Iran: Arrests and Imprisonment of Rights Activists in Different Cities

NCRI Staff

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

NCRI Staff

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

NCRI Staff

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

NCRI Staff

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.

United Nations-Geneva: Speech by Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras at the Conference on Human Rights in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - At the beginning of A conference on the situation of human rights in Iran and the movement for justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre which was held in the United Nations in Geneva on September 14, 2017, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) delivered a speech, the following is the full text.

Iran: Temporary Pause of the Strike by Political Prisoners

NCRI Staff

NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht - Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, after 40 days of hunger strike announced temporary pause of their strike on Thursday September 7.

Geneva - U.N. The Conference Explores, 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - On Thursday September 14, 2017. A conference was held in the United Nations in Geneva on the situation of human rights in Iran and the movement for justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre, at the beginning of this conference Mr Khazaei the representative of NCRI in Nordic countries introduced the meeting, praising the NCRI and its leader Maryam Rajavi, before introducing the first speaker; Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ). 

European Lawmakers Call on the United Nations to Investigate the Massacre of 1988 in Iran and to Prosecute the Perpetrators

They urge European governments and the EU, to condition relations with Islamic Republic of Iran, to a suspension of executions and a clear progress on human rights

On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, the Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament (FOFI), held a conference at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Strasbourg with the participation of dozens of MEPs. They called on the Council of the European Union, the member states and the High Representative of the European Union, Mrs. Federica Mogherini, to end silence and inaction with respect to the brutal violation of human rights in Iran. In particular, they called for an independent investigation by the United Nations into the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988 and the preparation of the trial for those responsible for this crime.

Iran Regime Security Forces Arrest 13 Scholars of Spiritual Teacher

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The state-run Tasnim news agency affiliated to the terrorist Quds force reported on Monday, September 11, that three supporters of a prominent spiritual teacher called Mohammad Ali Taheri who participated in the protest gathering against death sentence of their teacher, were arrested by the agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence on Monday.

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