Yemeni Minister of Human Rights: Iran-Backed Militias Have Killed Thousands of People

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NCRI - Yemen’s Human Rights Minister, Mohammad Askar, said on Thursday, December 7, that Houthi militants affiliated with the Iranian regime have killed more than a thousand leaders of the People's Congress Party, along with a number of military commanders and pro-Ali Abdullah Saleh citizens over the past four days.

According to Sky- news, hundreds of injured have been kidnapped from hospitals, and their destiny has not yet been determined. Mohammad Askar also said that the Iranian regime-backed Houthi militias suppressed peoples protest demonstrations and insulted women and arrested a number of them.

European Lawmakers Condemn Human Rights Violations in Iran, Express Support for Iranian Democratic Opposition

Press release by the Friends of a Free Iran inter-group at the European Parliament- Brussels- 6 December 2017 

On Wednesday, 6 December 2017, on the initiative of the Friends of a Free Iran inter-group at the European Parliament, which enjoys the support of several hundred MEPs from various political groups, a conference on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day was held at the European Parliament in Brussels. The key note speaker was Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Dozens of MEPs and a large number of parliamentary assistants, diplomats and journalists were present. The Scottish veteran politician Struan Stevenson was also one of the guest speakers.

Denailing Torture and Burning the Head of a Political Prisoner in Western Iran

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NCRI - The Iranian regime authorities of Intelligence prison in Sanandaj placed a Kurdish political prisoner under the worst torture.

According to reports, the Intelligence agents of Sanandaj prison tried to force the Kurdish political prisoner, Afshin Hossein Panahi, to false confession and TV interview by Denailing and Parrilla (electroshocking) torture to his head and body but he did not surrender to to the demands of the agents.

Iran: Heavy Prison Sentences for Three Political Prisoners

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NCRI - After months of uncertainty, the prison sentences of three political prisoners incarcerated in Gohardasht prison in Karaj – west of capital Tehran, were finally declared to their lawyers.

According to reports, the political prisoners Mohammad Amirkhizi and Payam Shakiba were each sentenced to 11 years imprisonment on three alleged charges. Mohammad Amirkhizi was also sentenced to two years compulsory residence in exile in Nik Shahr of Sistan and Baluchistan province. Based on another report, Majid Assadi, a student activist and political prisoner, was sentenced to six years imprisonment. He was also sentenced to two years of exile and compulsory residence in the town of Borazjan in Bushehr.

Paris Exhibition & Conference, Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran

Press release

An exhibition and a conference were held today at the 5th arrondissement of Paris, focusing on the “massacre of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 in Iran – Right of families of the victims to learn the truth.”

Invited by Mayor Florence Berthout, the conference was co-sponsored by the Committee to Support Human Rights in Iran and the Committee of French Mayors for A Democratic Iran. A number of political personalities, lawyers and a large number of elected representatives of France participated in the conference and delivered their speeches, calling on the UN, world governments and relevant judicial authorities to show appropriate reaction to this “crime against humanity” which had been forgotten for years, but has been recently brought up in Iran and on the international level.

Hold Iran Regime Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian Regime is built on a long history of human rights violations, suppressing any form of dissent or challenge to their power, and expanding these dangerous ideas across the Middle East.

These bloodthirsty mullahs must be challenged by international leaders, but the lingering question is will they be?

The European Union is a powerful bloc of 28 countries who should be able to stand up the Regime and say ‘no more’, but on a visit to the country last week, a delegation of members of the European Parliament failed to do so.

Iran: Eight People Arrested Due to Revealing the Inaction of Authorities in Aiding Quake Victims

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime's security forces arrested eight people for disclosing the state of the recent earthquake in western Iran and lack of action by the authorities to assist earthquake victims and provide relief.

According to the reports, Arzhang Zargoush, a journalist from a provincial weekly, was arrested by intelligence agents on 23 November 2017 for publishing a video of the state of the Kermanshah earthquake and the lack action by the authority to provide help and relief in the village of Gaavmish-Cheran (Buffalo Cowboy), a suburb of Gilan-e Gharb county.

Iran: Detention and Torture of Youths to Obtain Forced Confessions

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Five Baluch citizens, who were arrested four months ago in the south-eastern part of Iran, were subjected to torture and mayhem to obtain forced and dictated confessions.

The agents have reportedly pulled out three fingernails of a detainee.

Mohammad Saleh Shahdad Zahi, Mahmoud Shahlabar, Idris Rokni, Abdolaziz Rokni and Hashem Zardkuhi were arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence in Iranshahr on July 8, 2017.

Iran Must Be Held to Account for Crimes Against Humanity

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The greatest threat posed by the Iranian Regime is not its illegal ballistic missiles or nuclear weapons programmes but the threat to its own people.

This threat is by no means a new one, it came in with the Regime in 1979, but for some reason hardly anyone outside of Iran appears to care.

The biggest single attack that the Iranian Regime launched on its own people, for which they remain unpunished to this day, is the 1988 massacre in which over 30,000 political prisoners were murdered in just a few months.

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