Iran: Political Prisoner Reports on the Devastating Situation in IRGC Prison

NCRI - In a letter from inside Zabol Central Prison Southeastern Iran, the political prisoner Arjang Davoudi describes prison’s humiliating conditions and how the prisoners are tortured there:

My fellow Iranians!

Iran: Prison Guards Brutally Attacked Prisoners

NCRI - In a brutal crackdown on ward 1 of Khoramabad (Eastern Iran) Central Prison on Monday February 6, prison guards kept prisoners outside their cells in open air from 7 in the morning despite extreme cold.

According to reports from inside the prison, the prisoners, most of whom without enough clothes or wearing worn-out ones with some being old and sick, were forced to stay in an extreme cold weather for two and a half hours.

International Calls to Stop Inhumane Underage Executions by Iran Regime

NCRI - According to state-run IRNA news agency, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Iranian regime’s Tehran Prosecutor General, announced Wednesday February 8 that based on regime’s Islamic Penal Code, the Prosecutor Office has submitted requests to the courts to cancel retaliation sentences for ten under-18 convicts, of which six requests have been accepted.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly expressed concerns over executing convicts who were under-18 at the time of their offense, saying that a lot of such convicts in Iran are awaiting execution.

Iran: A Political Prisoner's Letter to the UN Rapporteur, Warning About the Killings

NCRI - The political prisoner of Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) prison of Karaj – Western Tehran, in a letter to the UN Rapporteur Asemeh Jahangir, warns about the human rights condition and in particular the killing of political prisoners in Iran.

Khaled Hardani at first asks: why the political prisoners should be suppressed and why the number of executions is growing in the wake of sham elections.

13,000 Hanged in Secret at Syrian Military Prison

Amnesty International has released a report into the “cold-blooded” killings of thousands of Syrian people.

It reveals that the Syrian Regime launched a policy of ‘extermination’ against civilians; killing up to 50 at a time, every week, sometimes twice a week.

The executions took place at Saydnaya military prison near Damascus between 2011 and 2015 but there is damning evidence that they continue in other prisons today.

Iran Regime's Inhumane Punishment of Death by Stoning Continues

NCRI - Criminal Court of the Western Lorestan province in Iran, condemned a man and a woman accused of so called ‘unethical relation’ to medieval capital punishment of death by stoning.

According to the verdict of the Criminal Court Branch 1, in Lorestan Province, the sentence of ‘death by stoning’ has been issued, for Mr. KH. A and Mrs. S-M.Th. The state run website called Kashkan reported on February 2, 2017.

Amnesty: Iran Regime Plans to Hang Man Arrested as a Teenager Amid Spike in Juvenile Executions

The Iranian regime must immediately stop the execution of a man arrested for a crime committed while he was 17 years old, Amnesty International has said, ahead of his scheduled execution on 11 February.

Hamid Ahmadi’s execution was initially scheduled for 4 February but his family were informed on Thursday that it has been postponed by a week, Amnesty said.

World Medical Association Urges Iran to Stop Denying Medical Care to Prisoners

(01.02.2017) The WMA, along with other organizations involved in medical ethics and human rights, has urged the Iranian authorities to stop using the denial of medical care as a form of punishment against political prisoners being held at Raja’i Shahr Prison.

UN Rights Experts Urge Iran to Halt the Imminent Execution of Juvenile Offender Hamid Ahmadi 

GENEVA (2 February 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* has appealed to the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately halt the execution of juvenile offender Hamid Ahmadi, who is scheduled to be executed by hanging on Saturday, 4 February. This is the third time that Mr. Ahmadi’s execution is scheduled to take place. In the two previous instances, they were halted at the last minute.

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