NCRI - According to eyewitnesses, on December 28th, flogging punishment of a young man charged with theft, and whose identity is unrevealed, has been carried out in public in the city of Iranshahr – South Eastern Iran.
It is worth noting that the United Nations earlier had announced that flogging in Iran is inhumane, cruel, degrading and contrary to international law.
NCRI - While the health condition of political prisoner, Arash Sadeghi deteriorates after 64 days of hunger strike, Iranians launched a Twitter storm in the social media to support him.
On Saturday, December 26, Arash Sadeghi was transferred from Evin prison to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran after his health condition deteriorated due to palpitation, shortness of breath, severe drop in blood pressure, nausea, and coughing up a large amount of blood clots. He has so far lost over 19 kg due to the hunger strike and according to doctors he is in critical health condition and must receive immediate medical care.
NCRI - A political prisoner in Iran in a letter described the horrible condition of the prison and the suffering and injustice he endured by the hands of henchmen and agents of the repressive regime ruling Iran. He urged human rights organizations and activists to take action to release all political prisoners in Iran.
NCRI - The political prisoner, Ali Mo’ezi, in a letter dated December 23 about Hassan Rouhani’s statements on the so-called “Charter of Citizens Rights”, wrote: “The President of executions, Rouhani, has announced the Citizens Rights on paper in the framework of Velyat-e Faqih (Supreme Leader’s) absolute dictatorship.”
NCRI - Friday night, December 23, political prisoner Arash Sadeghi was urgently transferred to Evin prison infirmary due to his deteriorating health condition following severe drop in blood pressure, palpitations, shortness of breath and coughing up blood clots.
A close source to this political prisoner said: “Doctors are extremely concerned about Arash Sadeghi’s health and ordered his transfer and hospitalization. The doctors also said Sadeghi’s nausea and coughing up blood clots is either from the stomach or esophagus problem. However, for correct diagnosis it is necessary to perform endoscopy and the detainees should receive medical care.”
NCRI - India’s Center for Social Research (CSR) issued a statement supporting the Iranian people's campaign for seeking justice for the victims and families of 30,000 political prisoners who were massacred in the summer of 1988 in Iran.
In parts of the statement, Dr. Ranjana Kumari, director of CSR, described the 1988 massacre as the worst crime against humanity since World War II and urged the UN and other international organizations to launch an inquiry into the massacre and bring those responsible to justice.
NCRI - group of political prisoners in Karaj – Western Tehran have in a letter condemned the crimes committed by the Iranian regime and its mercenaries in Syria while expressing their solidarity with people in Aleppo.
Part of the letter is as follows:
Having spent years of our lives in prison, we prisoners are quite familiar with the nature of turning the truth upside down by regime’s media, but you could easily find out about the crimes committed in Aleppo even amidst the regime’s distorted and censored news.
NCRI - Qatar and Saudi Arabia praised the UN resolution on investigating war criminals in Syria adopted in the morning of Thursday December 22, according to Aljazeera.
Alya Al-Thani, Qatar’s representative to the UN, said that the adoption of the UN resolution to probe war criminals in Syria, is a clear message to all human rights violators that they will be brought to justice, no matter how much time has passed.
NCRI - Ebrahim Firouzi, Christian political prisoner incarcerated in Gohardasht prison in Karaj, in a letter to George Sabra, former President of Syrian National Coalition, while expressing sympathy, announced his support for the people of Syria.