Archive for November 2013

Political Prisoners Embark on Hunger Strike on Behalf of Sick Prisoners

Abdolfattah Soltani

November 6, 2013 – iranhumanrights – Abdolfattah Soltani, an imprisoned lawyer and human rights activist, embarked on a hunger strike together with three other political prisoners on November 2, his sixtieth birthday, to protest the conditions of sick prisoners who need medical treatment and have been refused transfers to a hospital, his daughter told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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Executed Prisoner Did Not Know He Would Be Hanged Until He Saw the Gallows

Shirkoo Moarefi

November 6, 2013 – iranhumanrights – A human rights activist with knowledge of the details of the Monday morning execution of Shirkoo Moarefi, a Kurdish political prisoner, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Moarefi did not know he was to be executed until his final moments.

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Iranian Government Official Dismayed at Rise in Executions

November 6, 2013 – iranhumanrights – According to a former reformist Member of Parliament, President Rouhani’s Special Assistant in Ethnic and Minority Affairs Ali Younesi expressed his dismay at the recent executions in Kurdistan and said that “extremist elements” were responsible for them.

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Iran’s Ebadi Criticizes Rouhani’s Rights Record

November 6, 2013 – abc News – NEW YORK  (AP) By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press
Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi strongly criticized the human rights record of President Hassan Rouhani, citing a dramatic increase in executions since he took office this year and accusing the government of lying about the release of political prisoners.

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