Country: Iran


ICHR strongly condemns the Government of Iran for sentencing Marzieh Amiri to 10 and half years in prison and 148 lashes under false charges. The government of Iran must release her immediately and unconditionally.

Marzieh Amiri, a detained journalist for the Shargh newspaper, has been sentenced to 10 and half years in prison and 148 lashes.

Marzieh Amiri’s sister, Samira Amiri, posted this news on her Twitter page today August 24th.

Marzieh Amiri, a journalist and Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Tehran, went to the Vozara Detention Center in May to pursue the status of World Labor Day detainees, which she was arrested and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

Twenty days after her arrest, the judiciary declared her charge under “security” risk for the state.

Marzie Amiri had earlier been arrested for attending World Women’s Day, along with dozens of others, and was transferred to Qarakhchak Varamin Prison.  She was also arrested and interrogated for three days during the January 2018 nationwide protests.

Dictator Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader of Iran said in his Nowruz speech: “ No one in the Islamic Republic is being persecuted because of his/her opposition to the government.”

ICHR strongly condemns the supreme leader of Iran Ali Khamenei for lying to the world about the human rights violations in Iran. The government is responsible for many unlawful arrests, prosecutions, and death of protesters for speaking up about the human right violations in Iran. They must answer for their crimes.