Iranian Political Prisoner’s statement on the Occasion of 11 February

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – In a statement, 10 political prisoners of the Ward #10 of Rajai-Shahr prison suggested: “No to Death Penalty and requesting abolition of execution could be a common goal and unifying political slogan for all democratic forces in Iran.”

 

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


4 Sunni Prisoners’ statement about the so-called “the Week of Unity”

Posted on: January 25th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Four Sunni-Kurdish prisoners of Ghezel-Hesar prison – Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayi, Jamshid Dehghani, and Jahangir Dehghani – who have been on hunger strike since November, 4th , 2013 issued an statement with respect to the so-called “the week of Unity” and submitted a copy to HRANA.

 

In this statement, the prisoners declared “we draw Iranian intellectuals’ attention to ourselves and to the young Sunni prisoners in the prisons of Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan, Sistan and Baluchistan, Gorgan, Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Kermanshah, Rajayee-Shahr, Evin and Ghezelhesar. We are examples of “unity” in Iran”.

 

The full-text of the statement is as follows: (more…)


We have not been involved in any armed action

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Four Sunni-Kurdish prisoners of Ghezel-Hesar prison – Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayi, Jamshid Dehghani, and Jahangir Dehghani – who have been on hunger strike since November, 4th , 2013 issued a letter, stating “We are protesting because our belief and faith has been insulted. However, we have never been involved in any armed action. Now, we are sentenced to death with the charge of acting against national security and facing risk of execution, which may happen anytime.” (more…)


Amnesty International: Iranian hunger strikers’ health failing

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Hunger striking Sunni men from Iran’s Kurdish minority are in grave danger as their health deteriorates after 64 days on hunger strike. They have been on hunger strike in protest at their death sentences and the conditions in which they are held.

Jamshid Dehghani, his younger brother Jahangir Dehghani, Hamed Ahmadi and Kamal Molayee, who have been on a “wet” hunger strike (taking water but not food) since 4 November, are now in critical condition. All four men have repeatedly lost consciousness since 30 December. Because of this, they have been given intravenous fluids in the clinic in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, north-west Tehran. They have apparently refused to receive the intravenous fluids each time they have regained consciousness. (more…)


Sunni prisoners seeking for international help

Posted on: November 30th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayi, Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini are in hunger strike since 26 days ago in Ghezelhesar prison.

 

These Sunni prisoners of conscientious who are sentenced to death requested for help from human rights organizations and independent media through publishing a letter that they have written in the 21st day of their hunger strike.

 

You are about to read the complete letter: (more…)


Iranian delegation’s reaction to Ahmad Shaheed’s recent report

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Islamic Republic of Iran delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday (18th October) after the release of the latest report of Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Iran, has sent a document to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Council and reflected its response to the report in some cases including the freedom of expression and association and rights of minorities in Iran.

 

Undoubtedly the publishers of this document in the office of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Geneva know the facts better than anyone else and are more aware of the truth and real situation in Iran. It is evident that their job is to deliver such declarations and that is what they are getting paid for. But to just remind them once more that this way of earning money is not a very moral one, I want to draw the attention of these gentlemen to these simple points about they have mentioned in their released document: (more…)


October to October, a report on the executions rate in Iran

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Since October 11, 2012 until October 10, 2013 there have been 537 prisoners hanged in Iran which is 9% more than the last year. The death penalties are issued and enforced in a case that the prisoners do not have access to just trial process in Iran.

 

In this report, we will take a look at the annual execution rate and compare it with the last year. Meanwhile we will try to predict the execution rate of the next year on the basis of statistics since. (more…)


Ahmad Tamooyi’s letter to Ahmed Shaheed from Uremia prison

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Tamooyi, the prisoner of central prison of Uremia, has unmasked some physical and mental tortures, which he has experienced during past 6 years in jail in a letter to Ahmed Shaheed.

 

Mr. Tamooyi, is now kept in the general ward (the ward of murderers), after the last false case which was made by officials for him.

 

You are about to read the full letter of protest that is being published by HRANA: (more…)


Youth in Peril – Film Screening of “Don’t Bury My Heart” and Panel Discussion

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

The Sydney Feminists have teamed up with United Nations Youth Australia to bring you a screening of “Don’t Bury My Heart”, a powerful documentary about child executions in Iran.  Created by director/producer Saba Vasefi, the film has been screened for the BBC, Amnesty International in London, as well as the Copenhagen International Film Festival, the Iran Human Rights forum at the University of Oslo and the UN in Geneva. (more…)