A cab driver sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl

Posted on: May 24th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – A cab driver has sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl multiple times.  Last year, a cab driver who was hired to take three little girls to school every day began abusing one of the children sexually after awhile.

According to a report by Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the driver owns a Ford Festiva, is visually impaired in one eye and had taken the girl to an abandoned building near the school.  The mother of the child says that she has no hope of recovery for her daughter.  “It has been years since my daughter has been potty trained, but she is having accidents now because of what has happened to her,” the mother says.

The mother has also reported that the cab driver assaulted her daughter for weeks by taking her to the abandoned building under false pretenses of wanting to play games.  “My children say the driver has a yellow knife that he keeps under his seat,” the mother adds while crying.  “He has threatened my kids.  When two of them weren’t there, he abused my daughter, Freshteh.  He threatened to cut her parent’s heads off if she didn’t keep quiet.”

“Freshteh is now undergoing psychiatric therapy and has been taking sedatives.  She is easily agitated and even fears her father and brothers,” the mother says.


141,000 kids are deprived of education in Iran

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – The head of the statistics and ICT department of education ministry says “There are 141 thousand children between the ages 6 and 11 who are not attending schools in Iran.”


According to a report of Kaleme website, Yousef Nouri said “The intention of statistics is to extract the total number of the ones deprived of obligatory study rule in education ministry that supreme council of education ministry determine it.” (more…)

Three kids died in a mortar explosion in Soosangerd

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Explosion of a mortar in Mara’i village of Soosangerd killed three kids. Also last winter in Larak island two kids has been killed by sea-mine.


One of parliamentarians declared a while ago that after Iran-Iraq war yearly 200 have been killed by mine explosions. During the eight years of Iran-Iraq war more than 20 millions of various types of mine and explosives have dispersed in an area around 42 thousands square kilometers in five provinces -West Azerbayejan, Kurdistan, Ilam, Kermanshah and Khouzestan. (more…)

Two Infants along their mothers in grave danger in Semnan Prison, Iran

Posted on: December 7th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Two Baha’i citizens, Zahra Nik-A’in and Taraneh Torabi with their infants in Semnan Prison are in grave danger and need immediate medical care.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Zahra Nik-A’in and Taraneh Torabi, Baha’i citizens who were sentenced to 23 and 20 months in prison, respectively, are serving their sentences at Semnana Prison despite being mothers of infants. Zahra has a 11-month old son, and Taraneh has a five-month old son. All of them are severely sick and need immediate medical care.


Hamza Rigi, Baluch political prisoner on 26th day of hunger strike

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Hamza Rigi, Iranian Baluch political prisoner who has been arrested 30 months ago, held in Solitary Confinement is in 26th day of his hunger strike.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hamza Rigi was arrested on charge of relating to Jondollah opposition group and was sentenced to death in the revolutionary court of Zahedan and his verdict has been confirmed.

“Hamza Rigi was under 18 years old when he was arrested and his death sentence is against International Convention that Islamic Republic has signed it too. Hamza was tortured when he was arrested and most of his confessions was under the torture.”  one of his relatives told HRANA’s reporter.


A Child Laborer Gang-Raped and Killed

Posted on: October 28th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Eleven Afghani workers kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered a child laborer in a region known as Pardis in the city of Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran.

According to a report by Shargh Newspaper, on Saturday, October 22, 2011, an anonymous caller contacted the police and reported this crime.The caller provided the police with the address of a building under construction in Pardis neighborhood and informed the law enforcement that a child’s body had been abandoned in the basement of this building.

Agents from Police Station 207 in Tehran were immediately dispatched to the scene of this crime where a blood trail led them to the body of a young boy who was tied to a wooden post.Following this discovery, the Special Homicide Prosecutor was notified, and investigators were assigned to the case.

In the basement of this building, investigators also discovered women’s clothing and have concluded that there might be other victims involved.So far, no other bodies have been found.

Further investigations have revealed that the individual guarding this building was an Afghani worker called Ghadier.He has reportedly escaped, and efforts to find him are ongoing.

The young victim has been identified to be a fifteen year old boy called Saeed.His father had reported him missing four days prior to the discovery of the body.Saeed’s father had also received an anonymous phone call about the murder of his son and told the police, “Because of financial problems, my son worked to help paying our expenses.Every day after returning from school, my son sold vegetables on streets.There were no problems until Tuesday night when Saeed didn’t return home.So we called the police and asked Basij Militia for help.Agents started searching for my son but didn’t find him.Since then, we had no news of him until someone called my cell phone and gave me the address of a building under construction.The caller said my son’s body was there.”

