Iran State TV Reporter Tayebeh Sadat Mirhosseini Arrested

On November 17, security forces arrested IRIB reporter Tayebeh Sadat Mirhosseini and took her to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, On November 17, 2022, Iran State TV reporter Tayebeh Sadat Mirhosseini was arrested by security forces.

According to an informed source, Mirhosseini was arrested for publishing Instagram stories supporting nationwide protests.

 

Lawyer Arash Keykhosravi Arrested

On November 19, 2022, security forces arrested attorney at law Arash Keykhosravi in Tehran and took him to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 19, 2022, lawyer Arash Keykhosravi was arrested in Tehran.

Breaking this news, his sister, Azita Keykhosravi, wrote on social media that the agents searched his house and arrested some of his belongings.

The reason for Keykhosravi’s arrest and whereabouts are still unknown.

Keykhosravi is one of the nine Iranian lawyers and human rights defenders who were arrested on August 14, 2021, during a meeting to make a decision on filing a lawsuit against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the government for banning foreign vaccines.

Golrokh Iraee Still in Detention after 52 Days

Former political prisoner Golrokh Iraee is still in detention in poor conditions in the quarantine section of Qarchak Prison. A while ago, she was briefed on her charges.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Golrokh Iraee is still detained, awaiting further legal proceedings after 52 days.

Recently, she has been notified about the charges of “assembly and collusion” and “propaganda against the regime.”

According to an informed source, Iraee is currently held in an ill-equipped, overcrowded ward in Qarchak Prison in Varamin.

On September 26, 2022,  security forces arrested Iraee violently at her house in Tehran.

 

 

Three Inmates Executed in Torbat-e-Jam and Zahedan

On November 14, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Torbat-e-Jam Prison, Razavi Khorasan Province. Moreover, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Zahedan Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News, Torbat-e-Jam Prison officials executed Mohammad-Nabi Soleimani, age 31, and Abdollah Soofi.

An informed source claimed that “in June 2019, these individuals were arrested by border police while returning home with a cab. Based on false reports, the police agents arrested them without finding any drugs in the vehicle. After a few days, the police set them up with a small consignment of drugs, claiming that it belongs to them.”

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of an inmate identified as Esmail Faghirdadzehi, age 27, in Zahedan Prison on November 15. He was convicted of killing someone during a fight in 2016.
 
None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions.

 

 

Iran Protests: Five Protestors Sentenced to Death

According to the judiciary’s statements, since the beginning of nationwide protests, five people arrested at protests have been sentenced to death on the charges of “enmity against God” and “spreading corruption on earth.” Moreover, several other citizens have faced the same charges, which can result in a death sentence.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mizan Online, Judiciary media centre, five protestors have been sentenced to death.

Although the judicial officials did not disclose these individuals’ identities, based on previous reports obtained about ongoing legal cases in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, two of these five people are likely Mohammad Borooghani and Mohammad Ghobadlu.

The judicial authorities claimed that one of these individuals ran over a police/security agent in a car leading to his death, and the second injured a police agent. The third detainee has been accused of “closing the roads, creating terror and damaging public property.”
 
At least nine other individuals have faced the same charges in Alborz and Tehran Provinces.

 

 

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Iran Protests: Three Students Arrested in Shiraz

On November 15, 2022, related to nationwide protests, security forces arrested three dentistry students at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in a student dormitory.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 15, 2022, three dentistry students, Milad Khoobani, Hamed Rahbar, and Meisam Nikpay were arrested in Shiraz.

According to an informed source, IRGC intelligence agents have arrested them in a student dormitory. The reason for these arrests and their whereabouts are still unknown.

 

Former Political Prisoner Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi Arrested

On November 16, 2022, security forces arrested former political prisoner Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi in Tehran and took him to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 16, 2022, Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi was arrested in Tehran.

According to an informed source, IRGC’s intelligence is responsible for his arrest. The reason for Zeidabadi’s arrest and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Zeidabadi faced other arrests and convictions on prior occasions. In 2015, he was released from prison after serving five years. In 2020, he faced others charges for signing a statement known as 77 political activists’ statement condemning the regime’s violence against the protestors and asking for bringing the perpetrators of the shooting to justice.

 

Five Qashqai Civil Rights Activists Arrested

On November 14, 2022, security forces arrested five Qashqai civil rights activists, Avazollah Safari Kashkooli (teacher and Turkish language researcher), Esmail Musaloo, Jasem Bahadori Sakkez, Samad Avaye Khosh, and Hamid Hazrati in Shiraz, Firuzabad and Asaluyeh. The agents transferred these individuals to the Ministry of Intelligence office in Shiraz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, five civil rights activists for the Qashqai community were arrested by security forces.

The reason for these arrests and the charges are still unknown.

 

 

Iran Protests: Three Protestors Sentenced to Death

Judiciary Media Center announced that three individuals arrested during recent protests have been sentenced to death by the Tehran Revolutionary Court on the charges of “enmity against God” and “spreading corruption on earth.”

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ISNA, three protestors arrested in Tehran were sentenced to death.

According to these verdicts, these individuals have been convicted allegedly for “closing the roads, creating terror and damaging public property.”

The judicial authorities also claimed that one of these individuals ran over a police/security agent in a car leading to his death.

Inmate Executed in Mashhad

On November 16, 2022, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Mashhad Central Prison officials executed an inmate identified as Shahab (last name unknown), age 46.
 
Four years ago, he was arrested and sentenced to death by the Criminal Court of Razavi Khorasan Province.