Iran Human Rights (7 NOV 2016): Two prisoners are scheduled to be executed in the coming days at Qorve prison in the Iranian Kurdistan province. The prisoners have met with their families for the last time and have been transferred to solitary confinement prior to the execution, according to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources.
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Iran Human Rights (7 NOV 2016): On Saturday November 5, Iranian authorities reportedly executed at least five prisoners.
A prisoner with murder charges and two prisoners with drug-related charges were executed at Lakan Prison in Rasht (Gilan province, northern Iran), and two prisoners with drug-related charges were executed at Parsilon Prison in Khorramabad (Lorestan province, western Iran).
The United States is troubled by reports that an Iranian-American man may have been sentenced by Iran to 18 years in prison, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday, a week after an Iranian-American businessman and his father were also jailed by an Iranian court.
The Iranian regime’s director general of social welfare in the province of Kermanshah –Western Iran, said there are 700 child labourers in the province. He claimed that the Welfare policy is in line with the “support and empowerment” of child labourers and street children. This is while in an article last month, a local newspaper reported that the regime agents have been shaving heads of street children and child labourers in the city of Kermanshah to humiliate them and prevent their presence in the streets.
19 Arab civilians with ages of 15 to 30 were sentenced to imprisonment and fine in branch number 101 of the revolutionary court of this city in Khouzestan province. Their relatives called the trial unfair due to unavailability of the lawyer and the short time of the court.
According to reports, it’s now one week that the water has been cut off in the Youth Ward of Kermanshah Dizel Abad Prison, being turned on only after 12 midnight and only for a few hours. Considering the crowding of prisoners, the need for water for sanitation, nutrition and bathing is among the basic necessities in prison. Prisoners have held protest rallies several times but so far, the protests have been fruitless.
A young prisoner in Ilam prison has committed suicide due to his unjust sentence and the catastrophic prison situation.
Shahryar Tarhani, 27, from Koohdasht, Lorestan province, who had been held in Ilam prison for four years for carrying illegal weapons, committed suicide by taking rice tablets. Prison officials’ inaction and delay in sending him to hospital led to his death.
According to close sources, Iranian authorities hanged 14 prisoners at Ghezel Hesar Prison in the morning.
The prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement on October 17 in preparation for their executions.
According to close sources, some of the prisoners were transferred to Ghezel Hesar from Karaj and Fashavieh (Tehran) prisons.
Trial of Ahmad Montazeri without a lawyer in the Special Clerical Court on charges of “acting against national security”
According to reports, Ahmad Montazeri, son of Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri (former Deputy Supreme Leader and Khomeini’s nominated successor at the time) was tried in the Special Court for Clerics (SCC) in Qom on Wednesday, October 19, for publishing an audio file of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” responsible for the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 in Iran.
The Special Rapporteur submits the present report, his sixth to the General Assembly, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 31/19. In his report the Special Rapporteur primarily presents information gathered from government sources and relayed by alleged victims of rights violations as well as civil society actors located inside and outside the country.