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Open Letter From 7 Political Prisoners: “Hanging Is Murder by the Government, under any Circumstances”

By Staff Writer

Following the recent death sentence of Ramin Hosseini Panahi in Sanandaj, several Iranian political prisoners in Rajai-Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison in Karaj, penned an open letter titled “Hanging is murder by the government, under any circumstances”. In this letter, they called on international organisations and conscientious people, to fight towards the eradication of this inhumane form of punishment.

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New US Sanctions Against Iran for Human Rights Abuses

New Us Sanctions Against Iran for Human Rights Abuses

By Staff Writer

The US Treasury has hit Iran’s infamous Evin prison and the terrorist group Ansar-e Hezbollah with new sanctions for "serious human rights abuses" against political dissidents.

On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steven T Mnuchin said that these sanctions, which have also been applied to six individuals and a communications technology agency, relate specifically to the roles these people/entities played in the "brutal crackdown" of protesters during the ongoing anti-regime uprising in Iran.

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Iran: Human Rights Abuses Continue

Human Rights Abuses Continue

By Staff Writer

At the weekend, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary said that the country’s security forces will confront the public unrest that has been simmering for several months.

In recent weeks there have been ongoing protests with regards to labour rights and laws. Truck drivers and teachers are among those that have taken to the streets. These protests have undoubtedly been sparked by the uncertainty of the future with regards to the US economic sanctions that are likely to be brought back into force.

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Hundreds of Iranian Ethnic Arabs Facing Uncertainty After Arrest

Iranian Ethnic Arabs

By Staff Writer

Following last month’s protests in Ahvaz and other cities across Iran’s Khuzestan province, hundreds of Ahvazi Arab compatriots are still being kept in detention without standing trial.

The recent protests in the city erupted following a state TV program. Considering the program as an attempt to eliminate Arab residents from the province’s demography, the protesters held weeklong protest rallies in different cities across the province, including the capital Ahvaz.

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Iran: The Untold from a Mother, About Her Son’s Execution

Bahman Varmezyar

By Staff Writer

It has been a few weeks since the painful execution of a young athlete in Iran. Bahman’s death sentence was suspended last minute, and the news of his pardon was also released to his family; but the regime’s judiciary went ahead with his execution the next day, with everyone in utter disbelief.

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Iran’s Dark Times Are Brought to Light

massacre of 30,000 political prisoners In Iran

By Staff Writer

A new investigative report was released by Amnesty International on Monday. It looks at the ways that signs of mass graves of political prisoners who were executed in Iran in 1988 are being wiped out.

The report states, “Today, it is still not known exactly how many prisoners were extra-judicially executed in 1988, although minimum estimates are between 4,000 and 5,000.”

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