number of women executed in Iran reaches 108With another execution carried out at dawn on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the number of women executed in Iran reached 108 during Rouhani’s tenure as the president of Iran.
Iran’s Judiciary hanged Mahtab Shafii, 32, at dawn in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, also known as Rajaiishahr prison.
Mahtab Shafii had been detained for seven years in Qarchak Prison on the charge of murder.
None of the regime’s official agencies have announced the news of execution of Mahtab Shafii by the time this news is being published.
There are more women on the death row in the Central Prison of Urmia.
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Nasrin Sotoudeh in critical condition minHuman rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been transferred to hospital from Evin Prison.
Having suffered heart problems on Saturday, September 19, 2020, Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital.
No further information is available on her conditions.
Nasrin Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike since August 11, 2020, and her physical condition is further deteriorating with every passing day.
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Anti mandatory veil activist Saba Kord AfshariHuman Rights activist prisoner Saba Kord Afshari was returned from a civic hospital to Evin Prison without receiving her needed medical treatment.
Saba Kord Afshari was transferred to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2020, as her health badly deteriorated in the women’s ward of Evin.
Political prisoners Saba Kord Afshari suffers from GI complications and stomach ulcer. Her health condition badly deteriorated on Saturday, September 19. So, she was sent to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran to undergo ultrasound, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. But she was returned to prison after doing just the sonography.
The excuse used to return Ms. Kord Afshari back to prison, was that she did not have the money to pay for the expenses.
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Wrestling Champion Navid AfkariNavid Afkari was executed this morning in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz.
His family were told that he had been hanged.
Despite widespread international outcries in Iran and around the world to stop his execution, the Iranian regime hanged the young Iran protester in a bid to prevent further protests against the regime.
Navid Afkari, 27, was a wrestling champion who had never hurt anybody.
He was arrested on September 17, 2018 and accused of killing a Basij agent Hasan Turkman during the August 2018 protests in Shiraz.
Navid filed a complaint with the judiciary on September 13, 2019, detailing how he was forced to give false confessions while being subjected to “the most severe physical and psychological torture” during nearly 50 days in police detention.
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seven Sunni prisonersBranch 38 of the Iranian Supreme Court for a third time upheld the death sentences against seven Sunni political prisoners on September 10.
The Sunni inmates, Farhad Salimi, Qassem Absteh, Davood Abdollahi, Ayub Karimi, Anwar Khezri, Khosrow Besharat, and Kamran Sheikha, have been detained in Urmia, Evin, and Rajai Shahr prisons for 11 years. They had previously been sentenced to death in Branches 41 and 42 of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court accepted the appeal by the prisoners’ families and referred the case to Branch 38 for retrial.
The seven Sunni political prisoners were arrested in 2009 based on bogus charges filed by the Ministry of Intelligence. They were charged with “acting against national security,” “propaganda against the state,” “membership in Salafi groups,” “corruption on earth,” and “Moharebeh (waging war on God).”
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ICFTO CORONAOver 98,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 410 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Wednesday afternoon local time, September 2.
The official death count declared by the regime stands at 21,797, around a fifth of the actual figure.
The coronavirus death toll in various provinces includes 23,865 in Tehran, 6969 in Razavi Khorasan, 4585 in Qom, 4425 in Isfahan, 4300 in Lorestan, 2808 in Golestan, 2803 in Alborz, 2752 in Fars, 2006 in Kurdistan, 1554 in North Khorasan, 1314 in Hormozgan, 1213 in Bushehr, 849 in Qazvin, and 635 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
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Nasrin Sotoudeh 500The NCRI Women’s Committee calls for the unconditional release of Nasrin Sotoudeh
Twenty days past the hunger strike by human rights lawyer and political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh, she is in critical health conditions in Evin Prison. She has been on hunger strike since August 11, 2020, in protest to the dire sanitary conditions in prison during the pandemic, demanding freedom of all political prisoners.
Considering the critical health conditions of Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) once again called for her unconditional release. Earlier, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect, had called for the dispatch of an international fact-finding mission to visit Iran prisons and prisoners, particularly the political prisoners and imprisoned women.
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Mothers of victims of 1988 massacre minThe families and mothers of the victims of the 1988 massacre gathered Friday morning, August 28, 2020, in Khavaran Cemetery southeast of Tehran, to commemorate their loved ones most of whom were forcibly disappeared by the clerical regime in summer 1988.
They laid flowers on the spots which are said to be the mass graves of the victims, recited poems and sang anthems. After an hour, the State Security Force dispersed them out of the cemetery.
The families and mothers of the victims of the 1988 massacre have to overcome many obstacles to visit the symbolic graves of their children in various cemeteries across the country because the clerical regime has been concealing the evidence of this horrendous crime against humanity for years.
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Arzhang Davoodi minYears after sending political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi to exile in the prisons of Zabol and Zahedan, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province (SE Iran), the Intelligence Ministry is trying through various means to remove or conceal every trace of him, so that no one can disseminate any information about this long-time political prisoner.
In the latest news obtained on August 26, 2020, after much inquiry, it has been found that political prisoner Arjang Davoudi is detained in a quarantined solitary cell in the Central Prison of Zahedan, isolated away from other inmates. He is being held incommunicado and has no contact even with any of the other prisoners.
Arzhang Davoudi is presently detained in the Central Prison of Zahedan.
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Fatemeh Mosanna minPolitical prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna was taken to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, after going unconscious in the women’s ward of Evin Prison.
Her hands and feet are cuffed to the hospital bed since that day. She is denied from being visited by her children and relatives.
Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna earlier had symptoms of fever and chills.
Ms. Mosanna’s children referred to the Taleghani Hospital to see their mother, but they have not yet managed to visit her.
They have been told that their mother is tied to her bed, on the orders of Amin Vaziri, the special prosecutor for political prisoners.
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