laleh Park

Jan 2012: The Mothers of Laleh Park say that women and mothers who have refused to be silent while defending the rights of their children are being repeatedly harassed and threatened...


Jan 2012: According to a report, the head of the Airport Police discussed stricter regulations with respect to women’s dress at Iran’s airports...