METRO: Here’s what it’s like to be a political prisoner in Iran

The article, 'Here’s what it’s like to be a political prisoner in Iran' was published on, 20 Aug 2016.

In this article Farzad Madadzadeh, the prominent Iranian political prisoner, speaks at length about the harsh conditions he experienced first-hand, and describes Shocking Treatment of the Political Prisoners Held in Evin Prison and its notorious Ward 209 – run by the intelligence ministry.

Tehran's Khavaran mass grave of victims of 1988 massacre of political prisoners

NCRI - August 2016 - A supporter of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) films the Khavaran mass grave in Tehran where large numbers of victims of the 1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners were buried.

In the summer of 1988, the Iranian regime summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran.

Sir David Amess MP demands justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran

NCRI - Sir David Amess, a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom and co-chairman of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, has demanded justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran.

‘Increase in number of women living on Iran’s streets is due to unemployment and lack of job security’

NCRI - A member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) has confessed that the rise in the number of women living on the streets of Iran may be due to the rise in unemployment in the country caused by the regime’s policies.

Nader Qazipour confirmed to the state-run Basij News Agency on Tuesday, August 16, that the homeless women were, in fact, Iranian citizens forced into life on the streets because of a lack of job security and high unemployment.

Dozens arrested in swoops on mixed-gender parties in Iran

NCRI – Iran’s fundamentalist regime has arrested dozens of youths in a string of raids on mixed-gender parties this week.

In Shiraz, southern Iran, 63 young men and women were arrested in two separate swoops on parties that were deemed “unlawful” by the mullahs’ fundamentalist standards.

The 1988 massacre in Iran

NCRI - In the summer of 1988, the Iranian regime summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini.

The facts:

• More than 30,000 political prisoners were massacred in Iran in the summer of 1988.

A summary of this week’s protests in western Iran

NCRI – A series of protests have been held this week in western Iran by locals complaining of everything from overdue wages to inadequate drinking water. The following are reports from just a few of the protest that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Seven youngsters on death row in western Iran prisons

NCRI - The identities of seven juvenile offenders currently on death row in Iran have been revealed.

All of them were sentenced to death while they were minors and some are still under 18 now, according to information received from inside Iran.

The mullahs’ regime routinely keeps death-row juvenile offenders in prison until they turn 18 and then executes them.

New information on two notorious prisons in Tehran and Karaj

NCRI - Reports of secret prisons in Iran, which are run by the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), have flooded over social media networks.

The prisons are reportedly used to secretly eliminate opponents of the clerical regime.

Iranian activists urge UN to prosecute mullahs’ regime for 1988 massacre

NCRI - A group of Iranian activists from south-east Iran have penned a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, imploring him to seek criminal charges against the mullahs’ regime for their part in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.

Dutch-Iranian youths call for protest against wave of executions in Iran

NCRI - Dutch-Iranian Youths for Freedom have issued a statement in the run-up to a major rally and march planned for this Saturday in The Hague.

The following is the text of the statement by the Dutch-Iranian youths:

Iraans-Nederlandse Jongeren voor Vrijheid

Iran regime arrests 11 Christians in raid on house church

NCRI - Iran's fundamentalist regime arrested a group of practicing Iranian Christians last week at an in-house church in the city of Isfahan, central Iran.

In total 11 Christians were arrested during the raid on their congregation last Friday, August 12. The raid was carried out by armed plain clothes intelligence agents, according to eye-witnesses.

Dr. Mohammad Maleki: The 1988 massacre in Iran stole many more lives than the regime claims

NCRI - The first Chancellor of the University of Tehran following the 1979 revolution has claimed that the estimates provided by some Iranian regime officials about the number of political prisoners who were executed in Iran’s 1988 massacre is far too low.

Dr. Mohammad Maleki released this statement following the leak of an audio recording from 1988 featuring Hossein-Ali Montazeri, the former heir to Khomeini, who acknowledged that the regime knew about and organized the massacre.

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