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NCRI - Pressure on the family of Christian pastor in Iran has augmented. According to reports, the agents of the Iranian regime have even refused to register Pastor Youssef Naderkhani’s son at the school. This is while this new Christian, in addition to 10 years in prison, has also been sentenced to two years of exile to the city of Nikshahr in Sistan and Baluchistan province (South-East of Iran).

Struan Stevenson, was a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland from 1999-2014. During that time, he chaired the Friends of a Free Iran intergroup, which became the centre of pro-democracy campaigns in Europe in support of human rights in Iran. He also chaired European Parliament’s official Delegation for Relations with Iraq. He has written several books on different topics including a book called Self Sacrifice,

Zeinab Jalalian said her weekly family visits had been discontinued by the security section of Khoy Prison, in northwest Iran, and her health continues to deteriorate.  This Kurdish political prisoner who is serving the 10th year of her prison sentence, in a brief interview said, "Some time ago, I wrote and spoke out against increasing drug abuse inside the ward.

 The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights authorities and organizations, in particular the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, and the reporters on arbitrary executions and torture, to condemn the clerical regime for executions and medieval punishments, such as hand amputation.

By :Shabnam Madadzadeh

When Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the United Nations Wednesday, I will be thinking about the events of 1988, which the regime has tried to erase from history. In school our lessons contained no reference to that summer of blood. But I heard one firsthand story in 2012 from Maryam Akbari Monfared while we were both being held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for our political activities.

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s security forces arrested a Teacher's guild activist in Tehran and a Gonabadi dervish in Qom.Amir Ali Mohammadi Labaf, a dervish of Gonabad, was arrested by the security agents on Monday, September 18, in front of Judiciary department in Qom. In 2006 he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment,

By INU Staff 

 Most often, human rights violations in Iran come as suppression of ethnic and religious minorities, restrictions on the freedom of the press, expression, or assembly, and crackdowns on human rights defenders and political activists.However, in terms of severity of punishment, the Islamic Republic is the world’s highest ranking country for executing its people. Tehran is also known as the leading state for the execution of minors.


 Orange County Register, September 18, 2017 - Amidst talk of Iran’s violations of the nuclear deal, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. Congress, censuring the Tehran regime for the mass murder of thousands of dissidents in 1988. The massacre claimed the lives of an estimated 30,000 prisoners of conscience, mostly activists of the leading Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.


NCRI - American politician Ken Blackwell has written an op-ed for The Patriot Post, entitled Human Rights are the Key to Confronting Iran, in which he notes that change on US policy towards Iran is “imperative”.Blackwell writes that the 2015 nuclear agreement has provided far too many concessions to the Iranian Regime and has failed to achieve its objective of preventing the Regime from obtaining nuclear weapons.


Every year, hundreds of unarmed porters are killed or injured by Iranian security forces near the western borders of Iran mainly in the provinces of Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and Kermanshah. The killing of porters has dramatically increased in recent months.