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NCRI - Imprisoned members of Iran’s Gonabadi dervishes community in Tehran's Evin Prison and Nezam Prison in city of Shiraz who are on hunger strike in protest at the authorities’ harassment and persecution of Gonabadi dervishes across the country and are now critically ill.
Nine dervishes have been on hunger strike since August 31. Messrs. Hamidreza Morad Sarvestani, Afshin Karampour, Farshid Yadollahi, Reza Entessari, Amir Eslami, Omid Behrouzi, Mostafa Daneshjou, Mostafa Abdie and Kasra Nouri are demanding freedom of dervishes from prisons and for the regime to be held accountable for years of harassing and violating the rights of dervishes.
The Iranian Resistance calls on all international bodies and human rights organs to take urgent action to save the life of female prisoner Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, who is about to be executed. In particular, the Iranian Resistance calls on the UN Special Rapporteur on executions and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and the organs defending women’s rights to use all tools available to them to stop this barbaric sentence from being carried out.
NCRI - The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, as well as all international human rights organizations to strongly condemn the execution of prisoner of conscience Mr Mohsen Amir Aslani on charges of “corruption on earth; changing Islam’s principles and secondary laws; and new interpretation of Quran”. It further calls for adoption of binding decisions against the growing number of arbitrary executions by the religious fascism ruling Iran.
NCRI - In the recent weeks, regime’s suppressive forces have conducted extensive arrests of the youth for dissemination of jokes or insulting material against Ruhollah Khomeini, the regime's founder and Ali Khamenei, the regime's Supreme Leader.
NCRI- The Iranian regime's suppressive forces arrested some 500 Gonabadi dervishes Saturday morning, September 20. They planned to gather at 11 a.m. in front of Tehran’s Prosecutor’s Office in solidarity with the imprisoned dervishes who are on hunger strike. The families of the prisoners who are on strike and a large number of women and children are amongst the arrestees. They are requesting to meet their imprisoned families and relatives who are in critical condition after 21 days of hunger strike. They are saying that if their brothers are to be victimized in prison, they too would want to join them. Their sole crime is that they are dervish.
NCRI - The clerical regime in Iran is intensifying suppression of Iranian women and youth by patrolling in public places especially streets of Tehran under the pretext of "promotion of virtue and prevention of vice".
The head of “Ansar-e-Hezbollah” para-military force announced “widespread patrolling especially in Tehran to promote virtue and prevent vice.”
NCRI - In a statement entitled 'The Will', Gonabadi Dervishes imprisoned in Iran who continue their hunger strike that began on August 31, call on freedom-loving people to bring to justice the Iranian regime's authorities involved in torturing prisoners.
NCRI - Mohammad Reza Habibi, former public prosecutor of Isfahan Province, admitted five inmates’ hands were amputated in this province’s prisons in the past year alone.
On September 7th at his farewell session he admitted that these crimes were carried out in secret and “due to the enmity of foreign media outlets.” He said to be at the “front lines of the fight against crimes and providing security”, Isfahan’s judiciary carried out these verdicts based on Khamenei’s orders with “speed, precision and firmness”.
NCRI -The Iranian Resistance calls for saving the lives of seven political prisoners on hunger strike, especially Mr. Karim Moussazadeh who has gone on hunger strike since 28 days ago and urges all international bodies and human rights organizations to take effective measures to save their lives and to look into their demands.