Sunday, September 19, 2021

 

Over 431,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday, Sept 19.



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The Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz in Iran, sentenced defense lawyer Farzaneh Zilabi to one year in prison. The court also deprived her of traveling abroad for two years. Ms. Zilabi was exonerated of charges of “assembly and collusion against the state” and “disseminating lies against and insulting the [mullahs’] leader.” But the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz convicted her of “propaganda against the State” and sentenced her to one year in prison and a two-year ban on traveling abroad. https://tinyurl.com/te6c5t35

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Three women were hanged in Gohardasht Prison, bringing the number of women executed in Iran since 2013 to 121, amounting to an average of 15 women executed every year. According to reports from Iran, seven prisoners, including three women, were hanged in Gohardasht Prison on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Gohardasht Prison is also known as Rajaei-Shahr Prison and is in Karaj, situated 20 kilometers west of Tehran. The Women committee of the Iranian resistance NCRI added that it is unclear why the three women were executed and from which prison they had been transferred to Gohardasht for execution. The report from Iran says that the three women were hanged a few hours after the four men, one of whom has been identified as Abdul Rahim Khani, a drug-related convict. No official source in Iran has announced these executions yet. Some 230 executions have been carried out in Iran since January 2021. https://tinyurl.com/3n43w4ee


Sunday, September 05, 2021

 

Over 406,900 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday, Sept 5.




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Three political prisoners in Qarchak Prison were interrogated again regarding their statement against the regime’s sham election, fresh reports from this prison say. The three political prisoners are affiliated with the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Forough Taghipour, Parastoo Mo’ini, and Marzieh Farsi were summoned to the 7th Branch of the Prosecutor’s Office of Shahr-e Rey on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The branch’s interrogator, Majid Salehi, questioned them over the statement in June. They had called for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election in the statement. Another interrogator in the office questioned Marzieh Farsi separately. Their interrogations lasted several hours. The interrogators had questioned these prisoners another time regarding the same issue on July 26, 2021. Parastoo Mo’ini, 20, was threatened by her interrogator: “The situation might end up like 1988 again!” 1988 is a reference to the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. “If we do not execute you, we will make you wish to be executed,” he warned. https://tinyurl.com/t4juj7f3

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Reports from Qarchak Prison indicate that political prisoner Zahra Safaei was transferred to a hospital 4 days after she suffered a heart attack. No information is available on her, and her daughter, political prisoner Parastoo Mo’ini, is worried. Zahra Safaei and her daughter, Parastoo, are serving their prison term in Qarchak Prison. Mrs. Safaei was transferred to the hospital on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The prison officials do not provide any information on which hospital Zahra Safaei was taken to and how she is doing. https://tinyurl.com/rk598vk9

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According to Kurdish sources, the IRGC Intelligence forces(Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) arrested three teenage girls in Javanrud on August 24. Javanrud is a city in Kermanshah Province, western Iran.

The three teenage girls were Tara Ahmadi 16, Sonia Karimi 14, and Paria Fat’hi 14. It is unclear why they were arrested. The girls remained in detention for one day. Tara Ahmadi hanged herself upon arriving home. She was reportedly hospitalized in critical conditions in the ICU ward of a hospital in Javanrud. More recent reports from Javanrud indicate that the IRGC Intelligence summoned and interrogated Sonia Karimi and Paria Fat’hi on August 29 again. They were in detention from 8 am until 1 pm under interrogations. An informed source said some of the relatives of the two young women had also been summoned and interrogated. A source wishing to remain anonymous said, “The Intelligence Department has warned Sonia and Paria that if they give interviews to the media, they would be harshly dealt with.”

Mahdis Mir-Ghavami, 26 and an engineer, ended her own life after being sexually assaulted in the detention center of Kermanshah’s Intelligence Department. She took rice pills immediately after she was released. She was summoned to the Intelligence Department on January 24, 2017, and was detained for two days. https://tinyurl.com/r33jn683


Sunday, August 29, 2021


Over 392,900 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday, August 29.



