HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place this week in Iran, many of which were continuations of ongoing movements.  Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations. Friday, January 14 A group of the citizens of Chabahar City located in Sistan and […]

January 21, 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 […]

January 20, 2022
Leila Hosseinzadeh
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Leila Hosseinzadeh Arrested Violently In Shiraz

On Tuesday, December 7, student activist and former political prisoner, Leila Hosseinzadeh, was violently arrested by security forces in Shiraz. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Hosseinzadeh was on a trip in Shiraz City and staying at her relative’s house. The house was raided by 15 security agents. During the arrest, […]

December 8, 2021
Anti-Baha'is Workshop Set up By The Regime in Karaj City
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Anti-Baha’is Workshop Set up By The Regime in Karaj City

Following increasing pressure on Baha’i citizens by security and judicial institutions, the regime ran the second round of a three-day workshop to spread hate against Baha’i citizens. In this workshop, which was organized in Karaj City (the first round was run in Shiraz City) by the Islamic Propagation Office and an institution known as Mofaz, […]

January 21, 2022
Iran Farda's Editor Keyvan Samimi Transferred from Evin Prison to an Unidentified Location
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Iran Farda Editor Keyvan Samimi Transferred from Evin Prison to an Unidentified Location

Keyvan Samimi, the editor of Iran Farda Magazine and a member of the Iranian Writers’ Association, was transferred from Evin Prison to an unidentified location. He is currently serving his two year sentence in Evin Prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Emtedad, prison officials removed Samimi from his ward […]

January 21, 2022
One Kolbar Killed, Another Injured by the Direct Shooting of Regime’s Military Forces
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One Kolbar Killed, Another Injured in Direct Shooting by Regime Military Forces

On January 6, at a border area in Nosud, Kermanshah Province, two Kolbars (cross-border carriers) were killed and injured in a direct shooting by regime military forces. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, military forces killed one Kolbar and injured the other. The Kolbars were identified by the first […]

January 7, 2022
HRANA LGBT prisoners in Iran
LGBTQ+

Fifteen LGBTQ+ Prisoners Being Held in Wards 2 and 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, there are about 15 inmates imprisoned on LGBTQ+ related charges in Wards 2 and 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. Ironically named the “cultural ward” by its residents, Ward 10 is where inmates convicted of crimes such as robbery, murder and membership in ISIS […]

October 20, 2021
Five Workers Killed and Six Other Injured Due to Unsafe Workplace Conditions
Labor and Guilds

Five Workers Killed and Six Others Injured Due to Unsafe Workplace Conditions

On January 12, five workers lost their lives in six separate workplace accidents and six more were severely injured due to unsafe workplace conditions. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ILNA, in Kermanshah city, a 34 year old construction worker fell from the seventh floor of a building under construction […]

January 14, 2022
Amir Abbas Azarmvand Sentenced to Four Years and Three Months Imprisonment
Freedom of Expression

Amir Abbas Azarmvand Sentenced to Four Years and Three Months In Prison

Recently, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced journalist and workers’ rights activist Amir Abbas Azarmvand to four years and three months in prison. As a complementary punishment, he was banned from leaving the country and from membership in any political group for two years. If the verdict is upheld on appeal, the three year and […]

January 21, 2022
Seven Inmates Eexecuted in Zabol, Ilam, Zahedan and Rasht Prisons
Executions

Seven Inmates Eexecuted in Zabol, Ilam, Zahedan and Rasht Prisons

On January 20, two inmates on death row for drug-related crimes were executed in Zabol Prison. On the same day, three inmates in Ilam Prison and one in Rasht Prison, all convicted for murder, were executed. One inmate also was executed in Zahedan Prison. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Hal […]

January 21, 2022
Three and Five Years Imprisonment Against Tamuli Torfi and Childawi Upheld by the Court of Appeals
Ethnic Minorities

Three and Five Years Imprisonment Against Tamuli Torfi and Childawi Upheld by the Court of Appeals

Branch 13 of the Court of Appeals of Khuzestan Province upheld the verdict of Saleh Tamuli Torfi (Munabi) and Abdullah Childawi. These citizens were previously sentenced to a combined eight years in prison. The three years for Karim Torfi and 5 years for Childawi is enforceable according to Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code. […]

January 7, 2022
Zahra Mohammadi Jailed to Endure her Five Years Sentence
Environment

Zahra Mohammadi Sent to Jail to Serve Five Year Sentence

On January 8, civil activist Zahra Mohammadi was sent to the women’s ward of the Correctional Center of Sanandaj City to endure her five year imprisonment. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, Mohammadi was arrested by security forces on May 23, 2019. After more than six months in detention, […]

January 10, 2022
Turkish-Farsi Book Fair Prevented by Authorities in Marand City
Cultural

Turkish-Farsi Book Fair Prevented by Authorities in Marand City

A permit previously granted to a Turkish-Farsi book fair was revoked by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Marand City only a day before launch.  According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is in charge of granting permits for cultural events and prevented […]

December 9, 2021
Four Children From Nomadic Communities Injured Severely in a Landmine Blast Accident
Children

Four Children From Nomadic Communities Severely Injured in a Landmine Accident

On January 6, four children in Mehran County, Ilam Province were severely injured due to a landmine explosion. Each year, explosive remnants of landmines from the Iraq-Iran War cause the death or injury of many people at border areas. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mehr News Agency, four children […]

January 7, 2022

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