Posted by: bahareiran | April 21, 2014

Iran: Guards attack inmates in Gezel Hessar prison

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NCRI, 21 april 2014 - Hundreds of guards at Gezel Hesar Prison in the Iranian city of Karaj raided on Sunday a section of prison where inmates have been preventing the transfer one of their cellmate to solitary confinement to await his execution.

Some 350 prison guards attacked prisoner at the Hall 3 of Section 2 of Gezel Hessar prison where Rasoul Talebi, 20, is being held.

Prior to the raid at least one prisoner has been severely injured by the guards who had surrounded the hall.

On Thursday, a large group of members of IRGC and agents of MOIS, joined by special forces, raided Ward 350 of Tehran’s Evin prison using inspections as an excuse. They barbarically battered, insulted and humiliated the political prisoners.

A number of prisoners were severely injured, including Gholamreza Khossravi-Savadjani, Assadollah Hadi, Javad Fouladvand, Assadollah Assadi, Omid Behrouzi, Esmaeil Barzegarei and Emad Bahavar.

 

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As international protests against the rising trend of group and arbitrary executions in Iran become stronger every day, Hassan Rouhani, the clerical regime’s president, describes the anti-human and anti-Islamic executions in Iran as “God’s commandments” or “laws of the people”.

In fear of the rage and abhorrence of the Iranian people regarding these anti-human verdicts, Hassan Rouhani approves the executions but he says that the victims not to be mistreated at the time of their execution.

Speaking to commanders of the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces on Saturday, he said: “when someone is condemned to death and he comes to the gallows according to the law, then we have no right to insult him as he is being taken to the gallows… in any case, the law has condemned him and he is punished and this has nothing to do with us. It is either the commandment of God or a law approved by the parliament that belongs to the people and we only execute it (Tasnim news agency, affiliated with the Qods Force – April 19).

Ramarks by Hassan Rouhani comes at the time that the number of executions since he taken office President has surpassed 700 and according to the report by four UN Special Rapporteurs, the number of prisoners executed in just two and a half months since the beginning of 2014 has reached 176.

Posted by: bahareiran | April 17, 2014

A prisoner was killed in solitary confinement

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Kurd prisoner Ali Ilami, 32, lost his life on April 5. He was reportedly injured by a sharp object in his chest and side. Despite the injury and its bleeding, he was left to die without being transferred to the clinic or receiving any aid.

Ali Ilami was killed while he was in solitary confinement and all prisoners transferred there are not even allowed to take their personal belongings. (Kurdpa News Agency- Apr. 8, 2014)

Posted by: bahareiran | April 16, 2014

Larijani defends crual stoning and execution

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The head of Judiciary’s Human Rights Headquarters Mohammad Javad Larijani said, “We, in the judiciary system should be aware of criticizes by others and we should know what the enemy is sensitive on. If the west is honored of adultery, we should firmly and seriously defend the stoning sentence.” Larijani explained, “For instance, in Sakineh Ashtiani’s case, they propagated against the system. In this case we did not have even one single wrongdoer judge; even the judge of the case was a sincere person.”

“The problem is that the west does not understand that Qesas (retaliation) is different than execution. We are not shy of ‘stoning’ or any other Islamic rule. Thus nobody has the right to ask the judge to keep distance from some sentences because the UN will get sad.” Larijani added. (Fars state- run News Agency- Apr. 9, 2014) http://farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13930121000712

Posted by: bahareiran | October 19, 2013

Iraqi TV: Health of Camp Liberty hunger strikers deteriorating

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NCRI – 18 October 2013 – According to a report by the Iraqi Al-Rafeddin TV channel more than two dozen of the hunger strikers have been transferred to hospital due to their critical conditions.
Despite alarming physical condition and suffering from dizziness, headaches , digestive problems , bone pain, blurred vision and sleep the protesters have said they will continue their protest.
Al-Rafeddin TV reported that their highest priority demand is to have seven Camp Ashraf hostages released.
The hunger strike began on September 1 following the massacre at Camp Ashraf during which 52 members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were executed.
Among the hunger strikers there are many members of families of the hostages and victims of the September 1 massacre.
Simultaneous with the hunger strike in Camp Liberty similar protests are held in Berlin, Geneva, Ottawa and Melbourne. Protesters also demand an independent investigation into the massacre at Camp Ashraf.

 

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ABC NEWS, 18 October 2013 – An Iranian man who survived being hanged for 12 minutes is reportedly recovering in hospital after he was discovered still breathing in a mortuary.

But the ordeal of the man being called “Alireza M” is far from over after a judge declared that, once he is well, the 37-year-old father of two should face execution all over again.

