A man hanged in public in Iran

A man hanged in public in IranNCRI - According to reports from Iran on Thursday, a man who was only identified by his first name, Mohammad, was reportedly hanged in public in Kerman, eastern Iran.

The man was charged for an alleged murder which took place back in June 2005 in the city of Bam.

Execution Date Set For Iranian Prisoner

Execution Date Set For Iranian PrisonerAlison Langley

FRANKFURT, Mar 30 (IPS) - An exiled Iranian opposition group claims it has received reports that one of seven political prisoners jailed at the Gohardasht prison has been informed he will be executed in May.

National Council of Resistance Iran (NCRI), a Paris-based umbrella association of dissident groups, and Amnesty International, the London-based human rights organisation, believe the execution may be in retaliation for Iran being sent to the United Nations Security Council for its nuclear programme.

Iran: A woman prisoner to be executed by April 1

Iran: A woman prisoner to be executed by April 1NCRI - In an URGENT ACTION by the Amnesty International alarms were raised on the imminent execution of a woman prisoner in Iran. According to AI's statement on March 28, Fatemeh Haghighat-Pajouh is to be executed on or before April 1, 2006. Please find AI's appeal below:

Two Swedes jailed in Iran

Two Swedes jailed in Iran Agence France Presse - Two Swedish nationals have been jailed in Iran, the Swedish foreign ministry said Wednesday amid newspaper reports that the pair were arrested for illegally photographing naval facilities.

The Swedish embassy in Iran was "working intensively" to secure their release, ministry spokeswoman Petra Hansson told AFP.

She would neither disclose when the two Swedes were detained nor what they were doing in the country.

Iran: Three Revolutionary Guards killed by Kurdish group

Iran: Three Revolutionary Guards killed by Kurdish group NCRI - Three Revolutionary Guards were reported to have been killed by a Kurdish group, according to a state news agency reporting on Wednesday.

They were killed in a clash near Salmas in Western Azerbaijan Province, home to a large Kurdish population.

Iran: Political prisoner to be executed

Iran: Political prisoner to be executedNCRI - News from Gohardasht prison, west of Tehran, indicates that prison authorities have officially notified Vali Fayz-e Mahdavi of his execution in the coming days. Mahdavi is a political prisoner affiliated with the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).

This has followed a wave of intimidations and threats against political prisoners after the referral of mullahs' nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council.

Iranian hawk swoops on universities to crush dissent

Iranian hawk swoops on universities to crush dissentBy Robert Tait in Tehran

The Guardian - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is cracking down on Iran's universities in an effort to crush a student pro-democracy movement and strengthen the hardliners' grip on power.

Sanctions on Iran May Trigger Executions

Sanctions on Iran May Trigger ExecutionsAlison Langley

Inter Press Service, FRANKFURT - A United Nations Security Council (UNSC)vote imposing sanctions on the Teheran government for its nuclear programme could result in retaliatory executions of some seven condemned prisoners, the rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) believes.

Iran: Annual Human Rights Report Released

Iran: Annual Human Rights Report ReleasedNCRI - A comprehensive report on the state of human rights in Iran from April 2005 to March 2006 was released today in 35 pages by the Human Rights Working Group of the NCRI.

For full report press here.

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