Political Prisoners Salahoddin Sharifzadeh and Hassan Beit Abdollah being Denied Medical Care in Khalkhal Prison

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, political prisoners Salahoddin Sharifzadeh and Hassan Beit Abdollah are being denied medical treatment by authorities in Khalkhal Prison despite suffering from COVID-19.

Lack of sanitation facilities in many prisons in the country has led to the rampant spread of Coronavirus within many Iranian prisons.

Salahoddin Sharifzadeh, a native of Buchan, was arrested by security forces in July 2018 on charges of “collaborating with opposition parties” and was transferred to the Urmia Intelligence Detention Center. He was finally sentenced by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad to 2 years and 6 months in prison.

Hassan Beit Abdollah, a resident of Shush, was arrested by intelligence agents in October 2015, and eventually sentenced by the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court to 25 years in prison. These prisoners were transferred to Khalkhal Prison shortly after their detention.

HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

This week, nationwide protests continued in Iran following the widespread protests in Khuzestan. A number of labor protests took place as well. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, employees of Haft-Tappeh Agro Industry Co. continued their strike into a 4th week. Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations.

 

Saturday, July 31


Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company continued their strike for a 19th consecutive day in Shush on Saturday. A group of workers of Rudbar Municipality in Gilan Province and a group of employees and engineers of East Azerbaijan thermal and gas power plant in Tabriz held protest rallies called on their demands to be addressed. Also, following the nationwide protests of the Iranian people, citizens held protest rallies in the cities of Ahvaz, Tehran, and Golestan of Tehran.

 

Citizens of Tehran protesting front of the Tehran City Theater:

 

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company:







 


Sunday, August 1 and Monday, August 2

A group of employees of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, and a number of farmers in Isfahan protested on Sunday and Monday. A group of workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company also continued their strike for a 21st day in Shush.

 


Farmers of Isfahan:

Operational staff of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company:





Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company:

 


Tuesday, August 3


A number of bakers in Baharestan city in Tehran Province, several contractor workers of Isfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel, and a group of official employees of Iranian Offshore Oil Company in Qeshm and Bahregan protested this Tuesday. A group of workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company also protested for a 22nd day in Shush.

 

 

Bakers in Baharestan:

 
Contractor workers of Isfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel:

 
Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company in Shush:

 
Employees of Iranian Offshore Oil Company in Qeshm and Bahregan:

Wednesday, August 4


A group of Izeh ranchers protested on Wednesday, as well as a number of employees of the Bahrgansar oil field. Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Company also continued their strike for the 23rd day in Shush.

 

 

Ranchers of Izeh:

 
Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co. in Shush:





Thursday, August 5


On the 24th day of the strike, workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry in Shush marched in the streets.

 

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co. in Shush:

Friday, August 6


A number of workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co in Shush protested for a 25th day in a row. 

 

Activists Hashem Amini and Nosrat Beheshti Arrested; Javad Lal Mohammadi and Fatemeh Sepehri Still in Detention

Activists Hashem Amini and Nosrat Beheshti were recently arrested by security forces, while activists Javad Lal Mohammadi and Fatemeh Sepehri are still in detention.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Hashem Amini, a civil activist native of Bajestan, was arrested and transferred to Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad on Wednesday, August 4, after being summoned by the Gonabad prosecutor’s office. Meanwhile, Nosrat Beheshti, a retired activist living in Mashhad, was detained by security forces at his home and then taken to an unknown location.

Amini was previously arrested by security forces at his home in Bajestan on June 17 and had been transferred to the Mashhad Intelligence Detention Center. He was released on bail from the Gonabad Intelligence Bureau in Khorasan Razavi Province on Thursday, July 8.

Nosrat Beheshti had previously been detained for signing the resignation request letter of Ali Khamenei the supreme leader in 2019.
Javad Lal Mohammadi and Fatemeh Sepehri are still in custody. These citizens were arrested by security forces on Sunday, August 1, during a protest rally in support of the people of Khuzestan in Mashhad.

Fatemeh Sepehri and Javad Laleh Mohammadi, are also signatories of the request letter for the Supreme Leader’s resignation, and they had previously been arrested and convicted for it.

According to a source close to the families of the two civil activists, Ms. Sepehri informed her family about her detention in the Mashhad Intelligence Office detention center on a short call. However, Javad Lal Mohammadi has not contacted his relatives since his arrest. Mr. Lal Mohammadi’s family follow-up has been inconclusive.

