Iran: Imprisonment, torture and execution of political opponents

Serious violations of human rights continued in Iran during 1991, with arbitrary arrests, unfair trials and torture. More that 750 people were executed. Amnesty International’s concerns in Iran include the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience, including a group of men held since June 1990 allegedly for writing a letter critical of government policy. Their names are: Ali Ardalan, Abdolali Bazargan, Habibollah Davaran, Khosrow Mansourian, Nezameddin Movahed, Hashem Sabbaghian, Abolfazl Mir Shams Shahshahani, Mohammad Tavassoli Hojati and Akbar Zarinehbaf. Others include women from the Tudeh Party and People’s Fedaiyan Organization of Iran, imprisoned for many years. This paper also refers to the alleged extrajudical execution of government opponents abroad in 1989-1991.

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