Children trained for war by Hashid al-Shabi, an Iran-backed militia

Children trained for war by Hashid al-Shabi, an Iran-backed militia

18 August 2017

Despite the fact that all international laws and covenants ban any use of children in wars, local Iraqi outlets have revealed how the Iran-backed Hashid al-Shabi (Popular Mobilization Units) are training children for war. 180 juveniles in the village of Basheer in Kirkuk Province are being trained by the Hashid...

Iran: Contractor commits suicide by self-immolation

Iran: Contractor commits suicide by self-immolation

18 August 2017

On Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, a Qom (Southwest of Tehran) municipality contractor, who, after months of trying was unable to recover his unpaid fees, self-immolated himself in front of the municipality and died Saturday night due to his burns. Fereidoun Abedini, head of the Isfahan Burn Center, said on...

Child rights activist arrested in Qorveh, Iran

Child rights activist arrested in Qorveh, Iran

15 August 2017

Sara Rezaie, a children’s rights activist and a director of the "No to rape and sexual abuse of children" campaign, was arrested in Qorveh, a city in the Iranian Kurdistan Province. She was arrested on August 10, 2017, in a raid on her residence by plain-clothes agents and taken under...

Call to save political prisoners on Hunger strike in Iran

Call to save political prisoners on Hunger strike in Iran

15 August 2017

Following the recent savage attack to political prisoners by Iranian regime, Mr Gérard Deprez, MEP and Chair of the Friends of a Free Iran committee in the European Parliament, issued this statement: We are very much concerned about the health and safety of political prisoners in solitary confinement of ward...

Iran: 7 in risk of execution, including another juvenile offender

Iran: 7 in risk of execution, including another juvenile offender

15 August 2017

Seven prisoners sentenced to death in Gohardasht (Rajaieh Shahr) Prison in Karaj, have been transferred to solitary confinement. These victims are faced with an imminent death threat. Mehdi Bohlouli, who is now on the verge of execution after serving 15 years of imprisonment, was only 17 when arrested and this...

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