Prison conditions in Iran causing inmates to self-harm

Prison Conditions in Iran Causing Inmates to Self-Harm

Armin Baldwin 20 August 2019 83 Hits

By Armin Baldwin

Roughly 200 female prisoners in Iran’s notorious Qarchak Prison near Tehran have signed a letter to Heshmatollah Hayat al- Ghaib, Tehran’s Director-General of Prisons, detailing the horrific conditions of the prison, saying that some inmates had been self-harming or taking tranquillizers in order to cope.

UK should hold Iran responsible for hostage-taking

UK Should Hold Iran Responsible for Hostage-Taking

Navid Felker 19 August 2019 115 Hits

by Navid  Felker

As yet another British citizen is reportedly arrested in Tehran by Iranian security forces, political scientist Dr Majid Rafizadeh says the British government should hold the Iranian Regime to account for taking their citizens hostage.

British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady, who originally hails from the Kurdistan region of Iran was arrested recently on an unknown charge, at a time of increased tensions between the UK and Iran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) seized a British-flagged oil tanker and its crew last month in retaliation for the UK detaining an Iranian oil tanker supposedly headed for Syria in violation of EU sanctions.

Mohammad Mehdi Mirbagheri, who is on the Assembly of Experts, a governmental body comprising of Islamic jurists

Iran Cleric Calls for War With West

Azita Carlson 16 August 2019 100 Hits

By Azita Carlson

A member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts said on July 31 on Iran’s Ofogh TV Channel that in order for the Hidden Imam to appear, Muslims must engage in “widespread conflict” with the West.

Mohammad Mehdi Mirbagheri, who is on the Assembly of Experts, a governmental body comprising of Islamic jurists, said: “In order for the Hidden Imam to appear, we must engage in widespread conflict with the West. This conflict is not just a military conflict, but it is [also] a political, cultural, and economic one. If we had to go to a military war in defence of our beliefs, it would be completely moral.”

Iran arrests Baha’is

Iran Arrests Baha’Is

Atousa Pilger 14 August 2019 132 Hits

by Atousa Pilger

Security agents of the Iranian Regime have arrested at least seven Iranian Baha'is in the past ten days, according to recent reports, which were confirmed by an international Baha'i organisation.

The Geneva-based Baha'i International Community said they do not know which state-run entity is arresting the members of the religious minority or what charges they are being held on, but that at least five Iranian Baha'is have been arrested in different cities on Saturday.

Kameel Ahmady, a British-Iranian anthropologist, was arrested from his home in the capital city of Tehran last weekend.

Another British-Iranian Dual National Detained in Iran

Armin Baldwin 14 August 2019 93 Hits

By Armin Baldwin

Kameel Ahmady, a British-Iranian anthropologist, was arrested from his home in the capital city of Tehran last weekend. Mr Ahmady has been living in Tehran and is well-known for the studies and research he has carried out on issues that are considered controversial in Iran. For example, he has written papers on the concept of “marriage blanc” which most countries consider to be unconsummated marriage but in Iran it is the opposite – a couple that live together but have not got married.

US and UK mission to protect commercial shipping against Iran continues

US and UK Mission to Protect Commercial Shipping Against Iran Continues

Azita Carlson 13 August 2019 127 Hits

By Azita Carlson

Last month, the Iranian regime’s notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized the Stena Impero – a British-flagged tanker – while it was sailing through the Gulf. The British authorities condemned the act and demanded that Iran immediately reverse its actions as well as releasing the crew members that were onboard at the time of seizure.

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