IRAN: Public Execution of Four Young Men

87 executions since the beginning of January

The Iranian regime hanged four young men, aged 22 to 26, in Mashhad and Bandar Abbas (northeast and southern Iran respectively) on Sunday, January 29. The two hanged in Mashhad had been charged with Moharebeh, or “waging war on God.”


 Jafar Azimzadeh

NCRI - A former political prisoner and member of board of Free Workers Union in Iran has stressed on standing for the realization workers’ legitimate demands.

  Iran: 13 Young Boys and Girls Were Arrested for Attending a Party

 NCRI - Director of Public Relations and Communications of judiciary in Northern Province of Gilan announced: “six women and seven men who attended a party were arrested in Anzali”


NCRI - Following the escape of 6 prisoners from Zabol Prison Southeastern Iran, the Prosecutor of Zabol issued an order to arrest their families. The father, mother, and sister of one of the prisoners called Siahook were arrested, tortured and interrogated in order to reveal the whereabouts of their son who was accused of committing a crime at the age of 16.


NCRI - There is no news about the whereabouts and condition of Shahnaz Akmali who is the mother of Mostafa Karim Beigi. He is one of the victims of 2009 uprising in Iran that his mother was arrested yesterday by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and no information is available up to now. Beigi Family has been following up since yesterday and yet they have not received any information.


NCRI - The state coroner office in Iran has said in a report that 12,751 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents in the first nine months of in the Iranian calendar year that began on March 20.


NCRI - The head of City Council of Tehran’s Transportation Committee called for the resignation of Bagher Ghalibaf the mayor of Tehran, following Tehran’s Plasco Building disaster.


Confirmation in Iran of the five-year jail sentence on the young London mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been condemned as ‘outrageous’ by Struan Stevenson, a lecturer on Middle East politics and former British member of European Parliament. Speaking in Scotland Mr Stevenson said: “Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Imam Khomeini in Tehran last April as she attempted to return to the UK following a holiday with her two-year-old daughter Gabriella. She is a 38-year-old charity worker, from Hampstead, northwest London, married to Richard Ratcliffe. She has dual British/Iranian nationality, but because Iran does not recognise dual nationalities, those detained cannot receive consular assistance.