Hashem Khastar, a 68-year-old former teacher at Mashhad’s Agriculture Technical High School, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security in 2008.
Hashem Khastar: In a letter to the Iranian regime’s leader, he stated that “Ali Khamenei is the root of all corruption and all problems” and that he must be held accountable. After refusing to stop his anti-regime activities, he was re-arrested in 2011. He has been detained several times for defending teachers’ rights and participating in a teacher protest rally, most recently serving a term in Mashhad’s notorious Vakilabad prison from 2009 to 2011.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a visit to Ashraf 3 in Mainz, Albania, which is home to thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.
On the sixth day of the nationwide uprising in Iran, where people from various provinces took to the streets calling for regime change and democracy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a visit to Ashraf 3 in Mainz, Albania, which is home to thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Following the visit, Ms. Rajavi and Mr. Pompeo attended a meeting with Ashraf 3 residents and members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), of which a thousand were victims and former prisoners of both the monarchical and clerical regimes.
With the execution of this Baluchi woman, the total number of women executed in Iran since the summer of 2013 has risen to 132.
On the morning of May 7, 2022, the authorities of Zahedan’s Central Prison executed a Baluchi woman alongside three other men on drug-related charges. According to the news, the woman’s identity is unknown.” There are reliable reports that the death sentences for another 83 prisoners have been sent to the Bureau for Implementation of the Verdict of Zahedan Prison,” political prisoners detained in ward 3 of the Central Prison of Zahedan reported. The Baluchi woman had been placed in solitary confinement in order to prepare her for the execution of the death sentence. With the execution of this Baluchi woman, the total number of women executed in Iran since the summer of 2013 has risen to 132.
To prevent reports of anti-regime protests from reaching the outside world, regime authorities are disrupting and/or completely shutting down the internet in a number of provinces.
Tense atmospheres have been reported by activists in cities all over Iran. To prevent reports of anti-regime protests from reaching the outside world, regime authorities are disrupting and/or completely shutting down the internet in a number of provinces. Despite these measures, citizens are finding ways to send reports and footage of widespread protests and clashes between angry locals and regime forces in many cities, particularly in Khuzestan’s southwest province.
Every UN Special Rapporteur who attempted to investigate Iran’s human rights situation after the revolution in 1979 has followed a common fate.
On May 8, UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, Prof. Alena Douhan, will visit the country to assess “the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.”While no foreign national, ordinary citizen, researcher, or official has ever visited without strict state surveillance and orchestration, a UN rapporteur’s tour, especially with the human rights label, is ironic in the extreme.
Every UN Special Rapporteur who attempted to investigate Iran’s human rights situation after the revolution in 1979 has followed a common fate. Andrés Aguilar (1984–1986) resigned as Tehran continued to sabotage his job.
(1986–1995), who “learned the lesson” and followed the mullahs’ rules, managed to visit Iran three times between 1990 and 1992. Despite the fact that the massacre in 1988 occurred while he was in charge, he preferred loyalty to duty, and after his third visit, he was barred from returning to Iran, and some of those who had spoken with him were killed by the authorities.
Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, Despite the fact that the massacre in 1988 occurred while he was in charge, he preferred loyalty to duty, and after his third visit, he was barred from returning to Iran, and some of those who had spoken with him were killed by the authorities.
The UNCHR appointed Canadian lawyer Maurice Copithorne as Special Rapporteur after Galindo Pohl resigned. On April 22, 2002, the UNCHR decided that Mr. Copithorne’s reports on Iran’s human rights were unnecessary and voted to terminate his mandate, while Mohammad Khatami continued to promise reforms and the Western appeasement policy toward Iran flourished. Mr. Ahmed Shaheed (2011-2016), Mrs. Asma Jahangir (2016–2018), and Mr. Javaid Rehman (2018-) have never visited Iran, much less assessed the impact of anything on the country’s human rights.
Tehran continued to sabotage his job. Reynaldo Galindo Pohl (1986–1995), who “learned the lesson” and followed the mullahs’ rules, managed to visit Iran three times between 1990 and 1992.
If Tehran really wanted to help people, it could easily do so by opening bank accounts for officials and investing the multibillion-dollar fortunes of its vast cartels into the country’s economy.
If Ms. Douhan intends to make a real change, she ought to insist on visiting the Mostazafan Foundation, Setad Ejraiye Farman Emam, Astan Quds Razavi, Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs, and its affiliate Kowsar Economic Organization, Barakat Foundation, Alavi Foundation, Fifteen Khordad Foundation, Housing Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, Khatam-al-Anbiya Headquarters, etc.
Ms. Douhan’s eleven-day managed tour inside Iran is unlikely to produce any eye-opening reports for the world, unless she joins her colleagues who have been declared persona non grata by Tehran, as history has demonstrated.
While Iranian officials live in opulent villas and palaces and send their children to Western countries, some Iranians are forced to sell their body parts and babies in order to survive. According to Forbes, the number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Iran increased by 21.6 percent in 2020, far outpacing the global average of 6.3 percent. The wealth of these dollar millionaires grew at a 24.3 percent annual rate.”
On April 23, the Secretariat of Iran’s National Council of Resistance (NCRI) issued a statement in which it “strongly condemned the clerical regime’s manipulation of UN bodies” and demanded an investigation into the regime’s recent massacres and crimes.
