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.


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.


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.


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.