By IranHRM Last updated Mar 2, 2018 Taleb Basativand, a student at Ilam University who was arrested during the recent protests earlier this year and was transferred to an unknown location, was murdered under torture in Ilam prison.
Workers from various sections of Haft-Tapeh Sugarcane Factory have gone on strike since Saturday morning, March 3, in protest against the failure to pay their salary and annual bonus, and the return of the corrupt managers to their previous posts. The factory's retired workers also participated in this protest move.
In their protest to the management’s inattention and not being responsible, the workers of the factory prevented company's major shareholders, Rostami and Seifouri, from leaving the premises and transferred them to the management building.
London, 01 Mar - Sweden recently granted citizenship to a disaster medicine expert currently on death row in Iran, with the hopes that it will allow the Swedish Foreign Ministry to intervene in the case and get the doctor released.
Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, who taught at the Karolinska Institute of Medicine in Stockholm and worked in the research department of the Free University Brussels (VUB), visited Iran for a medical conference in 2016, where he was arrested and charged with spying for Israel. In October 2017, he was tried and sentenced to death.
Political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee who had been on hunger strike protesting their unlawful transfer to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin, outside Tehran, has now switched to a dry hunger since Saturday, February 10.
Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee have refused to accept serum injections over the past few days. They have declared that if anything happens to them, the responsibility lies with the Evin’s Prosecutor Dowlatabadi and his assistant, Haj Moradi, who oversee prison conditions.
Human Rights Watch reported that Iran executed at least three child offenders across the country in January 2018. Human Rights Watch called on Iran to immediately and unconditionally end the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by children under the age of 18, and move toward a complete ban on capital punishment.
The organization named the three young people that were executed in January as Amirhossein Pourjafar, Ali Kazemi and Mahboubeh Mofidi. They were executed for crimes they allegedly committed when they were 16, 15 and 17 years old respectively.
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.