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UN Must Investigate Iran’s Massacre of Political Prisoners Before It Happens Again

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The United Nations often faces criticism for a failure to intervene quickly enough in situations involving the gross violations of human rights. This is something that Tahar Boumedra, a former chief of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), is well aware of and why he is bringing another such case to a civil society hearing in Geneva.

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Iran: Political Prisoners’ Health Conditions Deteriorating

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Health conditions of political prisoners in Iran’s Rajaee-Shahr prison have deteriorated as prison officials and regime’s judiciary prevent the prisoners from being sent to health centers. According to reports, the political prisoner ‘Majid Assadi’, who is suffering from his liver tumor, is in critical condition due to being denied of necessary medical treatments.

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Iran: Prisoner Abandoned in Prison Despite Spinal Cord Injury

NCRI Staff

NCRI - A Baloch prisoner in south-western part of Iran was paralyzed by the security forces gunfire while arresting him severing his spinal cord. However, he is kept in Saravan prison without any medical care and treatment.

Jassem Baluch Zehi was arrested in December 2017 while wounded by the security forces gunfire.

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Amnesty Lambasts Iran Over Recent Amputation Punishment

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian Regime used a guillotine to amputate a man’s hand on Tuesday, according to a report in the sponsored newspaper Khorasan News.

The 34-year-old man, referred to only as A. Kh., had his hand amputated at a prison in Iran’s second-biggest city Mashhad after being convicted of theft six years ago. His sentence was upheld by the Khorasan Criminal Court of Appeal.

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Amnesty International: Fears Grow Over Safety of Iran Protesters

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Some of those arrested for participating in Iran protests are being tortured and murdered in custody, according to recently released prisoners and the families of those still held without charges.

At a rally outside Iran’s infamous Evin prison, activist Amir said: “People inside are being tortured, maybe tortured to death.”

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