U.N. Special Rapporteur Tells Iran Regime: Abolish Torture and Release Detainees

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NCRI - Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, was interviewed by Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations about the current situation in the country.

Iran: School Ordered Not to Register the Son of a Christian Pastor Prisoner

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NCRI - Pressure on the family of a Christian pastor in Iran has augmented. According to reports, the agents of the Iranian regime have even refused to register Pastor Youssef Naderkhani’s son at the school. This is while this new Christian, in addition to 10 years in prison, has also been sentenced to two years of exile to the city of Nikshahr in Sistan and Baluchistan province (south-east of Iran).

Iran: Attacking a Mixed Gender Party by Security Forces and Arrest of 30 Girls and Boys in Southeast Tehran

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NCRI - According to Iran regime state media on September 22, 30 girls and boys were arrested for participating in a mixed gender party in Southeastern region 38 kilometers from Tehran.

The state run 'Borna' press agency reported: that according to the commander of the revolutionary guards in the city of 'Varamin' on Wednesday night, security forces were informed about a party and after completing the supplementary information and getting the arrest warrant ,attacked the house.

Iran - Qom: The Verdicts of Amputation the Hands of Three Prisoners and Execution of Four Others Were Carried On

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NCRI - The Iranian regime's deputy prosecutor in the city of Qom, announced that the hands of three person accused of theft were amputated and at the same time four others accused of drug related crimes were executed in Qom central prison.

Christian Couple Arrested in Iran

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NCRI - On Wednesday, September 20, a Christian couple were arrested by security forces after being summoned to the Iranian regime's intelligence office in Tehran. These new Christians are accused of acting in a burial ceremony in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery according to Christian rituals and Christianity.

Iran: Arrests and Imprisonment of Rights Activists in Different Cities

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NCRI - The Iranian regime’s security forces arrested a Teacher's guild activist in Tehran and a Gonabadi dervish in Qom.

Amir Ali Mohammadi Labaf, a dervish of Gonabad, was arrested by the security agents on Monday, September 18, in front of Judiciary department in Qom. In 2006 he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, 74 lashes and five years of exile on charges of disturbing the public’s minds and creating inquietude as well as insulting the sanctities due to performing prayers at the meeting of dervishes. The sentence was then enforced.

Iran: Five Years of Imprisonment for an Activist Teacher for Bogus Security Charges

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NCRI - According to the state-run IRNA News, the Spokesman of the Judicial System of Iran in a news conference on Sunday, September 17 responded to a question about the arrest of the teacher activist, Mahmoud Beheshti. Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'I claimed that people will not be arrested because of their union or religious activities in Iran. He added, "No one gets arrested due to his occupation or religion. It does not make sense to say that the person is arrested because he is of Bahai' faith, a teacher or a journalist."

Iran Regime Threatens Political Prisoner's Family for Supporting His Strike

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NCRI - According to reports, Iranian intelligence agents, through telephone calls, have threatened the family of a political prisoner with making new judicial case.

The threats came after the voice message of the prisoner came out on the morning of August 24, 2017, from the central prison of Ardabil in solidarity with the political prisoners in Gohardasht prison.

Geneva: Striking Street Display and Exhibition Illustrating the Terrible State of Human Rights in Iran

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NCRI - Iranians and supporters of the Iranian resistance held an elaborate street display and exhibition depicting the appalling state of human rights in Iran in front of the Palais des Nations, the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva on Friday, September 15.


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