18 years in prison in Urmia

18-Year Prison Sentence for 3 Iranian Citizens

Armin Baldwin 05 September 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Three citizens were sentenced to 18 years in prison in Urmia, Ashnoyeh and Sanandaj, Hrana News Agency reported on September 8, 2019.

Hamid Balkhanloo

Hamid Balkhaklanlu was sentenced to one year in prison by the Urmia Revolutionary Court for supporting the opposition.

Ghafour Borham

Another report from the city of Urmia states an 11-year prison sentence was imposed in the first branch of the Urmia Court of Appeal on Ghafour Borham, a resident of the Amirabad village of Ashnoyeh County.

Atefeh Rangriz, an Iranian researcher

May Day protester jailed and lashed

Atousa Pilger 03 September 2019

by Atousa Pilger

Atefeh Rangriz, an Iranian researcher that was arrested during the mass protests in Tehran on 1st May this year, has been handed an 11 year prison sentence and 74 lashes.
Reports on social media indicate that Rangriz's lawyer was informed of the sentence that was issued by Judge Mohammad Mogheiseh, a notorious judge that serves on bench 28 of the country’s Revolutionary Court.

176 executions in 2019

Iran: 176 Executions in 2019

Atousa Pilger 04 September 2019

by Atousa Pilger

According to Iran Human Rights Monitor (IRAN HRM), since January 2019, 176 people have been executed in Iran. The highest number of execution have been in July and August.

The regime has stepped up executions, including of women. There have been reports on human rights activists who got imprisoned or brutalized in prison during the month of July.

Conference entitled, “Iran: Massacred Human Rights: 31st anniversary of massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988” in Paris

Exhibition on 1988 Massacre in Iran at the Paris First Arrondisement’s City Hall

Armin Baldwin 31 August 2019

By Armin Baldwin

On the 31st anniversary of the massacre of Iranian political prisoners, and to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30, 2019, a conference entitled, “Iran: Massacred Human Rights: 31st anniversary of massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988” was held on Friday at Paris District 1 City Hall.

Eight prisoners were hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison in Iran on Wednesday September 5 2019

Iran: 8 Prisoners Hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison

Armin Baldwin 30 August 2019

By Armin Baldwin

According to Iran Human Rights Monitor website sources, on Wednesday September 5, a group of eight prisoners were hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison.

Charged with murder, the victims were identified as Reza Ghasemi, Zolalzadeh, Amir Amindokht, Seyed Mahmood Hosseini, Mehdi Tajik, Akbar Salimi, Kazem Ibrahimkhani and Shahab Taghizadeh. A source told IHR that Tuesday morning their families were called for a last meeting with the prisoners.

Amnesty international report about thousands of unregistered deaths of political prisoners massacred in 1988.

Amnesty International: World Turning Blind Eye on Crisis of Mass Enforced Disappearances

Azita Carlson 29 August 2019

By Azita Carlson

Iran’s cover-up of 1988 – Missing bodies

Amnesty international published a report on Wednesday, August 29, 2019, about thousands of unregistered deaths of political prisoners across Iran during the horrible massacre in summer of 1988.

28 August 2019, 00:01 UTC

Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely overlooked by the international community, said Amnesty International in the lead-up to the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30.

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