Hamshahri Newspaper: During the Protests, 300 People were Arrested in Susangerd Alone

Hamshahri newspaper, which is owned by Tehran Municipality, published a report yesterday stating that at least 300 have been arrested during the recent protests in the city of Susangerd alone.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the report acknowledges that at least 12,000 people were present at a protest rally in Susangerd–a noteworthy distinction amid denials of unrest from many official sources.

According to the report, the day after the first day of the protests, July 15, Khuzestan Governor Qassem Soleimani Dashtaki denied everything about the protest, saying, “Some seek to provoke the people and publish fake images of the protests in cyberspace.” He claimed, “There were no protests in the cities of Khorramshahr and Susangerd.”

Subsequent events showed that the governor’s words were wrong. The Hamshahri newspaper also reported that the protests were peaceful until the fourth day in Susangerd and surrounding cities but escalated into violence with the arrival of troops and special forces.

Until that day, no provincial or government officials were willing to speak to the people. Finally, on the fourth day, with the arrival of the non-native special police unit in the Susangerd area, the atmosphere changed. The police were aimed at stopping protests by any means necessary. Citizens wondered why the special unit had been summoned to the city, given the peaceful nature of their protests.

According to the Hamshahri report, 2018 statistics showed that Khuzestan was the highest ranked province in number of protests, with about 300 union and non-union gatherings and sit-ins in that year alone. Given the high capabilities and abundance of resources within the province, it should be one of the wealthiest regions, but decades of mismanagement and exploitation have left Khuzestan with abysmal rates of unemployment and poverty. Regarding the water issue, citizens have been protesting, in various ways, for more than 20 years, but nothing has been done.

Dizelabad Prison Authorities Execute Juvenile Offender Sajad Sanjari Without Notifying Family

At dawn on Monday, August 2, Sajad Sanjari was executed in Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah. His family was not notified or allowed to visit him before the execution.

According HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Amnesty International, Sanjari was arrested in 2010 at the age of 15 on murder charges and sentenced to death.

Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, stated, “With the secret execution of Sajad Sanjari, the Iranian authorities have yet again demonstrated the utter cruelty of their juvenile justice system. The use of the death penalty against people who were under 18 at the time of the crime is absolutely prohibited under international law and constitutes a cruel assault on child rights.”

In December 2016, the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called on the authorities of the Islamic Republic to suspend the execution of Sajad Sanjari, a juvenile accused of murder.

Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.

One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death. According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.

Recently, in an interview with Agence France-Presse, Secretary of the state-run High Council for Human Rights, Majid Tafreshi, said that the Islamic Republic executes juvenile offenders “three to four times a year”, and claimed this should not be considered a human rights violation.

“The fact that Sajad Sanjari was executed in secret, denying his family and him even the chance to say goodbye, is an alarming pattern of the Iranian authorities carrying out executions in secret or at short notice to minimize the chances of public and private interventions to save people’s lives” Eltahawy further stated of Sanjari’s execution. “We urge the Iranian authorities to put an end to these abhorrent violations of the right to life and children’s rights by amending the penal code to ban the use of the death penalty against anyone who was under 18 at the time of the crime immediately.”

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HRANA Newly Identifies 190 Detainees from the Recent Protests in Khuzestan for a Total of 361 Arrested

 Since their start on the evening of July 15, public rallies in cities throughout Khuzestan over water cuts and provincial officials’ resource mismanagement have spread to several other provinces and cities.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, dozens have been killed and injured during the protests and 361 have been identified as detained.

Although reports from various cities in the country indicate that hundreds have been detained, due to restrictions on the free flow of information in Iran, and the Iranian authorities’ refusal to allow independent civil society organizations to operate inside the country, it is very difficult to determine the exact number and details of detainees.

Hamshahri newspaper, which is owned by Tehran Municipality, published a report today stating that the number of detainees in the city of Susangerd alone is 300, so it is likely that the real numbers are significantly higher than what has been confirmed.

The newspaper also reported that the peaceful protests had escalated into violence with the arrival of military forces and special forces, and that at least 12,000 people had taken part in a protest rally in Susangerd. The governor of Khuzestan himself  called the videos of protests in Susangerd “fake” in the early days of the protests, and claimed that no protests had taken place in the city.

Despite the considerable amount of misinformation circulating, HRANA identified and provided a name of some victims and a list of 171 detained citizens in Khuzestan and other parts of Iran, previously. Now we have an updated list that includes an additional 190 names for a total of 361.

This report reveals updates on the number and information about detainees of Khuzestan-related protestors.  HRANA has been able to identify a total of 361 detained citizens, of whom 171 were revealed in the first list and 190 were identified since.

