Mehdi Kokhian Restarted His Hunger Strike by Sewing His Lips

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Kokhian activist from Malakan, has gone on hunger strike by sewing his lips again in Maragheh prison, to protest against breach in promises made by the authorities. This political prisoner has symbolically sewed his ears as well to “avoid hearing the officials’ insults”.

A close source to Mr. Kokhian told HRANA’s reporter: “Mehdi again has gone on hunger strike and has sewed his mouth and ears on January 31, and he has said that he sewed his ears to avoid hearing their insults”. (more…)

Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi Transferred to the Hospital

Posted on: March 16th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 29, 2017, Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner who is serving his 15 years in prison sentence in exile in Ardebil prison, was transferred to a specialized hospital for tests and was returned to prison after the examinations. He recently ended his hunger strike and was interrogated because of writing letters to the UN Special Rapporteur.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), doctors of Fatemi Hospital in Ardebil examined Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi because of hemorrhoid disease and have prescribed medication for one month. The prison should undergo a surgery if he would not recover after a month. (more…)

Sajjad Afrozian Released on the Bail

Posted on: March 9th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sajjad Afrozian was released on the bail from the prison of Maragheh, until the trial. It is also reported that a bail of 3 billion IRR has been set for Mehdi Kokhian, other civil activist detained in this prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Sajjad Afrozian, Turkish activist from Malakan, was released from Maragheh prison, by depositing a bail of 500 million IRR, on January 29. (more…)

Siamak Mirzaee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and 2 Years Exile

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Siamak Mirzaee, security prisoner in Evin Prison, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and two years of exile to Tabas.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Public and Revolutionary Court in Baharestan in Tehran, presided by Judge Hasani, sentenced Siamak Mirzaee Turkish (Azeri) activist to 10 years in prison and two years of exile to Tabas on charge of “forming an illegal group with the aim of disrupting the national security.” (more…)

3 Arab Activists Arrested in Ahvaz

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Eisa Domaney (Haddad), Mojahed Zargani, and Naji Heydari, three Arab citizens from Ahvaz, were arrested and taken to an unknown place by the security forces.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Eisa Domaney (Haddad), Mojahed Zargani, and Naji Heydari, three Arab citizens from Ahvaz, were arrested and taken to an unknown place by the Intelligence agents in Ahvaz at 3 am on Monday, January 16, 2017. (more…)

Mehdi Kookhian and Sajad Afroozian Ended Hunger Strike in Maragheh Prison

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Kookhian and Sajad Afroozian were transferred from intelligence corps of the revolutionary guard’s detention centre to Maragheh prison. Mr. Afrouzian and Mr. Kookhian were on hunger strike previously but they have ended their hunger strike on an unknown date in this detention centre.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mehdi Kookhian and Sajad Afrouzian were transferred from intelligence corps of the revolutionary guard’s detention centre to Maragheh prison on the bail, on Sunday, January 22. (more…)

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…)