NCRI - A 24-year-old Kurdish citizen who is currently in prison has had the death sentence he was handed upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. The political prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi from Iran’s Kurdish minority, has been on hunger strike since the end of January when he first learned of his charge.
NCRI - Refugees from Iran are being left with “shocking” psychological damage after long-term detention on remote Pacific islands, whilst waiting for the Australian government to hear their asylum claims, according to a senior United Nations refugee agency official.
On Wednesday, Indrika Ratwatte said that the situation in Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea was one of the worst he had seen in his 25 years at the UN.
NCRI - The Iran Human Rights Monitor has released its report into the state of human rights in Iran during March 2018 and, as always, it makes for unpleasant reading, with many instances of executions, arbitrary murders, torture, corporal punishment, abuse of political prisoners, and lack of a just legal system.