Iran Sentences Prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri to Death

By NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s judiciary has sentenced to death political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri, his attorney told news agencies on Sunday.

Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei told The Associated Press that the court has sentenced his client to death on charges of “founding a cult.”

Gatherings in Solidarity With Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Iran

By NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian diaspora mobilized this Saturday for prisoners of conscience who are on hunger strike for nearly a month in Iran.

In the forecourt of the ‘Les Invalides in Paris’ and in several cities around the world, human rights defenders sought to alert the deteriorating state of health and the intransigence of the authorities to respond to their basic demands.

Iran: The Prominent Political Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike

By NCRI Staff

NCRI - The political prisoner, Arzhang Davoudi has gone on hunger and medicine strike since August 20, 2017, in Zabul Prison located in Southeastern Iran to express solidarity with the prisoners of Gohardasht Prison. He is suffering from diabetes and heart disease. As soon as he heard about the strike of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison, he also started his strike to support them and to also protest against the poor condition of Zabul Prison. Arzhang Davoudi has also announced that he is not going to stop his strike unless his demands are fulfilled. This political prisoner has been kept in solitary confinement and is under pressure for more than 10 days.

Iran: The Firm & Courageous Position of the Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike

By NCRI Staff

NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison located in the city of Karaj, West of Tehran, wrote a letter to the human rights organizations and associations on the 26th day of their strike seeking the recognition of their rights. The political prisoners called on the human rights organizations to pay a visit to prisons in Iran in order to see the poor condition of political prisoners. In their letter, the political prisoners also refer to the 4 decades of repression and violation of human rights, writing that," a person does not achieve self-esteem and freedom easily. We and some of our brothers, who have been imprisoned by the age of 70, are witnessing a blatant violation of human rights against the prisoners of conscience and the political prisoners by the authorities of the Judiciary, the Intelligence Organization, and the guardsmen.

Iran: The Political Prisoners in Other Prisons Join the Hunger Strike in Solidarity

By NCRI Staff

NCRI - A group of political prisoners of Ardabil Prison, Northwestern Iran, in a letter to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed their support and sympathy with the prisoners on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison located in Karaj, West of the capital Tehran, urging the authorities to address their issues including the prison's poor condition.

Iran: More Support for Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike

NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Rajaei Shahr (Gohardasht) prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, have launched a mass hunger strike in protest against inhuman and degrading treatment and forced transfer to the max-security section of the prison.

Arash Sadeghi, a political prisoner incarcerated in Evin prison, in a letter announced his support for the legitimate demands of the hunger striking political prisoners in Gohardasht prison concurrent with their 25th day of hunger strike.

Iran: The Terrible Year of 1988

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.

Amnesty International Calls on the Iran Regime to Allow International Monitors to Conduct Unannounced Inspections of Prisons

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

Iran: Mass hunger strike by political prisoners in protest at inhumane conditions

Iran: Labour Activist Stages Indefinite Hunger Strike

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.

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