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.

At a conference in the House of Commons on 18 July, dozens of MPs, and Peers called on the UK government to condemn the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran and to press the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran to form a commission of inquiry in order to bring the perpetrators of this crime against humanity to justice. 

The cross-party MPs were joined by prominent lawyers from the Law Society and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales.

Regardless of who is president in Iran, Human rights abuses and executions will continue

On Saturday, May 20, Hassan Rouhani was declared the winner of presidential elections in Iran for a second term. The elections in Iran are neither fair nor free as all candidates are hand-picked by the unelected Guardian Council based on their commitment to defend the ruling theocracy and allegiance to the Supreme Leader.