An Iranian juvenile offender along with his mother and three other prisoners were hanged on Saturday (August 9) in a prison in the south-eastern city of Zahedan. 20-year-old Osman Dahmardeh was 17 at the time of his arrest.
The reports received identified the other three men executed as Rasoulbakhsh Delshadi, 28, Ali Basham Narouee, 32, and Kamran Bameri, 35.
All five victims were part of a group of six who were transferred to solitary confinement in the quarantine section of the main prison in Zahedan last Friday. Continue reading
A man lashed 70 times in public in Iran for “disrupting public order and security.” The victim who was Identified by his initials as V. Sh., also has been sentenced to five months in jail.
Images of this inhumane punishment that was carried out on August 7 in the city of Landeh, a city with less than 15,000 inhabitants, were published in state-run media outlets.
Since Hassan Rouhani became the clerical regime’s president a year ago, human rights violations including exaction, public hanging carrying out inhuman punishments such as flogging have intensified.
According to the official statistics published by the regime’s judiciary during the holy month of Ramadan at least 200 individuals were lashed in one Iranian province alone. Continue reading
Iraqi Prime Ministry agents in Camp Liberty have stepped up their abuses and repressive measures against Iranian refugees in Iraq in recent days, in particular obstructing the transfer of cancer patients from camp to hospitals.
1. On Sunday, August 10, as a result of stone-walling by the criminal Major Ahmed Khozeir – one of the main agents behind three massacres in Camp Ashraf – four patients heading to Baghdad for radiotherapy and medical exams were not able to go to the hospital and keep their appointments for treatment. Continue reading
The New York Daily News linked to two YouTube videos posted by the family of Saeed Abedin, the Iranian-American pastor who was sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran for his efforts to build an orphanage and organize in-home worship services among Iranian Christians. Abedini’s wife released the videos, featuring heartfelt pleas from their six year-old son and seven year-old daughter, in an effort to appeal to President Obama to make a stronger effort to secure Abedini’s release from the Iranian prison where he has now been held for two years. Continue reading
GENEVA – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (8 August 2014) – United Nations human rights experts* today expressed grave concern over the recent escalating trend of arrest and sentencing of individuals exercising their rights to freedom of expression and opinion, peaceful assembly and association.
Since 22 May 2014, at least 36 individuals that include journalists, bloggers, filmmakers and authors, many of whom are also human rights activists, have been arrested summoned or sentenced in connection with their journalistic activities or for simply expressing their opinion on social media websites. Some of them have also been charged for ‘gathering and colluding against national security’ following their participation in peaceful assemblies. Continue reading
Translation of an article by Bertrand Delais, French Documentary filmmaker, journalist, the author of “Iran, a fire under the ashes.”
One year ago Hassan Rouhani became the President of Iran. Immediately, we wanted to welcome this man and talk extensively about a supposed shift in policy from his predecessor. In reality, he worked to perpetuate the power of the supreme leader and reinforce the regime at all costs after the Green Movement in the previous election, but also face the challenge of the Syrian and the Arab revolutions. Continue reading
In August 2013, twenty-four years after serving as the representative of the Supreme Leader in the mullahs’ highest security organization, the Supreme Security Council, Hassan Rouhani took office as the President of the Iranian regime.
His foremost motto as the new man in office was “moderation.” Those who advocate for change from within the religious dictatorship fell head over heels for the new president, hoping for an overture with Iran while keeping the regime in power. They hope for an end to the era of extremism marked by Mohmoud Ahmadinejad, which promises to open the doors to economic trade and political cohesion with the regime. Continue reading
On Monday August 4, the Iraqi forces prevented the transfer of six Iranians in Camp Liberty to Baghdad hospitals to attend appointments which had long been arranged to receive medical treatment. Two of the patients were seeking treatment for cancer and one patient appointment was for undergoing surgery.
Despite the transfer of the patients being coordinated, the Iraqi forces affiliated to the Iraqi Prime Ministry told the residents on Sunday evening that patients were allowed to go to only one hospital and the number of accompanying persons and their interpreters had to be reduced to two. Thus, the residents were forced to eliminate two patients. Continue reading
The West has made the ‘strategic mistake’ of side-lining the Iranian Resistance and instead engaging with the Iranian regime in a fruitless bid to halt their production of a nuclear bomb, a leading Middle Eastern expert has told a conference in Paris.
Dr Walid Phares, professor and commentator on global terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs, also accused the international community of abandoning Iranian dissidents affiliated with the People’s Mojaheidn Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) stranded in Camp Liberty in Iraq, which he branded a ‘jail’. Continue reading
The Iranian regime and the six world powers have not reached any agreement on Arak heavy water nuclear power plant of and the Fordow underground uranium enrichment site, the senior Iranian regime nuclearnegotiator said in Tehran on Thursday.
“In principle, no agreement has been made on any topics pertaining to the nuclear issues of Iran yet. And the difference over Arak heavy water reactor and Fordow uranium enrichment are still in place,” said Abbas Araqchi. Continue reading