On Wednesday, Hamid Noury, a former Iranian jail officer, testified in his own defense for the sixth time, addressing questions from Swedish public prosecutors on the 1988 massacre in Iran’s prisons and his own role in the massacre. Noury is charged with war crimes and mass murder for allegedly escorting political captives to the “death corridor” at Gohardasht Prison, where they were killed in groups of a dozen or more.
The narrative of one of Iran’s top athletes’ dismal lives was just released by the country’s state-run media. The narrative of a deaf judoka from the country’s national team who earned a bronze medal at the 2017 Paralympics in Turkey.
Following the uprising by the people and youth of Isfahan in support of farmers and their protests for the right to water from the Zayandeh Rud river, last week, supporters of Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI / MEK Iran) and Resistance Units expressed their solidarity with the uprising, by posting banners and placards in different cities across the country.
The clerical regime tried to prevent the farmers and people of Isfahan to stage a new uprising, by frantically mobilizing the Revolutionary Guards, the intelligence agents, and the State Security Force (SSF) as well as dispatching units of Basij paramilitary agents from different cities to Isfahan.
Iran is experiencing a serious water shortage. While the farmers of Isfahan protest and battle for their water rights, the people of Yazd and the surrounding villages beg for safe drinking water. This isn’t restricted to this region; the majority of Iran’s provinces are experiencing water shortages, from Khuzestan to Khorasan to Sistan and Baluchestan, where people rely on water tanks for survival.
Thirty-three years ago, in the summer of 1988, three to four-member commissions known as “Death Commissions” killed 30,000 political prisoners across Iran in a matter of weeks after quick interrogations that lasted only a few minutes.
Regime officials, on the other hand, exploited mass transfers around the time of the 1988 massacre to speed up the killings while also concealing their scale.