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The jailing of a British citizen highlights a crackdown on journalists at home and abroad

BEHIND the grimy frosted windows of an abandoned shopfront in the backstreets of central London lies a plush modern office, full of banks of computer screens monitoring Iran’s internet output. The office is one of many Western media projects working to outwit the censors who seek to suppress all but the official discourse of Iran’s Islamic Republic. Much of the funding comes from America’s Near East Regional Democracy programme, which allocates about $30m a year to promoting democracy and human rights in Iran.

In response to the annual Reporters Without Borders Prize awarded to him, the Iranian political prisoner, Soheil Arabi, , said in a letter: “No reward can make me happy unless together hand in hand we uproot the oppression and overthrow the oppressors.”In part of the letter, this political prisoner currently detained in Ward 8 of Evin prison said: “When most media were in the hands of two factions that compete in censorship

November 20 is designated as the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day. However, the Iranian regime does not cherish children. In fact, during the Iraq-Iraq war, it has been reported that Khomeini’s regime used hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren as cannon fodder.The young recruits are said to have received only one to three months of military training before they were being sent to the war front.

INU -In a new report, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres examined the ongoing calls for truth and justice over the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, as wells as human rights abuses towards campaigners demanding justice over the massacre.An advance edited version of the report “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran” (A/HRC/34/40) was distributed to member states at the Human Rights

Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Hossein Zolfaghari, deputy interior minister in Rouhani’s cabinet, has described news about the slaughter of impoverished porters in Iran as 'misleading.' Referring to the porters as 'smugglers', Zolfaghari callously said: 'Those who are shot at are not porters. The issue of porters is different from smugglers. At night, there are people busy smuggling in the mountains. Border guards order them to stop.

 

Amnesty International, AI, has slammed the Islamic Republic for shackling and handcuffing two prisoners of conscience who are bedbound in a hospital.It is regrettable, AI notes, that Iranian officials instead of immediately releasing Mahmoud Salehi and Mohammad Nazari have humiliated them.According to AI, Salehi and Nazari who needed medical treatment were transferred to a hospital where they have been shackled to their beds.

 

NCRI - A distinguished expert in disaster medicine was sentenced to death by the Iranian Regime last month, after he refused to spy for them.Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a resident of Sweden, was sentenced by the Iranian Revolutionary Court on October 21 after being found ‘guilty’ of providing evidence about Iran’s secret nuclear sites to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, which led to the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists in 2010-2012.

Prisoner of conscience Mohammad Nazari, who has been unjustly languishing in prison for over two decades, is critically ill and needs urgent medical care outside prison. He has been on hunger strike since 30 July, demanding his release from prison. He must be released immediately and unconditionally.

Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the shocking and disgusting behaviour toward asylum seekers who have been forcibly transferred from Australia to the remote island of Manos in Papua New Guinea, and are in effect being held in detention there, and condemned it as a flagrant violation of the holy asylum principle and other international conventions and treaties. Reiterating that the Australian government is responsible for the safety

NCRI - On October 26, the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence, , addressing the family member of a political prisoner after 124 days, announced that he has been detained by the Ministry and will be executed soon.Ramin Hossein Panahi was shot in his waist area and arrested by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) on 23 June 2017 when he was going to visit his family.