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News: Iran human rights

Iran's Regime Sentences 4 MEK Activists to Execution, Imprisonment

Iran's Regime Sentences 4 MEK Activists to Execution, Imprisonment

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on Sunday sentenced four men affiliated with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK) to prison and or death.

Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court headed by notorious judge, Mohammad Moghiseh, sentenced 34-year-old Abdullah Ghasempour to death and eight years behind bars on charges including “waging war on God,” “assembly and collusion,” and “membership in the MEK.”

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Iranian Political Prisoner Akbar Bagheri on Hunger Strike

Iranian Political Prisoner Akbar Bagheri on Hunger Strike

By Sedighe Shahrokhi

Iranian political prisoner Akbar Bagheri has started a hunger strike to protest his abrupt transfer from Tehran's Evin Prison to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary.

Bagheri began the hunger strike on Wednesday, May 15. He is now on a dry hunger strike demanding he be transferred back from the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary.

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Iran Regime Denying Prisoners' Rights in Violation of International Laws

Iran Regime Denying Prisoners' Rights in Violation of International Laws

By Mansoureh Galestan

Iran regime’s lawmakers have been seeking to amend the country’s Code of Criminal Procedure. The proposed amendment would allow judicial and prosecution officials to deny certain detainees the right to access to a lawyer while an investigation against them is open.

The Iranian regime’s legal and judicial parliamentary commission finalised the draft amendment at the beginning of last week and it will be voted upon in the imminent future.

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Iran Regime to Amputate Hands of 23 Prisoners

Iran Regime to Amputate Hands of 23 Prisoners

By Staff Writer

Twenty-three prisoners are languishing in prison in Tehran awaiting hand amputation. They are being held in the Greater Tehran Central Prison, also known as Fashafoyeh.

The hand of one of the prisoners is to be amputated in the coming days.

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British Council Employee Imprisoned by Iran's Regime

British Council Employee Imprisoned by Iran's Regime

By Staff Writer

The British Council has said it believes one of its Iranian employees, Aras Amiri, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for spying, the BBC reported.

Sir Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the United Kingdom cultural organization, said he was dismayed by the reported sentence and was "profoundly concerned for Aras' safety and wellbeing".

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Iran Regime Hangs Drug Users, While IRGC Are Drug Pushers

Iran Regime Hangs Drug Users, While IRGC Are Drug Pushers

By Mansoureh Galestan

The Iranian Regime secretly hanged four prisoners on drug-related charges in the Central Prison of Arak late last month.

The four prisoners executed on April 29 were Seyed Hamidreza Hosseinkhani, 37, Majid Kazemi, 42, Mohammad Hemmati, 26, and Mohammad Davoudabadi, 26.

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