This leaflet contains the 2016’s analytical and statistical annual report on the human rights in Iran, prepared by the Department of Statistics and Publications of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI). This statistic analysis report presented by HRAI is the result of the daily efforts of this organization and its dedicated members as part of […]

Sohail Zarei in Limbo in Shiraz Prison

HRANA News Agency – Sohail Zarei, one of the detainees of the “International Day of Cyrus” at the Pasargadae Cultural Heritage, is held in Shiraz prison in limbo and is still deprived of having contact with his family. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Soheil Zarei, son of […]

Zia Nabavi Sent to Furlough

HRANA News Agency – On January 17, 2017, Zia Nabavi was sent to furlough from Semnan prison. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 17, 2017, Zia Nabavi was sent to the 3-day furlough from Semnan prison.

Masoumeh Zia under Detention by the Order of Court of Media and Culture

HRANA News Agency – Tehran court of culture and media, issued a one-month detention order for Masoumeh (Pegah) Zia and the interrogator has informed her family that that should immediately hire a lawyer for her. Ms. Zia was arrested in Tehran Imam Khomeini airport while returning from a trip abroad. According to the report of […]

A 12-Year-Old Boy Committed Suicide and Died in Shoosh

HRANA News Agency – Abbas Badavi, 12-year-old student living in the city of Shoosh, died in the hospital after committing suicide. His relatives, believe his expulsion from the school, is the reason of this kid’s suicide. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Abbas Badvi, a student from Shoosh, […]

Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

HRANA News Agency – A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her. According to […]

Mehdi Kokhian Restarted His Hunger Strike by Sewing His Lips

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Kokhian activist from Malakan, has gone on hunger strike by sewing his lips again in Maragheh prison, to protest against breach in promises made by the authorities. This political prisoner has symbolically sewed his ears as well to “avoid hearing the officials’ insults”. A close source to Mr. Kokhian told […]

A Baha’i Student Expelled from the University

HRANA News Agency – Sogol Kazemi Bahnamiri, a Baha’i student who was studying in the fifth semester of engineering Urban Development at the non-profit University of Mashhad, was excluded from the final exams. This Baha’i student pursues from the Assessment Organization and the Ministry of Science officials were left unanswered. According to the report of […]

Mahmood Salehi’s Appeal Court Session Postponed

HRANA News Agency – Appeal court session of Mahmood Salehi, labour activist who has been sentenced to 9 years in prison, was cancelled due to absence of prosecutor’s representative and it was postponed to the next month. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), appeal court session of Mahmod Salehi, labour […]

Sina Qalandari Acquitted in the Court of Appeal

HRANA News Agency – Sina Qalandari, 30-year-old journalist from Kuhdasht who had been sentenced to two years imprisonment, due to releasing information regarding  the elections in the region, which was “in his absence  in the courtroom” and without having the opportunity to defend himself was acquitted in the appeal court. While this citizen is in […]


Civil Society Institutions, Society’s Need and Todays Necessity

December 30, 2016

Peace Line Monthly / Hossein Raeesi – Certainly complexity of social relations and diversity of social and individual needs for long has strengthen the necessity for a society, that would not be able to fulfill all its needs, pass all its barriers and problems and earn the public trust, without the existence of the civil society institutes.


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 […]



March 17, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, Justice for Iran and 40 other NGOs addressed a joint statement to the permanent representatives of member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read the full text below: To: Permanent representatives of member states of the Human Rights Council Your Excellency,  We, the undersigned cross-regional group of human rights civil […]

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