 

List No 1, previously published under “Summary Report from the Second Week of Khuzestan Protests; Protests in 41 Cities”:

 

  1. 1. Ahmad Asli, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  2. 2. Ahmad Savari, son of Abdol Ali Shamil, arrested on July 20 in Alavi in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 3. Ahmad Mojaddam, son of Issa, arrested on July 22 in Chamran, latest status: Unknown
  4. 4. Esmail Jalali, son of Hassan, 40 years old, arrested on July 21 in Susangerd. Latest status: unknown
  5. 5. Ashkan Sa’adat Mehr, arrested on July 24, in Urmia. Latest status: freed
  6. 6. Afshin Hamoudi, arrested on July 26, in Kermanshah. Latest status: unknown
  7. 7. Akbar Gholizadeh, arrested on July 24 in Urmia. Latest status: freed
  8. 8. Omid Saeedi, arrested on July 23, in Tehran. Latest status: imprisoned in quarantine in Greater Tehran Prison
  9. 9. Omid Tusi, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir. Latest status: unknown
  10. 10. Amir Alhaei, son of Khalaf, arrested on July 22 in Elhaei. Latest status: unknown
  11. 11. Amir Sattari, a citizen of Tabriz and a former political prisoner, arrested on July 22 in Tabriz, latest status: Unknown
  12. 12. Ahura Mohammadi, arrested on July 21 in Lordegan. Latest status: unknown
  13. 13. Olduz Ghasemi, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: she is imprisoned in Tabriz prison, and bail requested.
  14. 14. Ayad Abiat, son of Rahim, arrested in Susangerd, date of arrest: unknown. Latest status: unknown
  15. 15. Ayoub Abboud al-Namnum, a 12-year-old boy, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  16. 16. Arash Sadeghi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran. Last status: freed
  17. 17. Arash Kaykhosravi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran. Latest status: freed
  18. 18. Armin Kiani, from Liqak in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces, arrested in Behbahan. Last status: unknown
  19. 19. Bassem Heydari, 20 years old, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrest; unknown. Latest status: unknown
  20. 20. Bassem Soleimani, son of Nasser, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  21. 21. Basam Zargani, son of Hamidan and 30 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz. Latest status: unknown
  22. 22. Behzad Homayouni Arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest Status: Released
  23. 23, Bahman Taybi, arrested in Behbahan Last status: unknown
  24. 24. Behnam Hassani, arrested on July 21 in Lordegan. Latest status: unknown
  25. 25. Parham Naderi, arrested on July 26 in Kermanshah, latest status: unknown
  26. 26. Parviz Siabi, Turk (Azerbaijani) activist, arrested on July 25 in Ardabil, latest situation; unknown
  27. 27. Pouran Nazemi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  28. 28. Pouya Naderi, arrested on July 25 during a rally in Kermanshah. Latest status: unknown
  29. 29. Jassem Chaldavi, 35 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan. Latest status: unknown
  30. 30. Jasem Tusi, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  31. 31. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  32. 32. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  33. 33. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  34. 34. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  35. 35. Jafar Azimzadeh, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  36. 36. Jamil Obaidawi, arrested on July 21 in Shavur. Latest status: unknown
  37. 37. Javad Jaberi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir. Latest status: unknown
  38. 38. Javad Dehghan, date of arrest; Unknown. Latest status: He is detained in Tabriz prison and bail is requested
  39. 39. Hamed Hassani, arrested on July 21 in Lordegan. Latest status: unknown
  40. 40. Hamed Khaledi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir. Latest status: unknown
  41. 41. Habib Fadaei, a citizen of Junqan in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. Arrested in Junqan district. Last status: unknown
  42. 42. Hassan Saeedi, date of arrest; unknown. place of arrest Ahvaz. latest status: unknown
  43. 43. Hassan Amoori, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  44. 44. Hassan Mohsen Zeidan, arrested on July 21 in Shavur. Latest status: unknown
  45. 45. Hossein Shomeli, arrested on July 22 in Shavur. Latest status: unknown
  46. 46. Hossein Qarajeh Daghi, date of arrest; unknown. Latest status: He is detained in Tabriz prison and bail requested.
  47. 47. Hossein Manshadavi, son of Abdolreza and 22 years old, date and place of arrest; unknown, latest status: unknown
  48. 48. Hamzeh Afravi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd. Latest status: unknown
  49. 49. Hamoud Chenani, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz. Latest status: unknown
  50. 50. Hamoud Savari, from Ahvaz, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz. Latest status: unknown
  51. 51. Hamoud Shamousi, 18 years old. Arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  52. 52. Hamid Asefi arrested on July 20 in Tehran Last status: Released
  53. 53. Heydar AlBushoke – Arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  54. 54. Khaled Amoori, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  55. 55. Khaled Mazraeh, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  56. 56. Khalid Amoori, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  57. 57. Darem Soleimani, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  58. 58. Davood Rahimi, arrested on July 24 arrested in Tabriz, latest status: released on bail
