The longest suffering victims of Iran's leaders are, in fact, its own people

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms Asma Jahangir, in her latest interim report (A/72/322) drew attention to the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran as well as the impunity enjoyed by Iranian officials involved in the “1988 massacre”. In a matter of a few months, some 30,000 political prisoners were executed. Some of the perpetrators are holding key positions in Iran today.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) applauds the brave political prisoners in Gohardasht prison (Raja’i Shahr prison) who enter their second month of hunger strike in protest at the dreadful conditions and repressive measures they are forced to endure in prison.

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) is deeply concerned about the alarming situation of political prisoners in ward 4 in Gohardasht prison, who are on hunger strike to protest the authorities’ harsh treatment and a brutal attack on inmates in this ward on July 30.

We regret the decision by the FCO Minister of State for the Middle East, the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP to attend the inauguration of Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, on Saturday 5 August.