The United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour has compiled a report about the human rights situation in Iran for the 2016 period.
The report highlights that the Supreme Leader of Iran has the ultimate control including deciding who runs for presidency. It stated: “While mechanisms for popular election existed within the structure of the state, the supreme leader held significant influence over the legislative and executive branches of government through unelected councils under his authority and held constitutional authority over the judiciary, the government-run media, and the armed forces. The supreme leader also indirectly controlled the internal security forces and other key institutions.” Therefore, democracy is non-existent in Iran.
A joint statement has been sent to the current session of the Human Rights Council by six human rights organisations regarding justice for the summer of 1988 massacre of political prisoners by the Iranian regime.
During that summer, more than 30,000 political prisoners (most of whom were members or activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran – PMOI / MEK, were killed by the Iranian regime on the orders of the then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini who had issued a fatwa.
Once she was just another UK wife and mother, living in West Hampstead, on the banks of the River Thames.
Life has become very different for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has finally been taken from her cell at Iran’s notorious Evin prison, to Iranmehr Hospital in Tehran.
There she was seen by a specialist neurologist for her back and neck, because without urgent treatment she runs the risk of permanent impairment.The doctor was concerned about Nazanin’s neck and shoulder, as well as the nerves in her right arm and hand. He said she should be admitted to hospital immediately, or she may be left with a permanent injury.
In Iranian-born scientist who is now a resident of Sweden may be facing the death penalty in Iran.
Ahmadreza Djalali, 45, a doctor who specialises in disaster medicine, was arrested last year while visiting Iran. He was on his way to visit family after attending a conference.
A professor of political science at the University of Tehran, Sadeq Zibakalam, confirmed that the Iranian regime was responsible for the execution of thousands of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) during the decade after the 1979 revolution.
Zibakalam is a close confidant of the former head of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Hashem Rafsanjani.
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