The inhumane mullahs’ regime has launched new forged dossiers and issued heavy sentences against three political prisoners, in measures aimed at increasing pressure on these individuals.
The sentence issued for political prisoner Mohammad Amir Khizi has been escalated to 11 years behind bars and two years forced residency in the town of Neek Shahr (in the remote Sistan & Baluchistan province of southeast Iran).
Authorities in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of the Iranian capital, Tehran, are refusing to respond to the demands raised by prisoners in hall 10, ward 4 of this facility. These prisoners were transferred to this section on July 30 following a vicious and sudden raid, and continue to be without any telephone connection and necessary medical attention. The conditions of Mohammad Banazadeh, 71, suffering from heart and intestinal illnesses, and Majeed Assadi, suffering from chronic stomach illness, is reported as extremely dire.
Parliamentary visits to Tehran encourage mullahs to continue executions
Iranian regime executed 18 prisoners from the 22nd to the 29th of November. Ten of these hangings were carried out in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran, including the mass execution of nine prisoners on Wednesday, November 29th. Six prisoners were executed in Tabriz Central Prison on November 22nd and 26th. Two prisoners were hanged in the prisons of Babol (northern Iran) and Qaen (eastern Iran) on November 28th.
In yet another inhumane measure, Iranian regime is imposing a travel ban on Dr. Mohammad Malaki, the 84-year old former Tehran University dean who’s in need of medical care. As a result, Malaki’s life is in grave danger as he struggles with numerous difficult illnesses.
Malaki, who has spent years in Iran’s medieval prisons, must be transferred to Europe for medical attention, according to physicians. Yet Iran’s rulers have imposed this travel ban and seek to make him suffer due to his firm stance against the mullahs’ regime and refusing to succumb to their demands.
Maryam Rajavi calls on the UN to launch committee to investigate the 1988 massacre in Iran
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed the 64th UN resolution condemning the violations of human rights in Iran adopted only a few hours ago by the UN Third Committee. She pointed out, “The time has come for the international community and especially the UN Security Council to undertake effective and practical measures against the religious fascism ruling Iran for its flagrant and systematic violations of human rights in Iran, particularly the brutal executions that are carried out arbitrarily and en masse.”
13-year-old killed under torture for carrying 20 liters of gasoline
Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Hossein Zolfaghari, deputy interior minister in Rouhani’s cabinet, has described news about the slaughter of impoverished porters in Iran as "misleading."
Referring to the porters as "smugglers", Zolfaghari callously said: "Those who are shot at are not porters. The issue of porters is different from smugglers. At night, there are people busy smuggling in the mountains. Border guards order them to stop. When they pay no attention, bullets are fired into the air, however, sometimes they don’t care again. Police, border guards and the Supreme National Security Council have emphasized that if possible the people should not be shot at, but that if this did occur, it should be done with minimal damage" (state-run ILNA news agency, November 5). Zolfaghari was previously a commander of the border police and was directly involved in the killing of a large number of border porters.
Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the shocking and disgusting behaviour toward asylum seekers who have been forcibly transferred from Australia to the remote island of Manos in Papua New Guinea, and are in effect being held in detention there, and condemned it as a flagrant violation of the holy asylum principle and other international conventions and treaties. Reiterating that the Australian government is responsible for the safety and security of these asylum seekers, Iranian Resistance calls for active intervention of parliament, political parties and organizations advocating refugee rights in Australia to end this human tragedy, and urges them to help these asylum seekers, especially the Iranian asylum seekers, and not allow them to suffer more pain while they have fled from the hell created by the mullahs’ regime.
Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari is in dangerously critical conditions after 94 days of hunger strike. Mr. Nazari is currently detained in Gohardasht Prison, Karaj - west of Tehran. The National Council of Resistance of Iran calls on international defenders of human rights, particularly the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, the special rapporteurs on arbitrary arrests, torture and the right to life, to take urgent action and effective measures to save his life and gain his freedom.
In her first address to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Ms. Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Iran, called for a comprehensive and independent investigation into the massacre of political prisoners in 1988. She said, "the significant number of petitions, communications, and documentation related to the reported execution of thousands of political prisoners, men, women, and teenagers in 1988, speaks of a deep and unremitting pain that must be surely addressed. The killings themselves have been acknowledged by some at the highest levels of the State. Almost on a daily basis, I receive heartfelt letters from the relatives of those killed calling for answers. The families of the victims have a right to remedy, reparation, and the right to know about the truth of these events and the fate of the victims without risking reprisal.”