Journalist Ruhollah Nakhaei Begins Serving Two-Year Sentence Despite Pardon

Journalist Ruhollah Nakhaei Begins Serving Two-Year Sentence Despite Pardon

Journalist Ruhollah Nakhaei has initiated his two-year sentence, despite being included in the “general commutation and pardon” directive issued in the winter of 2023, as stated by his lawyer, Parto Borhanpour. Arrested during the 2022 nationwide protests, Nakhaei was convicted by Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court for “assembly and collusion against national security” […]

February 20, 2024
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Zeinab Khenyab Pour Receives Two Years for Publishing Photo without Hijab The Behbahan Criminal Court sentenced Zeinab (Bahar) Khenyab Pour, a Behbahan resident, to two years in prison for publishing photos without Hijab. Sajjad Chatr Sefid, Khenyab Pour’s lawyer, informed the public about this verdict. The court session addressing her charges was held on October 9, 2023. In another aspect of her legal case taken over by the Mahshahr Revolutionary Court, Khenyab Pour had been handed down a three-month sentence. Previously, on December 5, 2023, Khenyab Pour’s garment shop was closed due to her participation in the general strike in support of nationwide protests. Following the closure, she sought clarification from judicial authorities and was subsequently detained for six days in Sepidar Prison, located in Ahvaz.  
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Zeinab Khenyab Pour Sentenced to Two Years for Publishing Photo without Hijab

The Behbahan Criminal Court has issued a two-year prison sentence to Zeinab (Bahar) Khenyab Pour, a resident of Behbahan, for the publication of photos without hijab. The announcement of this verdict was made by Sajjad Chatr Sefid, Khenyab Pour’s legal representative. The court session addressing her charges took place on October 9, 2023. In a […]

January 5, 2024
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Increased Pressure on University Professors; Identification of 95 Professors Barred from Teaching

HRANA News Agency – Universities in Iran have witnessed significant changes in higher education policies. Since January 2022, a considerable number of university professors in various cities have been removed from teaching. HRANA has so far identified 95 of these professors who, during this period, have faced dismissal, suspension, non-renewal of contracts, and forced retirement. […]

February 13, 2024
Baha'i Citizen Rouya Sabet Arrested in Shiraz
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Baha’i Citizen Rouya Sabet Arrested in Shiraz

On February 15, Baha’i citizen Rouya Sabet was arbitrarily arrested in Shiraz by IRGC Intelligence agents and transferred to an undisclosed facility. A source close to her family confirmed Sabet’s arrest, revealing to HRANA that IRGC Intelligence is responsible for the apprehension. The source disclosed that Sabet, who had traveled to Shiraz from the UAE […]

February 16, 2024
hree Political Prisoners Sentenced to a Combined 14 Years in Upheld Verdict
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Three Political Prisoners Sentenced to a Combined 14 Years in Upheld Verdict

The Appeals Court of Tehran has confirmed a joint 14-year prison sentence for political prisoners Mohsen Haji-Mohammadi, Rezavaneh Ahmad-Khan Beigi, and Behfar Laleh Zari. As per the verdict endorsed by Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran, Laleh Zari and her husband Ahmad-Khan Beigi have each been given four years for “assembly and collusion […]

February 19, 2024
Qom Seminary Lecturer, Mohammad-Taghi Akbarnejad, Arrested by IRGC Intelligence
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Qom Seminary Lecturer, Mohammad-Taghi Akbarnejad, Arrested by IRGC Intelligence

In a recent development, Mohammad-Taghi Akbarnejad, a lecturer at Qom Seminary, has been arrested by IRGC Intelligence agents in Qom and taken to an undisclosed location. The grounds for his arrest and the specific location of Akbarnejad’s detention remain unknown. It is worth noting that Akbarnejad has previously faced legal scrutiny for his activism, adding […]

February 19, 2024
Five Transgender Individuals Arrested and Coerced into Confession
Freedom of Expression

