Untold Stories of Nasirabad – Letter of the Former Red Crescent Rescuer

Posted on: July 4th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Since the Baluch civilians have been arrested in Nasir Abad the people of this region have asked authorities to clarify the reason of these arrests, especially the detention of some Red Crescent rescuers who have been arrested in this case. The following is the letter of Amin Eslam Zehi who have been working in the Red Crescent for 15 years: (more…)


A Baha’i Citizen Sentenced to Prison Addresses His Judge

Posted on: May 7th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Alireza Haghighi, a Baha’i citizen of Arak who has been recently sentenced to 3 years in prison and one year suspended prison by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of the city of Yazd on charges of propaganda against the system and acting against national security, wrote a letter to his judge. The following is the full text of the letter, a copy of which has been submitted to the HRANA: (more…)


Hossein Ronaghi Maleki’s Letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran

Posted on: April 30th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Seyed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has wrote a letter to the Supreme Leader while reporting about the regrettable situation of ward 8 of Evin prison as keeping 27 people in this ward with 6 toilets and 5 bathrooms for 290 prisoners, sleeping on the floor in corridor and opposite the bath, toilet and kitchen, prevalence of infected diseases, abundance of drugs, unhealthy food and lack of separation of prisoners on the basis of their crimes.

Seyed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, political prisoners who has been transferred to the prison unexpectedly and was arrested with a deceitful method has written a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei while reporting the regrettable situation of ward 8 of Evin prison which was mentioned as an exile and asked the leadership to order an investigation similar to Kahrizak detention center. (more…)


A Civil Lawsuit from Mohammad Maleki to Ahmad Shaheed

Posted on: April 28th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Dr. Mohammad Maleki, the former head of the University of Tehran and a retired professor of this university, wrote a letter to Dr. Ahmad Shaheed, the special UN Rapporteur for human rights in Iran and complained about the violations of human rights in Iran, in particular the violation of his basic right to travel abroad and visit his children outside Iran.

“The right to travel and the right to visit children are the essential rights of dissents” (more…)


A Letter from Hussein Ronaghi’s Father to the Prosecutor of Tehran

Posted on: April 13th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Hussein Ronaghi’s father wrote a letter to the prosecutor of Hussein Ronaghi’s case in Tehran. Hussein Ronaghi is a political prisoner and human rights activist who has been recently suffering from health problems in the prison.

According to the HRANA, the Human Rights Association News Agency, Hussein Ronaghi who has lost one kidney due to lack of appropriate medical attention, is currently in the ward #7 of the Evin prison.

The following is the full text of this letter: (more…)


A Sad Memoir from a Death Row Sunni Prisoner

Posted on: April 6th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – One of the fellow inmates of the six prisoners who were executed on Wednesday, March 4th, wrote a memoir about the last hours before execution of these prisoners as well as their charges and imprisonment situations for public enlightenment. He wrote “I would like to write a few sentences for my countrymen who may unjustly criticize us without proper reasoning. Hamed Ahmadi was not a member of Al-Qaeda. I am not a member of Al-Qaeda. We have emphasized many times and will do more: we are not providing moral and material support to al-Qaeda or other similar organizations. We are not an armed group. We did not commit any crime. If we were member of Al-Quada, we could have been easily exchanged with the members of the Revolutionary Guard and Basij. We are Shafei. Our only crime is our faith and religion, which are completely legal and peaceful. We, Sunnis, have paid high cost for peacefully defending our belief. Hamed Ahmadi also sacrificed his life in the same way.”

The following is a full text of this letter, a copy of which has been submitted to HRANA: (more…)


Two Political and Conscience Prisoners’ Letter on the New Year

Posted on: March 22nd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Ibrahim Firouzi and Arash Moghadam Aslanpoor in a letter on the New Year have written, “Forsaking people is not forgiveness. Forgiveness is a response to the confession by which, we abandon our resentment and anger for not being consumed by them. Forgiveness means a choice that we love people in contrast with what they have done to us. Forgiveness is not redeeming the relationships, but empowering us to live in peace and love people when they hate”.

The complete text of the letter of these two prisoners of ward number 10 of Rajaei Shahr is as following: (more…)


Hussein Ronaghi’s Father: I Demand Freedom of My Son and Security of My Family

Posted on: March 21st, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Seyyed Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, the father of political prisoner Hussein Rnaghi Maleki, wrote two separate letters to the Attorney General and his assistant: “I took the letter to Evin prison, and the soldiers handed the letter to the execution of verdicts office after one hour. About half an hour later, I was contacted and told that the authorities want Hussein. I told them that Hussein was at the hospital. They asked me to turn in Hussein and I did. Hussein entered the courthouse but later we were told (at 3 PM) that he was arrested because he was a fugitive. I ask Mr. Khodabakhshi “how could my son be a fugitive? He had a letter from the medical commission of Shahrak-Gharb, requesting to be exempted from spending time in jail because of his health issues.   Moreover, the judge and the attorney general both authorized his release because of these medical issues. If he was a fugitive, how could I turn him to you on Tuesday (only three days after the request we received on Saturday). Ever since his arrest on Tuesday at 3:00 PM, he has been kept under quarantine in the worst possible conditions. We have been threatened to be severely punished if we inform the media and public…” (more…)


Untold Stories of Nasirabad – Edris Balidehei’s Wife’s Letter to the Commander of Police Forces

Posted on: March 1st, 2015

HRANA News Agency – In a raid of revolutionary guards and security forces which took place on Sunday January 4, to Nasir Abad village, located in southern part of Baluchistan province, at least 30 people including Edris Balidehei were arrested.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) and Baluch civil rights activists campaign, the security forces has attributed 90% of all terror and bombing activities in recent years to these arrestees, but their families reject these allegations. (more…)


Untold Stories of Nasirabad – Amin Raisi’s Mother’s and Wife’s Letter to Ban Ki-Moon

Posted on: February 24th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Amin Raisi along with 30 other men, from Nasir Abad village near Sarbaz city, was detained after the assassination of a member of Basij in the morning of 4th January this year and despite judge’s order to release him, he is still in detention of security forces.

The authorities, so far, have told a lot of contradictories about the mass arrests. The families of these people also consist on their innocence and emphasis that they are victims. Mother of this native Balooch, has written a letter, a copy of which has been provided to HRANA, with an emphasis on his son’s innocence, she has sought help from Human Rights organisations, particularly from UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights. (more…)