Until last Wednesday, Alizera was just one of hundreds of people who are hanged in Iran each year for drug offences.

His sentence was carried out on October the 9th – unsuccessfully.

They hung him by his neck for 12 minutes until they pronounced him dead.

“When his family came to collect the body the next day in the morgue, they actually found that Alireza was alive and that he had in fact survived this horrific ordeal,” said Michael Hayworth of Amnesty International Australia.

The group has launched a global campaign to raise awareness of Alireza’s case and others like him who are not so lucky.

Iran’s in one of the top-five executors worldwide, killing about 508 people so far this year, 221 of whom have not yet been confirmed by state news media or the state themselves.

At least 125 of them have been executed since the country’s new president Hassan Rouhani took office.

The vast majority of people sentenced to death in Iran are convicted of drug crimes.

Posted by: bahareiran | October 19, 2013

Wave of protests in Iran

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NCRI, 7 October 2013: Residents from Tehran’s Hashtgerd district gathered in protest at poor housing and accommodation conditions. One protester said: “They force people to purchase the poorly-built houses, while other buildings in the district are also falling into a state of dilapidation.”

October 9: Employees of a power research center protested against the cancellation of their transportation service and demanded urgent action to restore it. Security forces then used force to disperse the protesters, arresting three workers and transferring them to an unknown location.

October 12: People in the city of Arak defied the presence of security forces to stage their 17th protest on Saturday at the failure of the authorities to tackle the problem of air pollution. The city of Arak so far this year had 83 days of polluted air – 74 per cent higher than last year.

October 13: Hundreds of people in the city of Bandar Abbas protested outside the main state-run Television Network in objection to its silence over the separation of Parsian City from this province. Protesters demanded the television channel broadcast their protest. They also chanted slogans in anger at the separation plan and demanded a local resident be chosen as the province’s governor.

This is the fourth protest of the people of Bandar Abbas. So far more than 100 protesters have been arrested by the security forces.

More than 200 farmers from around the cities of Lenjan and Zarin Shahr in Isfahan chanted anti-government slogans outside the Hygiene Bureau at damage caused by government officials to their lands and crops.

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17 October – Students in Iran are staging mounting protests at the gender segregation, suppression and poor services at universities throughout the regime.
At Ferdosi University, in the city of Mashhad, officials have imposed a strict gender segregation plan with only male students permitted to be members of student associations – but the measure caused such outrage it has now been scrapped.
Persian Literature students at Tehran’s Tarbiat Moddares University protested on October 14 against the poor conditions and the timetabling of their study plans.
And on October 13, more than 70 students at Kermanshah’s Razi University gathered in protest against the dilapidated state of their dormitories and accommodation.
On October 12, architecture students at Tehran’s Azad University protested against increased tuition fees, while students at Zabol University are warning of more protests at officials’ negligence of their demands – especially lack of air-conditioning on buses in stifling heat.
Veterinary students at Shahr-e Kord Azad University have also protested at the suppressive measures imposed on female students, causing three students to be severely beaten by security forces and intelligence ministry agents.

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NCRI – The Iraqi forces under the command Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have shot and killed at least five arrested and handcuffed residents by shooting at them in close range.

Ms Maryam Hosseini, Mr Rahman Manani, Mr Saeed Akhavan, Mr Hossein Rasouli, Mr Ibrahim Assadi had been all arrested and they were handcuffed when the Iraqi forces fired at them.

The criminal Iraqi forces of Nouri al-Maliki set ablaze a large portion of properties of Camp Ashraf residents. A thick smoke has covered the camp.

Some 100 Iranian refugees affiliated to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) have been living in Camp Ashraf.

Posted by: bahareiran | September 1, 2013

URGENT – Massacre in iranian refugee camp

NCRI, sunday 1st of September, NCRI – The death toll of the raid by Iraqi forces under the command of Nouri al-Maliki against the Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq has raised to 23 as of 10:00 Baghdad local time.

The raid by criminal Iraqi forces on the defenseless Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf began midnight on Saturday and has been continuing.

All the residents of the camp are faced with total massacre at the hands of Iraqi forces.

At least five of the residents were fired at in close range while they had been arrested and handcuffed.

Many injured residents are in critical condition.

The attacking forces are composed of a number of Iraqi Army battalions and include special units of Iraqi SWAT teams. One of the attacking battalions belongs to the 36 brigade of the Iraqi Army.

The Iranian resistance calls for urgent action by UNAMI and the American Embassy in Iraq to immediately dispatch a delegation to Camp Ashraf in order to prevent the continuation of the massacre of the residents.

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