13 Detainees of Recent Protests Summoned to the Court in Tonekabon

Posted on: April 17th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Thirteen protesters who had been arrested in recent protests by security forces, were summoned to Tonekabon Justice Office. The allegations were announced as; “participating in illegal gatherings”, “insulting the leadership”, “disrupting public order”, and “propaganda against the regime”.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), thirteen protesters who had been arrested in the recent demonstrations in December and January in Tonekabon, and were partially released on the bail, have been summoned to the Justice Department of Tonekabon. (more…)

At Least 7 Civil Activists Arrested Across the Country

Posted on: April 5th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – At least seven civil activists were arrested by security forces in different parts of the country. Among the detainees, Saeed Eqbal, Dariush Zandi, Shima Babaei, Leyla Farjami, Mahmoud Masumi and Behnam Mousivand have been so far identified, but the number of the detainees will probably increase.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), during a coordinated action of security forces across the country, a number of civil activists, mostly known and formerly detained, were arrested on Thursday, February 1, 2018. (more…)

A Poet and a Writer Arrested in Iran

Posted on: March 3rd, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Shahriar Galavani, writer, translator and literature critic, was arrested by security forces in his house in Khoy on January 4, 2018. On the other hand, Mohammad Bam, poet from Abadan, was also arrested after attending protests in Abadan.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Shahriar Galavani was arrested by security forces in his house in Khoy on January 4, 2018. (more…)

Imprisonment Sentences of Two Activists Upheld by Appeals Court

Posted on: February 21st, 2018

HRANA News Agency – The primitive court verdict for Ghasem Ghanbari and Mir Mohammad Miri, two political activists from the village of Dale in Gachsaran District, who had been previously sentenced to two years of imprisonment and lashes on charges of propaganda against the regime and insulting the leadership, was upheld by the third branch of the Court of Appeals in Kohkiluyeh and Bouyer Ahmad Province. The verdict was announced to the defendants recently.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the two-year imprisonment sentence for Ghasem Ghanbari and Mir (Sayed) Mohammad Miri, which had been previously issued by the Gachsaran Revolutionary Court, was confirmed by the Appeals Court. (more…)

Reza Akwaniyan Sentenced to Imprisonment and Lashes

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced Reza Akwaniyan, poet and civil activist, to 3 years of imprisonment and 40 lashes for insulting the sacred by compiling poetry and propaganda against the regime. Mr. Akwanian had already been sentenced to 5 years suspended imprisonment and spent one year in jail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, head of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced Reza Akwaniyan, poet and civil activist, to 3 years of imprisonment and 40 lashes. (more…)

Mohammad Mehdi Nekounam Arrested in Qom

Posted on: January 28th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Security forces went to house of Mohammad Mehdi Nekounam, son of Ayatullah Nekounam, critical cleric, and inspected the house and arrested him on October 27, 2017.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), security forces from Special Clerical Court in Qom inspected the house and seized some properties and arrested Mohammad Mehdi Nekounam. (more…)

Vahid Pour Tahmaseb Sentenced to 11 Years of Imprisonment

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Vahid Pour Tahmaseb, follower of Mohammad Ali Taheri, has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, according to the verdict given to him in the Revolutionary Court of Babol on October 4, 2017.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Vahid Pour Tahmaseb was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on charges of “membership in the group and the population with the aim of disrupting the security of the country” and 1 year imprisonment on charge of “advertising activity in favor of opposition groups” according to the verdict which was notified to on October 4, 2017. (more…)

Comprehensive Report: Seven Days of Protests in Iran

Posted on: January 10th, 2018

HRANA -The Center of Statistics at Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published a report regarding the recent seven days of protests in Iran which occurred from December 28, 2017 to January 03, 2018. Currently, we have reports on the extent of the protests and the names of arrested individuals as of January 09, 2018.

At the time of compiling this report, the Iranian State had not provided a conclusive report of the protests and it’s under currents. Therefore, this report should be deemed as a cursory review and a collection of the reports of the events rather than a singularly comprehensive one. (more…)

Seven days in the month of Dey; The initial brief report of the first week of protests in Iran

Posted on: January 6th, 2018

HRANA – The Center of Statistics at Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published this report regarding the recent seven days of protests in Iran which occurred from December 28, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

At the time of the compilation of this report, there are still protests occurring in parts of Iran. As a result, this report does not provide the most comprehensive outlook possible of the recent protests in Iran and is solely focused on the first seven days of protests. (more…)