  59. 59. Dahimawi (first name not verified), arrested on July 21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  60. 60. Dahimawi (first name unknown), arrested on July21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  61. 61. Razi Dahimavi (Dahimi), arrested on July 21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  62. 62. Razi Dahimavi, arrested on July 21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  63. 63. Rahim Sasani, arrested on July22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; freed
  64. 64. Rasoul Bodaghi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  65. 65. Rasoul Sava’edi, arrested on July22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  66. 66. Reza Savari, 23 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  67. 67. Reza Abiat, arrested on July 23 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  68. 68. Reza Afravi, son of Abbas, 24 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  69. 69. Reza Afravi, son of Abbas, 23 years old and a resident of Alboufari village of Susangerd, date of arrest; Unknown, place of arrest is Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  70. 70. Ra’d Heydari, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  71. 71. Ruhollah Mardani, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  72. 72. Sajad Eshaqi, arrested on July 23 in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  73. 73. Sajad Mousavi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  74. 74. Sa’dollah Sasani, arrested on July 22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  75. 75. Siamak Kooshi, arrested on Juky 24 in Tabriz, latest status: released on bail
  76. 76. Seyyed Hassoun Iraqi, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  77. 77. Shahin Barzegar, arrested on 31 July in Tabriz, latest status; unknown
  78. 78. Shahrooz Barzegar, a Turk (Azerbaijani) activist from Tabriz, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: imprisoned in Tabriz prison, bail requested
  79. 79. Sadegh Sa’edi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  80. 80. Sadegh Abiat, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  81. 81. Saleh Obaidawi, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  82. 82. Salah Khaledi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  83. 83. Samad Ladvandi Nadarli, about 30 years old, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: unknown
  84. 84. Teyban Sa’edi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  85. 85. Adel Naderi, 40, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  86. 86. Amer Zohairi, son of Khalaf, 18 years old, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  87. 87. Abbas Alhaei, Malik’s son, 19 years old, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  88. 88. Abbas Albunasser, 18, arrested on July 23 in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  89. 89. Abbas Khoin Vahid, 30 years ol, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  90. 90. Abbas Daghaghleh, 26 years old, son of Abdol Zahra, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: Unknown
  91. 91. Abbas Zargani, son of Sha’m, 27 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  92. 92. Abbas Sa’edi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  93. 93. Abbas Savari, son of a Naji, date of arrest; Unknown, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  94. 94. Abdol Amir Jalali (Abu Yahya), 45 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  95. 95. Abdol Razzaq Vahid, 36 years old, married, arrested on July 22 in Elhaei, latest status: unknown
  96. 96. Abdolreza Soleimani, son of Yaber, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  97. 97. Abdollah Obaidawi, son of Mardav, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  98. 98. Adnan Atabi, 21 years old, from Shavur, arrested on July 25 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  99. 99. Erfan Naderi, arrested on July 26 in Kermanshah, latest status: unknown
  100. 100. Aziz Atabi, 19 years old, arrested on July 25 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  101. 101. Ali Hassanzadeh, arrested in Tehran Latest status: unknown
  102. 102. Ali Khosraji, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  103. 103. Ali Soleimani Tamimi, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  104. 104. Ali Soleimani, son of Yarollah, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  105. 105. Ali Abdol Hossein Gatafeh, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  106. 106. Ali Obaidavi, 23 years old, arrested on July 22 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  107. 107. Ali Agbi, a resident of Beit Khalaf village, date of arrest; Unknown, place of detention; Shavur, latest status: unknown
  108. 108. Ali Amoori, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  109. 109. Ali Ka’b Alhaei, 50 years old, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  110. 110. Ali Ka’bi, Heydar’s son, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  111. 111. Ali Mojaddam, son of Issa, arrested on July 22 in Chamran, latest status: unknown
  112. 112. Ali Mohsen Zeidan, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  113. 113. Ali Mazraeh, son of a Shoai’e, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  114. 114. Emad Abiat, son of Rahim, date of arrest; Unknown, Arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  115. 115. Issa Mazraeh, son of Abdolsadeh, arrested on July 16 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  116. 116. Faraj Obaidai, 40 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan, latest status: unknown
