Iran: Five More Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Editor 07 September 2017

Staff writer, SF

While the political prisoners of Gohardasht prison have gone on hunger strike for 40 days to protest against their forced transfer as well as the poor condition of prison, 5 Sunni political prisoners have also started the hunger strike in Western province of Kermanshah, to protest against their unreasonable transfer and exile to the ward of infected patients.

Iranian Regime Destroying Evidence of Mass Murder

Armin Baldwin 05 September 2017

by Armin Baldwin

A campaign was launched earlier this week by Amnesty International, calling for Iranian authorities to stop destroying a mass grave in Avhaz.

At this site, it is estimated that the bodies of at least a dozen political prisoners are buried there. They were executed during the 1988 massacre.

Ceremony in Remembrance of 1988 Massacre Victims

21 August 2017

To mark the anniversary of the 1988 massacre that resulted in the killing of more than 30,000 political prisoners, a ceremony was held in Tirana, Albania’s capital city. As well as a large number of PMOI (MEK) members, there were also political and human rights dignitaries in attendance. 

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, spoke about the justice movement that is calling for an inquiry into the massacre. She called on the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to start an investigation into this crime against humanity and said that the perpetrators of the crime must be held responsible because some are currently high officials in the Iranian regime.

Iran Continuing to Execute Minors

17 August 2017

by Azita Carlson

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Iranian authorities to halt the execution of a man who was convicted of his come as a minor. 

At the age of 17, Mehdi Bohlouli was arrested for murder after stabbing a man to death during a fight. The Tehran criminal court sentenced him to death in 2001. 

Amnesty International say that the execution is scheduled to take place on Wednesday and if it goes ahead, it will be the second time in a week that a person who was younger than 18 years old at the time of committing a crime has been executed in Iran.

Zohreh Heydari: A Symbol of the Iranian Resistance

19 July 2017

During the summer of 1988, a 17 year old woman from the Iranian city of Qom was sentenced to 70 lashes which she received the night before her execution. Her name was Zohreh Heydari and she is a symbol of the courage of the members of the Iranian Resistance.

During the summer of 1988, the Supreme Leader of Iran ordered the execution of all members of the opposition. In this short period of time, more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed. This is an alarming crime against humanity that was perpetrated by Khomeini who wanted to annihilate his opponents in a quest for regime survival.

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