Political prisoner Ebrahim Seddiq Hamedani has been on hunger strike in Marivan Prison since February 12. He has been on a medication strike since Monday, January 24, and now faces physical problems such as hyperglycemia.
Mr. Ebrahim Seddiq Hamedani’s strike is to protest prison officials’ failure to fulfill their promises that he and his son would be transferred to Sanandaj Prison. This prisoner’s son, Salar Seddiq Hamedani, started a hunger strike at Kamyaran Prison on Thursday, February 3. He ended his strike a few days later.
Ebrahim and his son, Salar, were previously transferred from Urmia Prison to Marivan Prison, and then Kamyaran Prison. The two political prisoners had started their hunger strikes on Monday, January 3, to protest the lack of implementation of the principle of segregation of crimes. The father and son simultaneously held a sit-in in front of the security office of Urmia Prison. The two ended their strike about 10 days ago following a favorable promise by the authorities.
Ebrahim Seddiq Hamedani, his son Salar Seddiq Hamedani, and his daughter Maryam were arrested on February 23, 2019. They were transferred to the city’s central prison on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, after being subjected to 2 months of interrogation. Maryam Seddiq Hamedani, who was transferred to the women’s ward of this prison, was released on bail on April 25, 2019.
Branch 2 of the Urmia Revolutionary Court eventually sentenced Ebrahim and Salar Seddiq Hamedani to 16 years in prison. The charges against them included “acting against national security through membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)” and “propaganda against the state.”
Political prisoner Khadijeh Medipour was beaten by several violent criminals and injured in the eye on Thursday.
Iran’s Prisons Organization confirmed the news on Friday, February 11, saying that the reason for the “conflict” was “obscenity and insult” to Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the regime, Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, and Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in January 2020 in Iraq in a US drone strike.
Agents of the IRGC Intelligence arrested Khadijeh Mehdipour on October 10, 2021. Two days later, they transferred her to the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Ilam, where she has been serving a 20-month prison term.
She has been detained there since in violation of the principle of separation of crimes.
Mehdipour, 34, had been arrested once before on October 3, 2020, for her activities on social media. Her sentence was to pay 3 million Tomans in cash.
In 2021, two officials who have committed tremendous rights violations for decades, the mullah’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’I, ascended to top positions of power in Iran.
By appointing major human rights violators, which obviously threat Iran’s civil society, Khamenei is using all his power to crush protests, restrict activists, and stifle any dissent.
Suppression of activists intensified, as did the crackdown on Iran protests in 2021.
Beset by a whole host of economic, social and political crises, the clerical regime tried to rein in simmering social discontent by use of brute force. This is while that the Iranian people from all walks of life, have been protesting the regime’s failure to resolve numerous crises in the country that are affecting their lives. State forces kill protesters in Sistan and Baluchestan
The bloody crackdown on fuel transporters in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan Province in February is more evidence of the regime’s intention to stifle any form of dissent. The state security forces used lethal state force used against demonstrators since unrest broke out in the area on February 22, 2021, killing at least 40 men and injuring more than 100 in the southeast province amid an intermittent shutdown of the internet.
Deadly repression of protests against water, power shortages The unlawful killings of protesters by state security forces in Iran’s drought-ridden Khuzestan Province added to concerns that the rights situation in Iran steadily worsened.
Two Baluch men were killed by narcotic forces in Sistan and Baluchistan, south-eastern Iran.
According to Rasanak, a regional human rights news agency, a Baluch fuel carrier identified as Mahmoud Brahui was shot and seriously injured by narcotic forces on Saturday, December 25. He died at the hospital on Sunday, due to the severity of his injuries.
Narcotic forces opened fire on his car, on suspicion that he was carrying drugs. According to the report, Mahmoud’s car was empty and the agents fired at him without warning.
The terms “fuel carrier” and “border porter” are an unfortunate consequence of 42 years of corruption and mismanagement under the Iranian regime which has resulted in a significant lack of job opportunities, especially for Iranians in north-western and south-eastern Iran.
Iranian security forces and the IRGC shoot and kill Baluch fuel traders with impunity.
The Iranian regime’s security forces and police have a history of shooting and killing civilians.
Qarchak prison officials are preventing political prisoner Zahra Safaei from being sent to hospital to continue treatment for his heart problems. The warden of Qarchak Prison, Soghra Khodadadi, has not allowed Mrs. Safaei to receive medical treatment despite the doctor’s prescription and her family’s repeated inquiries.
The political prisoner suffered a heart attack in late August and underwent angiography after many hindrances by the authorities of Qarchak Prison. Since then she needs to be regularly visited by a specialist in a hospital, something of which she has been deprived.
Authorities in Qarchak Prison refuse to provide medical treatment to pressure Zahra Safaei. She also suffers from a toothache. Prison authorities have turned down her request to visit a dentist outside the prison at her own expense. The prison’s clinic has not provided her with any medical treatment. According to the UN’s Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, which all UN Member States are expected to abide by, “…Sick prisoners who require specialist treatment shall be transferred to specialized institutions or to civil hospitals.”
At least 100 persons were wounded during the attack by the Iranian regime troops on the peaceful demonstration of the farmers and people of Isfahan. An upwards of 300 have reportedly been arrested and detained during the protests.
The Iranian regime’s security forces opened fire on the protesters in the vicinity of Khajou Bridge of Isfahan. Many were shot in the face and eyes. Hit and run confrontations between the protesters and the regime’s repressive forces continued until midnight in various parts of Isfahan where the sound of gunfire could be heard.
The disgruntled farmers and youths of Isfahan held protests yesterday, November 26, 2021, in the riverbed of Zayanderud despite massive mobilization of security forces. They clashed with the IRGC, Bassij, and State Security Force (SSF), forcing them to retreat in many areas.
To control the situation, security forces opened fire on protesters using pellet guns and tear gas. At least 100 persons were wounded and more than 300 arrested during the protests in Isfahan on November 26.
The authorities of clerical regime hanged Arman Abdolali this morning, November 24, 2021. The execution took place in Rajaei Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran. Arman’s family did not have the chance to visit him for the last time.
Arman Abdolali was transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday, November 21, 2021, to prepare his execution after eight long years in prison.
Over the past few months, the authorities took Arman to solitary confinement seven times pretending to want to execute him, a practice which is intended to torture the prisoner.
The death sentence was carried out while there were many ambiguities in his case and despite international and domestic outcry to stop it.
Amnesty International called for a halt to his death sentence.
UN Third Committee resolution censures serious rights abuses in Iran. This is the 68the resolution passed by the United Nations condemning the flagrant human rights violations in Iran. The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution, censuring the brutal and systematic violations of human rights in Iran on November 17, 2021.
The Third Committee resolution was passed by 79 votes in favor, 32 against and 64 abstentions.
The resolution expressed serious concern at the “alarmingly high frequency of the imposition and carrying-out of the death penalty by the Islamic Republic of Iran, in violation of its international obligations, including executions undertaken against persons on the basis of forced confessions or for crimes that do not qualify as the most serious crimes, including crimes that are overly broad or vaguely defined, in violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, expresses concern at the continuing disregard for internationally recognized safeguards, including executions undertaken without prior notification of the prisoner’s family members or legal counsel, as required by Iranian law, and calls upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to abolish, in law and in practice, public executions, which are contrary to the 2008 directive seeking to end this practice issued by the former head of the judiciary, and to consider establishing a moratorium on executions.”