Investigations have revealed that an eyewitness had seen Saeed on Tuesday night.This eyewitness told the police that he had seen a few Afghani men first talking to Saeed and then forcing him into a building under construction.At the time, police agents were unable to locate the right building and had searched another location by mistake.The police had also arrested a few Afghani men, but they were released since there was no evidence against them.

After discovering Saeed’s body, the police interviewed the eye-witness again and found new clues resulting in ten new arrests.The suspects have confessed to kidnapping and gang-rapping Saeed and have told the police that he suddenly lost consciousness and died.The suspects also claimed to have wrapped Saeed’s body in a blanket and hidden it in the basement of the building.

The medical examiner has declared the cause of death to be gang-rape.Meanwhile, Ghadier remains at large, and the manhunt for the guard continues.The police is also investigating the possibility that other murders might have occurred in the same location since women’s clothing were discovered there.

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Baluchi Teenager Exiled & Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Posted on: September 24th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province.He is a Baluchi teenager arrested by Iranian Intelligence Agency in order to force his oldest brother to return to Iran.Abdol Rahman, Mohammad’s brother, fled the country in 2009 fearing for his life after he refused to be the Intelligence Agency’s spy amongst Sunni scholars and Baluchi tribes.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi was arrested when he was 17 years old and has been in prison for over a year in the Intelligence Agency’s detention center and the central prison in Zahedan.The Revolutionary Court has sentenced him to 5 years in prison.He must serve this prison term in exile.

One of Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi’s brothers has reported that Mohammad must spend 5 years in Ardabil Prison away from his family and their residence.The city of Ardabil is in northwestern Iran in Ardabil Province while Zahedan is a city in the south east part of the country.Because of the long distance between two locations, Mohammad will be practically denied visits from his family at the age of eighteen.

During the past year, Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has also been denied the right to attend school.His only crime is being related to his brother who is outside the country.Iranian Intelligence Agency has threatened Mohammad’s family multiple times with executing him if his oldest brother doesn’t return to Iran.

Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi is one the youngest prisoners arrested for political reasons by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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17 Year Old Alireza Mullah Soltani Hanged

Posted on: September 21st, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Alireza Mullah Soltani, born in December 1993, was hanged at 5:30am after the death sentence verdict in retribution for the murder he had committed was read.

According to a report by The Islamic Republic news Agency (IRNA), in retribution for the murder of Ruhollah Dadashi, Alireza Mullah Soltani was sentenced to death by Alborz Province Criminal Court, Branch 1.This verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court, Branch 11 and confirmed by the Head of Judiciary.

The hanging took place in front of thousands of spectators in Poneh Street, 50 yards from where the murder took place.

In recent days, human Rights activists have objected to executing a 17 year old minor and criticized the Islamic Republic of Iran for killing underage criminal offenders.Iran is amongst a small number of countries that executes minors although it is a state signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The state-run Fars News Agency reported that Alireza Mullah Soltani’s feet slipped twice when he was climbing the stool to face the gallows.He was crying loudly before he was hanged and asking for forgiveness while calling his mother and Shi’a religious figures’ names.

After the execution, Ali Rezwanmanesh, the representative of the Judiciary present at the time of hanging, told news reporters, “According to Sharia, Alireza was not a minor because in Sharia, the lunar calender in which years are shorter is used.”

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428 Boys & Girls Under 15 Married in Golestan

Posted on: September 6th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – The Director of Civil Registry in Golestan Province has announced that from March to August 2011, there have been 11,198 marriages registered in this province.Among these nuptials, there were 14 boys under 15 years of age, 414 girls under 14, and two children under 10.

According to a report by Mehr News Agency, Seifollah Abutoraby added, “There have been 15,327 births registered in Golestan Province compared to the same period of time last year when 14,880 births recorded, showing 3% growth.This total includes 7,955 boys and 7,327 girls, giving a ratio of 108 males to every 100 females.”

The Director of Civil Registry in Golestan Province reiterated, “According to the law, births must be registered within 15 days.Since 99% of all births are normally registered within 10 to 15 days, people are doing what is expected of them and obeying the law.If parents fail to register the birth of their child within the allotted time, they will be prosecuted.”

Seifollah Abutoraby said, “From the total number of registered births, there are 44.8% births in urban areas and 55.2% in rural regions.”

The Director of Civil Registry in Golestan Province added, “Death statistics indicate that from March to August 2011, there were 10,229 deaths registered.From this total, 6,840 deaths occurred prior to this period of time.Since the beginning of the current [Persian] year, there have been 3,389 deaths.Comparably, there were 3,418 deaths last year during the same period of time.Death statistics by gender include 57% men and 43% women.”

Seifollah Abutoraby pointed out, “Marriage and divorce statistics during the first five months of the current [Persian] year included 1,129 divorces with 81% of divorced women under 30 years of age.”