Abdulkarim Shah Bakhsh; 8 Years of Torture and Harassment in Prisons

Posted on: May 27th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Abdulkarim Shah Bakhsh, 55, Baluch Sunni political prisoner, after eight years of imprisonment in exile in the Central Prison of Ardabil, is held without leave and medical treatment for the diseases such as; “asthma, swelling and scarring of the lungs” with coughing up blood. In his referring to the prison clinic, he was told that he had to pay “6 million IRR” for his medicines as they had to get them from outside the prison, while in the past eight years Mr. Shah Bakhsh had no income because of the imprisonment, and his family is in poverty caused by being “orphaned”.

The following report is a statement of the 8 years of torture and religious discrimination of this citizen who used to work as a shepherd and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in exile on security charges. (more…)

Naser Kholosi Released on the Bail

Posted on: May 27th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Naser Kholosi, Turk (Azeri) activist, was released temporarily from Tabriz Central Prison, on the bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Naser Kholosi, Turk (Azeri) activist, was released temporarily from Tabriz Central Prison, on a bail of 5 billion IRR. (more…)

Mahdi Kokhian Released on the Bail

Posted on: May 27th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mahdi Kokhian, civil activist from Malekan, was released from Maragheh prison on the bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mahdi Kokhian, civil activist from Malekan, was released temporarily from Maragheh prison on a bail of 3 billion IRR, until his trial. (more…)

A’yat Mehrali Beiglo Released from Tabriz Prison

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – A’yat (Youroush) Mehrali Beiglo was released from Tabriz prison on parole after serving 5 years.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), A’yat (Youroush) Mehrali Beiglo was released on parole after enduring 5 of his 8 years imprisonment sentence on February 22, 2017. (more…)

4 Turkish Activists Sentenced to a Total of 45 Years in Prison

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The General and Revolutionary Court of Baharestan town, in Tehran, convicted four Turkish activists to a total of 45 years imprisonment and exile. Although the convictions have been made based on charges of organizing illegal groups, but the court documents indicate that they had no violent activities and they have been active mostly in the field of cultural and linguistic issues.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), based on a verdict issued by the General and Revolutionary Court of Baharestan town, in Tehran, Mr. Akbar Azad, journalist and researcher has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and 2 years exile in Dareh Shahr of Ilam province, Mr. Alireza Farshi has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and 2 years exile in Bagh-e Malek of Khozestan province, Mr. Behnam Sheikhi has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and 2 years exile in Masjed Soleiman of Khozestan, and Hamid Manafi has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and 2 years exile in Azna city of Lorestan province.   (more…)

Torture, Harassment and Humiliation, the Story of Noor Ahmad Hassan Zehi

Posted on: May 15th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Noor Ahmad Hassan Zehi, Baloch political prisoner, is serving a sentence of 28 years imprisonment in exile, in the prison of Ardebil. This prisoner has numerous experiences of physical and psychological tortures being done to him, and in part of his narrative, he says: “One of the physical tortures was that, they tied me to the bed, which they call it a miracle bed, in a way that
they laid me down on the bed and handcuffed my hands and feet, tied together, with ropes and tied my thumb separately with tightrope to avoid any movement, and then with a thick cable brutally hit on the soles of the feet.”

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Noor Ahmad Hassan Zehi, son of Noor, born in 1986, married, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence agents in Zahedan, on March 14, 2011. (more…)

A 17-Year-Old Activist Arrested in Ahvaz

Posted on: April 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Ali Kab Aamir, 17, from Kian Abad in Ahvaz was arrested by the Ahvaz intelligence office at his house. The hand of the teenager broke while being arrested as a result of his resistance and protest of his family. It is said that his mother was shocked and is hospitalized due to her critical condition.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ali Kab Aamir’s relatives told that during the home inspection, the family’s computer and several mobile phones were seized by intelligence ministry of Ahvaz and he was taken to an unknown location. (more…)

“I Counted Neither as Dead Nor as Alive”; A Report about 7 Years of Imprisonment of Shir-Ahmad Shirani

Posted on: April 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Shir-Ahmad Shirani, Baluch prisoner who is serving the 7th year of his 22 years of imprisonment sentence in exile in Ardabil, have a shocking story about tortures that he experienced and violation of his rights as a human being.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Shir-Ahmad Shirani, son of Chaker, born on September 21, 1983, single, from Zahedan and resident of Tehran, was arrested by the intelligent service on June 2, 2000. (more…)

A Pedestrian Shot Dead by the Police

Posted on: April 20th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The police’s effort to stop a motorcycle resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Two other citizens were injured.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), following the police’s pursue of a motorcycle with two passengers, police forces started shooting at them. A pedestrian with the name of Hasan Alboughaish was shot in the head and killed in Shadegan town on February 9th. (more…)

An Arab Activist Arrested in Ahvaz

Posted on: April 5th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The Intelligence Office in Ahvaz arrested an Arab citizen of Ahvaz for unknown reasons and transferred him to their detention centre.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amir Zargani, 23, from Zargan area in the north of Ahvaz city, was arrested in his workplace by the Intelligence Agents and was taken to an unknown location, at 11am, on February 6, 2017. (more…)