Repression stepped up yet again as Iran becomes world’s biggest prison for journalists
Recent articles in Iran

A new report from ARTICLE 19 reveals how Iran’s government cut off Internet access for six days amidst nation-wide protests in November 2019, restricting access to information during a brutal crackdown that saw hundreds killed and thousands arrested.

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights calls for the urgent release of imprisoned renowned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been on a hunger strike to protest the detention of prisoners of conscience in Iran’s overcrowded prisons.

With Iranian authorities having repeatedly shut down the Internet during protests, the development of a national internet infrastructure has led to heightened concerns over the government’s growing capacity to cut off access to global communications.