NCRI - A group of 75 political prisoners are suffering dire conditions inside Tehran’s Evin prison, according
to reports received from inside the jail.
The prisoners are being tortured, deprived of basic living conditions and being held 24 hours a day in former isolation rooms with no windows or ventilation.
For the Iranian regime to end the calendar year without a budget deficit the oil prices need to reach about $125 per barrel, an Iranian economist said on Friday.
"If the government plans to end the year avoiding deficit according to the figures anticipated in the budget, it must be able to sell oil for at least $125 per barrel," according to an interview published on the Iranian Oil Ministry’s website.
The head of the state-run Literacy Movement Organization in Iran has acknowledged that some 10 million Iranians over the age of 6 cannot read and write.
In a meeting with the officials of the Southern Khorasan province, Ali Bagherzadeh said: “There are 9,719,000 illiterate in the country out of which some 8,000 are in this province.”
The EU and the US confirmed Friday that nuclear talks between with the Iranian regime will resume on December 17 in Geneva after the last round of talks failed to reach a deal with Tehran last month.
The European Union's diplomatic service said the talks will be at the level of senior policy officials rather than foreign ministers.
Since Hassan Rouhani became president over 1200 have been executed in Iran
NCRI - Torture and hanging of prisoners in Iran continued on the International Human Rights Day, December 10. Four prisoners were hanged in cities of Karaj and Qazvin including a woman and a citizen of Afghanistan. At least 55 prisoners have been executed in the past 17 days.
On December 9, the prison guards at Gohardasht prison in the city of Karaj violently raided the Section 6 of the prison. Under the pretext of carrying out an inspection, the guards sent some 1000 prisoner out in the cold in the priosn yard without them having proper clothing.
The world powers and the Iranian regime will resume nuclear talks in Geneva next Wednesday, the state-run news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
Before the talks, bilateral meetings at deputy minister level between Iran and the P5+1 group, including Britain, France, the United States, Russia, China plus Germany, will also be held in Geneva, said Abbas Araqchi.
The United States must make 'transparency and openness' a condition of all negotiations with Iran, former US governor Howard Dean has told a conference in Brussels on Wednesday.
He also condemned the recent spate of acid attacks against women perpetrated by the regime's Basij paramilitary force and with the approval of Iran's ruling mullahs.
Human rights have not just been abused, but are 'virtually non-existent in President Hassan Rouhani's Iranian regime, the Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament have declared.
There have been at least 1,100 executions during his 15 months in office - more than in any similar period in the past 25 years, the group said.
The U.N. atomic watchdog dismissed on Thursday an offer by the Iranian regime of access to a region where explosives experiments of possible use in nuclear weapons development may have taken place, saying this did not address its concerns.
The Iranian regime told a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency last month it would let IAEA inspectors visit the western Marivan.
Sunni Muslims jailed in Iran have issued an International Human Rights Day message condemning the death sentences on 30 fellow prisoners and widespread violations of their rights.
The 81 Sunnis in Gohardasht prison in city of Karaj said they had been tried without lawyers in the Tehran’s Revolutionary Court and that the public had been banned from the hearing.