NCRI - Just a few hours after a political prisoner from Evin prison was transferred to the hospital, he was returned to the prison without completing treatment.
Ali-Reza Golipour, a political prisoner in ward seven of Evin prison, was transferred from the prison to Tajrish hospital on May 17, 2017, and was returned to prison the same evening. Earlier, Mr. Golipour was taken to Taleqani hospital, but without the necessary tests and treatment, he was returned to prison.
NCRI - Agents of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry murdered a prisoner under torture in the intelligence department of Karaj, reports indicate.
Diyako Hashemi, 24 years of age and born in the city of Ravansar (western Iran), used to live in Karaj, west of Tehran.
NCRI - The so-called Dezful Revolutionary Court in Khuzestan Province (southwest Iran) sentenced two women rights activists and six civil/political activists were sentenced to spend time in jail and exile on charges of propaganda against the Iranian regime establishment.
NCRI - The Iran Teachers Organization issued a statement on May 24th warning about the ongoing hunger strike by Ismaeel Abdi, former secretary general of Iran’s Teachers Guild. This has not only raised concerns amongst his family members and teachers across Iran, but also a large portion of the Iranian population.
NCRI - Ms. Atena Daemi, who is on hunger strike since April 9, is suffering in the women's ward of Evin prison from kidney severe pain and bleeding, dizziness, nausea, severe blood pressure fluctuations, decreased vision in the right eye and weight loss, and she is not even able to drink water. Ms. Daemi is on hunger strike to protest prison sentence for her sisters.
Amnesty International on Monday published an updated Urgent Action notice about an Iranian political prisoner who is being threatened with an extended prison sentence for demanding justice over the unlawful execution of her siblings in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
NCRI - An Iranian Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran, has been on hunger strike for more than 14 days due to the authorities’ refusal to provide him medical care.
Seyyed Qassem Abesteh has lost 7 kilograms in weight since going on hunger strike on May 7. Reports indicate a tumor has been found near this prisoners’ tonsils, making even breathing difficult for him.
NCRI - A prisoner in Zabol Prison (Southeastern Iran) was attacked and killed by prison’s head of intelligence at midnight Tuesday May 16.
According to reports, Zabol Prison’s head of intelligence ‘Gholamreza Rezaei’, while pretending to inspect ward 4, went right to a 45-year old prisoner named ‘Ramezan Koohkan’, throwing him down from the top of a triple bunk bed.
NCRI - US Commission on Religious Freedom has in its 2017 report addressed the religious freedom violations across the world, including Iran.
The commission says in its latest report released on Wednesday May 14 “there’s been a continuous violation of religious freedom in Iran over the past year, with unlawful long detention, torture, imprisonment, and execution based on religious accusations being commonplace.”