NCRI - In an interview with INTV from near Idlib, Dr. Mohamed Foras al-Jendi, Health Minister of the Syrian transition government, stipulated the high number of casualties in the Khan Sheikhoun attack was due to Assad’s use of toxic gas, adding the number of casualties may rise.
“At 6:42 am on Tuesday, Sukhoi warplanes of the Syrian regime’s air force bombed the northern areas of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province.
NCRI - The political prisoners of Gohardaht (Western Tehran) Prison condemned murders with chemical weapons in Sheykhun, Syria.
The following is part of the letter written by the political prisoners of Gohardasht Prison:
“We condemn the implementation of chemical weapons which has been carried out by the illegitimate government of Bashar Assad backed by the Iran regime and the Russian government against the people of Khan Shaykhun in Syria.
NCRI - A street rally was held in London’s Trafelgar Square in solidarity with the families of Iran’s 1988 massacre victims. This gathering included an exhibition of mass graves and images of the martyrs of the 1988 massacre, during which more than 30,000 were sent to the gallows by the Iranian regime.
Mr. Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), issued a statement concerning the horrific chemical attack in Syria, the following is the full text:
We strongly condemn the gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib Province on Tuesday and call for urgent and effective action by the UN Security Council to punish Bashar al-Assad.
NCRI - The political prisoner, Ebrahim Firouzi went on hunger strike in Gohardasht (Western-Tehran) Prison for two days in order to support the release of the political prisoners Rasoul Hardani and Shahram Pourmansouri.He announced:"I, Ebrahim Firouzi, am the political prisoner that has confirmed the injustice committed against the political prisoners, Rasoul Hardani and Shahram Pourmansouri by the brutal Iran regime. I support these innocent prisoners according to the religious teachings because the Bible says: “one of the Jewish scholars asked Jesus, what the highest commandment of God is. In response to this question, Jesus said:" to love your neighbor as yourself". The Jewish scholar asked who his neighbor is and Jesus answered: “the one who needs help from you is, therefore, your neighbor." I hereby ask the Christians to be inspired by the story of the Good Samaritan and to pray for the release of these prisoners who have been imprisoned for years and not yet been released. Meanwhile, I will be on hunger strike on Thursday and Friday, April 6th and 7th in order to protest against the continuation of tortures and inhumane mistreatments towards these innocents."
NCRI - Political prisoner Khalid Hardani, in protest against the lawlessness and not releasing Rasoul Hardani and Shahram Pour Mansouri declared two days of hunger strike.
The deadliest chemical weapons attack in years in Syria killed dozens of people in northern Idlib province on Tuesday morning,
Several air raids struck rebel-held Idlib in Syria, in what appeared to be a chlorine and sarin gas attack according to local reports.
NCRI - Prisoners in Varamin Khurin Prison of Tehran Province have not enjoyed access to warm water for the past month, and their cold water has also been cut off for a week now.
The prison’s powerhouse is down and the inmates are currently forced to pay 60,000 rials (equal to nearly $2) for half a liter of drinking water. This is nearly twice the cost outside the prison. In such conditions, it is impossible to shower or wash any clothing, which is crucial to maintain a proper hygiene level within such a closed environment.
NCRI - According to reports, political prisoner Saeid Sangar was summoned last week by intelligence agents in Urmia prison – North Western Iran, and threatened over his recording the prison events in his diaries. Prison officials have told the prisoner he’ll not be allowed to meet with his family members if he keeps writing about prison situation in his memoir.