The Coordinating Committee to Commemorate Farzad Kamangar

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011

HRANA News Agency – The Campaign to Save Farzad Kamangar was initially formed as a collaborating effort amongst the Human Rights Activists in Iran, his family and his attorney.  For a few years, this Campaign served as the coordinating body to organize protests and efforts to save the life of an erudite teacher.  After Farzad’s unjust execution, the Campaign was redefined and transformed into a memorial tribute to his everlasting legacy.

Now, at the onset of the first anniversary of an execution that ended the life of a righteous teacher, a group consisting of Farzad Kamangar’s family members and human rights activists and organizations has assumed the responsibility to bring together programs planned for this day.

Everyone wishing to collaborate with and contribute to this Campaign may contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or visit the web site dedicated to Farzad Kamangar’s legacy at

Biography of Habibullah Latifi, from birth to death sentence

Posted on: December 26th, 2010

HRANA News Agency- The following is a brief biography and summery of Habibullah Latifi’s case; Habib Latifi is a political prisoner sentenced to death and held in Sanandaj prison. His brief biography told by his relatives and edited by Kurdistan Committee for Human Rights Activists in Iran this brief provided to inform the general public of his case.


Imprisoned Bazaar Merchant Javad Lari Sentenced to Death and Mohsen Dokmechi Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

Posted on: August 5th, 2010

HRANA- Poltical prisoner Javad Lari, 55, was sentenced to death by Judge Salavati of the 15th Branch of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on charges of being a “mohareb” or waging war against God and “corruption on earth”.

According to the Committee of Human Rights Reporters in Iran, this political prisoner was first charged with “acting against the security of the nation”.  A charge later changed by the judge to “mohareb” and sentenced to death without the possibility of amnesty.


Three People Executed in Khouzestan

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010

HRANA- Three people were executed by hanging this morning in the province of Khouzestan under the pretext of “drug trafficking”.

HRANA has learned that two of the individuals were executed in the town of Dezful and one individual was executed in the town of Behbahan.

The two individuals from Dezful were sentenced by the provincial court in Khouzestan and their sentence was reaffirmed by the revolutionary court in the province. Their sentence was carried out in Dezful Prison. The third individual from Behbahan was first sentenced in the revolutionary court located in Mahshahr and his sentence was later reaffirmed by Iran’s Supreme Court.


Jafar Kazemi’s Death Sentence Confirmed

Posted on: July 29th, 2010

HRANA- An appeals court has upheld the death sentence handed down to Jafar Kazemi. His sentence was confirmed by the 36th Branch of the court of appeals presided over by Hojatoleslam Zargari.

His lawyer Ms. Ghanavi told a human rights website that her client has spent long periods of time in solitary confinement.

Jafar Kazemi, a lithograph for textbooks and pamphlets for Amir Kabir University was arrested on September 18, 2009 in Haft e Tir Square and transferred to the solitary ward in section 209 for seventy four days before being transferred to ward 350 of Evin Prison. Prior to this he had been imprisoned between1981 and 1989.


Twenty People Executed over the Last Month

Posted on: July 19th, 2010

HRANA- Three prisoners from the city of Kerman’s central prison and one prisoner from Shirvan in the Khorassan province were executed yesterday.

HRANA has learned that the three men executed in Kerman were accused of trafficking narcotics and that the prisoner from Shirvan was accused of transportation and possession of narcotics.


Four Executed in Esfahan Prison

Posted on: July 7th, 2010

HRANA- Four people were executed by hanging in Esfahan’s central prison on Tuesday morning.

According to the Esfahan province’s justice department these four individuals were charged and sentenced to death for “drug trafficking”. No further information, including the names of the individuals is known at this time.


Families of Executed Political Prisoners Face Uncertainty

Posted on: June 24th, 2010

HRANA- Although forty days have passed since the executions of Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydariyan, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam-Hooli and Mehdi Eslamiyan family members are still uncertain of where their bodies have been buried. It is reported that security forces have stepped up pressure on the families of the five executed political prisoners.


Abdolmalek Rigi Has Been Executed

Posted on: June 20th, 2010

HRANA – Iran’s judiciary announced that Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of the militant opposition movement Jundollah, has been executed.

Abdolmalek Rigi, 27, was the founder and leader of the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (Jundollah). He and another member of the group were arrested last March. He was found guilty of a number of charges including of being a “mohareb” by Judge Tohidi of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court because of the organizations armed attacks. He was hung early Saturday morning in Evin prison.