Iran: Complaint of a Number of Prisoners to the High Commissioner for Human Rights

NCRI - A group of prisoners in Gohardasht in a letter to the High Commissioner of Human Rights of the United Nations called for immediate action to prevent heavy noise diffusion on prisoners in this prison.

A statement issued by the prisoners says that increased noise has caused chronic headaches, nausea and unusual dizziness for them and in this regard prison officials told them that it was your fault because you leak news of prison to outside. The text of the statement is as follows:

Iran: Brutal Attack of Special Prison Guards on Section 4 of Evin Prison

NCRI - Political prisoners of Evin prison in a statement condemned the attack of special prison guards on prisoners and called for help for these prisoners while explaining the situation of prisoners and pressures exerted on them.

Part of the statement of political prisoners in Evin Prison is as follows:

Iran: Police Fire at Five Students Having Fun in Baluchistan

NCRI - Police agents of the Iranian regime in Baluchistan fired at Sunni Baluch citizens resulting in two students of Khash being shot. Three other people were injured by punches and kicks.

On Thursday evening of 2nd March, five students from Khash who were driving in their car to Iranshahr “for fun”, were shot at and wounded by police.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Concerned About the Continued Practice of Public Execution in Iran

NCRI - Ms. Asma Jahangir was appointed as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran by The Human Rights Council of the U.N., during its 33rd Session. After completion of her study, she said she regrets that her study does not reveal any notable improvement in the situation of human rights in the country.

She says that the situation in areas like independence of judiciary and lawyers, freedom of expression, and use of arbitrary detentions continue to be of serious concern.

A Call to Strip Immunities of the Perpetrators of the 1988 Massacre in Iran

NCRI - The Senior Member of the House of Commons and the Joint Chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, Sir David Amess on Thursday March 3rd issued an statement by undertaking a meta-partisan initiative in line with the international movement with 80 Members of parliament for justice for litigating those who are responsible for the massacre of 30 thousand political prisoners occurred in Iran in 1988.

Recent Suicides and Ongoing Iranian Human Rights Abuses

In January, a young woman in Iran committed suicide. Now, sadly, suicides have become increasingly common among Iranian women due to a variety of social ills, including state-mandated misogyny. But, in Mahdis's case, it happened one day after she was released from prison. She was sexually abused by Iranian suppressive forces. Wrote Soona Samsami in ‘THE HILL’ on March 5, 2017. The following is the full text of this article.

Tillerson: "Our Values Are Our Interests When It Comes to Human Rights."

The U.S. State Department’s annual report on human rights

The U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world on Friday. The report, mandated by Congress, documents human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and territories and is put together by staff in U.S. embassies. This year's report was largely completed during former President Barack Obama's tenure.

In the introduction to this year's report, Tillerson wrote "our values are our interests when it comes to human rights." The following is the part on Iran.

6 Years of Imprisonment for a Refugee, After Returning to Iran From the Netherlands

NCRI - The young man from southern oil reach city of Ahvaz who had sought asylum in the Netherlands got arrested by Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Headquarters as soon as he returned to Iran. He was then sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment at the trial by the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz.

On March 2nd, the website of al-Arabiya wrote in this regard: “Zia Savari aged 24 from Ahvaz returned to this city in March 2016 from the Netherlands. He then got arrested by IRGC Headquarters on April 14th 2016. He was charged with "membership in al-Ahwaz Liberation Movement" and "propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran" and sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment.

Iran: Jamming Devices Installed in Prisons to Put Political Prisoners Under Pressure

NCRI - To put more pressure on prisoners in ward 4 of Gohardasht Prison by applying white torture on them, the Iranian regime’s judiciary and Prisons Organization have installed eight jamming devices there.

According to reports on March 1, following the increased pressures on political prisoners in Karaj Gohardasht Prison and closing all the ward’s outlets, a number of additional jamming devices were obtained and installed next to previous ones, to make sure that all the prisoners are affected by their carcinogenic waves. This comes at a time when the elderly prisoners there had got used to the amount of wave generated by previous devices and could somehow tolerate the pain and other symptoms caused by them, by taking anti-nausea and painkiller medications. With new devices installed, however, many of the prisoners are now suffering from dizziness, nausea, headache, and diarrhea, starting from today.

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