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Seven Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution for Drug Offenses

Seven Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution for Drug OffensesIran Human Rights - Seven prisoners in Minab Prison (Hormozgan province, southern Iran) are in imminent danger of execution.

On Hunger Strike, Imprisoned Music Distributors’ Health Deteriorates

%db%b1%db%b6-%d9%87-%d8%b4-1Iranhumanrights.org - Imprisoned music distributors Mehdi Rajabian and Hossein Rajabian are in poor health after starting a hunger strike on September 8, 2016 in Evin Prison. The brothers are protesting being held in separate wards and the denial of access to medical care.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: JAILED IT EXPERT DENIED ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE: NIZAR ZAKKA

Image result for amnesty internationalAmnesty - The trial of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national and permanent US resident held in detention in Tehran's Evin Prison since September 2015, has concluded after two brief sessions before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. His health is deteriorating but the authorities are denying him access to medical care.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: ELDERLY PRISONER AT RISK OF LOSING HIS EYESIGHT: KAMAL FOROUGHI

Image result for amnestyAmnesty - Kamal Foroughi, a 77-year-old British-Iranian man jailed in Tehran's Evin Prison, has developed cataracts in both his eyes. He may be at risk of losing his eyesight unless he is given access to adequate specialized medical treatment, including cataract surgery.

100 Prominent Iranians Ask UN to Declare 1988 Massacre “Crime Against Humanity”

E305C0C8-38D3-4CA0-BEF0-1D130AA83A4D_cx0_cy9_cw0_w987_r1_s_r1Iranhumanrights.org - In a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, one hundred Iranians living outside Iran, including several prominent civil, academic, and human rights figures, have asked for the recognition of the Islamic Republic of Iran's prison massacre of 1988 as a crime against humanity.

Labor Activists Put on Trial After Hundreds of Workers Protest Unpaid Wages

جعفر عظیم زاده و شاپور احسانی رادIranhumanrights.org - Labor activists Jafar Azimzadeh and Shapour Ehsani-Rad have been put on trial for allegedly inciting workers to strike.

Amanj Vaisi; Death Row Juvenile Offender in Marivan Prison

Amanj VaisiHRANA News Agency – Amanj Vaisi, juvenile offender who was arrested and sentenced to death on charge of murder when was 15, is still being held in prison in Marivan after 10 years in the shadow of death. He is not a child any more.

Afshin Baymany Deprived of Medical Treatment

Afshin BaymanyHRANA News Agency – Afshin Baymany, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison who suffers from heart disease and is at the risk of a heart attack, has deliberately been deprived of medical services by judicial and security authorities.

Canadian-Iranian professor hospitalized after three months in detention

Homa HoodfarGuardian - Noted anthropologist Dr Homa Hoodfar was arrested and imprisoned on 6 June in Tehran's notorious Evin prison and her health has rapidly declined since
Homa Hoodfar has been indicted on unknown charges. 

UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘illegal’ execution of 12 people on drug charges

UNIRAN HUMAN RIGHTS - Three days after the execution of 12 prisoners of Karaj Central Prison, UN Special raporteur on the situation of the human rights in Iran has condemned the executions as illegal. Iran Human Rights (IHR) has previously reported about the executions and published pictures of the prisoners after they were executed. Iranian authorities haven't announced the executions yet.

Mohammad Amin Agushi on Hunger Strike in Tabriz Prison

Mohammad Amin AgushiHRANA News Agency – Mohammad Amin Agushi, security prisoner of central Tabriz prison, has started a hunger strike with sewing his lips. Prison authorities have transferred him to quarantine section of clergies ward.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE IN NEED OF MEDICAL CARE: HAMID BABAEI

Image result for amnesty internationalAmnesty - Iranian postgraduate student Hamid Babaei is being denied access to the specialized medical care he needs, including medication. He suffers from recurrent panic attacks and has a ruptured eardrum for which he needs surgery. The authorities continue to deny his requests for medical leave. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Seven Death Row Juvenile Offenders in Iran Identified

Seven Death Row Juvenile Offenders in Iran IdentifiedIran Human Rights - has identified seven death row prisoners in the western regions of Iran who were under the age of 18 when they were charged with murder.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Tries to Hide Evidence of Massacre of Thousands of Political Prisoners in 1988

1463061705Iranhumanrights.org - Recording of Ayatollah Montazeri's Plea to Stop the Executions is Taken Off Website

An audio file of Grand Ayatollah Hosseinali Montazeri—the once successor to Iran's first supreme leader—bitterly criticizing the Islamic Republic's mass execution of political prisoners in 1988 and arguing for an end to the killings, has been removed from his official website upon "request" from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

UN Rights Chief Deplores 'Mass Executions' In Iran

Image result for UN High Commissioner for Human RightsRFL/RE - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has described the hanging of up to 20 people in Iran this week as "a grave injustice."

Lawyers Still Languishing in Jails in Iran for Defending Dissidents Under Rouhani’s Watch

lawyers-prisonersIranhumanrights.org - Dozens of human rights lawyers who have been imprisoned for years in Iran for defending civil rights and political prisoners, remain behind bars three years after President Hassan Rouhani came to office, despite his campaign pledge to free political prisoners.

30 Sunni prisoners on the death row transferred to an undisclosed location in Iran

Rajai Shahr Prison where 36 Sunni prisoners awaiting execution are being heldRadiozamaneh - Riot control guards have raided prison ward 4 associated with Sunni prisoners on death row in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, Iran. The riot control police known as the Black Guards then cuffed 30 Sunni prisoners and transferred them to an undisclosed location.

Political Prisoners of Uremia Prison Threatened by the Authorities

Hooshang PirzadeganHRANA News Agency – At least three political prisoner of Uremia prison who are being kept in general wards, have been summoned to prison security office and threatened for their friendship with prisoners in political prisoners’ ward.

IRAN: HEALTH TAKEN HOSTAGE: CRUEL DENIAL OF MEDICAL CARE IN IRAN'S PRISONS

Image result for iran human rightsAmnesty - Amnesty International's report, Health taken hostage: Cruel denial of medical care in Iran's prisons, provides a grim snapshot of health care in the country's prisons and illustrates the way that the Iranian authorities are callously toying with the lives of prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners. It presents strong evidence that the judiciary, in particular the Office of the Prosecutor, and prison administrations deliberately prevent access to adequate medical care, in many cases as an intentional act of cruelty intended to intimidate, punish or humiliate political prisoners, or to extract forced "confessions" or statements of "repentance" from them.

Iran’s Judiciary Refuses to Review Case of Political Prisoner Who Qualifies for Conditional Release

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iranhumanrights. - Judicial officials are refusing to review the case of political prisoner Mohammad Ali (Pirooz) Mansouri who is legally eligible for conditional release

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