Asghar Ghatan has been repeatedly detained and imprisoned due to the political activities since he was 14. The political prisoner is currently held in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj despite illness and repeated confirmation of his inability to endure imprisonment.
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At least two prisoners were hanged in City of Salmas prison, on November 1st. One prisoner was transferred from City of Urmia prison to Salmas. These prisoners were charged with drug related charges.
They were identified as Sami Mamedi and Iraj Hamedi.
Iran’s authorities have used crude propaganda tactics to dehumanize death penalty victims in the eyes of the public and divert attention away from the deeply flawed trials that led to their death sentences, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.
Broadcasting injustice, boasting of mass killing highlights how the Iranian authorities embarked on a media campaign following the mass execution of 25 Sunni men accused of involvement in an armed group on 2 August 2016, by flooding state-controlled media outlets with numerous videos featuring forced “confessions” in an attempt to justify the executions.
In his article for Metro, Toby Meyjes writes about #1988massacre in Iran, and the effects it’s had on the families of the victims.
Five of Omid Ebrahmi’s family members were executed by the Iranian regime, so he knows how important justice for the thousands killed in Iran in 1988 would be for family members.
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the adoption, by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, of the Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran; 85 member states voted in favour of the resolution.
The United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee adopted a resolution Tuesday, November 15, 2016, on the violations of human rights in Iran with 85 favourable votes.
The resolution expresses "serious concern at the alarmingly high frequency of the imposition and carrying-out of the death penalty by the (Iranian regime)… including executions undertaken for crimes that do not qualify as the most serious crimes, on the basis of forced confessions or against minors and persons who at the time of their offence were under the age of 18…"
Maryam Akbari Monfared, an Iranian political prisoner held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, has written a letter of complaint to the Prosecutor General of Tehran over the arbitrary execution of her brother and sister during Iran’s #1988massacre of political prisoners.
Rasoul Razavi, political prisoner in Tabriz prison, has started a hunger strike in protest against the verdict and pressures from the security forces in his case since October 4. A close source to Razavi family announced the news and stated that the prisoner is not in a good physical condition: “So far the authorities have not addressed his demands.”
57-yr-old Yousef Silavi, from Iran's Ahwaz Arab minority has been missing for 7yrs. Authorities must reveal his fate and whereabouts.
On October 26, two prisoners committed suicide in Ghezelhesar prison in Karaj. One of the prisoners died and the other remains in coma. It is said the prisoners who had attempted suicide due to the pressures of the recent mass executions and fear of death.