The Iranian authorities are intensifying persecution of Bahá'ís despite the ongoing health crisis during the Corona pandemic. Prison conditions make it impossible to comply with hygiene rules. Their access to medical care is also limited.
Women´s rights in Iran have been majorly restricted in the past decades. The most recent example of this is the honor killing of Romina Ashrafi. ISHR has campaigned and championed women´s rights in Iran for years now, but women are still treated as second class citizens in Iran. This has to change.
Appeal to President Erdogan: We urge you to release all political prisoners and prisoners on remand from custody immediately. They are particularly at risk due to the Covid 19 pandemic – which is affecting more and more people, as they live in extremely cramped and often unhygienic conditions.