NCRI - The families of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Gohardasht prison in Karaj express their concerns about forced transfer of these prisoners to a super-security ward.
According to reports, political prisoners were recently forcefully transferred from Ward 12 to the super-security Hall 10, Ward 4, of Gohardasht prison after beating and mayhem.
“Through my testimony I hope to arise the consciences too complacent to mullahs.”
Sadegh Sistani, a human rights activist, was imprisoned for 17 years in political jails in Iran before fleeing his country. Residing in France since 2012, he strives for democratic change in his country.
Europe must not turn a blind eye to Iran’s human rights abuses
Justice will only be achieved when the international community has the courage to reject Iran’s absurd, anemic denials and to instead respond with new economic and diplomatic pressure to the regime’s human rights abuses. Writes Struan Stevenson in Al Arabiya on August 4, 2017. The following is the full text.
NCRI - According to reports, interrogators of the Iranian regime’s ministry of intelligence are trying to create religious conflicts and clash among prisoners in Zahedan prison (South East of Iran) using their own mafia bands there.
NCRI - With the rise of the 1988 Justice-Seeking Movement, Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani was forced to dismiss his Justice Minister, Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, from his cabinet. Pour Mohammadi was a member of the “Death Committee” and one of the main perpetrators of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. He announced that he would not be present in Rouhani’s next administration.
NCRI - The trial of three Telegram activists was held on Wednesday August 2, 2017 in Tehran’s appeal court while they had only five minutes of defense.
These three activists were arrested on September 2016 and each one was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.
NCRI - On July 23, 2017, Youssef Emadi, a composer prisoner incarcerated in Evin prison who objected non-implementation of the principle of separation of crimes in Evin was taken away under the pretext of “being sent to the prison warden room” and transferred to an unknown location. So far, there is no news about his fate and whereabouts.
NCRI - The interrogators of the Revolutionary Guards Corps Intelligence, after overturn of the 10-year heavy sentence of two political prisoners, continue to block their release. According to reports, the 10-year heavy prison sentences of political prisoners, Emadeddin Mollazehi and Hafez Yaghoub Jahandideh, have been overturned in Sistan and Baluchistan Province's appeals court, and they should be released in practice. But the Revolutionary Guards Corps Intelligence interrogators blocked the release of these two political prisoners and kept them in limbo.On Saturday, July 26, these two prisoners were taken to Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Prosecutor's Office and were again interrogated. Despite the overturn of their verdict by the Appeal Court of the province, Toroughi, the investigator of this branch called for a 300 million tomans bail to release each of them.
NCRI - A prisoner of conscience in Evin Prison, who has been in jail for the past four years, began a hunger strike on Tuesday, August 1 in protest to his wife’s arrest. Prisoner of conscience, Soheil Arabi went on hunger strike in Evin Prison in protest to the arrest of his wife, Nastaran Naimi, by the Revolutionary Guards. He was subsequently transferred to Section 2-A of the prison.