Alireza Ali Political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali, 21, was stabbed to death by two inmates in the notorious Greater Tehran’s Penitentiary on Monday, 10 June, this year.
Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali was from Tehran’s Naziabad district in south Tehran. He had been arrested and detained in July 2018. He had been sentenced to 8 years in prison for insulting Khomeini and Khamenei, the mullahs’ leaders, and for anti-regime propaganda.
Political prisoners Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali and Barzan Mohammadi had been on hunger strike since 14 March until April 16, 2019, demanding separation of prisoners of different categories. They also protested the dire living and health conditions in Greater Tehran’s Penitentiary and lack of security in prison.
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5 hangedThe Iranian regime hanged five prisoners in Karaj, Ardabil and Gorgan.
Three inmates were hanged in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on Wednesday, 12 June, 2019. Two of the men have been identified as Amir Tahmaseb and Samad Basideh.
The prisoners were accused of rape which is punishable by death according to the Iranian regime’s punishment laws. These executions have not been announced by the regime’s state media, yet.
Also on Wednesday, 12 June, the head of the Justice Department of Ardabil, Nasser Atabati, announced that they had executed an inmate in the Prison of Ardabil. He said the convict was a smuggler of antiques accused of killing two State Security Force officers and two civilians in a shoot-out with the police, for which he was sentenced to Qesas or retribution in kind. (The state-run Mizan Online – 12 June, 2019)
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Ebrahim Raisi minSince the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as the new chief of Iran’s judiciary, the human rights situation has swiftly deteriorated in the country.
Executions
At least 44 people were executed since he emerged as Iran’s Chief Justice.
One of Raisi’s latest crimes was the flogging and secret execution of two 17-year old juveniles.
Announced for the first time by Amnesty International, the executions were described as “deplorable” by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
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 افشاریHuman rights defender Nader Afshari has been sentenced to one year in prison and 74 lashes after being convicted of “disrupting public order” and “propaganda against the state.”
The activist had also been sentenced to four months in prison in February 2019 for spreading anti-state propaganda.

Prior to his sentencing he was facing charge of “speaking out in the media and reporting about Iranian political prisoners.”
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Zahedan shotAccording to the reports from Sistan and Baluchistan Province in Southern Iran at least 30 people were arrested in a rally to protest local authorities for killing a young Balochi man.
According to the witnesses, police was chasing a young man, Mousa Shahbakhsh, who was driving a car, as the police officers believed that he has no valid driving license. The officers claim that, he did not stop at the orders of the police and they shot him.
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The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18 over multiple charges of rape, Amnesty International reported on Monday, condemning the country’s “utter disdain for international law and childrens’ rights”.
Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, who were arrested at the age of 15 and convicted following an “unfair trial”, were executed on Thursday, 25 April, in the southern city of Shiraz, according to the UK-based rights group.
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FATAThe state security forces have arrested four people in the capital for “spreading rumours” about the incompetence of officials in flood relief efforts, Tehran Police Chief announced Sunday.
The SSF commander Hossein Rahimi who was cited by the state-run ISNA state-run News Agency admitted that government officials and commanders of armed forces presumably involved in relief efforts have been assailed by people.
“All officials, including government officials and the armed forces, made great efforts during the floods, but unfortunately some people have destroyed their image,” the capital’s police chief said.
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