Alireza Rahimi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the Majlis wrote a memo about the visit of a Majlis delegation to Evin Prison.
The memo reads in part: “Before the visit, the head of the Prisons Organization, while announcing the statistics related to the January incidents (protests), said: The total number of prisoners in January was 4,972, 73.94% of whom were male and 27.5% of whom were women.
The letter posted below is addressed to the UN Secretary General on behalf of families of the Iranian protesters arrested during the recent uprising in Iran. Families are urging UNSG to take urgent action for the freedom of the prisoners. Iran Human Rights Monitor (IHRM) is supporting this appeal to UNSG and is calling upon all who are concerned about human rights violations in Iran to join adding their names to this letter.
London - The Iranian Regime’s crackdown on peaceful anti-regime protesters over the past few weeks is being fuelled by the lack of condemnation by the UN for the Regime's past crimes against political prisoners, according to a former chief of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Tahar Boumedra wrote an op-ed to explain that the crackdown against protesters and any other dissidents in Iran are worsening, with the total number of arrests topping 8,000, with at least 11 detainees having being tortured to death in prison.
The warring factions in the Iranian Regime are now divided over how to handle the people’s uprising, which has been dominating the country for over a month.
Many in Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction believe that they can placate the protesters by sacking President Hassan Rouhani, but those in Rouhani’s faction warn that this will not stop the protests.
Tehran Majlis Representative, Mahmoud Sadeghi tweeted about the arrest of attorney of law Mohammad Najafi in Arak. The lawyer was arrested on January 15 on charges of following up the case of Vahid Heydari who was killed during Arak protests.