16 prisoners launch hunger strikes in IranSixteen prisoners at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison have been transferred to solitary confinement after protesting to the restrictions and inhumane conditions of Ward 350, Daneshjou News reported on Wednesday. The 16 inmates launched a hunger strike after being transferred to solitary confinement and have declared that they will not cease their strike unless their demands are fulfilled. Majid Tavakkoli and Kouhiar Goudarzi are among the strikers.

Call to save the lives of two political prisoners on hunger strikeThe Iranian Resistance calls for efforts to save the lives of political prisoners who are on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison in Karaj, west of Tehran.

Attorney in Iran stoning case remains missingTehran, Iran (CNN) - An attorney representing an imprisoned Iranian woman facing possible execution by stoning remained missing Tuesday, although his wife and brother-in-law were in custody, a human rights activist said.

Many political prisoners are in critical physical conditions in IranThe Iranian Resistance warns about the physical conditions of a large number of political prisoners in Iran which have deteriorated as a result of more severe tortures, suppression, pressures and prevention of access to the most basic medical help. The Resistance calls on all relevant international organs to enact urgent measures to save the lives of these prisoners.

Mr. Hassan Tarlani, a 23 year old student, has been sent to exile at Kerman prison for some time and is currently being held among dangerous prisoners. In recent days, individuals provoked by the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) attacked him with the intention of murdering him. Mr. Tarlani was severely injured. He has been transferred to the prison clinic and is in critical condition.

Iran: Increasing pressure on prisoners in Ward 4 of Karaj’s Gohardasht PrisonIranian resistance warns about the lives of political prisoners

During the past few days, the inhumane mullahs’ regime has stepped up its pressure on political prisoners in Ward 4 of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. On Tuesday July 20, when the henchmen attempted to force the prisoners out of the ward to hold them under the scorching summer sun, they were faced with the resistance of over 800 prisoners in the ward.

Iran: In a gruesome crime, the regime amputates the hands of 5 young prisoners

Maryam Rajavi: Economic and political relations with such a regime must be contingent upon cessation of executions and cruel punishments in IranThe President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, described the cutting off of the hands of five young prisoners in the western city of Hamedan in Iran as a new record in cruelty and brutality for a faltering regime that sees the intensification of suppression and terror as the only way to deal with growing public disenchantment.


Iran: Arms of five prisoners cut offArms of five prisoners were cut off in Hamedan prison on Thursday, July 22, according to semi-official state-run news agency ILNA.

http://www.newswek.com/2010/07/20/8-other-pending-executions-in-iran.print.html - July 20, 2010
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been imprisoned in Tabriz Prison in northwestern Iran since 2005, having suffered 99 lashes and been condemned to die by public stoning for her alleged adultery. Until last month, those facts were known only to a small handful of people working quietly through the Iranian legal system to secure her release.

http://defend/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&task=addBy BRIAN LILLEY, Parliamentary Bureau
TORONTO SUN - OTTAWA - It's a country that will execute women for adultery, has more than 100 children under 18 on death row and answered public protests over election results by opening fire on crowds numbering in the thousands.

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Friends of a Free Iran intergroup in the European Parliament welcomes a US court ruling in favour of the Iranian opposition PMOI.On Friday 16 July, a US federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the US government erred in classifying the Iranian People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MeK) as a terrorist organization. The court ordered the State Department to review its decision to label this opposition group as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked.