• Amnesty International says more than a dozen political prisoners have gone on hunger strike in a prison in Karaj, northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran, to protest the “cruel, inhuman, and degrading conditions” they have been forced to endure.In an August 22 statement, the rights group said that the prisoners at Rajai Shahr prison were recently transferred to a newly opened area where conditions are so poor that they have been described as “suffocating.”

  • NCRI - Millions of internet addresses, softwares and VPN were blocked during the 3 past years. Mahomoud Vaezi minister of communication of the Iranian regime announced.

    On Tuesday 6 June, at a session of Regime’s parliament- Minister of communication and information also said that in the 3 last years of Rouhani’s administration, 7 million websites and 121 VPN and software were phased out.

  • The UN Secretary General’s report on human rights in Iran was published, including his concern over the harassment of families of victims of the 1988 mass executions for their quest to uncover the truth.UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres submitted the report on February 26 to the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, currently meeting in Geneva.

  • NCRI -

     Iran’s judiciary news agency published a piece titled, “Effort to replace the murderer with the martyr,” over remarks made by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei regarding his failure to engineer the presidential election.

    “Those who seek to tarnish the image of our establishment remind everyone about the 1980s… They see no shame in changing the place of the ‘murderer’ and ‘martyr’!” the piece reads.

  • NCRI - The political prisoner, Khaled Hardani has gone on hunger strike to protest against the inhuman pressures exerted in the prison. In a letter, he writes, "I have suffered from oppressions in the past 17 years. I was banned from the visitations and calling my family. They prohibited my sick leave and forbade me to visit my mother's grave or attend my daughter's wedding. The oppression and severe constraints still exist."

  •  Iran, July 16, 2017 - Political prisoners in Gohardasht notorious prison in the city of Karaj, northwestern Tehran on Saturday, July 15, braved the suppressive measures imposed by the prison guards and chanted death to the dictator and 'Death to the principal of the Velayat Faghih'(Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist).

  • 11 Jun 2017-

    Iranian political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in a letter to ‘Mrs. Asma Jahangir’ the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran  have warned over  regime’s oppressive measures.

    Titled ‘Human rights beaten down by blows of dictator’, the letter reads:

    Widespread violation of human rights is still going on in Iran under the ruling of vilayat-e-faqih, while we believe that the society and social bodies have never before been so close to a disaster.

  • Iran, NCRI, Jun 9, 2017-- The Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has arrested dozens of boys and girls who were on a leisure tour and mountain hiking near the town of Sepidan, in Iran’s Southern Fars Province.
    The state-run Javan news agency on Tuesday, June 6, quoted Lieutenant Colonel Ruhollah Rostami, a commander of the local IRGC  in Sepidan Garrison, as saying that some 90 boys and girls who were taking part in a mixed-gender tour and mountain hiking were detained.


    The World Day against the Death Penalty is a time to pay tribute to 120,000 PMOI and combatant freedom-fighters including the 30,000 who were hanged during the 1988 massacre by the religious dictatorship in Iran.It is also a day to reject the mullahs’ abhorrent regime who protect their decadent rule by daily executions in the face of public dissatisfaction and protests of a restless society that thirsts for freedom.

  • By Tony Duheaume

    Al Arabiya, 9 June 2017- Since the early days of the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s prisons and legal systems have been frequently used by the regime as a method to eradicate all its outspoken political opponents, as well as to instil terror into the population.
    At the time of the 1988 massacre, many of those being hung, had been held in custody for several years, suffering under a horrific regime of torture and abuse…

  • NCRI - Following the invitation of the French trade union for the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, The two directors named Reza Shahabi and Davoud Razavi could not attend the 106th Summit of the International Labor Organization (ILO) due to the travel ban. By the time two labor activists were off to Geneva on Saturday, June 12, the airport agents banned their travel.

  • NCRI - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran addressed the Seventy-second session of the General Assembly in New York on October 25, to discuss the dismal situation of human rights in Iran that has been prevalent since the Regime took over in 1979.Asma Jahangir, who was addressing the General Assembly for the first time since taking the role in November 2016,

  • By F. Mahmoudi

    Al Arabiya, 10 January 2018 - The uprising of the Iranian people in over 130 cities has raised many questions and concerns. Some people opine that Iran may turn into another Syria.As mentioned in my earlier article, the greatest weakness of the regime in Iran is the erosion of its legitimacy in the wake of profound and widely pervasive social crises.

  • By Struan Stevenson

    The withdrawal of hard-line candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf from Iran’s presidential election is a sure sign that the decks are being cleared to make way for notorious executioner and former State Prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi. This was the view expressed today by Struan Stevenson, international lecturer on the Middle East and former Member of the European Parliament.  Speaking in Edinburgh, Mr Stevenson said:


    More than 20 political prisoners have gone on hunger strike since 30 July in Gohardash Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. Among them are human rights defenders, trade unionists, journalists, students, political dissidents and members of Baha’i community – writes Hamid Bahrami.

    According to Amnesty International the prisoners are on hunger strike in protest to the cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions.

  • To the shock of the public, Iranian TV published a report about an Iranian child soldier fighting in the Syrian war.

    Iran sent thousands of children to into battle during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88). However, it was widely believed that children were no longer being used as soldiers by the Islamic Republic.

    The report revealed that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is actively recruiting Iranian children to fight in the Syrian war.


    INU - Four prisoners convicted of drug related crimes were hanged on July 8th in Orumieh prison, according to Iran Human Rights organization.Additionally, two prisoners each were hanged in Maragheh prison, Rajai Shahr prison, Gorgan Prison and Semnan Central prison in the past one week.On July 10th, it was reported that at least 11 prisoners were transferred to solitary cells for execution in Rajai Shahr prison,

  • SNE, Iranian Kurdistan

    ,— During the four-year presidential term of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, on average, one Kurdish citizen has been executed in every five day or almost seven Kurdish citizens have been executed monthly.

    According to the statistics registered in the Statistic Center of Hengaw, 328 Kurdish citizens have been executed in the Iranian prisons mostly in the Urmia Prison and Karaj Prison from May 2012 till May 2017.

  • Maryam Rajavi : The Iranian regime’s stepped up resort to mass executions is a desperate bid to curb social upheavalsInternational community called to censure criminal executions, reject Tehran’s religious fascist regimeThe growing trend of mass executions since the beginning of July which has amounted to at least 57 executions so far is a desperate attemptby the clerical regime to counter the rising wave of public discontent and prevent the spread of popular upheavals by creating an atmosphere of fear and terror.

  • By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh 

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani is making a tactical shift once again. This time he is appeasing the hard-liners publicly and revealing the actual agenda of his administration after achieving the Supreme Leader’s economic objectives. 
    Rouhani used the UN pedestal last week to shower praise on Tehran’s theocracy. His stale slogans smack of desperation and deception.