Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi Beaten and Insulted in Ardebil Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner, on day eight of his hunger strike in exile in Ardebil prison, was insulted and beaten by the head of prison’s security force, because of writing a letter and going on hunger strike. This action was done by the Ardebil prison’s officials while Mr. Malek Reisi had been fastened to the flagpole in prison yard, with handcuffs and shackles, in the cold weather, and despite being on hunger strike and being beaten he has not yet been transferred to the infirmary.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner in Ardabil prison, who was on hunger strike, because of this protesting action and writing an open letter, was beaten by the head of security at this prison. (more…)

Kamal Hassan Ramadan Under Interrogation for 8 Days

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Kamal Hassan Ramadan, the Syrian-born political prisoner at the Central Prison of Urmia, had been under interrogation for 8 days regarding a new accusation, after being transferred to the Intelligence Office in this city. He was returned to the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Kamal Hassan Ramadan, Syrian political prisoner at the Central Prison of Urmia, was transferred to the Intelligence Office of the city, on December 10, 2016. (more…)

Habib Sasanian Transferred to a Hospital in Tabriz

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On February 4, 2017, Habib Sasanian, jailed poet from Ardabil in Tabriz prison was transferred to Sina hospital. Mr. Sasanian has been held on security charges in the prison since 8 months ago.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on February 4, 2017, Habib Sasanian, jailed poet from Ardabil in Tabriz prison was transferred to Sina hospital because of his “critical condition.” (more…)

14 Civil Rights Activists Acquitted in the Court of Ardabil

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Fourteen civilians from Ardabil who due to lighting candles for the victims of Tabriz-Mashhad train accident had been prosecuted by the police, were acquitted by emphasis on the lack of sufficient evidences for the accusations in branch twelve of General and Revolutionary Courts in Ardabil.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), according to the verdict of branch twelve of General and Revolutionary Courts in Ardabil, Mohammad Jollani, Mohammad Khakpour, Saeed Sadeghifar, Morteza Parvin, Tohid Amir Amini, Mehdi Hoshmand, Meysam Jollani, Asgar Akbarzade, Ali Kheirjo, Ali Vaseghi, Hamid Adib, Bahram Noien, Mosa Sori and Mustafa Parvin, were acquitted due to insufficient evidences of the charge of propaganda against the system by lighting candles for the victims of Tabriz-Mashhad train accident. (more…)

Oshnavieh: One Sentenced to Death, 6 to Heavy Imprisonments

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 29, 2017, six defendants of clashes in Oshnavieh, who were sentenced to death and 95 years in prison by Urmia Revolutionary Court recently, were transferred to solitary confinement after demanding the authorities to consider the principle of separation of prisoners as a punishment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), by the order of the President of Central Prison in Urmia, six the defendants of the case of clashes in Oshnavieh, namely Hedayat Abdollahpour, Rasoul Azizi, Mohammad Zaher Faramarzi, Jalal Masrori, Yaghob Ba Ekram and Kamal Masrori were transferred to solitary confinement from general wards of 3, 4 and 5 as a punishment. (more…)

Siamak Mirzaei’s Trial Held in Baharestan Revolutionary Court

Posted on: February 12th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – After five months of detention and uncertainty, Siamak Mirzaei was tried.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the court hearing to consider the charges against Siamak Mirzaei, Azerbaijani activist, was held by Judge Hasani, head of the Revolutionary Court of Baharestan on Monday, December 26. (more…)

Release of Karim Chaichian; Continued detention and hunger strike of Mehdi Kokhian

Posted on: February 11th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Karim Chaichian was released from Maragheh prison. Mehdi Kokhian, other detainee of this case, is still held in this prison. These two prisoners had gone on hunger strike by sewing their lips, after being transferred to the prison. Mehdi Kokhian is still on hunger strike.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Karim Chaichian, one of the detainees of “News of Malekan” Telgeram channel case, was released from Maragheh prison, on Sunday December 25. (more…)

Sajjad Afrozian Arrested ‘Violently’ in Malekan

Posted on: February 4th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sajjad Afrozian was arrested after being beaten severely, at his house in the city of Malekan, by a large number of security agents and then was transferred to an unknown location.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Sajjad Afrozian was arrested after being beaten by the security agents and was transferred to an unknown location. (more…)

Habib Sasanian in the 8th Month of Detention in Tabriz Prison

Posted on: February 4th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Habib Sasanian is enduring the eighth month of his detention. Uncertainty and lack of trial for this poet is while he suffers from various illnesses and is being deprived of medical treatment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Habib Sasanian, a poet from Ardabil who is under detention in Tabriz prison, along with five other Turk activist, was arrested in the city of Ardabil, on May 15, 2016. (more…)

Abdulaziz Azimi Ghadim and Ali Bagheri Held in Evin Prison

Posted on: February 4th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Abdulaziz Azimi Ghadim and Ali Bagheri who had been arrested three weeks ago in Tehran, are being held in Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Abdulaziz Azimi Ghadim and Ali Bagheri, two Turkish activists were arrested in the morning of Saturday January 7, 2017 in Tehran and had been transferred to an unknown location. (more…)