Iran: Exacerbating Pressures on Political Prisoners


On Wednesday, January 8, the political prisoner Ali Moezi was summoned to attend a show trial again. He refused to wear the prisoners’ uniform as before. The prison guards forcefully put the prison clothes on him and took him to the court with his hands and feet chained.

Iran: Execution of Eight Prisoners During the Uprising in Order to Intensify the Atmosphere of Intimidation

Simultaneous with the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people and in order to intimidate the people, the mullahs’ regime’s executioners executed eight young prisoners in various cities in the period of January 1 to January 11.

On Thursday, January 11, two prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for eight years.

Iran Regime Intends to Return Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi to Tehran to Escape Justice in Germany

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Germany’s Federal Prosecutor and Government must act promptly

According to information received from sources of the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iran, the Iranian regime intends to facilitate the departure former head of the regime’s judiciary Mahmoud Shahroodi, from Germany before Federal Prosecutor’s Office issues a possible arrest warrant against him.

Iran: Call to Abolish Death Sentence for Ahmad Reza DJalali

Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the death sentence for Dr. Ahmad Reza DJalali and calls on all international human rights advocates to take immediate and effective action to abolish this cruel sentence.

Mr. DJalali, a resident of Sweden, was arrested on April 24, 2016, and was sentenced to death by the Iranian regime’s courts in September 2017. Only a few days later, the Supreme Court of the mullahs’ approved the verdict. Throughout this process, he has been deprived of a fair trial, even within the framework of the human rights law of the mullahs’ regime, including the right to appeal.

Iran: Suicide Catastrophe in Iran, the Ominous Outcome of the Clerical Dictatorship

Shocking suicide of mother along with her infant and young daughter

The increasing trend of suicide among different classes and in all age groups and Increase in group suicides, has become a humanitarian catastrophe in Iran. The victims of most of these suicides are in the country’s deprived western and southern provinces, such as Ilam, Kermanshah, Lorestan, Hamedan and Khuzestan, and mostly being women and the young, including even 13 year olds.

Iran: Execution of Ten Prisoners, Including Five Youths, in Two Days

 High school student, 21-year-old woman sentenced to death

Coinciding with the 64th United Nations resolution condemning human rights violations in Iran, the mullahs’ regime hanged at least ten prisoners on December 19th and 20th. Seven of these individuals were mass executed in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran.

At least five of those hanged were youths. Three youths, two of which were 21 years of age, were executed in Gohardasht Prison on December 19th for “armed robbery from supermarkets.” On the same day a 24-year-old youth from Iran’s Baluchistan was hanged in Zahedan Central Prison, southeast Iran, after enduring five years behind bars. The day before that another young individual was hanged in Zanjan Central Prison, northwest Iran, after enduring six years in prison.

UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Against Human Rights Abuses in Iran

The United Nations General Assembly adopted its 64th resolution on Tuesday, December 19, against violations of human right in Iran.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed the resolution and said, “In the case of a regime which has totally ignored dozens of UN resolutions against the unabated violations of human rights in Iran and its highest officials publicly boast of massacring political prisoners, the international community must adopt binding measures to stop the regime’s crimes. All diplomatic and commercial relations with the mullahs’ theocratic regime directly serve the interests of Khamenei’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and must be conditioned on an end to torture and executions in Iran and a halt to the regime’s destructive meddling in the region. In the absence of a firm policy, flagrant violations of human rights in Iran and export of terrorism, fundamentalism and belligerence to the region and the world will continue.”

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