Belgian Lawmakers urge European governments to conditions relations with Iran to a halt to executions and progress on human rights
On Tuesday 17 October 2017, the Belgian Committee of Parliamentarians and Mayors for a Democratic Iran, held a meeting in the Belgian Federal Parliament on the situation of human rights in Iran.
NCRI - According to reports, from the city of Sanandaj (Western Iran), a student was pounded and arrested on October 16, 2017 by Revolutionary Guards ( IRGC) forces.
The student who is called Mostafa Zahednia has been talking about Iran regime's regional policies and meddling of the IRGC in Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region's recent events.
NCRI - We must stop the international silence over the Iranian Regime’s egregious human rights violations and hold the mullah’s responsible for their crimes against humanity, according to a human rights expert.
Tahar Boumedra, who works with the nongovernmental organization Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran, wrote an op-ed for The Hill in which he implored the international community to take the human rights violations of the Iranian Regime seriously.
NCRI - Reports are surfacing about more religious persecution in Iran.
In the city of Dezful in southwestern Iran, a convert to Christianity has been arrested. This information was provided by an Iranian Christian rights advocate group.
NCRI - Iranian attorney general in the Khorasan Razavi province , Gholam Ali Sadeghi, announced the hand-amputation of a person charged with theft, Sadeghi stated: this man had rubbed a jewelry six years ago, when he was 25 years old in Mashad.
The state run Khorasan press agency reported on October 12 that, according to Sadeghi, the court ruling was hand amputation for the 25 years old youth, and 10 years imprisonment and 74 lashes for his younger brother who was 22 years old.
NCRI - The family of a Kurdish political prisoner, in a letter to Ms. Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, called for clarification of her son's situation in the Iranian regime’s prison.
In their letter, the family refers to the torture and mistreatment and lack of any news about the fate of their son as well as regime prohibiting them from hiring a lawyer for him.
NCRI - A prisoner who objected lack of a bed to sleep on in the prison was taken to the prison yard by Ardebil prison authorities and chained to the flagpole in cold weather after beating and mayhem.
The prisoner, named Behnam Amiri, is sentenced to three years in prison for robbery. He was transferred from youth section to ward 5 of the prison, and was beaten by the prison authorities after protesting the lack of bed to sleep because of the high number of prisoners and crowded prison.
ON THE WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
In a message on the World Day against the Death Penalty, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, paid tribute to 120,000 executed political prisoners, including the 30,000 killed in the 1988 massacre. She said, “The Iranian Resistance espouses the abolition of the death penalty in Iran after the overthrow of the clerical regime and rejects the inhuman punishment of retribution as being against the spirit of mercy and compassion in Islam.”
NCRI - Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Ken Blackwell, has written a letter to Nikki Haley, the current Ambassador, last week. He urged her to investigate the 1988 massacre that happened in Iran.
During the massacre, around 30,000 political prisoners were executed during the course of one single summer following a fatwa that was issued by the Supreme Leader at that time Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The aim was to wipe out the opposition to the Iranian regime.