Iran: Teacher Sentenced to 1 Year in Exile for Playing Music in Class

NCRI - Spokesman of the Gilan Teachers Guild has been sentenced to a year in exile for playing music in class. Aziz Ghasemzadeh, 38, is an active teacher in this guild.

He is a singer and caretaker for an Iranian music group named Sepehr that has conducted a number of concerts in Gilan Province, northern Iran.

Iran: Political Prisoner in Dire Conditions

NCRI - Lack of access to medical care and prison officials’ refusal to transfer Mohammad Reza Seifzadeh to a medical center has left him facing dire physical conditions, reports indicate.

Seifzadeh, 50, was arrested in 2012 on charges of measures against national security and contacts with the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). He was transferred to ward 209 of Tehran’s Evin Prison and thus sentenced to 10 years behind bars in exile in Barazjan Prison. He was also placed jailed as a political prisoner during the 1980s and spent four years behind bars. He has a 14-year-old child.

Daughter of Political Prisoner Writes a Letter to Asma Jahangir

NCRI - Mohammad-Ali Mansouri, political prisoner of the 90’s and member of PMOI, has been transferred on April 23 to an unknown location by Gohardasht prison gurads, with no news of him ever since.
Meanwhile, Masoumeh Mansouri, Mohamma-Ali’s daughter, has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights on Iran, calling for urgent action to determine status of her father and his whereabouts.

Iran: 70 Men and Women Arrested at Private Parties

NCRI - Up to 70 men and women have been arrested at two private parties held in Iran, state-run media have reported.

A group of 45 were arrested during a raid on a private party held in a workshop on the outskirts of city of Qom on Monday, 1 May 2017, reported Mizan News Agency affiliated with the Iranian regime’s judiciary, quoting Mehdi Kahe, attorney general of Revolutionary Court in Qom province.

Iran: Uncertain Status of Imprisoned Student Activist and Political Prisoner

NCRI - More than two months after being detained, Mr. Majid Assadi, the student activist and political prisoner is still being held in Evin prison with an uncertain status.

According to reports, the prisoner’s detention warrant needs to be extended every month, but it’s now the third month that his warrant has not been extended, adding even more uncertainty to his case.

Iran's Unlawful and Arbitrary Executions of Juvenile Offenders

NCRI - United Nations experts have called on Iran to respect international human rights laws and to stop executing prisoners who committed offences while they were children. They are urging Iranian authorities to halt the execution of two people sentenced to death before the age of 18.

They said they are disheartened to hear that there is an “unprecedented rise” in the amount of executions of juvenile offenders that are taking place in the Islamic Republic. They said it is “appalling” the amount of stress and psychological suffering that adolescents are put through in prison where they are left to “languish”, and they say that it is nothing but torture.

Response Letter of Political Prisoners in Iran About Accusations on Ms. Asma Jahangir

NCRI - In a letter to the U.N. Secretary General, Antonio Gueteres, political prisoners in Gohardasht prison revealed the nature of the Iranian regime’s plots against Asma Jahangir.

Find this letter below:

Honorable Antonio Guteres,

Secretary General of the United Nations,

With all our respect we would like you to pay attention to the recent insults and accusations in Iran against Mrs. Asma Jahangir.

Iran: Judiciary Dismisses Appeal of Six Kurdish Political Prisoners

NCRI - The judiciary of Urmia, northwestern Iran, dismissed an appeal filed by the lawyer of six political prisoners detained in Miyandoab Prison.

Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the Miyandoab criminal court ruling, after evaluating the case for six months without holding a single hearing or summoning witnesses.

Iran: Reaction to Murderous Judge in Raisi's Campaign Team; Unity of Human Rights Violators!

NCRI - The presence of Saeed Mortazavi at an election campaign event of Ebrahim Raisi in the city of Yazd, central Iran, gained widespread attention on social media.

Various social media channels in Yazd Province claimed Mortazavi had told reporters he supports Raisi’s candidacy, according to the official IRNA news agency.

“My dream is Raisi becoming president,” Mortazavi said, according to the Entekhab news website.

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