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The administration of President Donald Trump has begun pushing for a dramatic shift in U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. Even before taking office, the president was clear about his antipathy for his predecessor’s nuclear deal, representative of a conciliatory strategy unfortunately embraced by other Western powers.The role of the Trump administration has been not just to enforce an assertive shift in American policy;

If execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar goes ahead it will be the fifth of a juvenile offender this year alone Pourjafar is one of more than 90 people on death row for crimes committed as children‘The authorities’ rush to send a child to the gallows in order to placate public anger is short-sighted and misguided’ - Magdalena MughrabiThe Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a 17-year-old boy who is scheduled to be executed later this week. 


NCRI - Reports are surfacing about more religious persecution in Iran.In the city of Dezful in southwestern Iran, a convert to Christianity has been arrested. This information was provided by an Iranian Christian rights advocate group.The man that was arrested is named Mohammad Ali Torabi. Security officers arrested him at his office in the Qal’a Sayyed area of the city on Tuesday October10th.

The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the execution of a 17-year-old boy who was convicted of murder and rape, and commute his death sentence to imprisonment, said Amnesty International.Amirhossein Pourjafar is scheduled to be executed in a prison in Tehran on 19 October 2017. He was detained in April 2016 and sentenced to death six months later after being convicted of the rape


For all his claims of moderation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has overseen a crackdown by Iranian security forces. The ranks of political prisoners have swollen since he took office. A shockingly broad range of “offenses” can lead to execution, and despite campaign-trail promises of a more open Iranian society, Rouhani has done nothing to curtail this trend. Well over 3,000 people were executed during his first term,

Another Iranian convert to Christianity has been arrested in the city of Dezful, southwest of the country, an Iranian Christian rights advocate group has confirmed in an interview with Radio Farda.The spokesman of Article 18, Kiarash Alipour says, “Security agents detained Mohammad Ali Torabi at his office in ‘Qal’a Sayyed’ district of Dezful, on Tuesday, October 10 and took him to an unknown location.

NCRI - October 14, 2017: Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber-attack in June. Reuters reported.Iran carried out a cyber-attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident.The report came the day after Britain joined other European countries in warning the United States against harming a nuclear deal with Iran.


NCRI - A prisoner who objected lack of a bed to sleep on in the prison was taken to the prison yard by Ardebil prison authorities and chained to the flagpole in cold weather after beating and mayhem.The prisoner, named Behnam Amiri, is sentenced to three years in prison for robbery. He was transferred from youth section to ward 5 of the prison, and was beaten by the prison authorities after protesting the lack of bed to sleep because of the high number of prisoners


NCRI - The family of a Kurdish political prisoner, in a letter to Ms. Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, called for clarification of her son's situation in the Iranian regime’s prison.In their letter, the family refers to the torture and mistreatment and lack of any news about the fate of their son as well as regime prohibiting them from hiring a lawyer for him.

Amnesty International, Oct 12, 2017 - On 10 October, people around the world marked the World Day against the Death Penalty. This year is particularly significant for us at Amnesty International because it marks 40 years since the organization first began campaigning for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty in 1977.Since this landmark moment, countries that use the death penalty have become an increasingly isolated minority.