Thursday, 21 September 2017
A meet organized in Geneva on Wednesday, September 20, has highlighted the cases of enforced disappearances in Iran. It brought together representatives of ethnic minorities to discuss Iran’s violations of its citizens’ fundamental rights and enforced disappearance in particular, as a crime against humanity. A statement released later said that the event – “Enforced Disappearances in Iran and the Assault on Fundamental Rights” – was organized by the Nonviolent ...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
International concern is rising for more than a dozen political prisoners in Iran who are on hunger strike.Amnesty International issued a statement on Tuesday describing their conditions as "cruel, inhuman and degrading".Amnesty International said that prisoners at Raja’i Shahr prison were recently transferred to a newly opened area where conditions are suffocating.“They are held in cells with windows covered by metal sheets, and deprived of access to clean drinking water, ...
Friday, 11 August 2017
Concern is increasing for the wellbeing of over 14 political prisoners inside Iran’s notorious Gohardasht prison. A call issued on Friday by the Iranian Resistance was addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to take urgent action to save the lives of these political prisoners. “The Iranian Resistance expresses grave concern over the health and security of political ...
Friday, 9 June 2017
Since the early days of the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s prisons and legal systems have been frequently used by the regime as a method to eradicate all its outspoken political opponents, as well as to instil terror into the population. At the time of the 1988 massacre, many of those being hung, had been held in custody for several years, suffering under a horrific regime of torture and abuse. The majority of those held were one-time political allies of Khomeini that had turned against him, ...
Monday, 13 February 2017
The Syrian opposition has long demanded a release of detainees held by the government
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
45 pro-government prisoners made up of women and children were exchanged for 55 opposition women including children
Saturday, 6 August 2016
More than 300 Palestinian prisoners halt a hunger strike after Israel agree to end ‘humiliating’ body searches
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
The silence and darkness inside the oval room are regularly disturbed by the metallic, scratchy door as people go in and out
Saturday, 15 August 2015
The Guantanamo Bay detainee weighs just 74 lbs after an eight-year hunger strike
Sunday, 7 June 2015
A frantic manhunt was on Sunday for two convicted murderers who busted out of New York state's biggest maximum security prison