NCRI - Security forces in the city of Ahvaz the capital of oil rich Khuzestan province, South Western Iran, raided over the past week several districts in the city and arrested some of the residents.
The arrests are made on the eve of the 2005 protest rally in the city, according to ‘Alarabiya Net Farsi’ on April 15.
The 2005 protest rally was held after a letter attributed to Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, head of Presidential office at the time, was released, in which the province’s demographic change policy was communicated to a number of organs in the province.
NCRI - In a letter to Mrs. Asma Jahangir, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, political prisoners ‘Khaled Hardani’ and ‘Ebrahim Firouzi’ have demanded that any relations with the Iranian regime be conditional on the regime’s stopping the executions and human rights violations.
The letter reads:
Hello and many greetings to Your Excellency and your colleagues at the United Nations
NCRI - Despite the regime’s Supreme Court ruling out the death penalty, for the Prisoner of conscience, Anwar khezri, he continues to be held waveringly in Rajai Shahr prison.
This prisoner of conscience has been in prison for 7 years since 2009. He is suffering from several illnesses but prison officials prevent his hospitalization and treatments.
NCRI - Khaled Dehghan, a sick prisoner from Saravan (Southeastern Iran), was beaten by deputy warden in Saravan Prison.
Instead of addressing and treating his illness, the sick prisoner Khaled Dehghan, suffering from neurological problems in Saravan Prison, has been put under torture, according to Baloch Activists Campaigners. Dehghan has been arrested and sentenced to 15 years in jail on drug-related charges.
NCRI - According to reports, two months after the arrest of Majid Asadi by security agents, there’s still no news of him.
Political prisoner and student activist Majid Asadi was arrested on 18 February 2008 in his house in Karaj by the agents who neither presented any warrant nor did they introduce themselves. Asadi was then transferred to Evin prison.
NCRI - Ahmad Montazeri, son of Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Khomeini's former heir (who revealed a shocking audio tape On August 9, 2016 in which Montazeri can be heard telling a meeting of members of the “Death Committee” 28 years ago (August 15, 1988) that they are carrying out a crime against humanity), has regarded the presidential candidacy of Ebrahim Raisi, member of the same Death Committee involved in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, as a ‘joke’ and ‘an insult to Iranian people’.
Comment by Shahin Gobadi, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran on the Amnesty International’s report on human rights situation in Iran and extension of sanctions on the Iranian regime’s officials for human rights abuse by the European Union and upcoming sham presidential elections in Iran.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday extended until April 2018 sanctions against Iran for "serious human rights violations", a narrower measure than restrictions the bloc had already lifted after an international accord on Tehran's nuclear programme.
The EU has pursued rapprochement with Iran since the 2015 nuclear deal, which reversed a decade of hard-hitting Western financial and trade sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Top EU officials have been shuttling in and out of Tehran since, often accompanied by large European business delegations.