  117. 117. Farzad Atabi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  118. 118. Fallah Chaldavi, son of Hassan, 20 years old, married, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  119. 119. Falak Amoori, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  120. 120. Fahad Heydari, son of Rahim, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  121. 121. Faisal Mazraeh, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  122. 122. Qasem Sae’di, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  123. 123. Qasem Savari, son of Mohammad, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  124. 124. Qasem Mazraeh, son of Amer, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  125. 125. Kamran Norouzi, arrested in Tehran Last status: unknown
  126. 126. Karim Esmailzadeh, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: released on bail
  127. 127. Majid Hamidi, 30 years old, resident of Mollasani, date of arrest; Unknown, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: Uunknown
  128. 128. Malek Chaldavi, 28 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan, latest status: unknown
  129. 129. Mubarak Alhaei, son of Vahid, 45 years old, married and father of three children, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  130. 130. Mojtaba Salehi, son of Mohammad, 18 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  131. 131. Mojtaba Abdoli, arrested on July 23 in Bostan, latest situation; unknown
  132. 132. Majid Mousavi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  133. 133. Mohsen Abbaspour, arrested on 31 July in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  134. 134. Mohammad al-Bushouka, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  135. 135. Mohammad Pourali, arrested on July 22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  136. 136. Mohammad Harizavi, son of Badr, 24 years old, date of arrest: Unknown, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  137. 137. Mohammad Sakhravi, 23 years old, date of arrest: unknown, place of detention: Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  138. 138. Mohammad Askari, son of Ali, 29 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  139. 139. Mohammad Korushat, date of arrest; Unknown, place of detention; Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  140. 140. Mohammad Ka’bi, son of Fakher, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  141. 141. Mohammad Mujaddam, son of Issa, arrested on July 22 in Chamran, latest status: unknown
  142. 142. Mohammad Mahmoudi, arrested on July 24 during the Tabriz rallies, latest status: released on bail
  143. 143. Mohammad Mardi, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest situation; unknown
  144. 144. Mohammad Niazi, arrested in Tehran on July23, latest status: He is detained in the quarantine of the Greater Tehran Prison.
  145. 145. Mohammad Amoori, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  146. 146. Mahmoud Sae’di, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  147. 147. Muslim Echrash, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  148. 148. Mostafa Arfaei, arrested on July 23 in Tehran, latest status: is being held in quarantine in the Greater Tehran Prison.
  149. 149. Mansour Jalali, son of Mohammad, 17 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  150. 150. Mansour Soleimani, son of Yaber, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  151. 151. Mehdi Hamid, arrested on July 19 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  152. 152. Mehdi Khasraji, son of Majid, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  153. 153. Mehdi Zargani, son of Khalaf, 20 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  154. 154. Mehdi Zogheibi, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  155. 155. Mehdi Mesbah, arrested in Behbahan Last status: unknown
  156. 156. Meysam Savari, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  157. 157. Milad Savari, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  158. 158. Milad Obaidavi, 14 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan, latest status: unknown
  159. 159. Nader Sadeghian, arrested on July 25 in Tabriz, latest situation; unknown
  160. 160. Nader Abiyat, date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  161. 161. Naser Zargani, son of Sha’lan, 27 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  162. 162. Narges Mohammadi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  163. 163. Ne’mat Naderi, arrested on July 26 during a rally in Kermanshah, latest status: unknown
  164. 164. Hadi Mohammadi, date of arrest: unknown, latest status: released on a bail
  165. 165. Hashem Motavari, 27 years old, arrested on July 21 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  166. 166. Vahid Abhari, arrested on July 22 in Tabriz, latest situation: unknown
  167. 167. Vahid Mohammadi, date of arrest: unknown, latest situation: He is imprisoned in Tabriz prison and bail requested
  168. 168. Yarollah Soleimani, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  169. 169. Yashar Piri, arrested on July 22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  170. 170. Yousef Salahshour, a citizen of Tabriz, arrested on July 25, last status: unknown
  171. 171. Yousef Abiawi, 25 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown

