Friday , 12 August 2022


The reign of intelligence services

Some weeks ago Iran arrested some high level officials and senior members of the political and defense establishments on charges of spying for Israel according to the New York Times. Brig. Gen. Ali Nasiri of the information unit in the IRGC and Hossein Taeb IRGC’s intelligence chief of 12 years, were among the senior officials sacked, which sparked an outrage …

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IOPHR’s statement regarding the renewed death threats of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh and his family

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR warned about renewed death threats by the security elements of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh and his family. The statement stated ” the instructive and anti-superstitious activities of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, who is a human rights activist, Islamologist, prominent jurist and an educator of Sufism …

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Sam Brownback the former IRF Ambassador express concern in regards to murder of Sufi Mohammad Pouryousefi

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement Sam Brownback the former IRF Ambassador stated “Have heard disturbing reports that Mohammad Pouryousefi, the Gonabadi Sufi who helped expose the government’s role in Noor Ali Tabandeh’s 2019 murder, was himself murdered recently. The repression of the Iranian people at the hands of their own government is deplorable. #Iran“ Have heard disturbing reports that …

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Behnam Mahjoubi’s Mother Calls for Accountability in Death of Her Son in Custody

Iran Human Rights – Behnam Mahjoubi’s mother says despite three months passing, the forensic medical examiner is not responding to requests for an investigation to establish the cause of her son’s death after being transferred to hospital from Evin Prison. Iran Human Rights calls on the international community to pay attention and follow up on the case of Behnam Mahjoubi. …

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Activist Calls on Publishers to Send Books to Prisoners

Iranwire – Mohammad Sharifi-Moghaddam, a student activist and Gonabadi dervish imprisoned in Greater Tehran Prison, has appealed to publishers and translators to send books to prisoners. In a letter seen by IranWire, Sharifi-Moghaddam describes conditions in the prison, which is also known as Fashafuyeh Prison, including the human rights violations that regularly take place there. Given the restrictions in the …

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Behnam Mahjoubi -A Medical Review

Behnam Mahjoubi was a 33-year-old man, a member of the Gonabadi Sufi order in Iran, who was arrested in February 2018 after taking part in peaceful protests at Golestan Haftom in Tehran. Some 300 Gonabadi Sufis were arrested in association with the protests and Behnam Mahjoubi was sentenced to two years in prison. Behnam Mahjoubi was a bright student and …

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Commemorating 40th day since the murder of Behnam Mahjoubi – Public statement of Markus Grübel on discrimination and persecution of Sufis and Baha’is in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a public statement Markus Grübel (A member of the German Bundestag ) declared : ““I am calling upon the regime in Iran to release all prisoners of conscience such as the Sufis and the Baha’i community, and to end the persecutions based on religion. No one should be discriminated against due to their religion or belief. With …

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IOPHR Statement on the need to provide immediate Security for Mr. Amir Labbaf

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR expressed concerns in regards to the dangers posed to Mr. Amir Labbaf’s life, especially given the increased Iranian regime’s overseas efforts to physically eliminate its opponents through foreign terrorist operations. Thus, IOPHR stated : “Mr Labbaf, who is a witness and victim of the violation of the rights of religious and political minorities in …

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