NCRI – Seven prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for hanging soon in central city of Isfahan, according to human rights and democracy activists in Iran on Sunday.
The prisoners were identified as Hamid Babai, 35, Mohammad Gorgin, 25, Omid Anvari, 27, Yasein Jafari, 27, Abbas-Ali Qasemi, 30, Ali-Akbar Farshadfar, 40, and Rassoul Sabori, 25.
On December 19, 2008, the UN General Assembly condemned the widespread human rights violations in Iran.
It was the 55th such resolutions passed by the UN bodies on human rights violations in Iran.
The resolution refers to the UN Secretary General's report on “widespread human rights violations and deep shortcomings and obstacles in the way of safeguarding human rights”. It expresses “deep concern over serious human rights violations” in Iran, such as "torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment such as flogging and amputations” … “continuing large numbers of executions including public executions and execution of minors” … “the existence of prisoners awaiting to be stoned to death” … “arrests of and violent crackdowns on women” … “making threats to terrorize women working for human rights and continuation of discrimination against women and girls in law and practice” … “increasing discrimination and other human rights violations against religious, ethnic, linguistic or other minorities” … “ongoing and serious restrictions of freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the increasing harassment, intimidation and persecution of political opponents and human rights defenders from all sectors of society."