Iran: Latest on Political Prisoners After Temporary Cease of Hunger Strike

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Despite forty days of hunger strike of political prisoners, they face a number of serious challenges, including the lack of adequate nutrition and the lack of solutions to health issues and medical care.

For more than two months, the prisoners have not received any fruit, vegetable, or legumes. The prison food is not suitable. Prisoners inevitably have to purchase the food they need from the prison shop, but the prison officials do not allow them to have access to the prison shop.

Iran: Another Five Years Imprisonment for Spokesman of Teachers Association Confirmed

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NCRI - Relatives of the imprisoned spokesperson of Teachers' Association said that the Iranian judiciary confirmed the recent five-year prison sentence for this guild activist.

Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi is currently spending his pervious prison sentence in Evin prison in Tehran. According to his son, his total sentencing reaches 14 years of imprisonment.

Iran: Dangerous Health Conditions of a Political Prisoner on Dry Hunger Strike

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NCRI - After a month of hunger strike, the political and conscious prisoner, Soheil Arabi on Saturday, September 23, 2017, started a dry hunger strike and announced that he will not stop till his wife is acquitted of all charges and is freed. He has also refused to go to the infirmary of Evin Prison.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Tells Iran Regime: Abolish Torture and Release Detainees

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NCRI - Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, was interviewed by Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations about the current situation in the country.

Iran: School Ordered Not to Register the Son of a Christian Pastor Prisoner

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NCRI - Pressure on the family of a Christian pastor in Iran has augmented. According to reports, the agents of the Iranian regime have even refused to register Pastor Youssef Naderkhani’s son at the school. This is while this new Christian, in addition to 10 years in prison, has also been sentenced to two years of exile to the city of Nikshahr in Sistan and Baluchistan province (south-east of Iran).

Iran: Attacking a Mixed Gender Party by Security Forces and Arrest of 30 Girls and Boys in Southeast Tehran

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NCRI - According to Iran regime state media on September 22, 30 girls and boys were arrested for participating in a mixed gender party in Southeastern region 38 kilometers from Tehran.

The state run 'Borna' press agency reported: that according to the commander of the revolutionary guards in the city of 'Varamin' on Wednesday night, security forces were informed about a party and after completing the supplementary information and getting the arrest warrant ,attacked the house.

Iran - Qom: The Verdicts of Amputation the Hands of Three Prisoners and Execution of Four Others Were Carried On

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime's deputy prosecutor in the city of Qom, announced that the hands of three person accused of theft were amputated and at the same time four others accused of drug related crimes were executed in Qom central prison.

Christian Couple Arrested in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - On Wednesday, September 20, a Christian couple were arrested by security forces after being summoned to the Iranian regime's intelligence office in Tehran. These new Christians are accused of acting in a burial ceremony in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery according to Christian rituals and Christianity.

Iran: Arrests and Imprisonment of Rights Activists in Different Cities

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s security forces arrested a Teacher's guild activist in Tehran and a Gonabadi dervish in Qom.

Amir Ali Mohammadi Labaf, a dervish of Gonabad, was arrested by the security agents on Monday, September 18, in front of Judiciary department in Qom. In 2006 he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, 74 lashes and five years of exile on charges of disturbing the public’s minds and creating inquietude as well as insulting the sanctities due to performing prayers at the meeting of dervishes. The sentence was then enforced.

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