Human Rights

By: A. Mahabadi, political writer and analyst

A look at the new wave of executions in IranOn Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018, Bahman Varmarzyar was hanged in Hamadan’s Central Prison. Also on the same day, seven more prisoners were hanged in Karaj Gohardasht prison.

Iranian regime sent 19 prisoners to the gallows in cities of Gohardasht, Urmia, Hamedan,Tabriz, Kermanshah and Ilam prisons. Eight of the executed were hanged collectively in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on April 18th.On the same day, Bahman Varmazyar, a young prisoner who was a sports coach, was executed in Hamadan Prison. A day before, a prisoner was executed in Tabriz's central prison.

The judiciary system issued verdicts for three young people arrested during the widespread uprising in Qom in January. According to the reports released by the regime's officials in Qom, Farzad Sahrae'i and Hassan Badiei, each were sentenced to 2 years, whilst Ali Ebadi was sentenced to10 years imprisonment.During the uprising in January 2018,

Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee, after 76 days, insists on continuing to her hunger strike until her demands are fulfilled and she is transferred to Evin Prison. She is currently hospitalized due to the dire physical condition.The prison henchmen have told her that if she ended her strike, she would meet her demands. But Golrokh rejected the proposal and called it a hogwash.

 A 24-year-old Kurdish citizen who is currently in prison has had the death sentence he was handed upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. The political prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi from Iran’s Kurdish minority, has been on hunger strike since the end of January when he first learned of his charge.Panahi was imprisoned and subsequently given a death sentence for being a member of Komala,

The European Union decided to prolong sanctions against the "serious human rights violations in Iran."The European Council of member states said in an April 12 statement that the measures were extended for another year, until April 2019 in response toThe sanctions, which consist of travel bans and asset freezes against 82 people and one entity, were first put in place in 2011.

On Tuesday, April 10, Human Rights Watch asked the Iranian regime for the immediate release of human rights defender hospitalized in Tehran, Golrokh Iraee.The statement reminds that Ms. Iraee was transferred to a hospital from prison on April 3, suffering medical complications due to the hunger strike.“Iranian authorities are apparently so threatened by human rights

The prominent Political prisoner, Mehdi Faraheh Shandiz, in a message from the Karaj Central Prison, supported the demonstrations of Arab compatriots in Khuzestan province and wrote: “As a political prisoner who has spent, and spends, many years of my life in the prisons and torture chambers of Khamenei, I praise the compatriots in Khuzestan and the rising cities of this province,

 

Refugees from Iran are being left with “shocking” psychological damage after long-term detention on remote Pacific islands, whilst waiting for the Australian government to hear their asylum claims, according to a senior United Nations refugee agency official.On Wednesday, Indrika Ratwatte said that the situation in Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea was one of the worst he had seen in his 25 years at the UN.