The cult-like group fighting Iran
On a country road in northwestern Albania, a rather odd collection of men and women living together in a camp are busy preparing themselves to topple the Iranian regime. Three times per week, many of them apparently practice slitting throats, breaking hands, jabbing out eyeballs with fingers and performing the so-called Glasgow Smile, which involves cutting cheeks from the corner of the mouth up toward the ear. That, at least, is the story told by a former member of the group.
Iran's Intelligence Ministry denies Bakhshi’s claims of torture
The National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly has said: “The Intelligence Minister and his directors have stressed that Esmaeil Bakhshi was never tortured during his detention by the Ministry.”
Iranian President orders investigation into alleged torture of worker
Following allegations by a worker from the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Factory about being tortured in detention, the Iranian President has ordered an investigation into the case.
Reactions to alleged torture of labor activist in Iran
Thirty-four student organizations in Iran have written a letter to the Intelligence Minister asking for a debate to elucidate the demands of Esmail Bakhshi, trade unionist of Haft Tappeh factory, during his detention.