By: Gholam-Hossin Vakilzadeh
Published in French Language Swiss Daily Le Courier on Monday 21 August 2017
During the summer of 1988, more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed in Ayatollah Khomeini’s jails. A "movement for justice" is campaigning for the leaders of the religious dictatorship to face justice.
August 22, 2017. Amnesty International has expressed concern about the conditions of the political prisoners in hunger strike in Iran, the following is the full text which was published on the Amnesty.org.
Iran: Mass hunger strike by political prisoners in protest at inhumane conditions
NCRI - Workers' Syndicate of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company said on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 that Reza Shahabi, an imprisoned member of this labour union was on hunger strike in Rajaei Shahr (Gohardssht) prison in Karaj.
A report published on the Telegram page of the syndicate indicates that Mr. Shahabi has started his hunger strike eight days ago. A close friend of this labour activist also confirmed his hunger strike in a conversation with Radio Farda.
NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Ardebil prison Northwest Iran, wrote a letter of support for the political prisoners in Gohardasht prison near Tehran who are on hunger strike, urging the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to take immediate action to save the lives of these prisoners.
SPEECH BY STRUAN STEVENSON
The Paris District 1 exhibition and meeting on August 17, 2017, commemorated the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and censured continuation of mass executions in Iran.
Human rights, in particular, bringing to justice the officials involved in the 1988 massacre, should be at the core of Iran policy
Human rights defenders, dignitaries, European politicians and the Iranian Resistance called for the formation of an international commission of inquiry into the massacre of political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988 and bringing those responsible for this genocide and crime against humanity to justice.
They stressed that the issue of human rights should be at the core of the West’s policy on Iran. They urged the UN, EU and the US to put the issue of flagrant and systematic violation of human rights in Iran on top of their agenda.
NCRI - The political prisoner, Ali Moezi, detained in Tehran's Central prison, wrote a letter announcing his support for the political prisoners on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison in Karaj.
In this letter, he recalled his memoirs from Gohardasht prison in Karaj, whose space reminds the memories of the martyrs of 1980s, particularly the martyrs of the 1988 massacre in Iran.
NCRI - Mehrab Eyvazi, an adolescent who was arrested at the age of 17 with nine others, was sentenced to death by the regime's court for murder. According to reports, in addition to being severely beaten and mayhem in a police station, he is also threatened with rape.
Mr. Eyvazi was under the age of 18 at the time of his arrest, but the forensic court confirmed his rational and mental development in spite of his minor age, which provided the ground for the issue of the death sentence.
NCRI - On Monday morning August 14 The Iran regime hanged three inmates in a central prison in Qom.
The three detainees were transferred to the quarantine facility of Qom Prison yesterday to execute the death sentence.