Human Rights
Thursday July 27, 2017

Iran Regime's Judiciary Secretary: There Are No Political Prisoners in Iran!

Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of the Human Rights Directorate of the Iranian Judiciary oddly said in a press conference that there were no political prisoners in Iran. He also called for the execution of “fire at your own discretion command” of Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Iranian regime.

The head of the human rights headquarters in the Iranian judiciary, who was responding to the question of whether he has taken action on the human rights situation of political prisoners inside the country on Tuesday, July 4, said: "We do not have such title as political prisoners in the country.”

Iran: Graves of Opposition Martyrs Vandalised

In Tabriz, in the north-western part of the country, graves of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) that were executed by the Iranian regime during the eighties have been vandalised. Many of the victims were those who were killed during the 1988 massacre in which more than 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom were members of the PMOI, were killed following a fatwa issued by the then-Supreme Leader. 

It has been reported that the vandalism of the graves is being carried out by the Iranian regime and its security and intelligence agents.

Iran: Sharp Increase in Number of Drug Addicts and Regular Users

Figures indicate that the number of people addicted to drugs in Iran has doubled in the past six years. 

State media announced last weekend that opium is the most popular drug among users. 

A spokesman for the Drug Control Organization, Parviz Afshar, quoting figures from a state-run news agency, said that there are around 2.8 million drug addicts in the country aged between 15 and 65.

Iran: Number of People Addicted to Drugs Rises Dramatically

The Islamic Republic of Iran is home to almost three million drug users according to the country’s Drug Control Organisation. 

State media reports say that there are around 2.8 million people in a country of 80 million that use drugs on a regular basis. Six years ago, this figure was 1.3 million – more than half the current number.

MEPs Call for Iran to Be Brought to Justice for Crimes Against Humanity and Human Rights Abuses

A large number of members of European parliament released a statement regarding Iran’s abuse of human rights. The 265 MEPs said that they condemned Iran’s disregard for human rights and called for an inquiry to be commissioned so that the 1988 massacre in which more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed can be investigated. They also want to see those responsible for this crime against humanity face justice and stand before the International Court of Justice.

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