Five Transgender Individuals Arrested and Coerced into Confession

In Tehran, five transgender citizens were arrested following a quarrel with a religious vigilante who targeted them for their attire. The footage of their coerced confession has recently been released by security-affiliated media. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Hamshahri, five transgender citizens were apprehended in the Afsariyeh district of […]

June 26, 2023
Workers' Rights Defender Mostafa Zamani Arrested in Isfahan
Freedom of Expression

Workers’ Rights Defender Mostafa Zamani Arrested in Isfahan

Mostafa Zamani, an advocate for workers’ rights and a resident of Izeh, was arrested on January 14, 2024, by security forces in Isfahan. The Independent Iranian Workers Union (IIWU) reported his arrest and subsequent transfer to an undisclosed location. The arrest allegedly took place within the premises of Isfahan Oil Refinery, yet the reasons behind […]

January 16, 2024
Journalist Ruhollah Nakhaei Begins Serving Two-Year Sentence Despite Pardon
Freedom of Expression

Journalist Ruhollah Nakhaei Begins Serving Two-Year Sentence Despite Pardon

Journalist Ruhollah Nakhaei has initiated his two-year sentence, despite being included in the “general commutation and pardon” directive issued in the winter of 2023, as stated by his lawyer, Parto Borhanpour. Arrested during the 2022 nationwide protests, Nakhaei was convicted by Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court for “assembly and collusion against national security” […]

February 20, 2024
Inmate Executed in Ardabil Prison for Drug Offenses
Executions

Inmate Executed in Ardabil Prison for Drug Offenses

Ardabil prison officials executed Iraj Paki Delazi, a 38-year-old father of four, on February 19, 2024, for drug offenses. Despite the execution, no official sources or domestic media outlets in the country have reported on the incident, raising concerns about transparency and accountability in the execution process. The lack of information prompts questions regarding the […]

February 20, 2024
Azerbaijani-Turk Activist Salar Taher Afshar and Rap Singer Milad Jalili Sentenced to a Total of 14 Months in Prison
Ethnic Minorities

Azerbaijani-Turk Activist Salar Taher Afshar and Rap Singer Milad Jalili Sentenced to a Total of 14 Months in Prison

In a recent legal development, the Revolutionary Court in Tabriz has handed down a combined 14-month prison sentence to Salar Taher Afshar, an Azerbaijani-Turk activist, and Milad Jalili, a rap singer. As per the verdict issued by Branch 2 of the Tabriz Revolutionary Court, Taher Afshar has been sentenced to six months for “assisting in […]

February 19, 2024
At least Five Animal Rights Activists Arrested
Environment

At least Five Animal Rights Activists Arrested

Mehdi Fadaei, Hadi Behbahani, Mojtaba Rasouli, Mohammad Azizi and Milad Shaterani are among the animal rights activists arrested during the recent nationwide protests. These Animal rights activists were arrested earlier on 26th October, for unknown reasons in relation to the current nationwide protests. At the time of writing, there is no information on the charges […]

December 1, 2022
Rapper Emad Ghavidel Arrested
Cultural

Rapper Emad Ghavidel Arrested

On October 26, security forces arrested social rap singer Emad Ghavidel in Rasht, Gilan Province. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on October 26, rapper Emad Ghavidel was arrested at his workplace in Rasht. The reason for his arrest and whereabouts are still unknown. According to the latest available data gathered […]

October 28, 2022
On November 19, 2023, Hidi Yousefi Aghdam, 16, and Farzin Nabi, 14, were apprehended separately by security forces in Piranshahr and subsequently transported to undisclosed locations, according to Kurdpa.
Children

Security Forces Detain Two Minors in Piranshahr

On November 19, 2023, Hidi Yousefi Aghdam, 16, and Farzin Nabi, 14, were apprehended separately by security forces in Piranshahr and subsequently transported to undisclosed locations, according to Kurdpa. Yousefi Aghdam was taken into custody at his parent’s residence without the presentation of an arrest warrant. In Nabi’s case, the arrest occurred at his workplace, […]

November 21, 2023

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