HRANA News Agency – Tens of residents of Nasirabad village, a rural area of Sarbaz city, have been arrested after the terror of a Basij member, on January 4 and except few people who were released, the rest of them are still under arrest by security forces.
The authorities have had many contradictionary announcements about this mass arrest. The families of these prisoners are concerned about the fate of their beloved ones while emphasizing on their innocence. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Aboubakr (Sadigh) Bahram Zehi, appreciated employee of Rasak Red Crescent was arrested along with thirty residents of NasirAbad village of Sarbaz town were after terror of a Basij member and there is no information about him since 4th of January.
Till now, the Authorities said many contradictories about this collective arrest. The families of these detainees emphasized that their children are innocent and victims. The mother of this Balouch citizen, with writing a letter a copy of which was provided to HRANA, emphasized that his child is innocent and asked for help from the UN and Mr. Ahmad Shaheed. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Foad Ahmad Noori (Laloo), a Sunni Kurdish prisoner in Rajaei shahr Karaj wrote a letter to report the obstruction of the authorities to prevent his family from meeting him after 4 years while they live in Iraqi Kurdistan.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Foad Ahmad Noori (Laloo) has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment because of propagating Sunnite belief. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Abobakr Mollazehi along with dozens of men living in Nasirabad, a village of Sarbaz city, were arrested following the assassination of a member of Basij, Iranian militias, living in the area, at dawn on 4th of January, and has been detained since then and he is still incarcerated by security forces.
The authorities have so far been saying a lot of contradictories about the mass arrests. On the other hand the families of the detainees affirm that their children are innocent and victims. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Following the arrest of around 30 Sunni citizens of Balouchestan in January 4th, 2015, the chief of the police force in Balouchestan, Colonel Rahimi, told media that some of the arrested individuals have confessed to be involved in the assassination of Molavi Jangi Zehi, the head of the Basij force in Ahmad Abad Rask who was killed in February, 2011 by unknown people.
This was despite the fact that 10 people had previously suffered from heavy sentences on the same charges and regarding the same incident. Therefore, the daughter of Malek Mohammed Abadian, one of the previously arrested individuals, responded to the recent claims of the chief of police force and highlighted the contradictions in his remarks. Her letter has been published by “Blaouch activists” and indicated below: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, who has been sentenced to 9 years and 4 months imprisonment, has written in a letter: “I had been sentenced to 5 years in prison which I have spent 4 years of it. But I was tried again. The court did not even let my solicitor, Manijeh Mohammadi to participate in my trial. I was tried in branch 26 and branch 15, presided by Judge Salvati, and conveyed my sentence on 29th December. I was accused by allegations such as gathering and collusion against the national security and relations with MEK, propaganda against the regime, connection with Ahmed Shaheed, and keeping satellite equipment. I do not accept this verdict and I denied any connection with the MEK. I had no relationship with this organization and I do not have. It’s just a bogus charge and embroidered story.”
The full text of the letter was publicised by HRANA News Agency as below: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Nazari, son of Hamdullah, political prisoner in hall 12 of ward 4 in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, who has been imprisoned on charge of cooperating with Kurdish Democrat Party since 19 years ago without any leave, has written in a letter:
“In 2001-2002, I had been asked to pay 5 million Tomans to get released from prison, but as I couldn’t pay it, I have been held in prison since then and it is still going on. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a labor activist imprisoned in Rajai Shar prison,has gone on hunger strike since 3 December in protest against being transferred from political prisoners’ ward to criminals’ ward and is currently in critical condition.
He wrote a letter to his son, who is affected by blood cancer. HRANA has received the letter which is as follows: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Abdolreza Ghanbari is a Persian literature teacher and a university professor, who was arrested on the day of Ashura (2009) and sentenced to death by Tehran Revolutionary Court Branch 15. His death sentence was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012 and his case was sent to the Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran where his verdict was reduced to 15 years in prison.
The teacher prisoner has issued a statement, a copy of which has been submitted to HRANA as follows: (more…)
In an orchestrated effort with the Iranian Welfare Organization, the official Iranian news agency named IRNA denied the news recently issued by HRANA, concerning the threat of acid attacks in a kindergarten in Ahwaz. The following article briefly shows that this denial actually confirms the accuracy of the information published by the HRANA and clearly indicates that the state founded media is more concerned about the resource of news rather than addressing the real problem.
On Friday, November 6, 2014, HRANA, the news organization of Human Rights Activists in Iran, published a report entitled “Acid attacks and threats in a kindergarten”. on its website (1). The title of the news that included a summary of the entire released report entailed “on October 25, 2014, a woman attacked a kindergarten named Blue Lotus (located in the city of Ahwaz) with a container claimed to contain acid solution. (more…)