NCRI - According to reports from prisons, Khamenei's henchmen in Gohardasht and Ghezelhesar prisons in Karaj – West Tehran, on Friday May 19 brought ballot boxes into the wards and demanded with loudspeakers from the prisoners to participate in the voting for the regime's sham elections. But the show was met with a shrug of prisoners.
Henchmen knew that prisoners had no birth certificate, but were ready to get their votes even without birth certificates. They were met with refusal and boycott of prisoners.
NCRI - With the rival bands seeking their own share of power, Iranian regime’s election time is a time when more details of regime’s critical social and economic situation are inevitably revealed by the candidates, thus challenging the regime in its entirety.
NCRI - On May 12th a number of political prisoners in Zahedan Central Prison in southeast Iran issued a statement calling on the Iranian people, ethnic and religious minorities, especially the Sunnis to boycott the farce presidential election. The statement reads in part:
NCRI - A female political prisoner in Evin prison, charged with supporting the MEK, is suffering from severe tendon rupture in her leg as she has been deliberately denied medical treatment and access to hospital by prison officials.
Azadshahr mine explosion – No. 5
Yesterday the director general of the Golestan Province Crisis Management Department (northern Iran) said the body of another miner was discovered in the Azadshahr mine, raising the number of those killed to 43.
The Iranian Resistance warns about the risk to the life of political prisoner Ali Moezzi and calls on all international human rights organizations, particularly the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and the Working Group on arbitrary arrests to take immediate and effective measures to address his situation who has been sent to exile to Fashafouyeh prison.
NCRI - United Nations experts have called on Iran to respect international human rights laws and to stop executing prisoners who committed offences while they were children. They are urging Iranian authorities to halt the execution of two people sentenced to death before the age of 18.