NCRI - According to Human Rights Watch, three child offenders were executed in Iran last month. Despite numerous human rights organisations calling on Iran to immediately put an end to this practice, the regime still continues to use the death penalty on children who committed a crime before the age of 18.
NCRI - In spite of international criticism over the treatment of protesters, human rights abuses under the Iranian Regime have dramatically increased in the past month.
The fates of over 8,000 detained protesters are uncertain, on some days they are being threatened with the death penalty and on some days they will be released once the protests that have gripped Iran have died down.
NCRI - Iran Human Rights Monitor has compiled a report detailing the human rights situation in Iran for the month of January 2018.
Last month, there was a huge crackdown on protesters. At the end of December, the people of Iran took to the streets because of the poor economic situation that is caused by the regime’s mishandling of the nation’s wealth. The protests quickly turned into anti-government demonstrations. The security forces violently supressed the protesters and there were at least 50 deaths. The report also indicates that more than 8,000 protesters were arrested.
Iran: Political Prisoner’s Complaint Letter Against Five Prison Authorities to UN Human Rights Rapporteur
NCRI - In a letter to the United Nations human rights rapporteur on January 31, the political prisoner Arash Sadeghi, who is on hunger strike, warned about the situation of Atena Daemi and Golkorki Iraee, while accusing five authorities of the Iranian regime's Prisons Organization.
Civil Society Urges UN to Launch Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre in Order to End Impunity and Prevent the Same Fate for Detained Protesters
On 1 February 2018, a civil society hearing in Geneva heard witnesses and legal experts and offered an adjudication of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The hearing was the first of its kind by NGOs in Geneva, and it urged immediate action by the UN to address the current wave of mass arrests and killings in Iranian jails following the recent anti-government protests.
International civil society and NGOs urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the months-long massacre during which the Islamic Republic of Iran executed an estimated 30,000 political prisoners, mostly activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
NCRI - Chair of the German government's human rights office condemned the execution of Ali Kazemi on Wednesday, January 31, and called the execution “unacceptable” and “violation of international treaties.” Barbel Kofler also called for a moratorium on the execution of Hamid Ahmadi who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged crime in Iran. “The policy of execution should be stopped,” she said.Ali Kazemi, who was accused at the age of 15 of killing another person during a group dispute, served nearly 7 years in prison before the execution was implemented at the age of 22. According to Amnesty International, he was executed last Tuesday in Bushehr.