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Political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi, one of the most renowned political prisoners in Iran, has been held in a building entitled ‘Sharia meeting’; inside a completely isolated cell where no prisoner or prison guard has the right to go to. Only a number of specific guards, members of the prison intelligence and counter intelligence unit linked to the Ministry of Intelligence, are present in this location. These individuals can speak with the prisoner only about his most basic daily needs.

Despite the significant rise in the number of drug addicts in Iran and coincidentally the drop of the addiction age to 13, and the doubling of the number of female addicts, the chief of police for the narcotics department Ali Moayedi stated that the approach towards this social dilemma is one of the establishment’s masterworks and the Iranian regime deserves appreciation in this regard.

Amnesty International 

UA: 72/14 Index: 13/014/2014 Iran Date: 26 March 2014

URGENT ACTION - TWO AHWAZI ARAB MEN RISK IMMINENT EXECUTION

Two Ahwazi Arab men on death row, Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi, have been transferred from Fajr Prison in Dezfoul, Khuzestan province, to an unknown location, sparking fears their execution may be imminent.

Khavaran: door continues to turn on the same hinge

The Khavaran cemetery remains under the control of state police. The first day of the Iranian New Year, Norouz on March 21st, as custom to every New Year, a number of families went to the cemetery with flowers to pay respect to their loved ones that were massacred in the 1980s and buried in this cemetery near Tehran. However, these families were faced with state police and closed doors. The police resorted to insults and vulgar words to disperse the crowd.

NCRI - The Iranian regime's judiciary has sentenced a Kurdish political prisoner to be hanged three times for 'acting against national security' and membership of a group opposing the regime.

Source: Tribune de Genève- International news has overshadowed the presentation to the Council of Human Rights of the latest reports on Iran.

While in Geneva, the President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Maryam Rajavi , asked for an independent investigation into the attacks that have targeted the Camps Ashraf and Liberty in recent weeks.

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