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Iran - Human Rights: 22 executed, prisoner lashed in public before hanging

NCRI - In the time span of just three days from August 3 to 6, twenty-two prisoners were hanged by the inhumane clerical regime in the cities of Karaj, Shiraz and Chahbahar. These atrocities are being committed on the first anniversary of Hassan Rouhani, the “moderate” president of the clerical regime.

Twelve of these prisoners were executed in the city of Karaj alone on Wednesday, August 6. Eleven prisoners, including one identified as Abbas Khorshidie, were hanged in the central prison of this city.


Maryam Rajavi calls for international investigation into deadly prison blaze in Iran

NCRI – Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, offered her condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic incident on August 4, 2014,when at least 11 defenseless prisoners lost their lives in an extensive fire in Shahr-e Kord prison. She also expressed the hope for a speedy recovery of those injured.


Iran: 10 prisoners, including 4 women, hanged in Birjand; prisoner sentenced to stoning in Qaemshahr

NCRI - The mullahs’ regime hanged 10 prisoners, including four women, in the central prison of city of Birjand on July 20 and 21. Eight of them were executed in a collective hanging on Sunday night, July 20.


Iranian Resistance calls to save life of political prisoner Zahra Zehtabchi

NCRI - The Iranian Resistance is calling on all international human rights and women’s rights organizations and activists to take urgent action for the release of political prisoner Mrs. Zahra Zehtabchi, 46, sociologist and social sciences researcher, and the mother of two 20 and 8-year old daughters.

Mrs. Zehtabchi was arrested by the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence agents on October 16، 2013. Yet nearly 10 months later she remains in solitary confinement of the women’s section in Evin Prison.


Iran: Five men flogged and one Christian 'burnt on lips' for eating during Ramadan

NCRI - Five Iranians have been flogged and a Christian had his lips burnt with a cigarette as punishment for not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

The flogging victims each received 70 lashes in the city of Kermanshah on July 20, the Kermanshah Province deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said.