A number of families of political prisoners in Iran planned to go to the United Nations office in Tehran to deliver a letter but were stopped by agents of the regime’s State Security Forces (SSF) stationed around the office, Iran Khabar reported on Thursday.

In their letter, the families had reportedly called on the UN to interfere about the imprisonment of their loved ones.

A young protestor has died in Iran as a result of being brutally beaten by the regime’s repressive forces, according to news reports.

Behnoud Ramezani, who had participated in Tuesday’s uprising against the clerical regime was identified by the paramilitary Bassij Force and plainclothes agents. He was later ambushed and beaten violently by the agents.

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) on Tuesday called on Terex to end its business dealings in Iran and keep the Iranian regime from using Terex cranes for public executions, according to a statement released this week.

The statement said, “As part of its newly launched ‘Cranes Campaign,’ UANI is highlighting the Iranian regime's abhorrent execution method of public hanging from construction cranes, and the disturbing reality that these cranes are coming from Western and Asian companies.”

The Iranian regime has subjected political prisoners in Karaj’s Gohardasht prison to various types of pressures.

The agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) at the prison keep the political prisoners in the cold under intolerable conditions.

The Iranian regime is deeply worried about regional protests which could end up bringing an end to the theocracy as well, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion column.

In a commentary published on Wednesday, Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council wrote, “Clearly, Iran’s ayatollahs are deeply worried that the "Arab Spring" taking place in the region could end up bringing down their theocracy as well, and are working feverishly to prevent such an eventuality.”

More than seventy political prisoners in Oroumieh prison have launched a hunger strike in protest to the restrictions and pressures implemented by the regime’s agents, including a ban on family visits, Hrana news agency reported on Sunday.

The United States will strongly support a Swedish effort to have the U.N. Human Rights Council appoint a special investigator into rights violations in Iran, U.S. ambassador Eileen Donahoe said on Friday, according to Reuters.

Earlier last week, Swedish state secretary for foreign affairs Frank Belfrage told the UN council his country was deeply concerned by "the worsening human rights situation in Iran."

Iraqis in al-Anbar province have called on their government to remove the provincial governor and other officials because they are “thieves,” an organizer of protests there told al-Baghdadiya TV on Friday.

The TV reported that a demonstrator, whose son was killed during the protests, said, “I want all the security forces commanders who are responsible for the murder of my son to be put on trial. [Iraqi Prime Minister] Nouri al-Maliki has freed kidnappers.”

The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has summoned the daughter of an Iranian-Dutch woman executed in January, threatening her not to contact the Dutch embassy or the media.

According to Iran Khabar on Wednesday, Ms. Banafsheh Nayebpour was summoned to the MOIS in Karaj along with her husband, Reza Arefi.

A number of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in Karaj have announced that they will go on hunger strike in protest to the regime’s refusal to provide treatment to one of their cellmates.

According to Iran Khabar on Wednesday, political prisoners in Ward 4 said they will continue with their hunger strike until their cellmate, Mohsen Dokmechi, who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, is released for chemotherapy.