An Inmate Executed in Urmia Prison for Drug-related Crime

Inmate Executed in Urmia Prison for Drug-Related Crime

On January 27, an inmate on death row who was previously convicted for drug-related crimes was executed in Urmia Prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, the inmate was identified as Mirsoltan Amiri, a resident of Oshnavieh City. On July 3, 2021, Amiri’s son, Shahria Amiri, […]

January 27, 2022
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Narges Mohammadi Transferred to Qarchak Prison
Freedom of Expression

Narges Mohammadi Transferred to Qarchak Prison

Narges Mohammadi, the spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, was transferred from Evin Prison to Qarchak Prison in Varamin City. In November of last year, she was arrested in Karaj City and has since been held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, her […]

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Two Baha'is Citizens Sent to Adel-Abad Prison to Endure Their Sentence
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January 25, 2022
Chia Agha-Beygpour Jailed to Endure His Sentence in Bukan Prison
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Chia Agha-Beygpour Jailed to Serve His Sentence in Bukan Prison

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Azerbaijani Turk activist Mohammad Aini Arrested in Rasht City
Freedom of Expression

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January 27, 2022
An Inmate Executed in Urmia Prison for Drug-related Crime
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Inmate Executed in Urmia Prison for Drug-Related Crime

On January 27, an inmate on death row who was previously convicted for drug-related crimes was executed in Urmia Prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, the inmate was identified as Mirsoltan Amiri, a resident of Oshnavieh City. On July 3, 2021, Amiri’s son, Shahria Amiri, […]

January 27, 2022
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Ethnic Minorities

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Zahra Mohammadi Sent to Jail to Serve Five Year Sentence

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Turkish-Farsi Book Fair Prevented by Authorities in Marand City
Cultural

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Four Children From Nomadic Communities Severely Injured in a Landmine Accident

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