Alireza Avaie,

Rouhani appoints another 1988 massacre executioner as justice minister

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Alireza Avaie, involved directly in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran’s Khuzestan Province, to replace Mostafa Pourmohammadi as justice minister in the new cabinet. Pourmohammadi was one of the three members of the massacre 1988 massacre “Death Commission.”

Iran Regime Summons Workers to Court on Charges of Provoking to Strike

NCRI - The workers' union of the Haft Tape Sugar Cane Company announced in a statement on August 4, 2017 that 40 workers from the company were summoned to court by the Judiciary of the city of Shush (south-west Iran). The workers’ union said that these 40 workers are told to attend the court on Sunday, August 6.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

International organizations must condemn repressive measures

On the night of July 31, Iran’s repressive forces opened fire on a group of porters around a village near the city of Sardasht, western Iran, leaving one porter by the name of Azad Mina-Abduli seriously wounded.

There Is No Region Spared of Water Concerns

NCRI - The Energy Minister of Rouhani’s government admitted that the issue of water in Iran has become very acute and problematic. On Saturady, August 5, 2017, state-run media quoting Hamid Chitchian wrote: “Water issues in all parts of the country have become acute and there is no region in the country that does not have water concern.”


NCRI - A prisoner of conscience in Evin Prison, who has been in jail for the past four years, began a hunger strike on Tuesday, August 1 in protest to his wife’s arrest. Prisoner of conscience, Soheil Arabi went on hunger strike in Evin Prison in protest to the arrest of his wife, Nastaran Naimi, by the Revolutionary Guards. He was subsequently transferred to Section 2-A of the prison.

Clash With Girls Who Were Biking

NCRI - Girls riding bike around a lake in the city of Marivan (west of Iran) are faced with a ban by plainclothes forces.

According to reports, plainclothes forces of Marivan Intelligence are constantly patrolling around the lake Zaribar and its entrances.

Plainclothes forces do this in order to prevent women and girls from biking around the Zaribar lake.


August 4, 2017 by Alejo Vidal-Quadras

Attending Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration in the midst of a series of revelations is morally and politically unconscionable, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras, as it suggests the EU will look the other way on actual abuses as long as there are pleasant-sounding promises coming out of a small faction within the Iranian regime.

Mostafa Pour Mohammadi

NCRI - With the rise of the 1988 Justice-Seeking Movement, Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani was forced to dismiss his Justice Minister, Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, from his cabinet. Pour Mohammadi was a member of the “Death Committee” and one of the main perpetrators of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. He announced that he would not be present in Rouhani’s next administration.