List No2; recently identified detainees:

 

  1. 172. Ebrahim Alhaei, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  2. 173. Ebrahim Naseri,arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  3. 174. Ahmad Al-kasir, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  4. 175. Ahmad Jalali, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  5. 176. Ahmad Hatavi, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  6. 177. Ahmad Heydari, 20 years old, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  7. 178. Ahmad Reza Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in Kordestan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  8. 179. Ahmad Salamaat, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  9. 180. Arsalan Taee, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  10. 181. Esmail Naseri, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  11. 182. Elham Mousavi, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  12. 183. Omid Badvi, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  13. 184. Amir Zargani, arrested on July 22 in Zargan in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  14. 185. Amir Mazrae, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  15. 186. Amir Reza Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in Kordestan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  16. 187. Amin Khafaei, 16 years old, arrested in Susangerd, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  17. 188. Amin Saeedavi Khasraji, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  18. 189. Amin Ghate Al-manbohi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  19. 190. Amin Molakaran, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  20. 191. Balal Abyat, arrested on July 22 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  21. 192. Jaber Khaziravi, latest status: unknown
  22. 193. Jalal Naseri, arrested in Khorramshar, latest status: unknown
  23. 194. Hassan Jalali, latest status: unknown
  24. 195. Hassan Mousavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  25. 196. Hossein Al-heydari, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  26. 197. Hossein Jaberi, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  27. 198. Hossein Heydari, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  28. 199. Hossein Zaeri, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  29. 200. Hossein Sa’edi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  30. 201. Hossein Salemi, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  31. 202. Hossein Abidavi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  32. 203. Hossein Farisavi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  33. 204. Hossein Kenaei, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  34. 205. Hamzeh Abiyat, arrested on July 21 in Dehlavieh in Dasht-e Azadegan, latest status: unknown
  35. 206. Hamid Al-buali, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  36. 207. Khaled Abd Rabbeh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  37. 208. Khalil Sharifi Shahitat, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  38. 209. Kheyrollah Sharifi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  39. 210. Danial Vahbi, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  40. 211. Davaad Abidavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  41. 212. Razi Marvani, arrested in Hoveyzeh, latest status: unknown
  42. 213. Rahim Alhaei, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  43. 214. Rahim Hamidi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  44. 215. Rahim Taee, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  45. 216. Rahim Abidavi, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  46. 217. Rahim Nisi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  47. 218. Rasoul Echrashavi, arrested in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  48. 219. Reza Deyvand, arrested on July 21in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  49. 220. Reza Salehi, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  50. 221. Reza Eydani, arrested on July 18 in Abadan, latest status: unknown
  51. 222. Riyaz Zargani, 17 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
223. 223. Salem Anvari, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  1. 224. Sami Shahabi, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  2. 225. Sajad Al-majdam, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  3. 226. Sajad Raveizi, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  4. 227. Sajad Sa’edi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  5. 228. Sajad Akashi, 16 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  6. 229. Sa’d Albughaysh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  7. 230. Sa’d Hamoudavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  8. 231. Saeed Debat, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  9. 232. Saeed Za’eri, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  10. 233. Saeed Zaghibi, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  11. 234. Saeed Ka’bi, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  12. 235. Saeed Kanani, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  13. 236. Saeed Halichi, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  14. 237. Siavash Khalili, arrested on August 3 in in Kordestan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  15. 238. Seyed Abud (unknown Family name), son of seyed Salah, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  16. 239. Seyed Ali Sharifi, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrest: unknown, latest status: unknown
  17. 240. Shaker Navaseri, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  18. 241. Sadegh Sa’alabi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  19. 242. Sadegh Shahabi, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  20. 243. Sadegh Farisavi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  21. 244. Tareth Abyavi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  22. 245. Taregh Jaderi arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  23. 246. Adel Debat, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  24. 247. Amer Majdam, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  25. 248. Abbas Khanfari, arrested on July 20 in Darkhoveyn, latest status: unknown
  26. 249. Abbas zaghibi, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  27. 250. Abbas Obaydavi, son of Rasoul, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  28. 251 Abbas Obaydavi, son of Nazal, arrested in July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  29. 252. Abbas Kanani, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  30. 253. Abbas Mansouri, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  31. 254. Abbas Mozani, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  32. 255. Abbas Mizan, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  33. 256. Abbas Naseri, arrested in July 20 in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  34. 257. Abdolamir Mazrae, arrested on July 24 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  35. 258. Abdolrahman Nissi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  36. 259. Abdolrazagh Al-hani, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  37. 260. Abdolzahra (unknown family name), son on of Tehran, latest status: unknown
  38. 261. Abdolghani Baledi, arrested on July 20 in Darkhoveyn, latest status: unknown
  39. 262. Abdollah Farajollah Ka’b, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  40. 263. Abdollah Naseri, arrested in Darkhoveyn, latest status: unknown
  41. 264. Adnan Khasraji, arrested on July 24 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  42. 265. Adna Sharifi, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  43. 266. Aghil Mousavi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  44. 267. Ala’ Khanafereh, latest status: unknown
