Arash Shoa Sharq Sentenced to Lashes

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Arash Shoa Sharq, 24-year-old journalist, has been sentenced to lashes and imprisonment by Branch 107 of the Penal Court of the city of Rasht. Mr. Shoa Sharq, who has the responsibility of “Gilan Noo”, or “New Gilan”, was tried on the complaint made by “one of the deposed directors of the government”. This journalist had been previously sentenced to 40 lashes because of a complaint made by the MP of Rasht city, which was suspended by the Court of Appeals.  If this new sentence will be confirmed, the former sentences, including 40 lashes, will be applicable, too.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Arash Shoa Sharq has been sentenced to 75 lashes and 3 months suspended imprisonment, due to a complaint made by the former Director of Libraries of Gilan province and on charges of “spreading lies through” and “publication of photographs of the plaintiff in the website”, by the head of Branch 107 of the Criminal Court of Rasht city.  (more…)

A Lawyer Arrested on Charge of Insulting the Supreme Leader

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Danial Estakhr, a lawyer in Shiraz city, was arrested and sent to prison on charge on insulting the supreme leader. It is said that this charge is related to one of his writings about the mass executions of political prisoners in 1980s.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Danial Estakhr, known professional lawyer who is practicing in Shiraz city, was arrested and sent to prison. (more…)

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb Sentenced to Fines

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The 6 months of imprisonment sentence for propaganda against the regime charge, of Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, civil rights activist, was changed to fines in lieu of imprisonment in the appeal court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), branch number 54 of appeal court of Tehran province, changed the 6 month imprisonment sentence of Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, to 20 million IRR fines in lieu of imprisonment. (more…)

Police Beat Arrested Lawyer with Heart Problems

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hossain Mehrandish, judiciary lawyer, was arrested following the order of the judge in branch number 29, while he was defending his client. He who had heart failure following the tension was transferred to the hospital while being in police custody. At least one of the police officers hit the chest of this lawyer for no obvious reason. This could have had deadly consequence for someone in this situation. Hossain Mehrandish is currently in Rajai Shahr prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hossain Mehrandish who was defending his client in Shahid Madany court, was arrested by the order of the judge in branch 29 with the allegation of insulting the judge. (more…)

6 Members of Erfan Halgheh Sued IRIB Over Publishing Disinformation

Posted on: July 4th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Six members of Erfan Halgheh, attended the court of culture and media, and sued IRIB for broadcasting a documentary called “Ring of Satan” because of spreading lies.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), six members of Erfan Halgheh attended the fourth branch of the court of culture and the media, with their complaints under the title of; “spreading lies and disturbing public opinion by broadcasting a documentary, called; Halgheh Sheitan (Ring of Satan) and publishing materials including violating honour or dignity” against the IRIB. (more…)

Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison

Posted on: July 3rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Hossein Karroubi was sentenced to six months imprisonment, due to publishing the letter of his father, Mehdi Karroubi, to Hassan Rouhani, regarding a public trial.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohammad Karroubi has announced in his page that Mohammad Hossein Karroubi was sentenced to six months imprisonment, due to publishing the letter of his father, Mehdi Karroubi, to Hassan Rouhani, regarding a public trial. (more…)

Mohammad Najafi Tried and Released on the Bail

Posted on: May 31st, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Najafi, a registered lawyer who is active in human rights related lawsuits in Shazand town, had his court hearing about the allegation of propaganda against the regime, and was then released on the bail. Mr. Najafi has three other cases against him, the first one in the armed forces’ court, the second one in the prosecution office of the town and the third one in branch number two of Evin court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Najafi, registered lawyer of judiciary, who is active in human rights related lawsuits, had his court hearing regarding the charge of propaganda against the regime in Shazand court in Markazi province, on march 4. His lawyers, Mr. Kaikhosro and Derakhshan were also present in that session. (more…)

Two Telegram Activists Arrested in Mahabad

Posted on: May 18th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Heiva Kiaei and Mehdi Salahi, two telegram activists, were arrested by security forces in Mahabad and were taken to an unknown location. Their “Telegram” channel had published issues relevant to workers and child labor.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Heiva Kiaei and Mehdi Salahi, two telegram activists, were arrested by security forces in Mahabad and were taken to an unknown location, on April 2, 2017. (more…)

Mehdi Khazali Arrested in Tehran

Posted on: April 2nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On February 5, 2017, Mehdi Khazali was arrested at his workplace and was transferred to Ward 350 of Evin Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mehdi Khazali was arrested in front of the Hayan publishing house by the order of Tehran prosecutor and transferred to Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison and then transferred to Ward 350 of Evin Prison at 6 PM on February 5, 2017. (more…)

Sina Qalandari Acquitted in the Court of Appeal

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sina Qalandari, 30-year-old journalist from Kuhdasht who had been sentenced to two years imprisonment, due to releasing information regarding  the elections in the region, which was “in his absence  in the courtroom” and without having the opportunity to defend himself was acquitted in the appeal court. While this citizen is in an undecided condition in another case with the theme of “setting the regional forest on fire” based on a complaint by Natural Resources Department, head of this department has raised a new complaint to the governor, regarding this journalist’s letter to the Province Governor.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), in October last year, Sina Qalandari, journalist from Kuhdasht, was sentenced by Branch 3 of the Criminal Court in Lorestan province, to three years imprisonment of sixth grade. (more…)