Dowlat Nowrouzi: Execution rate rising in Iran under Rouhani

NCRI - Dowlat Nowrouzi, the representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in the United Kingdom, says the rate of executions in Iran are rising during Hassan Rouhani's presidency.

In an interview with ncr-iran.org on Tuesday, Ms. Nowrouzi said that recent trips by European officials to Iran have not led to an improvement of the human rights situation by the mullahs' regime.

12,000 Kurds imprisoned in Iran last year

NCRI - Officials of the Iranian regime have acknowledged that 12,000 ethnic Iranian Kurds were imprisoned in Iran in the last Iranian calendar year, which ended March 19, 2016.

The state-run news agency ISNA reported on April 17 that the Provincial Director of Iranian Kurdistan’s Bureau of Prisons confirmed that there had been an influx of Kurdish inmates. Accordingly, Director of Prisons Assadollah Gorjizadeh stated that “statistics indicate nearly 60% of the imprisoned people were the heads of their families, which is tearing apart the social fabric of Kurdish society in Iran”.

IRAN: Khamenei’s aide backs Syrian dictator

NCRI - Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian regime’s former Foreign Minister and currently advisor on international affairs to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has once again defended Syria’s criminal dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Two hanged in Iran prisons

NCRI - Iran's fundamentalist regime has hanged two people in prisons in the northern city of Sari and the south-eastern city of Zahedan.

On Sunday a 27-year-old prisoner, identified only by the initials H. H., was hanged in prison in Sari, according to the regime's judiciary in Mazandaran Province.

Iranian Kurdish and Arab youths arrested in Bukan, Ahwaz and Shush

NCRI - According to reports received from Iran, the clerical regime has resorted to widespread arrests in Ahwaz and Shush, in south-west Iran, and Bukan, in north-west Iran, in the month of April to create an atmosphere of fear and prevent anti-regime protests.

Fearing protests on May 1, Iran regime threatens workers in Sanandaj

NCRI - The mullahs’ regime is taking draconian measures to prevent workers in Iran from holding protests on International Workers' Day on May 1.

Each year the regime tries to create an atmosphere of intimidation and threats against workers in order to prevent them from holding anti-regime rallies. This year, they have made a last-ditch effort to do so.

IRAN: Rouhani’s trip to hometown Semnan turns into fiasco

NCRI - Hassan Rouhani's trip to his hometown Semnan, east of Tehran, turning into a fiasco last week as a concerted effort by the mullahs’ regime failed to draw crowds to listen to the regime’s President.

Schools and universities in all of Semnan Province were closed on Tuesday, April 19 in a bid to have pupils and university students attend Rouhani’s address in person. Signs were placed in the schools and universities in advance to notify people of the closure.

IRAN: Ailing political prisoner shown support from ex-Tehran University chancellor

NCRI - Iranian physicist and political prisoner Omid Kokabee who underwent surgery last week to remove his cancerous right kidney has been given moral support by the former chancellor of the University of Tehran.

Mr. Kokabee, 34, and his relatives had repeatedly warned about his various problematic health conditions, but the mullahs' regime systematically ignored their warnings in the past five years that he has been behind bars.

26th anniversary of Kazem Rajavi’s assassination by Iran’s regime

NCRI – Sunday, April 24 marks the 26th anniversary of the assassination of Professor Kazem Rajavi, a renowned defender of human rights in Iran and elder brother of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi, by a terrorist hit squad of the mullahs’ regime.

At the age of 56, Prof. Kazem Rajavi held six doctorate degrees in the fields of law, political science, and sociology from the universities of Paris and Geneva.

U.S. lawmakers denounce new Obama admin concession to Iran regime

NCRI - Senior United States lawmakers have condemned the Obama's administration's decision to purchase 32 metric tons of the Iranian regime's heavy water, produced from Tehran's nuclear weapons program.

The mullahs' regime on Friday announced that it had finalized a deal with U.S. companies that are buying its heavy water.

NGO: International action needed to stop Iran regime’s military presence in Syria

NCRI - The Brussels-based European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) in a statement on Saturday urged the international community to act urgently to stop the Iranian regime's military presence in Syria.

The following is the text of the statement by EIFA President Struan Stevenson:

23 April 2016

Video clip of retired teachers’ protest outside Iran regime’s Parliament

NCRI - Retired Iranian teachers this week protested outside the Iranian regime's Parliament in Tehran over inadequate retirement pensions.

The protesters, who gathered in front of the Majlis, or Parliament, on Monday said that they cannot make ends meet with their current low monthly pension.

Iran political prisoner Amir Amirgholi in poor health after 15 days of hunger strike

NCRI - Iranian political prisoner Amir Amirgholi, who has been on hunger strike for the past 15 days in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, is in poor health. He is suffering from physical weakness and a severe drop in blood pressure.

The regime’s fundamentalist courts have sentenced him to 21 years of imprisonment under the bogus charge of "insulting the holy sanctities," "insulting the Supreme Leader," "gathering and colluding to act against national security," "disturbing public order by participating in illegal gatherings" and "propaganda against the regime."

Maryam Rajavi's message on Iranian New Year 1395

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