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Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Arash Sadeghi, a human rights activist imprisoned in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, underwent a critical operation on September 12th for malignant bone cancer at Imam Khomeini hospital and was returned to prison just three days later, against the orders of his doctor. According to an informed source, […]

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Meysam Chandani was 22 when Intelligence Ministry forces of Saravan County, in the Sistan & Baluchestan province, arrested him on political charges. He has spent the past six years in Zahedan Central Prison awaiting a trial that has yet to be held. And, as a result of the […]





State of Mental Health Critical for Zahedan Political Prisoner Held Six Years Without Trial

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Meysam Chandani was 22 when Intelligence Ministry forces of Saravan County, in the Sistan & Baluchestan province, arrested him on political charges. He has spent the past six years in Zahedan Central Prison awaiting a trial that has yet to be held. And, as a result of the […]

Misagh Aghsani Becomes Latest Baha’i to be Denied Educational Opportunity

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Misagh Aghsani, a Baha’i student at Payam Noor University in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia, has become the latest member of Iran’s Baha’i religious minority to be denied access to education due to his faith. An informed source confirmed the news to HRANA, adding that Aghsani, who […]

Anemic Political Prisoner Denied Medical Treatment on 10th Day of Hunger Strike

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – On the shore of the Caspian Sea in the city of Tonekabon, authorities at Nashtaroud Prison are still withholding medical care from political prisoner Mahin-Taj Ahmadpour, who has now been on hunger strike for ten days. Sentenced to 10 months in prison for her participation in the January […]

16-year-old Attempts Suicide in Northern Iran

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – A 16-year-old jumped from a building under construction in an apparent suicide attempt in northern Iran on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. According to a local source, the teenager has been identified as “Y. Samadi.” He was living near the construction site in Yasreb settlement, Qaem Shahr county, Mazandaran […]

After Attending Funeral of Political Martyr, Sunni Preacher Answers to Special Clerical Court

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Pursuant to a phone summons he received one week earlier, Sunni preacher and activist Hashem Hossein Panahi was arraigned in the Special Clerical Court of Hamedan (Western Iran) on Tuesday, September 18th, presumably for participating in the funeral of executed political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi. Hashem Hossein Panahi, […]

After Attending Funeral of Political Martyr, Sunni Preacher Answers to Special Clerical Court

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Pursuant to a phone summons he received one week earlier, Sunni preacher and activist Hashem Hossein Panahi was arraigned in the Special Clerical Court of Hamedan (Western Iran) on Tuesday, September 18th, presumably for participating in the funeral of executed political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi. Hashem Hossein Panahi, […]

18 Dervishes starving to death; prison warden says “So what?”

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – In the past month alone, eighteen hunger striking Gonabadi Dervish prisoners in Iran have been beaten with batons, tased, and electrically shocked – and now, the prison’s warden has outwardly stated that it is not his concern if they die. The prisoners were first beaten by prison guards […]

Mohammad Habibi’s Case Enters Appellate Stage: a Review of the Stakes

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)- The case of imprisoned teacher Mohammad Habibi—which recently inspired more than 1400 civil and union activists to write to Iran’s Supreme leader demanding that he receive medical treatment—will be reviewed in Branch 36 of the Tehran Appeals Court, presided by Judge Seyed Ahmad Zargar. Habibi’s attorney Hossein Taj told […]

Against doctor’s orders, authorities take Arash Sadeghi back to prison after surgery

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Arash Sadeghi, a human rights activist imprisoned in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, underwent a critical operation on September 12th for malignant bone cancer at Imam Khomeini hospital and was returned to prison just three days later, against the orders of his doctor. According to an informed source, […]


LATEST ARTICLES

Iranian Parliament Deputy Immune from Prosecution Despite Accusations of Sexual Assault

June 24, 2018

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Based on evidence, documents and testimonials HRANA has obtained from reliable sources, there are at least two new allegations of multiple counts of sexual harassment and assault against Salman Khodadadi, a current Member of Iran’s Parliament and the Chair of the Parliament’s Social Committee. Mr. Khodadadi was previously […]

LATEST INTERVIEWS

Journalists’ and Media Activists’ Opinion about HRANA

September 19, 2016

Peace Line Monthly – “Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)” which serves as the first professional human rights news agency in Iran, has announced its purpose: informing and educating the public in a way that benefits the victims of human rights violations. How has this news agency which is a compilation of journalism principles with […]

LATEST STATEMENTS

Statement by a number of independent labor organizations about recent protests

January 2, 2018

HRANA News Agency- Five independent labor organizations issued an statement declaring their support for people and added “The full text of this joint statement, which a copy has been made available to HRANA, is as follow: “It should be self-evident that ignoring the demands of workers and toiling people of Iran by resorting to demagoguery […]



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