Iran - Prisoners Tortured by Electric Shock

19 August 2009

Stop Fundamentalism - A member of the Iranian Islamic Parliament (Majlis) who wanted to stay anonymous, reported Amir-Kabir Newsletter on 15 August, said that electric shock is used to torture prisoners in Iran’s notorious prisons.

Artist Portray of a political prisonerThe MP detailed that he went to Evin prison with a group of MPs to investigate torture of political prisoners. 

“We went to the women ward asking who had been in Kahrizak?” The MP said asking women prisoners to provide details of their treatment there. 

“One of the woman said that she was stripped bare in Kahrizak and was told to enter a barrel of water where she was administered electric shocks. “

Details of horrifying treatment of prisoners was unearthed by former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karubi, last week as he wrote of men and women prisoners being raped viciously by prison officials and investigators.

Karubi said that many of the young arrestees who are released show signs of depression and some have committed suicide.

Iran – Violence against Religious Sunni Minority in Balouchestan

31 August 2008

Iran – Violence against Religious Sunni Minority in Balouchestan

Stop Fundamentalism - The Islamic Republic security forces in Balouchestan have staged a crackdown on the Sunni minority in this eastern Iranian province on Wednesday, August 27. 

According to reports, a leading Sunni cleric, Abu Hanifeh, has died as a result of these attacks.  Many teachers and theologiests have also been abducted.

Iran - Arbitrary inspection of private cell phones

21 August 2008

Stop Fundamentalism - Iranian state-run news agencies have announced that from now on, security forces are allowed to inspect cell phones in public streets.

This is according to a new law endorsed by “Department of Preventing and Combating Crimes!!!” in Eastern Azerbaijani province in Iran.

Iran – Student Unrest at University in Tehran

31 October 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, October 31 - Amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran after blacklisting of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps by the US, Iranian university students walked out of their classrooms yesterday in objection to Ahmadinejad’s government new oppressive measures and arrests of student activists.

Staging a demonstration at Allameh University, about one thousand students chanted against Ahmadinejad while holding pictures of their previously arrested classmates.

Reports indicate clashes taking place at the campus when the security forces arrested six student demonstrators.

The whereabouts of those arrested, 5 males and one female, are currently unknown.

Iran – Number of executions in 2007 exceeds 250

14 October 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, October 14 - The website of the [[National Council of Resistance of Iran]], www.ncr-iran.org reported recently that in the past ten months, in excess of 250 prisoners have been hanged by the Iranian regime. 

The report indicates that there are over 600 prisoners currently on death row in Iran, among them 71 juveniles.

Many international organizations, including [[Amnesty International]], have repeatedly condemned Iran for its dreadful record of human rights violations including a number of recent multiple public hangings which were filmed and televised by the state-run news media.

The NCRI, in its statement, expressed deep concern regarding the lives of over 60 political prisoners in Iran who are subject to continuous torture by [[Tehran]] rulers.

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