Dozens of Sunni prisoners in Gohardasht on death row
Call for support for Sunni prisoners and their families
While the religious fascism ruling Iran demagogically holds “unity week” on the occasion of the birthday of the prophet of Islam and brags about Shia-Sunni brotherhood and equality, it has in fact intensified suppression, execution and tormenting to death of Sunni prisoners in various prisons of the country.
The Iranian Resistance calls for the lives of Messrs. Afshin Baymani and Arzhang Davoudi, political prisoners on hunger strike since 21 days ago in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison, to be saved. They have gone on hunger strike in protest to their transfer to the ordinary prisoners’ ward. Mr. Arzhang Davoudi, 62, suffers of acute renal problem. His condition markedly deteriorated on December 26 and he was transferred to a hospital outside prison. Only a few days prior, he had been taken to the hospital as his condition turned critical, but the henchmen returned him back to the prison before he had received any medical treatment.
The Iranian regime’s intelligence agents arrested Ms. Fatemeh Rezvani and Ms. Azar Karvandi, both relatives of People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) members in Camp Liberty on Monday, December 21. The agents attacked the home they had gathered in on the occasion of ‘Yalda night’ (Iranian celebration on the occasion of the longest night of the year). They searched everyone present, including the guests, and took their mobile phones with them. Subsequently, the regime’s agents raided the homes of the guests and took with them the photo albums and other belongings.
The Iranian regime has hanged 16 prisoners in Qazvin, Zahedan, Shiraz and Amol within the past three days.
Eight prisoners were hanged en masse on Tuesday, December 22, in Qazvin Prison. Five prisoners were also hanged en masse in the Central Prison of Bandar Abbas on December 20. Another two prisoners aged 26 and 30 were hanged in public in Kouzegari Square of Shiraz on the charge of Moharebeh, or waging war on God. On December 21, a 31-year-old man was hanged in Amol Prison (northern Iran).
Call on Security Council to adopt binding resolution against the ruling bloodthirsty religious fascism
The religious fascism ruling Iran hanged political prisoner Mr. Abdolqani Gangouzehi Rigi, 29, a valiant youth from Baluchistan, in Zahedan’s central prison on Saturday, December 19. In the past eight years he had been imprisoned and undergone severe tortures upon the mullahs’ fabricated charge of Moharebeh (enmity with God). He was martyred despite the fact that the Iranian regime’s unjust court in Zahedan had informed his family two months ago that his death sentence has been commuted by the Supreme Court. However, Mr. Gangouzehi’s resistance against all attempts by the Iranian regime to break him caused strong ire against him by the regime, and two days after the UN General Assembly resolution condemned the egregious violation of human rights in Iran they hanged him.
The swine flu presently sweeping across Iran is a full fledged outbreak. It has already spread to many provinces in the country, including highly populated areas such as the capital city, Tehran. Yet despite its increasing severity, the Iranian regime has yet to take any credible step to fight the outbreak.
Fearing social unrest, the regime is publishing contradictory figures and false reports on the number of those afflicted, including a mounting death toll.
The suppressive and criminal measures against prisoners and in particular the political prisoners are constantly on the rise. Regime’s henchmen in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison have ratcheted up pressures on Sunni prisoners and transferred six of them since November 1 to Ward 8 of the IRGC known as the “Intelligence Ward” and placed them under interrogation and torture. Similarly, they have transferred six Sunni prisoners on the death row to the solitary confinement and are once again interrogating and persecuting them.