NCRI - The lives of at least 32 prisoners on death row who have been subjected to beatings and torture in a Tehran prison are in danger and there is fear of their execution.
The prisoners have been transferred to Tehran-e Bozorg (Laerger Tehran) Prison in the Hassan Abad district of the capital city from the Section 2 of Ghezel Hessar prison in the city of Karaj during the past few days.
With total of 12,282 civilian killed and another 23,126 injured in Iraq, the year 2014 becomes the deadliest since 2006 and 2007, the United Nations said Friday.
"Yet again, the Iraqi ordinary citizen continues to suffer from violence and terrorism," Nickolay Mladenov, the UN secretary- general's special representative and head of UNAMI, said in a press release.
NCRI - The bodies of two young Afghans, killed while fighting for the Syrian dictator, were buried last week in northern Iran.
The state-run Tasnim News Agency identified the two as Mohammad Mahdi Hosseini and Mostafa Karimi. They were buried on December 26 in the city of Semnan.
Iraq must lift its 'merciless' medical blockade of Camp Liberty which has cost the lives of 22 Iranian dissidents, the European Iraqi Freedom Association has demanded.
The siege was put into place under former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in 2009, but is still in force today, the EIFA President Struan Stevenson said.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is predicting that the upcoming Senate will pass laws imposing sanctions on the Iranian regime next year.
“I think we’ll have a supermajority, a veto-proof majority, to impose additional sanctions on Iran and to require the administration to come before Congress for approval of any deal that [President Barack Obama] has with Iran,” Rubio said in an interview airing on Thursday.
NCRI - For the fourth consecutive week, Iraqi forces prevented entry of gasoline to Camp Liberty. Previously, in the months of August, September and October, entry of gasoline to the camp was also blocked for many weeks.
The gasoline purchased by the residents is wholly consumed by vehicles used for public services or transport of patients and the injured inside the camp.