Civil Rights Activists in Salmas Were Released on Heavy Bail

Posted on: April 16th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Several activists who were arrested recently in Salmas County [West Azarbaijan Province of Iran] have been released on bail.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), following the recent arrests in Salmas, the bail for Saleh Jahangiri and Mostafa Jahangiri was set at approximately $20,000 each.  Farzande Panirak’s bail was about $40,000.  The bail for Mohammad Atmani-Baheek and Amir Shahrvand-Tehrani was around $10,000 apiece.  Three members of the Christian community in Karaj, Saleh Jahangirzadh, Hamid Najafe and his wife, Mahzr Najafe, were also released temporarily after each posted a $15,000 bail.


Postpone of Habibullah Latifi’s execution

Posted on: December 26th, 2010

HRANA News Agency – in agreement with the promise given to the family and protesters in front of Sanandaj prison, family of Habib Latifi met with him in the prison.
According to HRANA Reporters, The family of this prisoner who was waiting from 5am in front of the prison for the head of the prison to keep his promise was able to meet Habib Latifi at 9 am in the prison.

During brief talk with Elaheh Latifi (sister of Habib Latifi) to HRANA; she thanked and congratulate the Iranian people and confirmed the news of the political prisoner’s execution postpone.

Habib Latifi is the student of Eylam University- industrial engineering was detained on Oct.23rd 2007 and tried by the Revolutionary Court on 2008 and sentenced to death on charges of waging war against god and corruption on earth.
The Judiciary system announced that the sentence issued based on the sound bomb explosion recorded on mobile device and his confession, while Habib denied all allegations in the court and claimed that confessions obtained under torture.


Deadly Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill Innocent People in Baluchistan Province

Posted on: December 16th, 2010

HRANA News Agency reports that according to Press TV, the attack occurred in front of Imam Hussein Mosque in southeastern city of Chabahar when people gathered for a mourning ceremony on the religious occasion of Tasua. The Shia religious holiday was overshadowed by the suicide bombing that killed 41 people and injured several more. Although the rebel group Jundollah claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, Chief of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi accused the United States and Britain of involving in the attack, ISNA news agency reported.


Three young Balouchis are facing execution

Posted on: September 18th, 2010

HRANA – Three young  Balouchis named:  Nasser Shahbakhsh,  Khan La’al Mohammad Shahbakhsh  and   Khaled Shahbkash who haved   beed  arrested and charged with having connections with an  armed political group, are  facing executions.
According to HRANA,  reporting from “Balouchestan Human Rights Activists”  these  individuals, mainly having been related with “Jaaj Khodabakhsh   Shahbakhs, ” the leader  of an  armed  political group opposed to the regime, who was detained six  months ago, are  facing executions.  Following repeated struggles, Nasser’s  family  have been able to visit  with him in jail,  and found him  in  a very grave conditifon.


Niece of Azad Kamangar, has been detained

Posted on: September 6th, 2010

HRANA – Azad  Kamanger,  technical and engineering student  of Yazdanpanah college of  Sanadaj,  was detained while going to the university  two  days ago,  and  was  transferred to an  undisclosed  location.
According to the HRANA reporters,  Azad  kamanger  who  is the niece of the executed teacher,  Farzad   Kamanger  was in the process  of holding a ceremony  in  memory  of those  who  were executed  on  May 8th and was under  indictment by the security forces in  June  due  to  the  reason of having not  been available at home and  that efforts had failed to detain him.
Referring  to  the intelligence office  and the revolutionary court  of  Sanandaj,  the family  of the said student  activist,  did  not  succeed  in  obtaining any information surrounding  him.


Five Kurdish Citizens Detained by Security Forces

Posted on: August 20th, 2010

HRANA- On the morning of August 14, 2010, five Kurdish citizens from a village near the city of Marivan were detained by security forces and transferred to the offices of the Intelligence Ministry in the city.
HRANA has learned of the identities of those detained.  They are thirty five year old Bahman Fatahzadeh, seventeen year old Barbar Kaveh, eighteen year old Barhan Derakhshan, seventeen year old Barhan Khosravi and thirty three year old Ekhtiar Kaveh.  There is no information regarding reasons for the arrests.


No News on Fate of Two Kurdish Youths

Posted on: August 11th, 2010

HRANA- Although three weeks have passed sine their detention, there is still no news regarding the fate of two Kurdish youths

HRANA has learned that the two youths from the town of Loon Sadat by the names of Hassan Rahmani and Menat Rahmani were summoned by the information offices of the Intelligence Ministry in Kamyaran where they were arrested by security forces.


Continued Killing of Civilians in the Kurdish Border Region

Posted on: July 13th, 2010

HRANA- A Kurdish citizen was shot and killed on Sunday in the western border region of the country.

HRANA has learned that state security forces opened fire on a group of citizens living in the border region of the city of Marivan, killing one person. Security forces claim that they were smuggling contraband.


Intensified Security Environment in the Villages Surrounding Shahu Mountain

Posted on: July 10th, 2010

HRANA- Over the last week the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp has cut off mobile and telephone services to the villages surrounding Shahu Mountain along the roads leading to Kamyaran and Marivan.

Officials have not responded to protests by the citizens of the villages who are asking for the reasons behind the restrictions. Last year, the Revolutionary Guard cut off telephone services to these villages causing hardship for its citizens.


Balouchi Youth Faces Imminent Risk of Execution

Posted on: July 10th, 2010

HRANA- A Balouchi youth who was kidnapped by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence seven months ago is at risk of being executed.
Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, who is fifteen and hails from Sarbaz, is accused of working with an anti-government organization.  Intelligence agents have been putting pressure on Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi in an effort to force him to confess to working with the anti-government organization Jundallah.  The intelligence agents have contacted Mohammad’s family informing them of plans to execute him if they are not told of his older brother’s whereabouts.  Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi’s older brother is a member of the Jundallah organization.