The use of terms such as “line of poverty” and “absolute poverty” have become commonplace in Iran. Iranian official media always provide the most optimistic estimates.
Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, Gonabadi Dervish and one of the collaborators of Majzooban Noor, a website affiliated with Gonabadi Dervish minority, has been sentenced to a twelve-year prison sentence, 74 lashes, two-year exile in a remote city, a two-year ban on leaving the country and a two-year ban from all political and social-media activity.
All members of a church have been sentenced to one year imprisonment for practising Christianity.
A prisoner was executed at the Central Prison of Ardabil. He was charged with murder.
Ali Badrkhani, a prisoner of conscience detained in Urmia’s central prison (northwestern Iran), has been on hunger strike since Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Mr Badrkhani is protesting his transfer to a ward in the prison where 400 narcotics prisoners are held. Mr Badrkhani deems the transfer a violation of the principle of classification of the inmates based on the type of the offences.