The Iranian regime hanged on Saturday, September 12, the Iranian wrestling champion #NavidAfkari. The hasty execution was carried out despite his own pleas of innocence, earnest appeals by his mother and family, as well as a global campaign to stop his execution. Navid Afkari, 27, was arrested on September 17, 2018 and accused of killing a Bassij agent, Hassan Turkman, during the August 2018 protests in Shiraz. Navid Afkari maintained that he had been forced under torture to make false confessions. https://tinyurl.com/y2a3da2w
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday September 13, that over 102,600 people have died of the novel Coronavirus in 431 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces.
Reports say the health of political prisoners Nasrin Sotoudeh and Fatemeh Mosanna in Evin Prison and of Zeinab Jalalian is deteriorating in solitary confinement in the Prison of Kerman. There is grave concern about the lives of these female political prisoners. https://tinyurl.com/y53rzvos
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee sent a letter from the notorious Qarchak Prison on the anniversary of the executions of three Kurdish political prisoners, Zanyar and Loghman Moradi and Ramin Hossein Panahi. Describing Qarchak Prison as “the largest women’s prison in the Middle East,” she wrote in this shocking letter, “Life does not exist” in this prison and “this is what could be said in a nutshell.” https://tinyurl.com/y4gsbyqq