  45. 268. Alvan Hobji, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  46. 269. Ali (surname unknown), son of Khezir, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  47. 270. Ali Abu Raghiyah, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest situation: Unknown
  48. 271. Ali Al-Bugheysh, son of Hamzeh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  49. 272. Ali Al- Bugheysh, son of Mohammad, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  50. 273. Ali Alhaei, arrested on July 20 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  51. 274. Ali Bavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  52. 275. Ali Hamoudavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest situation: unknown
  53. 276. Ali Daghlavi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  54. 277. Ali Zeydan, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  55. 278. Ali Sharifi, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  56. 279. Ali Gharbavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  57. 280. Ali Gharbavi, 35 years old, married, arrested on July 20 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  58. 281. Ali Kooti (Asadi), arrest on July 21 in Shushtar, latest situation: unknown
  59. 282. Ali Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  60. 283. Ali Mojaddad,arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  61. 284. Ali Majddam, son of Abdollah, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  62. 285. Omar Al-bugaysh, arrested on July 23 in Abadan, latest status: unknown
  63. 286. Issa Rahimpour, latest status: Unknown
  64. 287. Issa Asakareh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  65. 288. Fazel Shamousi, arrested in Ahvaz; latest status; unknown
  66. 289. Fadafi Al-Bughaysh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  67. 290. Fahad Alhaei, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  68. 291. Faysal Hezbavi, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  69. 292. Qasem Mash’ali, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest situation: unknown
  70. 293. Karim Savari, arrested on July 23, he had previously been detained and sentenced for 5 years. Last status: unknown
  71. 294. Karim Askari (Al-Zarghani), arrest in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  72. 295. Kamal Savari, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, last status: unknown
  73. 296. Majed Savari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  74. 297. Majed Naseri, arrested in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  75. 298. Man’e Halfi, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest status: unknown
  76. 299. Mohsen Farajllah Ka’b, 16 years old, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  77. 300. Mohsen Ka’bi, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest status: unknown
  78. 301. Mohammad Al-sakinah, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  79. 302. Mohammad Badvi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  80. 303. Mohammad Chaldavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
304. 304. Mohammad Hezbavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  1. 305. Mohammad Heydari, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  2. 306. Mohammad Khanjari, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 307. Mohammad Debat, Arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  4. 308. Mohammad Zargani, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  5. 309. Mohammad Zargani, 20 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  6. 310. Mohammad Saeedi, Arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  7. 311. Mohammad Seylavi, Arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  8. 312. Mohammad Shokri, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  9. 313. Mohammad Obeydavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  10. 314. Mohammad Aravi, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  11. 315. Mohammad Farhani, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  12. 316. Mohammad Korushavi, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  13. 317. Mohammad Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  14. 318. Mohammad Moslemi, arrested on July 23 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  15. 319. Mohammad Mansouri, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  16. 320. Mohammad Saeed Seylavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  17. 321. Mahmoud Manabi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
322. 322. Morteza Jasemian, was wounded and arrested at hospital, latest status: unknown
  1. 323. Morteza Torfi, 14 years old, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  2. 324. Mostafa Heydari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 325. Mostafa Savari, arrested in July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
326. 326. Mostafa Abyavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  1. 327. Meghdad Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  2. 328. Mansour Dahimi, 16 years old, arrested on July 24 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 329. Mehdi Al-tarfi, arrested on July 18 in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  4. 330. Mehdi Barajom’ah Tamimi, arrested on July 18 in Molashiah, Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  5. 331. Mehdi Hordan, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  6. 332. Mehdi Hazbavi, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  7. 333. Mehdi Hamoudavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  8. 334. Mehdi Debat, arrested in Shush latest status: unknown
  9. 335. Mehdi Seylavi, arrested in Hoveyzeh, latest status: unknown
  10. 336. Mehdi Mesbah, arrested in Behbahan, latest status: transferred to Behbahan prison
  11. 337. Mehran Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  12. 338. Meysam Nissi, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  13. 339. Milad Anghudi, arrested in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  14. 340. Nader Al-buebadi, arrested in Mahshar, latest status: unknown
  15. 341. Naser Jajali, arrested on July 21 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  16. 342. Nabi Marza’avi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  17. 343. Nabi Mazrae, arrested on July 23 in Abu Homeyzeh, Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  18. 344. Nasim Asakareh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  19. 345. Nasrollah Savari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  20. 346. Hadi Hezbavi (Barihi), arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  21. 347. Hadi Savari, arrested in Hoveyseh, latest status: unknown
  22. 348. Hashem Mash’ali, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  23. 349. Vasam Savari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  24. 350. Valid Badavi (Badvi), arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  25. 351. Valid Marmazi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status:unknown
  26. 352. Yaser Torfi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status:unknown
353. 353. Yasin Hazabavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status:unknown
  1. 354. Yousef Alhaei, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status:unknown
355. 355. Yousef Hamzeh Niya, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status:unknown
  1.  356. Yousef Rovayzi, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status:unknown
  2. 357. Yousef Maleki, arrested in Khorramshahr, latest status:unknown
358. 358. Yousef Maraghi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status:unknown
  1. 359. Yousef Manbouhi, arrested in July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status:unknown
  2. 360. (Unknown first name) Sanhiry, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status:unknown
  3. 361. (Unknown first name) Beheshti Pour, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status:unknown

