NCRI - Ethnic Iranian Azeri political prisoner, Ebrahim Nouri, went on hunger strike this week in Ahar Prison, in north-west Iran, according to local reports.
He wrote a letter announcing that he was beginning his hunger strike on Thursday, July 28.
He wrote: "The legal conduct has been my path to struggle from the moment of arrest until now. Unfortunately, due to lack of legal consequence, I will embark on a political conduct in addition to my legal conduct in the second phase. Therefore, for the realization of our legitimate rights and to achieve the proper result, I will go on hunger strike and I will not stop my protest even I reach the brink of death.”
NCRI – The Iranian regime this week demolished the homes of numerous residents of an impoverished village situated on Iran’s south-eastern shores in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 27, in Komb-e Moradabad Village in the Central District of Chabahar County. The repressive state security forces from the police station (Division 12) in Golshahr, Chabahar, moved in with bulldozers and destroyed the residents’ houses, leaving them homeless.
NCRI – British Parliamentarian Lord Alton of Liverpool wrote an opinion article on Friday for the Independent Catholic News highlighting why he believes that supporting the Iranian Resistance will ensure that in a future free Iran, the Christian community, along with other religious and ethnic minorities, will be able to thrive in Iran.
In his article on July 29, 2016, Lord Alton wrote:
NCRI – The young generation of Iran desire freedom from religious tyranny, says a teenage dissident who recently fled Iran and has joined the ranks of the Resistance movement.
Iranian opposition activist Paria Kohandel, 18, made the remarks at the “Free Iran” convention in Paris earlier this month. Paria’s father Saleh Kohandel is a political prisoner in the notorious Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, over his support for the main Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin Khalq, MEK).
NCRI – The Iranian regime is stepping up pressure on clothes production and distribution lines in a renewed drive to swoop out clothing deemed to be un-Islamic and incompatible with the mullahs’ fundamentalist regulations.
At least four clothing production and distribution units in Isfahan, central Iran, have been closed down in recent days, according to a report on Wednesday, July 27, in the Tasnim News Agency, affiliated to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.
In the run-up to the U.S. Presidential elections, Iran and Islamic extremism have become the main foreign policy challenges, argues Ken Blackwell, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Writing in the American Thinker on Friday, July 29, 2016, Amb. Blackwell said:
In around 100 days America will be witnessing a crucial election. In the meantime, much will be done on both sides of the national divide, and this year we may see more than the usual political maneuvering in the run-up to this election.
NCRI - A prominent German politician has expressed his unhappiness with the West’s current policy towards Iran, in an interview with the Alliance for Public Awareness - Iranian Communities in Europe.
Günter Verheugen, a member of the Social Democratic Party, attended the ‘Free Iran’ rally in Paris on July 9.
NCRI – A group of political prisoners in Iran’s notorious Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, went on hunger strike on Thursday and Friday in solidarity with other political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran.
The Gohardasht prisoners had in an open letter announced that their two-day hunger strike was to show their solidarity with fellow political prisoners carrying out such an act of protest.
NCRI - At least 19 Iranian Kurds have been arrested in the city of Piranshahr, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, according to received reports.
The notorious agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) from the nearby city of Orumieh (Urmia), raided the homes of these Kurds and took them into custody.
Regime officials call for stepped-up suppression of Turks in Azerbaijan
Thursday, July 28, 2016, thousands of Iranian Turks in various cities including Tehran, Tabriz, Orumiyeh, Zanjan, Ahar, Khoy and Ardebil staged demonstrations to protest denigration of Azeris by the state media.
The demonstration in Tehran took place in Toopkhaneh Square. In Orumiyeh, thousands of angry protesters took to Ata'ii and Sardaran cross-sections to express their protest where they were attacked by SSF anti-riot units who shot plastic bullets to the crowd. Young men clashed with SSF troops and engaged in hit and run.