Statement of the Kurdistan Democratic Party department of Political Affairs, in connection with the death sentences and long prison terms of kurdish citizens.
At least 15 Baha’i students were expelled from Iranian universities between December 2016 and January 2017, with university officials trying to eliminate any trace of the ongoing discriminatory policy, which follows governmental policy.
Revolutionary Guards Pressured Judiciary for Harsh Sentences Civil rights advocate Aso Rostami—whose initial mass trial with three other activists lasted “barely 10 minutes”
Clashes broke out between Kurdish rebels and Iranian forces outside of the town of Mariwan during the 71th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Kurdistan on Friday.
Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, imprisoned in Tehran for the past 23 years, has told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that even though his prison warden sent a letter on his behalf, the Judiciary has denied his urgent request for medical furlough (temporary leave), claiming they have “lost” his case files.
The authorities severely curtailed the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, arresting and imprisoning journalists, human rights defenders, trade unionists and others who voiced dissent, on vague and overly broad charges. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained common and was committed with impunity; prison conditions were harsh. Unfair trials continued, in some cases resulting in death sentences. Women and members of ethnic and religious minorities faced pervasive discrimination in law and in practice. The authorities carried out cruel punishments, including blinding, amputation and floggings. Courts imposed death sentences for a range of crimes; many prisoners, including at least four juvenile offenders, were executed.
In the last few days, at least 26 people, including two women, were reportedly executed in various Iranian prisons.
The Kurdish youth organization Lawan will start selling these t-shirts (see below) with pictures of former PDKI martyrs and leaders. The profit of the campaign will directly go to youth of Kurdistan in form of education and other activates. We all are incredible excited about this and we hope that you all support us in buying these shirts and share this with your friends on social media.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential figure in the theocratic government for nearly three decades, died Sunday aged 82 because of a cardiac arrest, Iran state TV announced.
Non Persian Iran - Persians are at best a feeble majority, possibly as small as 51 percent of the total population.
When most people think of Iran, they think “Death to America,” terrorists and turbans, evil-looking beards and missiles rising from bright, arid canyons. If they think further,
TEHRAN, Iran – In the first five days of 2017, Iran had already executed at least eight people,
"Iran is an evil regime... There is no freedom of religion. Human rights violations are extraordinary."
It has been proven time and again that evil prevails if the good remain quiet. We have witnessed this so atrociously in the brutality of Aleppo. But the first step in bringing stability to Syria, is to bring justice to Iran.