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Iran Focus

London, 19 Aug - President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Maryam Rajavi, had a message for the participants of the Paris Int District Exhibition of the 1988 Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners during 1988 in Iran.

This exhibition was the initiative of Mr. Jean-François Legaret, the Mayor of Paris municipality District 1. It was attended by several French mayors, including Armand Jacquemin, mayor of Moussy Le Vieux, Jean-Claude Jegoudez, mayor of Grisy-Sur-Seine, and Jacky Duminy, mayor of Ors, as well as relatives of the victims and people who spent years in Iranian prisons. Additionally, Scottish politician, Struan Stevenson, President of the “European Iraqi Freedom Association” and former President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq, took part in this exhibition and supported the call by the head of the opposition.

Iran Focus

London, 19 Aug - The formation of an international Commission of Inquiry into the massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners in Iran during the summer of 1988 has been called for by Human Rights defenders, dignitaries, European politicians and the Iranian Resistance, who aim to bringing those responsible for this crime against humanity to justice.

This human rights issue should be at the core of the West’s policy on Iran, and they have urged the UN, EU and the US to put the issue of human rights in Iran on top of their agenda.

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the call was made during an exhibition about the 1988 massacre, that took place upon the initiative of Mr. Jean-François Legaret, the Mayor of Paris municipality District 1. At this municipality.

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London, 12 Aug - Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian Regime’s “shameful” execution of a man arrested and sentenced to death at 15.

Alireza Tajiki, who reported that he was tortured into confessing, was executed on Thursday, August 10. He was the fourth person, arrested as a child, to be executed in Iran so far in 2017.

Amnesty International reported that this is part of a horrifying pattern where children are sentenced to death in Iran after grossly unfair trials.

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London, 19 Aug - In Ardebil prison, Northwest Iran, a group of political prisoners wrote a letter of support for the political prisoners who are on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison near Tehran. This letter urges the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, as well as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, to take immediate action to save the lives of these prisoners.

Following an indefinite hunger strike, special guards raided Ward 4, Hall 12, and forced transfer of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience to Hall 10 after beating them, according to an article published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on August 1st.

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London, 10 Aug - The Iranian Regime is yet again seeking to slander the good name of the Iranian Resistance for bringing to light the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Regime once more.

The Iranian regime’s Council for Coordinating Propaganda (CCP) has recently announced that smearing the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) with (long disproved) accusations of terror links and murder, will be at the top of their agenda.

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London, 16 Aug - Amnesty International called on the Iranian Regime to halt the execution of a man who was sentenced to death as a juvenile.

Mehdi Bohlouli was just 17 when he was sentenced to death by an Iranian criminal court in November 2001 for fatally stabbing a man during a fight, according to the human rights group.

Bohlouli’s execution was due to take place on Wednesday August 16. As this story was filed in the early hours, it is not known if Amnesty’s calls for a stay of execution was successful.

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London, 7 Aug - Sadegh Sistani, an Iranian human rights activist has detailed the true nature of the Iranian Regime’s prison system, which is far different from the picture painted by the mullahs during the recent open day at the notorious Evin Prison.

Of course, many countries refused to send ambassadors to officiate this farce, but some senior politicians were indeed fooled, with the Portuguese ambassador describing the conditions as “favourable”.

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London, 12 Aug - Iran has arrested six people for attempting to teach Zumba classes to children, which the totalitarian Regime equates to an attempt to "change lifestyles".

Four men and two women have been charged for their choice in excercise, which the Iranian Sporting Federation described as "rhythmic motions and dance and are unlawful in any shape and title", and for not adhering to Iran’s strict hijab dress code.

Hamid Damghani, an official with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said: “The members of a network teaching and filming Western dances have been identified and arrested."

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London,4 Aug - Amnesty International is calling on the European Union to speak out against the egregious human rights violations in Iran, following the publication of a report, which details the war that the Iranian Regime has been waging against human rights activists ever since Hassan Rouhani became president in 2013.

The report, called Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack, explains how those defending human rights are often arrested on spurious “national security” charges and labelled “traitors” in the media. Often, their so-called crimes are as trivial as being in contact with a human rights organisation like Amnesty.

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