On Thursday, September 26, 2019, three prisoners were executed in Oroumiyeh prison in Iran.

Surge of executions in Iran during Rouhani’s visit to New York

Navid Felker 26 September 2019

by Navid  Felker

As Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani attended the annual gathering of world leaders in New York, the violation of human rights in Iran continued.
On Thursday, September 26, 2019, three prisoners were executed in Oroumiyah prison. According to Hrana News Agency, Thursday, 26 September 2019, Radif Azadi Khah, Shahabedin Mohamadpour from Oroumiyeh and Ebrahim Ahmadipour from Mahabad, who were prisoners of section 15 of Oroumiyah prison were executed.

The prisoners were sentenced on drug charges. However, the Iranian regime often uses drug charges to justify executions.

Two Iranian Baha’i women have been sentenced to a total of 12 years

Iranian Baha’Is Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Armin Baldwin 25 September 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Two Iranian Baha’i women have been sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison by the Revolutionary court of Kerman.

Kimia Mostafavi and Kiana Rezvani were each sentenced to five years in prison for their “membership in Baha’i community”, despite the Iranian Regime regularly claiming to Western governments that they respect religious freedom, and one year in prison for “spreading propaganda against the state in favour of opposition groups”.

Religious freedom conditions in Iran has worsened in the past year.

United Nations Event on Religious Freedom: Simply Believers, Persecuted in Iran

Azita Carlson 24 September 2019

By Azita Carlson

On Monday 23 September 2019 an event was held at the United Nation’s headquarter in New York on “Religious Freedom”.

Religious freedom conditions in Iran has worsened in the past year. In an annual report in April 2019, the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) designated Iran as one of 16 countries of particular concern and raised concerns over severe religious freedom abuses in Iran.

At least 3,800 people including 94 women, were executed during Rouhani’s tenure.

Iran: Ongoing Human Rights Violations While Rouhani Visits U.S

Armin Baldwin 23 September 2019

By Armin Baldwin

While Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani visits the U.S. for the yearly UN General Assembly meeting, international organizations are raising concerns over ongoing violations of human rights in Iran.

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, The European Parliament adopted a resolution strongly condemning the Iranian regime for violations of women’s rights in Iran and the use of the death penalty, including its use against juvenile offenders; and called on the Iranian authorities to introduce an immediate moratorium as a fundamental step towards its abolition. EP also called on Iran to cooperate with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, including by allowing him to enter the country.

New chief of Evin prison in Tehran, has increased the repression of Iranian political prisoners

Iran Ramping up Pressure on Political Prisoners and Iranian Citizens

Atousa Pilger 20 September 2019

By Atousa Pilger

Both the US and Saudi Arabia have said that Iran is responsible for the attacks on vital Saudi oil installations over the weekend that knocked 5% off of global oil supplies.

In the aftermath of the attack, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that “Iran will never hold talks with America”, which is a continuation of his ongoing speeches about continuing ‘prudent resistance’ policy, which would include developing Iran’s missile program, maintaining the regime’s support of terrorism abroad, and blocking the protests inside the country. This is, after all, how Iran survived for 40 years.

Pedram Pazireh has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and 74 lashes

Iranian Student Activist Pedram Pazireh Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment and 74 Lashes

Azita Carlson 19 September 2019

By Azita Carlson

Pedram Pazireh, an Iranian student activist, has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and 74 lashes by the Tehran Court of Appeal, local sources reported on 18 September 2019.

He was also sentenced to two years of a travel ban and forbidden from membership in groups and parties. His appeal was denied by the Iranian regime's court in order to put more psychological pressure on the prisoner.

Pedram Pazireh is the vice president of the Student Union of Tehran University. He was arrested during the nationwide uprising in December 2017.

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