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Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison has been the stage for another tragedy. A large group of repressive prison guards at Evin Prison raided the Ward 350 of the prison on Sunday. The time almost coincides with the anniversary of last year’s brutal attack during which political prisoners were severely wounded.
Ward 350 currently holds some 40 political prisoners. The raid was carried out under the pretext of conducting an inspection.

On Thursday, the United Nations special rapporteur on Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaeed, revealed that no less than 753 people were executed in Iran last year, which is the highest number since 2002. This news is especially concerning as it points towards the reality of Iran under Rouhani’ presidency, who some still consider a moderate in Western countries while the evidence proves otherwise.

As Iran engages in negotiations with P5+1 countries over its controversial nuclear program, it continues to commit human rights violations with impunity at home.

Two Iranian Kurdish political prisoners were executed in the central prison in the city of Orumiyeh at the dawn on Thursday.

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