Tag : Orumieh

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike Threatened with Further Prosecution and Execution
19 Dec
10:56

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike Threatened with Further Prosecution and Execution

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Nearly a month into their hunger strike inside the Orumiyeh Central Prison to protest dangerous and inhumane prison conditions, 27 Kurdish political prisoners have been summoned and threatened with new judicial cases if they don’t cease their hunger strike, a source told…

Amnesty: Alleged juvenile offender among 10 hunger strikers threatened with immediate execution
19 Dec
9:57

Amnesty: Alleged juvenile offender among 10 hunger strikers threatened with immediate execution

The Iranian authorities’ threat to expedite the execution of 10 men on death row in retaliation for going on hunger strike is deplorable, said Amnesty International as it called for the death sentences to be commuted immediately. One of the 10, Saman Naseem, was sentenced to death in 2013 for…

Massive protests have erupted in Kurdish-Azeri city of Orumieh, north-west Iran
28 Aug
2:23

Massive protests have erupted in Kurdish-Azeri city of Orumieh, north-west Iran

Sharif Behruz for Medya News August 27, 2011 – In protest to diversion of many rivers that feed one of the largest salty lake in the world, Lake Orumieh in north western Iran residents of the city of Orumieh poured to the streets (see video) of the city despite the heavy…