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.


Continued Detention of Activists in Azarbijan Province

Posted on: July 9th, 2010

HRANA- Azerbaijani activists continue to be denied the right to attorneys and visitation with their families

More than a month has passed since the arrest of some Azerbaijani activists and journalists who were detained on the anniversary of protests against derogatory caricatures printed in Iran newspaper and they continue to be denied their basic right to an attorney and to meet with their families.


Continued Lack of Information about the Condition of a Kurdish Teenager

Posted on: May 17th, 2010

HRANA – The family of a Kurdish teenager named “Yunis Sheikh Ahmadi” who was arrested by security forces in the city of Sanandaj are extremely worried as the lack of information about his condition continues.

According to reports received by HRANA, on Thursday, May 13, on one of the streets in the city of Sanandaj, police and security forces began to beat a Kurdish teenager named “Yunis Sheikh Ahmadi” and after arresting him took him to an unknown location.

Despite repeated follow-ups by his family with the judiciary and security agencies, there is still no information available about the fate of this Kurdish teenager.





Dr. Matin Fattahian Arrested

Posted on: May 17th, 2010

HRANA – Dr. Matin Fattahian, a Kurdish citizen residing in Tabriz, has been arrested by security forces.

Based on reports received by HRANA, a Kurdish doctor residing in Tabriz by the name of Matin Fattahian has been arrested over the past week by the security forces in this city and has been taken to an unknown location.

Reports indicate that security forces raided the doctor’s residence and in addition to searching the home, confiscated some of his personal belongings.



Azarbaijani Civic Activist Hossein Mohammadi Alvar Arrested

Posted on: May 15th, 2010

HRANA – On May 4th, Tabriz intelligent agents arrested Hossein Mohammadi Alvar, a civil rights activist in Azerbaijan and a fan of Tractor Sazi F.C.

According to Savalan Sesi, a few hours after a phone call between this Azeri civil rights activist and the chairman of Tractor Sazi F.C., Tabriz intelligent agents went to Mr. Mohammadi’s father’s house and detained Mr. Mohammadi without an arrest warrant. They also confiscated his computer, books, and personal belongings.
His arrest took place shortly after his phone conversation with the chairman of Tractor Sazi F.C., in which Mr. Mohammadi requested a lawful action about an incident that occurred in a recent soccer game between Tractor Sazi and Sanat Mes Kerman. In that game, 13,000 Persian fans of Sanat Mes Kerman chanted racist slogans against Tractor Sazi team and Azeris, and Mr. Mohammadi demanded Tractor Sazi F.C. to peruse this incident through the Football Federation of Iran.
Furthermore, according to family members of Mr. Mohammadi, he called his home on May 8th and told his family that he has been kept in solitary confinement in Tabriz Intelligence Service.
Before this, Mr. Mohammadi was arrested on April 2nd while attending a gathering in support of Lake Urmia and was release on bail.