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Amnesty International posted a tweet about women’s conditions in the prison of Semnan. Maryam Akbari Monfared ill-treated for seeking truth and justice, AI stated in a report published on August 27. Amnesty International wrote: “Women in Semnan Prison in Iran are enduring cruel conditions including poor access to flush toilets, shower, hygiene items and medical care for infections and lice infestation. @Mmhajmohammadi must allow inspections by international monitors including Javaid Rehman.” Amnesty International also issued an urgent action statement on August 27, in which it raised concern over the condition of political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared. AI said Maryam Akbari Monfared was “ill-treated for seeking truth and justice. ”The human rights organization also wrote: “Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared has been held in cruel and inhumane conditions in a distant prison in Semnan province far from her family since March 2021, in reprisal for her open letters condemning the Iranian authorities’ human rights violations and seeking truth and justice for her siblings who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret in 1988. She has been unjustly jailed for nearly 12 years.” https://tinyurl.com/jr52r4n9

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Azimeh Nasseri and Nahid Kamangar are two Kurdish women prisoners who have been tortured and threatened in order to force them to make false confessions. Both women were interrogated, tortured, and threatened in the IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence’s detention centers. Kurdish civil activist Azimeh Nasseri was transferred from the detention center of the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Organization in Urmia to the quarantine of Urmia Central Prison on August 26, after a month in temporary detention. Azimeh Nasseri has been charged with acting against national security. The IRGC threatened and tortured the Kurdish civil activist to force her into making false confessions against herself. Mrs. Nasseri was arrested on January 9, 2021, during the wave of arrests of Kurdish citizens. Security forces entered her residence in the guise of repairers wanting to fix the gas outage.  After 25 days of interrogation, they transferred her to the women’s ward of Urmia Central Prison on February 3, 2021. Nahid Kamangar, a resident of Kamyaran and the daughter of political prisoner Hossein Kamangar, is still detained in the women’s ward of the Sanandaj Correctional Center 51 days after her arrest. Ms. Kamangar was arrested on July 5, 2021, after being summoned by telephone to Kamyaran’s Intelligence Department headquarters. Intelligence agents transferred her to solitary confinement in the women’s ward of the Sanandaj Correctional Center. Nahid Kamangar is currently under interrogation by the regime’s security forces and tortured to make confessions against her father. The father of this Kurdish prisoner is sentenced to 15 years in prison. https://tinyurl.com/4k2kv93k

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After 4 months in detention, Golaleh Moradi, a Kurdish woman is still being tortured and pressured by the Iranian regime’s intelligence services to make a forced confession. She is presently detained in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia and denied access to a lawyer. The intelligence forces want her to say what they dictate. They have threatened Golaleh Moradi to issue heavy sentences for her two detained children. The IRGC intelligence forces (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) arrested Golaleh Moradi in April 2021, after Osman Haji Hosseini, a member of the IRGC in Piranshahr, was killed. After 45 days of detention, they sent her to the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia. https://tinyurl.com/ny5sejwd


Sunday, August 22, 2021

 


Over 378,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday, August 22.



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The authorities of the Lakan Prison of Rasht-Iran have confiscated the telephone card of political prisoner Atena Daemi. Therefore, she cannot call home to talk to her parents, who are sick with the Covid-19. https://tinyurl.com/daunsver

Political prisoner Atena Daemi had earlier gone on hunger strike in protest of the frequent cut-off of telephone lines in Lakan Prison of Rasht. Since, she has sent a message out of prison, announcing that she has ended her hunger strike. The message marking the end of Atena Daemi’s hunger strike was published on August 18, 2021. In this message, pointing to Ebrahim Raisi’s appointment as the regime’s head of state, Atena wrote: “The great murderers seek to punish murderers.” She also questioned the clerical regime’s judicial system and their theatrics regarding granting conditional leaves to prisoners. The full text of her message has been translated and appears below: I have been imprisoned in exile in the misogynistic Prison of Rasht for five months. Compared to the men’s prison in this province, (the women’s prison) is full of discrimination. Just like other parts of Iran, only coercion, oppression, injustice, and repression reign in this place. Both Atena's parents have contracted Covid-19 and can't make the trip to see their daughters. Furthermore Atena's lawyer is in prison serving time for taking similar cases. https://tinyurl.com/4x46jrdr