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Ali Narouee, a 24-year-old political prisoner serving an 18 year sentence in the Urmia central prison, died on February 20th, 2014. His family claims that bruises are visible on his body from beatings he received. Prison officials denied any responsibility.

10 Gonabadi Daravishs in four different prisons in Iran; Evin prison in Tehran, Gohardasht prison in Karaj , Nezam prison in Shiraz and Bandar Abbas central prison in southern Iran have started a hunger strike. To declare their support over 1000 Daravishs all across Iran joined their hunger strike.

Mohammad-javad Larijani, Secretary of Human Rights Headquarters, spoke in the supreme coordination meeting of the Human Rights Headquarters and said: “Regrettably, the international bodies, instead of praising Iran for increasing the number of executions in its firm policy against narcotics, have used this matter as a pretext to attack the Islamic Republic of Iran on the human rights issue.”

Reports from inside Iran indicate that following the spike in executions over the past two months of January and February 2014, a new wave of pressures on prisoners, especially political prisoners, has started in March, preluding a new cycle of executions. 

Farzaneh Moradi was charged with murdering her husband when she was only 15 years old. She was hanged this morning in the prison of Isfahan in central Iran. Her lawyer disclosed this hanging in an interview with the state-run ISNA news agency.

NCRI- The Iranian regime's State Security Forces (Police) paraded a man in streets of a town in Tehran province to demonstrate 'police and judiciary toughness' in public.

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