 

In the above list, if the date of arrest is unspecified / “unknown”, it means the citizen was arrested between July 15 and August 3, and that the exact date of detention of these individuals is still being investigated by HRANA.

Although Iranian officials claim that some detainees have been released, due to the lack of transparency in official reports restrictions on the free flow of information, the situation of many of these citizens is still unknown.

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Three Political Prisoners Sentenced to Additional Prison Time and Lashes in Urmia Prison

Political prisoners Nayeb Hajizadeh Yangjeh, Keyhan Mokarram al-Nabi, and Nayeb Askari were sentenced to a new sentence of prison time and flogging in connection with a recently opened case against them.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the prisoners are currently being held in Urmia Prison in West Azerbaijan Province.

According to Branch 119 of the Criminal Court of Urmia, these prisoners were each sentenced to three months in prison and 50 lashes on a charge of “disrupting the prison order”.

According to HRANA’s report in July, per an informed source, the lawsuit was filed at the request of Urmia Prison Director Amir Sohrabi after several political prisoners protested the beating of Nayeb Hajizadeh by two prisoners accused of violent crimes.

It was said that one of the assailants was also summoned to the court as a witness in the case.

Five Political Defendants Sentenced to a Total of 38 Years in Prison

Political defendants Nahid Taghavi, Somayeh Kargar, Bahareh Soleimani, Nazanin Mohammad Nejad, and Mehran Raouf were sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran to a total of 38 years in prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists,  the court hearings of these citizens, along with Ms. Elham Samimi, another defendant of this case, were held on April 28 and June 13.

Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, presided by Judge Iman Afshari, sentenced Nahid Taghavi and Mehran Raouf to 10 years and eight months in prison on charges of “participation in the management of an illegal group and propaganda activities against the regime”.

Somayeh Kargar and Bahareh Soleimani were sentenced to 6 years and eight months on charges of “participation in the management of an illegal group and propaganda activities against the regime”, and Nazanin Mohammad Nejad to 3 years and 4 months each on a charge of “participation in the management of an illegal group and propaganda activities against the system”. As of this writing, the status of Elham Samimi’s case is not known.

In October 2020, HRANA reported the arrest of Ms. Taghavi, Ms. Somayeh Kargar, Mr. Mehran Raouf, and Ms. Bahareh Soleimani by IRGC intelligence forces, as well as the arrests of Ms. Mohammadnejad in December and Elham Samimi in November last year. Nahid Taghavi and Mehran Raouf are still in custody.

At Least one Prisoner Transferred to Solitary Confinement in Urmia Prison for Execution Preparation

This morning, Wednesday, August 4, at least one prisoner sentenced to death was transferred to solitary confinement in Urmia Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the prisoner was previously sentenced to death on drug-related charges.

The identity of this prisoner has been verified by HRANA as Ebrahim Nasrikhah.

Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.

One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death.

According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.

Six Citizens Summoned and Arrested in Oshnavieh in West Azerbaijan Province

On Monday, August 2, two citizens were arrested by security forces and taken to an unknown location in Oshnavieh.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, the identities of these citizens are Obaid Anvari, son of Rahim, from the village of Amirabad, and 22-year-old Ribvar Charakdari, son of Mohammad.

According to the report, another citizen named Hassan Shadikhah, a native of Sengan village in Oshnavieh, was summoned by the Oshnavieh Intelligence Office and interrogated for several hours.

The Kurdpa report states that three other citizens were arrested in the county of Oshnavieh besides the above mentioned ones. Kurdpa has identified the detainees as Farhad Maroufi, son of Hassan, from Aliabad village, Rahman Asadi, son of Mahmoud, from Aliabad village, and Jalal Ghaderzadeh, son of Abdollah, from Nalous. As of this writing, no information is available on the whereabouts of the detainees and the charges against them.