NCRI - The judiciary of Urmia, northwestern Iran, dismissed an appeal filed by the lawyer of six political prisoners detained in Miyandoab Prison.
Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the Miyandoab criminal court ruling, after evaluating the case for six months without holding a single hearing or summoning witnesses.
NCRI - The presence of Saeed Mortazavi at an election campaign event of Ebrahim Raisi in the city of Yazd, central Iran, gained widespread attention on social media.
Various social media channels in Yazd Province claimed Mortazavi had told reporters he supports Raisi’s candidacy, according to the official IRNA news agency.
“My dream is Raisi becoming president,” Mortazavi said, according to the Entekhab news website.
NCRI - On the verge of the May 1st, marking International Labor Day, the Bureau of Ministry of Intelligence in Kurdistan, located in Sanandaj in western Iran has summoned a renowned labor activist.
Sheith Amani was summoned and threatened on Monday, April 24 not to organize any rally on May 1st.
On Wednesday, April 26 ‘Reporters without Borders’ reported, that Iran continues to remain one of the world's five big prisons for media activists and Khamenei is still on the list of the enemies of press freedoms.
The report indicates that the Iranian regime has imprisoned dozens of journalists and web bloggers on alleged charges of "acting against national security" and even "moral corruption."
NCRI - Three social media activists in Iran who have been sentenced each to 12 years behind bars since mid-September of last year are called, Mr. Mohammad Mohajer, Mr. Alireza Tavakoli and Mr. Mohammad Mehdi Zamanzadeh. These individuals are all administrators of various Telegram channels, Hrana News Agency reported.
Each of these individuals have been sentenced to five years for “assembly and collusion against the state”, another five years for “insulting the sanctities” and another two years for “insulting the leader and revolution founder”.
NCRI - The political prisoner of Gohardasht Prison – Western Tehran, Mehdi Farahi Shandiz in a statement wrote about the inmates who were executed at the dawn of April 19:
"The mercenaries cannot achieve their objectives by intimidating and harassing the political prisoners and human rights activists.
GENEVA (24 April 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Asma Jahangir, has denounced a report published by the Iranian News Agency (IRNA) alleging that she was planning to undertake a visit to Saudi Arabia in order to defame the authorities in Tehran.
The report also suggested that Ms. Jahangir intended to carry out the mission on behalf of military interests. But the Special Rapporteur has condemned and vehemently denied the news item.
NCRI - On April 22, the health condition of a political prisoner called Omar Farhang became more critical and his blood pressure tremendously dropped in his tenth day of hunger strike in Ardebil's prison (North Western Iran).
This political prisoner who is from Iranian Sunni religious minority, is 45 years old and has been in jail for 9 years up to now, he is very ill and has been suffering from a tumor (nodule) in his neck and throat which has been causing him great discomfort for more than three years.
NCRI - Nasirabad’s youths (part of the city of Sarbaz in Sistan and Baluchistan, southeastern Iran) are continuously kept incarcerated in pending for more than 27 months.
While last year, it was promised to these prisoners that their trial will be held on March 9, 2017, so far only three of them have been tried in closed door courts.