The human rights situation in Iran is deteriorating and there is grave concern for the many political prisoners that are locked up around the country.

Iran Regime: Deplorable Treatment of Political Prisoners Raises Massive Concerns

Atousa Pilger 22 October 2019

By Atousa Pilger

The human rights situation in Iran is deteriorating and there is a grave concern for the many political prisoners that are locked up around the country. Many political activists have been arrested and sentenced to long prison terms because of their activities. Once in jail, they are denied a proper trial and are very badly mistreated. Some are denied medical attention, some are beaten, others undergo tough physical and psychological abuse. Many face all of the above.

The case of 37-year-old political prisoner Majid Assadi has been brought to attention in recent weeks. Assadi is suffering from a number of serious medical issues, some of which are related to a pre-existing condition that should be monitored very carefully and regularly by medical professionals. He suffers from a rheumatism syndrome named Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) that causes spine pain, inflammation in his vision network, ulcers and digestive problems. His health is deteriorating because he has not been given the necessary medical attention and treatment.

Conference held at the UK Parliament condemns human rights violations in Iran, calls for firm policy- October 17, 2019

Calls for British Government to Realise the Only Ally in Iran Is the People

Atousa Pilger 19 October 2019

By Atousa Pilger

On Thursday 17th October, cross-party Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom have called on the British government to ensure that human rights are factored into foreign policy towards Iran. They also called on the British government to recognize the Iranian people’s right to overthrow the dictators controlling the country.

Workers at the Azarab factory had gathered in protest against their salaries that had still not been paid

Iranian Workers Holding Strikes and Protests Because of Worsening Labour Conditions

Navid Felker 18 October 2019

By Navid Felker

It has been reported that in the city of Arak in the western part of the country, workers from the Azarab factory gathered to protest their poor living conditions and their employment status that remains uncertain.

The workers gathered in a square in the city on Sunday 13th October and made it clear that regime officials have seven days to finalise the shareholding rights of the factory and to put an end to the uncertainty that is overshadowing their lives and their futures.

Political prisoner Majid Assadi

Iran: Political Prisoners Denied Urgent and Essential Medical Care

Atousa Pilger 17 October 2019

By Atousa Pilger

Reports from Iran are saying that political prisoner Majid Assadi is not receiving the urgent and essential medical care that he requires.

Assadi, a graduate of Alameh Tabatabaei University, was arrested at home back in 2017. He was sentenced to six years imprisonment and two years in exile on the charges of “propaganda and conspiracy against the establishment” and “threatening national security through assembly and collusion”.

For a country like Iran, the International Day Against the Death Penalty means a lot. From day one the regime of Iran has been based its rule on the pillars of domestic crackdown, and exporting terrorism and a reactionary, religious mentality.

International Day Against the Death Penalty, Call to End Impunity of Iranian Regime Officials

Armin Baldwin 10 October 2019

By Armin Baldwin

For a country like Iran, the International Day Against the Death Penalty means a lot. Executions were always used in Iran to crackdown political opponents during the Shah time. But after the revolution, when ayatollahs took power, execution of many political opponents was justified under the label of Moharebeh (war against God and the state).

In 2003, 10 October is the day to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and to raise awareness of the conditions and the circumstances which affect prisoners with death sentences. This day is organized and supported by World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and numerous, including Amnesty International.

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