Amnesty: Iran Regime Plans to Hang Man Arrested as a Teenager Amid Spike in Juvenile Executions

The Iranian regime must immediately stop the execution of a man arrested for a crime committed while he was 17 years old, Amnesty International has said, ahead of his scheduled execution on 11 February.

Hamid Ahmadi’s execution was initially scheduled for 4 February but his family were informed on Thursday that it has been postponed by a week, Amnesty said.

World Medical Association Urges Iran to Stop Denying Medical Care to Prisoners

(01.02.2017) The WMA, along with other organizations involved in medical ethics and human rights, has urged the Iranian authorities to stop using the denial of medical care as a form of punishment against political prisoners being held at Raja’i Shahr Prison.

UN Rights Experts Urge Iran to Halt the Imminent Execution of Juvenile Offender Hamid Ahmadi 

GENEVA (2 February 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* has appealed to the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately halt the execution of juvenile offender Hamid Ahmadi, who is scheduled to be executed by hanging on Saturday, 4 February. This is the third time that Mr. Ahmadi’s execution is scheduled to take place. In the two previous instances, they were halted at the last minute.

  Iran: 13 Young Boys and Girls Were Arrested for Attending a Party

NCRI - Director of Public Relations and Communications of judiciary in Northern Province of Gilan announced: “six women and seven men who attended a party were arrested in Anzali”

‘Rokna’ a state run news agency reported on January 27, that a lawsuit was has been filed for these people, and they have been handed over to the judiciary authorities ".

Iran: Inhumane Pressure on Prisoners and Their Families

NCRI - Following the escape of 6 prisoners from Zabol Prison Southeastern Iran, the Prosecutor of Zabol issued an order to arrest their families. The father, mother, and sister of one of the prisoners called Siahook were arrested, tortured and interrogated in order to reveal the whereabouts of their son who was accused of committing a crime at the age of 16.

Iran Regime Plans to Amputate Fingers of 70-Year-Old Man

NCRI - A 70-year-old prisoner in Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, has been transferred to a jail in north-west Iran where he is to have his fingers amputated as punishment for theft.

The man, named Yousef Parvaneh, was transferred to a prison in Urmia in the north-western province of Western Azerbaijan, for the amputation sentence to be carried out.

Outrage at Confirmation of 5-Year Jail Sentence on Young London Mother in Iran

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For immediate release 23rd January 2017

Confirmation in Iran of the five-year jail sentence on the young London mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been condemned as ‘outrageous’ by Struan Stevenson, a lecturer on Middle East politics and former British member of European Parliament. Speaking in Scotland Mr Stevenson said: “Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Imam Khomeini in Tehran last April as she attempted to return to the UK following a holiday with her two-year-old daughter Gabriella. She is a 38-year-old charity worker, from Hampstead, northwest London, married to Richard Ratcliffe. She has dual British/Iranian nationality, but because Iran does not recognise dual nationalities, those detained cannot receive consular assistance.

Highlighting Political Prisoner's Hunger Strike Considered a Crime, Says Iranian Regime's Head of Judiciary

NCRI - Pointing to the political prisoners’ hunger strike, Iranian regime’s head of judiciary described reporting and highlighting such issues as a ‘criminal act’ and called on regime’s judicial authorities not be influenced by what he called ‘the media created climate’.

Amnesty International Calls out Iran Regime on Use of Violent Punishments

The Iranian Regime is no stranger to cruel and unusual punishment; indeed, it is the world leader in executions per capita, but throughout 2016, the mullahs seemed to relish in violence and inflicting it in the most minor of cases.

Now, Amnesty International has called out the mullahs’ dictatorship and asked other international human rights charities and governments to condemn these atrocities.

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