NCRI - Invited by the ‘Democratic Iran Association’ to mark the international Human Rights Day on December 10, an exhibition titled ‘Iran, Chained Human Rights’ was held at the Commonwealth Hall of the Canadian Parliament on Tuesday 6 December 2016, in which issues such as Iran’s human rights situation, Iranian people’s justice seeking movement, the massacre of political prisoners in the summer of 1988 and the deplorable conditions of prisoners of conscience were raised.
NCRI - “Europe’s lawmakers, have a responsibility and cannot close our eyes on tragic things happening and the aggressive role of this Iranian regim.” and “cannot just go on condemning the actions,” Mr Heinz Becker, member of European Parliament from Austria told a meeting at the European Parliament.
He urged MEPs “to become proactive and take steps to show the mullahs that we mean everything serious and we are serious” adding “the first step must be the recognition of the democratic opposition to the mullahs in Iran which is the National Council of Resistance of Iran led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.”
The bi-partisan support is growing for a U.S. House of Representatives resolution introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the Homeland Security Committee Chair, Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) ranking member and Ed Royce (R-CA), the HFAC chairman. The resolution condemns the deteriorating situation of human rights in Iran and the Iranian regime “for the 1988 massacre, and for denying the evidence of this manifest set of crimes against humanity.”
NCRI - On early morning hours of Friday December 9, police forces raided a villa during a night party in North Eastern city – Mashad, and arrested 16 men and 8 women who were in the celebration.
According to same report, they were handed over to judicial authorities for further investigation.
NCRI - On Thursday December 8, the political prisoner Arash Sadeghi in his 45th day of hunger strike was transferred to the prison infirmary due to severe breathing problems and heart palpitations to be connected to an oxygen device. Prison infirmary doctor described his condition as very worrying.
He has been transferred to the prison clinic several times in the past weeks and each night requires using oxygen machine. He has lost nearly 18kg since the start of his hunger strike and his blood pressure has dropped drastically.
NCRI -The Sattelite channel of the Iranian Resistance (NCRI) had an interview with a female architect, Lina a-Shami from Syria on Monday. The following is the part of the interview:
Ms. Lina al-Shami: the situation is catastrophic in Aleppo. The city is under siege for more than hundred days and it is targeted with a variety of weapons and missiles, ballistic missiles, cluster bombs and explosive barrels. In addition to the firings, the neighborhoods are besieged by the artilleries. The Assad regime and his backup militants are trying to advance into the besieged neighborhoods. The Iranian regime also helps and supports the Assad regime in killing people and ruining the country.
On the eve of the Human Rights Day, European lawmakers held a conference at the European Parliament on Wednesday 7 December. They strongly condemned the violations of human rights in Iran and urged the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini and Member States to condition the expansion of relationships with Iran to a halt of executions.
NCRI - A political prisoner has staged a hunger strike in a prison in Iran after sewing his lips to protest the inhuman condition of prisons, officials preventing medical treatment for ailing prisoners and lack of safety and security for political prisoners.
Political prisoner, Saeed Shirzad, has announced that beating political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz by the guards and prison officials is an instance of lack of security in the prison and among the issues he is protesting against.
NCRI - Fatoumata Diarra, a former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), told a conference in Paris that the Iranian regime's current Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi was one of the key perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
On November 26, a meeting was held in Paris, titled "Call for Justice: Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Iran and Syria."