Sunday, May 29, 2016


According to reports from Iran, a young Afghan migrant has been killed under torture by the Iranian regime’s police inspectors in the city of Yazd, central Iran, as they attempted to extract forced confession from him.
Ehsanollah Ehsani, 20, was arrested on May 13 in Yazd and later slipped into a coma while under torture. He was transferred to Fatema Zahra Hospital on May 18 where he lost his life two days later on May 20.
His brother, Yadollah Ehsani said, “My younger brother was just 20. He was arrested five months ago on charge of thievery by the police in the city of Yazd. However, as we pursued his case, they announced that he was innocent and released him until he was arrested again on Friday, May 13, in the streets.”Yadollah added: “Signs of torture and beating were evident on his face and head. My parents had seen him from behind the window of the ICU. From there my father had seen the bruising on his face and my mother had seen the dents in his head.”
On Friday morning, May 20, physicians informed this migrant Afghan family that their son had died due to “brain hemorrhaging and rupture of heart tissue due to the blows he had received.”

Alireza Golipour an Iranian political prisoner has been sentenced to 39 years and a half in prison and 170 lashes by the Iranian regime.
His main sentence was a 15-year prison term on the charge of supporting the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK). He had condemned the October 29, 2015 deadly missile attack on PMOI members in Camp Liberty by the agents of the Iranian regime while he was hospitalized in the prison as a result of torture and other duress.
His other sentences include 10 years for conspiring against the regime in prison, six months for insulting officials, and eight years for resigning from the regime's Intelligence Ministry. The rest of his sentence was for propaganda and swaying public opinion during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 's presidency. Alireza Golipour, 30 years old, is deprived of medical care despite suffering from lung cancer and severe and continuous bleeding of the nose.
He was a student in communications and a former staff of the Intelligence Ministry, he was arrested in the course of the 2009 uprising. He was once again arrested in October 2012 after he exposed governmental corruption including by the Minister of Intelligence.

The Iranian regime has arrested eight people for producing music videos, according to the Associated France Press May 28, citing Tehran prosecutor general Abbas Jafarabadi telling the judiciary's news agency Mizan Online on Saturday.
Their charges will be reviewed by the special court of culture and media, he added. AFP added that dozens of Farsi-language television channels are broadcast on satellite, all based outside Iran. Some air news programs while others show only music videos, television series and movies. Arrests based on a verity of bogus reasons have recently been reported across Iran by local media. The crackdown is increasing despite the regime’s promise of opening society following the nuclear deal with the West. The head of the Tehran police department announced in April the recruitment of 7,000 plainclothes police in the capital to fight against 'immorality'. The Morality police, monitors noise and women's lack of Islamic veil inside their cars.

Yesterday May 28, Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action for Iranian musicians and filmmaker. They were trialed in an unfair due process for their artistic work.
Iranian musicians Mehdi Rajabian and Yousef Emadi, and filmmaker Hossein Rajabian have been summoned to start serving a three-year prison sentence, imposed for their artistic work. They must report to the Office of the Prosecutor in Tehran’s Evin Prison by 31 May. If imprisoned, they will be prisoners of conscience.
Hossein Rajabian, and his brother Mehdi, and Yousef Emadi had been convicted of “insulting Islamic sanctities”, “spreading propaganda against the system” and “illegal audio-visual activities”, after a three-minute trial on April 26, 2015 before Branch 28 of the regime's Revolutionary Court in Tehran. The charges had arisen from their artistic work, including Hossein Rajabian’s feature film dealing with women’s right to divorce in Iran and Mehdi Rajabian and Yousef Emadi’s distribution of unlicensed music by Iranian singers from outside the country.
They reportedly confess under torture, and its video was used during the sham trial. Amnesty added that they've had no access to a lawyer at any stage of their arrest, detention, trial or appeal.

National Council of Resistance of Iran or NCRI, on May 28,
protested to the planned trip of Iranian regime's foreign minister Javad Zarif to Poland, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania, adding that the relations with the Iranian regime should be made contingent on a halt to executions and an end to export of terrorism and warmongering. The NCRI added that Zarif's trip to these countries is taking place, amid an unparalleled wave of executions in Iran. Last week, in just two days, 21 prisoners were hanged in various cities of Iran. The Iranian Resistance urged all defenders of peace and human rights to take immediate action to cancel these visits.
During the period that Zarif has been the regime's foreign minister at least 2400 have been hanged. Zarif In a letter to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on May 13, described Mostafa Badreddin, a senior commander of this group, as “a great and tireless man” and “full of love and emotion and epic in defense of the just ideals of Islam” although Badreddin had been indicted by the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon for his participation in the assassination of Rafiq Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon. In January 2014, Zarif paid his respects to Imad Mughniyah, former commander of Hezbollah, by placing a wreath on his grave.

On Thursday May 12, 35 graduated university students in Qazvin city North West of Iran, were arrested for participating in a mix party. They were accused of "breaking the norm" and each received 99 lashes on the day of their arrest, according to State run news agency Mizan. 2 days earlier 23 people were arrested in Kerman in a mix party. They were accused of drinking alcohol, mix dancing and wearing improper dress. Before that 7 actors and actresses were also arrested in a night party North of the Capital, Tehran.

According to Freedom Messenger on Wed. May 25, more than 500 high school students in Isfahan protested their final exams being too difficult. They staged a protest in front of Isfahan Education Ministry.

An Iranian civil rights defender Shima Babaii, 21 years old and student of Construction Engineering, was arrested in a raid on her residence Wednesday night, May 25, and transferred to Evin’s Ward 2A, infamous for solitary confinement and torture.
No information is available on Ms. Babaii's charges.
She had contacts with families of martyrs and political prisoners and participated in some of their peaceful gatherings.
Her father, Ibrahim Babaii, is a former political prisoner who was held five years in Evin after the December 27, 2009 incident, when a popular uprising in Tehran was about to topple the regime.