Iran protests: “Mahsa” Amini does not exist
The name of the woman murdered by Iran’s “morality police” was Jina Amini but Kurds in the country cannot use their real names, says British-Kurdish writer and organiser Elif Sarican
Iran’s erased women remembered
A new exhibition by Soheila Sokhanvari celebrates Iranian freedom and womanhood
Remember their names: The protesters executed by the Iranian authorities
Four men have been executed following unjust show trials in Iran. Here’s what we know about them
2023: No calm water ahead
Happy New Year! I think we can all agree, regardless of where we live, that 2022 was a tumultuous year. There was seemingly a new crisis every...
Ramita Navai: No turning back from Iran’s women-led uprising
The British-Iranian journalist and author of the award-winning City of Lies speaks about the growing protests in her homeland
A year in freedom of expression
Our CEO Ruth Anderson reflects on the events of the past 12 months, yet another year of challenges to human rights around the world
Who is 2022’s Tyrant of the Year?
Choose from our shortlist of 12 despots and vote on who you think has done most to crack down on freedom of expression this year
Tyrant of the year 2022: Ali Khamenei, Iran
If you were in the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday 23 September, you would be forgiven for thinking that Ali Khamenei was a popular and...
Women pay ultimate price for Iran protests
As the world marks the tenth International Day of the Girl, young Iranian women are risking everything to stand up for their rights
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It has been a busy week for news headlines. It is the role of Index is to make sure that the stories of dissidents are not ignored or forgotten
Iran shuts down internet after protests spiral over 22-year-old’s death
Access to popular platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp has been stopped following the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the country’s morality police