UPDATE: Four ahwazi arab political prisoner confirmed executed

According to reports from Iran four Ahwazi Arab prisoners have been executed in the recent days. Yesterday IHR published a report confirming execution of three Ahwazi Arab prisoners. According to new reports execution of a fourth prisoner, identified as Ali Neamii (Sharifi) has been confirmed. IHR strongly condemn execution of these prisoners who according to [...]

Three ahwazi arab political prisoners were executed

According to these sources the three prisoners- Abdul Rahman Heidari, Taha Heidari and Jamsheed Heidari – who all belong to the Heidari family were executed early this morning Monday June 18. There is no further information about the where being of the other two prisoners. In March this year IHR and other human rights organizations [...]

At least 8 prisoners executed in Iran, one day after EU expressed concern about the alarming number of the executions- At least 78 executions in May 2012

At least nine prisoners were executed in two different prisons in Iran today and yesterday, reported unofficial reports from Iran. The 8 executions take place only one day after the EU expressed concern about what they calles “the alarming increase in the use of death penalty” and asked Iran to “introduce a moratorium on executions” [...]

A letter by death row prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi

Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, two Kurdish citizens held in Rajai Shahr prison, who are at imminent risk of execution, have written a letter about Farzad Kamangar and the other political prisoners executedby Iranian authorities in Evin prison on May 9, 2010. The letter was sent by Iranian activists to Iran Human Rights for publication. We [...]

Human Rights Watch: Syrian regime committed war crimes just before cease fire

Syrian government forces carried out war crimes during a two-week offensive in the northern province of Idlib shortly before an April 12 cease-fire came into effect, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. According to HRW Syrian troops killed at least 95 civilians and burned or destroyed hundreds of houses as U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan was [...]

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