This section is updated with news, updates, and articles that explore the Status of Minorities in Iran. Their life in Theocratic Iran has not been an easy ride.

This section has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in minorities as a page for direct access to such important topic.

Kurds protest outside Tehran jail after prisoner dies

A general view of the Greater Tehran Prison. (Supplied) September 25, 2021 The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reported Saturday that Aghli Hatami, father of Amir-Hossein Hatami, a 22-year-old Kurd who died in Greater Tehran Penitentiary, had refused to accept his son’s body for burial. Hengaw, which is based in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, [...]

By |September 25th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian children are being punished based on their parents’ religion and beliefs

Iranian Christian priests pray during a new year mass at a church in Tehran. (REUTERS) By Hamed Farmand September 23, 2021 It was the last week of September 2020 when an Iranian-Christian-convert couple lost custody of their two-year-old adopted daughter, Lydia. The court statement mentioned that Lydia had a strong attachment to her parents [...]

By |September 23rd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian army commander vows to ‘eliminate’ opposition in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iranian Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri. (Supplied) September 21, 2021 Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, has defended the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ incursions on Iraqi territory in the Kurdistan region over the past two weeks. The commander said IRGC missile and drone strikes on "terrorist" [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Nine Iranian Kurdish refugees face peril after deportation to Syria

A man in a wheelchair eats as he waits to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters) September 17, 2021 Reports received by Iran International say nine Iranian Kurdish refugees who were deported from Turkey to a rebel-held area in Syria three weeks ago are facing a religious trial [...]

By |September 17th, 2021|Minorities, Syria|

Amnesty urges accountability for 72 suspicious deaths in Iran prisons

Guards drag an emaciated prisoner, at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (AP) September 16, 2021 Amnesty International published a list of 72 individuals Wednesday whose deaths in custody since January 2010 it said Iran had not adequately explained despite reports that they resulted from torture and ill treatment, including firearms and tear gas. “In 46 [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s intelligence accused of killing Kurdish political activist

A frame grab taken from video shows a guard beating a prisoner at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (AP) September 15, 2021 Human rights groups and the family of Kurdish political activist Yasser Mangouri said he has died after being summoned by members of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. Mangouri’s arrest occurred on July 17, but [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian security official tells Iraq to expel Iranian Kurdish groups

A militiaman of the Kurdistan Freedom Party looks over the sandbags at a section of the frontline near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP) September 15, 2021 An Iranian security official pressed Iraq's head of government on Sunday to expel Kurdish Iranian dissident groups. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran Guards continue shelling rebel Kurdish bases in Iraq

An Iranian Kurdish member of the (KDPI) sprays red paint on holes in a wall made by shrapnel from a rocket attack by IRGC, days earlier at the party's headquarters in Koysinjaq, northern Iraq, Sept. 12, 2018. (AFP) September 14, 2021 Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s artillery for the fifth consecutive day has shelled northern [...]

By |September 14th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran’s Guards target Kurdish rebels in Iraqi Kurdistan

Damage to the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Koysinjaq after targeted by IRGC, September 12, 2018. (AFP) September 9, 2021 Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Thursday used artillery and drones to strike Kurdish militants based in neighbouring Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB reported. “In this operation, the headquarters [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran’s Guards warn of response to Kurdish rebels based in Iraq

At least 17 people were killed in an attack by IRGC that targeted Iranian Kurdish separatists, September 12, 2018. (EPA) September 7, 2021 The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s ground forces has warned Iraq and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan not to allow anti-Islamic Republic armed groups to keep a presence on the Iraqi [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|