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…)
HRANA News Agency – In a short letter, Rasoul Badaghi, an ex-teacher who is imprisoned at Karaj Rajaee Shahr Prison has offered his condolences to the educational society for the murder of “Mohsen Khashkhashi” a teacher from Brojerd.
The letter that has been provided to HRANA can be seen in the following: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Rasoul Hardany who was arrested at the age of 19 following a domestic hijacking incident has spent more than 14 years in prison. The root cause of this hijacking that later became the subject of an Iranian movie by a renowned director ( Ebrahim Hatami-Kia ) was actually poverty and inadequate living conditions according to the confessions of detainees.
The following is the full text of his letter, a copy of which submitted to HRANA : (more…)
HRANA news agency – Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, workers’ rights activists and political prisoner of Rajaei Shahr wrote: “unfortunately despite the widespread demonstration in different regions of Iran, in particular in Isfahan, the criminals who committed this barbaric crime have not been arrested, yet. Undoubtedly, the security forces can immediately arrest political and social activists who plan a rally and protest but can’t identify those responsible for acid attacks. The behavior and practice of these people question dignity and human values. However, sympathy for the pain and suffering of the victims of this violent crime is only a small step and it is everyone’s duty to support the victims and slightly ease their pain. At the same time, it is important to eradicate this danger from the society and this is the least people expect from the government.”
The following is the full text of this letter, a copy of which has been submitted to HRANA: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Reza Pourshajari (Siamak Mehr), the 52 years old blogger, was released from prison after spending 4 years in the central prison of Karaj on 23, August 2014. He has been recently arrested on 30, September, 2014 when travelling to Uroumiah by intelligence agents and there is no information about his situation.
The following is a full text of the letter of support for Mohammad Reza Pourshajari signed by 15 political prisoners: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Hashmatollah Tabarzadi, journalist, political prisoner, and secretary general of National Democratic Front, wrote a letter to Ahmad Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur to Iran: “I am a journalist and political activist. Although the government of Iran has broken my pen, dissolved my party, and imprisoned my friends for 20 years, they have failed to silence my voice. For this reason and in response to my sacred responsibility as a journalist to discover the truth, I have always reported cases of human rights violations in Iran that you are well aware of.”
The following is a full text of the letter, a copy of which was provided to HRANA: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Vahid Asghari, Rasoul Bodaghi, Heshmat Tabarzadi, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh and Khaled Hardani issued a statement on the occasion of World Food Day.
The following is a copy of this statement submitted to HRANA: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Ramin Zibaei is a scholar of psychology and dean at the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE) in Tehran who has been sentenced to 48 months in prison because of his role in educating Baha’i individuals. He is imprisoned in Rajaei Shahr prison, and his daughter has also been deprived of higher education.
He addressed a letter to the people of Iran, and a copy of the letter has been submitted to HRANA: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – In a short letter which was sent from prison, “Mohammad Seyfzadeh” and “Heshmatollah Tabarzadi”, two political Prisoners at Karaj Rajaee Shahr Prison reacted to ongoing human rights’ violation for some Iranian citizens which were prevented from further education under the title of “Flagged/ star Students” and “Bahaei Students”. The content of this letter can be viewed in the following: (more…)
HRANA News Agency- Zubaida Hajizadeh and Nima Ebrahimzadeh, wife and son of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh a political prisoner, wrote in a letter: “Today we were informed about the critical condition of Behnam through a phone call. We were at the height of fear and unsure of what to do? Yes, today we were informed that Behnam has been transferred to Rajayee Shahr Prison, Ward 1, Hall #2.
Since August 9th, Behnam has started a hunger strike, protesting difficult prison condition and lack of attention from the authorities. Today, we were also informed about another bad news, which was security forces attacking the prisoners and beating them. Behnam has not been able to even stand on his feet because of his serious health condition and being on hunger strike.” (more…)