Protesters demanded the release of Mohammad Ali Taheri, being in his second month of hunger strike
On Tuesday, November 22, the regime's oppressive forces brutally attacked a group of people who had gathered in front of the UN office in Tehran to protest against the continued detention of political prisoner Mr. Mohammad Ali Taheri and lack of news about him. The protesters presented the UN office some documents, including about the repressive forces' attack on the gathering outside the regime's parliament a day earlier. In the course of Monday attacks, the club-wielders of the IRGC so-called "Tharallah" headquarters and the special anti-riot guards severely beat the demonstrators with batons and sticks. Due to the attack, many demonstrators, including women and young people, were injured and sent to hospital. The IRGC forces arrested 20 protesters. The repressive forces were hunting well-known demonstrators in the surrounding streets and subway stations. During the last days, similar protests were held in various parts of Tehran and other cities, including Isfahan.
Officials emphasize on the regime's continued need for the death penalty
Six prisoners were executed in the Orumiyeh Prison (northwest Iran) and three in the Rasht Prison (northern Iran) between November 12 and 14, 2016.
Five of those executed in Orumiyeh were from the Iranian Kurdistan and included an Army officer.
Mullahs' envoy in negotiations with EU: Execution is our redline and we cannot abandon it Human rights dialogue with mullahs fuels execution, torture and killing in Iran
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the mullahs' regime's deputy foreign minister and envoy in human rights negotiations with the European Union, said explicitly that execution is a redline for the regime which cannot be abandoned. He said outrageously that rapid results should not be expected from the negotiations, and it might take three or even four years. He emphasized that the goal of human rights negotiations is to put an end to Iran-phobia, and to whitewash the ugly face of the religious fascism that is the Godfather of state terrorism and holds the world record for most executions per capita. No doubt would remain, therefore, that the human rights dialogue is merely a tool to facilitate trades with the regime, to lift sanctions, and to prevent further sanctions against this regime.
On November 9, 2016 the clerical regime agents arrested Mr. Esmail Abdi, a teacher rights activist, at his home and transferred him to Evin prison. He was arrested on June 27, 2015 but the regime was forced to free him on bail after widespread teachers’ protests. The mullahs’ Judiciary has sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment.
Imprisonment and cash fine for those arrested in Sardasht protest
Five prisoners were hanged in Kerman Prison (southern Iran) and a 24-year-old man was hanged in public in Chalmeh Sang village near Mashhad (northeast Iran). Another prisoner was hanged in public on November 9 in Shiraz, southern Iran.
In another development, the Iranian Judiciary sentenced 12 people to one year imprisonment, each, and payment of cash fine. They had been arrested in a 2015 demonstration in protest to the harrowing death of Farinaz Khosravani in Sardasht.
The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights bodies, especially the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Rapporteurs on Torture and the Right to Life to take urgent action for unconditional release of political prisoners in Iran who are in critical health condition. The religious fascism ruling Iran denies the political prisoners their most basic rights including contact with family members and medical care and treatment in order to increase pressure on them.
NCRI - The inhuman clerical regime in an inhuman crime hanged six prisoners at Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad on November 6, 2016. On the same day, Ali Mozaffari, head of the 'Judiciary' in Khorasan Razavi province, described execution, massacre and suppression in line with "enhancing public safety" and threatened more strict actions, saying: "With any disorder, oppositional disorder, breaking public comfort ... he will deal decisively ". (State run Young Reporters Club – November 6)