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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.

Two political prisoners of Arab speaking minority of Iran who have been in prison since 2011 have been transferred by the intelligence ministry to an unknown location which could mean that their execution is imminent.

Families of dervish political and religious minority prisoners held New Year ceremonies in front of three large prisons of Iran where their loved ones and friends are imprisoned. According to reports from inside Iran, the family of an imprisoned dervish and a number of dervishes of Bandar Abbas (a seaport city south of Iran) held the New Year ceremony on March 20 in front of the Bandar Abbas Central Prison. In the Iranian tradition, family members celebrate the New Year together. 

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