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Iran: Member of Isfahan Teachers Association condemned to flogging, public flogging

Hamid Rahmati, a member of the Isfahan Teachers Association
Hamid Rahmati, a member of the Isfahan Teachers Association

Reported by PMOI/MEK


Iran, July 7, 2019A court in the city of Shahreza, south of Isfahan, central Iran, condemned Hamid Rahmati, A member of the Isfahan Teachers Association, to three years in prison and 74 lashes. The court, issuing its sentence on Thursday, also fined the teacher 20 million rials (about $150) for what the despotic ruling establishment describes as “disrupting the public order.”

Upon the court ruling, Mr. Rahmati is forced to spend ten months of his prison term in a prison in the city of Naeen, 150 kilometers east of Isfahan.

The flogging sentence will be carried out inside Shahreza prison in front of all other prisoners.

The regime uses this inhuman and degrading tactic to intimidate other prisoners from protesting or speaking against the system.



In another inhuman and degrading act, the clerical regime ruling Iran condemned another prisoner in Ahwaz to flogging in public. This vicious sentence was deliberately carried out on the streets of Ahwaz, southern Iran, and in public to install fear among locals and spread a sense of intimidation.

However, the people condemned this brutal act and refrained from going to the square to watch this barbaric punishment, and not even one person showed up to watch the flogging.


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UN human rights bodies have condemned the Iranian regime’s gross human rights violations on 65 occasions.

The reason for those condemnations is the violation of basic human rights (especially of minorities), executions, brutal punishments such as amputation and flogging, and degrading behavior with prisoners.

These brutal methods started from the days of the regime's coming to power.



The clerical regime ruling Iran condemned another prisoner in Ahwaz to flogging in public.

The clerical regime ruling Iran condemned another prisoner in Ahwaz to flogging in public.


Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini stressed on August 24, 1979, "We suppress [the MEK]."

The regime has invented more than 70 methods of torture, including severing hands and feet, gouging eyes, pressing prisoners’ heads with the vise, and rape (especially against women).

Ayatollah Montazeri, Khomeini's heir apparent said on October 9, 1986: “Do you know many were killed under torture by interrogators? Do you know many prisoners were blinded, deafened, paralyzed or suffer chronic pains due to severe torture?”

The regime created cage-like cells, where prisoners were kept for as long as 7 months.

The regime executed 120,000 political prisoners, including even 13-year-old teenagers

Ayatollah Montazeri said: “Execution of 13- or 14-year-old girls is horrifying.”

Mollahassani, Khomeini's representative in Urmia, said on December 23, 2000: “[Khomeini] said: If the prisoners are even one million, I will order to open fire on them and massacre them in one night."

Under Khomeini's orders, prison guard extracted prisoners' blood before executing them.

In 1988, Khomeini ordered, "Those who insist on their views in support of the MEK are enemies of God and are condemned to death."

Subsequently, the regime executed more than 30,000 prisoners in less than two months.

The unbelievable scale of executions and brutal tortures in Kahrizak prison in 2009 and arrest of more than 7,000 individuals during the 2017-2018 uprisings (reported by Amnesty Intl) manifest the continuation of these crimes after 40 years.

These crimes will continue until the day of the regime is overthrown. Because it cannot survive without violating human rights.