NCRI - A former Iranian political prisoner of the 1980s was detained in the city of Arak along with two of his nephews by the regime’s suppressive security forces and was transferred to an unknown location.
According to reports, on July 24, Bijan Kalangari, a retired 60-year-old and former political prisoner, was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence in Arak.
NCRI - Amnesty International has reported on the increasing human rights abuses in Iran during the presidency of Hassan Rouhani.
The Iranian judiciary and security apparatus since 2013 has intensified the suppression of human rights defenders in Iran, according to a report by Amnesty International published on Wednesday August 2.
NCRI - Abubakr Mowlania was delivered to his family on Monday, July 31, 2017, after 70 days of detention and torture by the IRGC agents in the dreaded Maku Prison in the West Azerbaijan Province.
According to the reports, Abubakr Mowlania is a 30-year-old married man with a child. In order to earn livelihood, he resorted to piggy backing heavy loads at the border areas of Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province. It is noteworthy that he got critically injured and was under medical care for six months since the disciplinary police shot him in 2013.
NCRI - According to reports, the political prisoners incarcerated in ward 4 Hall 12 of Gohardasht prison staged an indefinite hunger strike following the raid by special guards and forced transfer of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience to Hall 10 after beating and mayhem.
Hall 10 of Gohardasht prison in Karaj – west of Tehran, contrary to the prison regulations, is equipped with 40 CCTV cameras and sixty four surveillance systems. The agents have also prevented the transfer of all drugs and equipment of the sick prisoners.
NCRI - Special Guards at the Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, on Sunday July 30, 2017, brutally attacked hall 12 located in section 4 of the prison, which is the hall of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and beat them.
According to reports, prisoners have been transferred to hall 10, which is equipped with CCTV cameras and a surveillance system.
NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison, on July 30, 2017, issued a statement condemning the 1988 massacre in Iran, calling on the perpetrators of this crime against humanity to be brought to justice.
The statement reads:
NCRI - Political prisoner Khaled Hardani in an open letter to Mrs. Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, wrote about increasing repression against prisoners and Iranian people and killing of a young woman shot by the Iranian regime.
NCRI - The prominent Canadian lawyer of human rights, David Matas, who is also the holder of the Canadian Medal and the supporter of the Iranian Resistance, called for an end to the impunity and justice for the perpetrators of the massacre of 1988 of which 30 thousand political prisoners were killed. Those responsible for such crimes are currently holding office in Iran.
NCRI - A political prisoner has been on hunger strike since Monday morning on July 24th to protest pressures on him by the prison officials.
Changiz Ghadam Kheiri, political prisoner in Masjed Soleiman prison in the Khouzestan province (Southwestern Iran), despite the prison physicians’ certifying that he needed a surgery and his deteriorating situation, has been deprived from receiving medical services with the intervention of Ministry of Intelligence.