A ranking member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) confirmed on Sunday that the mullahs’ Supreme Leader has been discredited among the various factions, adding that some are refusing to comply with his views.
According to the state-run Fars news agency, Mohammad Dehqan, a member of the presiding board of Majlis, said there are some who want to remain in the establishment yet refuse to follow the orders of the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and thus are harming the entire system.
On the 23 anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, a regime official close to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader has called for a similar massacre to “neutralize the sedition,” in reference to the Iranian people’s nationwide protests.
In 1988, the Iranian regime committed a massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in what rights organizations have described as a crime against humanity. An overwhelming majority of the victims were sympathizers of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
The condition of a political prisoner in Gohardasht prison in Iran has rapidly deteriorated on the 39th day of his hunger strike.
According to obtained reports, Arjang Davoudi’s life is now in serious danger. The political prisoner, who is being held at Karaj’s Gohardasht prison, launched a hunger strike almost six weeks ago in protest to the tortures and inhumane conditions at the prison.
A political prisoner has leaked out a letter exposing a number of the heinous crimes committed in Iran’s Gohardasht prison by the clerical dictatorship as well as the horrid prison conditions.
In his letter, Saleh Kohandel writes, “I am currently calling out from the depths of the hell-like Gohardasht prison to the awaken conscience of humanity.”
A political prisoner in northwestern Iran launched a hunger strike on Sunday, August 15, according to obtained reports.
Mohammad Amin Agoushi, who is being held at the central prison in Oroumieh, has been sentenced to death by the clerical regime on charges of “moharebeh” or “waging war on God.”
One of the political prisoners arrested during the Ashura day protests on December 27, 2009 in Iran has been sentenced to the inhumane punishment by hanging. Political prisoner Farah (Elmira) Vazehan has also been sentenced to two years in prison and payment of monetary fines.
Almost three weeks into a hunger strike launched by political prisoners in Ward 350 of the notorious Evin in Tehran, a lawyer for two of them says it is unclear how many are still continuing their strike after 20 days.
The strike was launched in protest to the transfer of the prisoners to solitary confinement as well as to the cruel treatments of political prisoners by guards.
A member of the security committee of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) warned about the persistence of protests by Tehran’s youths on Wednesday, saying that it threatens Tehran’s security.
Parviz Sarvari was quoted by the state-run Mehr news agency as saying that, “All eyes are now focused on Tehran and the smallest happening in this city will be noted everywhere. So, a single burning tire in Tehran [during protests] will be noticed more than a burning city elsewhere.”
The American Congress is planning to list an Arab speaking TV station tied to the Iranian on the list of sponsors of terrorism, according to state-run Raja News on Wednesday.
State-run media say the network, al-Alam, will appear on the list of supporters of terrorism once the proposal has been accepted by Congress. The US Treasury Secretary has ordered the network’s assets held by American banks to be frozen.
A cleric recently expelled from Australia on security grounds has made an appearance at the “Conference for Iranians Abroad” which recently took place in Tehran.
Mansour Laqai, who was a regime agent to advance Tehran’s policies in Australia, was expelled from the country after Canberra flagged him as a security threat.