As the country faces unprecedented inflation and soaring prices for basic commodities, which state officials are now openly warning about, Tehran will try to use Ms. Douhan’s visit to blame the misery on international sanctions.
While Iran reaped the benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal’s sanctions relief, millions of Iranians took to the streets to protest rising prices in January 2018. After rejecting all ruling factions, Iranians demanded regime change.
Since 2018, major uprisings have rocked the regime’s foundations. The Iranian people continue to chant, “Our enemy is right here; saying it’s America is a lie.”
Tehran will try to blame Ms. Douhan’s visit on international sanctions as the country faces unprecedented inflation and soaring prices for basic commodities, which state officials are now openly warning about.
Officials in the regime are well aware that abandoning executions, torture, and repression would spell the end of their regime.
Iran holds the world record for the number of executions and arbitrary killings carried out each year, thanks to the mullahs’ dominance in the Iranian regime. The regime’s brutal treatment of the people and consistent violations of human rights have remained constant over the past 43 years. The regime uses executions and repression as a tool to maintain its sovereignty and to deal with the people’s desire for freedom in a democratic country. Officials in the regime are well aware that abandoning executions, torture, and repression would spell the end of their regime, as they have learned from the fate of the Shah’s regime.
According to the AFP, the number of executions in Iran increased by 25% in 2021, citing two non-governmental human rights organizations in their report.” A report by two leading NGOs said Thursday, expressing alarm over an increase in the number of people executed for drug offenses, as well as the hanging of at least 17 women,” the AFP reported. According to a report by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and France’s Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM), “the rate of executions in Iran increased after the June election of hardline former judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi to the presidency.”
The regime is desperately attempting to reinstate the death penalty as an official form of punishment in today’s civilized world, despite the fact that many countries have already done so. The international community, as well as many human rights organizations, have condemned it and expressed their hatred for it year after year.
In addition to the increasing number of executions, the regime routinely engages in the most heinous forms of repression, including torture, public flogging, insulting and humiliating young people by parading them in the streets and violating the most fundamental principles of internationally recognized rights, such as the right to water, adequate housing, and so on.
“The situation of human rights in Iran remained a matter of concern in 2021,” according to the updated EU report on human rights and democracy around the world. Iran had an extremely high rate of executions. A major source of concern continued to be the use of the death penalty also for juvenile offenders, protestors, and dissidents. Civil liberties were restricted, including the lack of fair trial guarantees, violations of freedom of expression, religion or belief, and women’s and girls’ human rights.
The regime is desperately attempting to reinstate the death penalty as an official form of punishment in today’s civilized world, despite the fact that many countries have already done so.
“Prison abuse and torture, the detention and conviction of dual nationals, and the treatment of human rights activists all remained serious concerns. During the summer of 2021, a water shortage in Khuzestan sparked a series of protests, which were accompanied by reports of disproportionate use of force by Iranian security forces.”
While praising the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran’s Human Rights Report, the European Union urged the regime to fully cooperate with the rapporteur. The regime, on the other hand, has rejected the EU’s call and the Special Rapporteur’s report, refusing to cooperate with him. Instead, they have persisted in violating human rights and carrying out executions in Iran.
“We need to work harder to protect our culture and civilization, including in the field of human rights,” the regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi said in a recent meeting with Nepal’s ambassador. We must not forget that as a member of Tehran’s so-called death commission, which the regime referred to as the ‘amnesty commission,’ this man was one of the perpetrators of the 1988 Massacre. As a result, when he claims to be protecting human rights, he is actually protecting the regime’s rights.
This story has triggered a great deal of mockery and outrage from the Iranian people, as well as curses directed at the regime, with the story being one of the most widely discussed topics on social media.
One of the biggest news stories in the Iranian regime’s media over the last few days has been about parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf’s daughter traveling to Turkey to buy nursery items, or ‘baby-stuff-gate,’ as it’s been dubbed. The Iranian people’s reaction has been total incredulity, as this news pales in comparison to the regime’s hundreds of cases of embezzlement, astronomical thefts, and human rights violations. This story should not have gotten any attention, according to this logic.
Fatemeh Mosanna, a political prisoner, was returned to Evin Prison on April 3, 2022, on the order of Evin’s deputy prosecutor, Amin Vaziri.
While she was in critical health, she was transferred to Evin Prison. Fatemeh Mosanna, 53, has been afflicted with an intestinal infection that has rendered her incapable of enduring incarceration. She has also been diagnosed with intestinal fever as a result of years of detention under deplorable food conditions and high levels of anxiety. Fatemeh Mosanna also has liver problems and colitis in her intestines.
There are numerous roadblocks in the way of IRGC being removed from the FTO list.
The Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna have been stalled for over a month, and several reasons have been cited for the impasse. One of the most important issues, according to most experts and even Iranian regime officials, is whether the Revolutionary Guards of Iran (IRGC) will remain on the US government’s Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list, which they were added to in 2019 during Donald Trump’s presidency.
One of the prosecutors described how investigators worked hard to get a portion of the audio and video content from the defendant’s phone, gaining access to evidence Hamid Noury had deleted the night before his flight to Sweden.
The 86th session of the Stockholm Court of Appeal, which is currently trying Hamid Noury, a former prison guard accused of participating in the execution of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in the summer of 1988, held an extraordinary examination of the defendant on Thursday, April 21. His family, including his wife, daughter, bride, son, and son-in-law, attended the hearing, as they had at previous defense hearings in recent months.