NCRI - 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.
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.
NCRI - 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:
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.
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.
NCRI - 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.
By 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.
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.