HRANA News Agency– Amnesty International -Iran must release all journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International urged after at least 14 reporters were arrested in the past three days amid police raids on newspaper offices.
The journalists are reportedly accused of cooperating with “anti-revolutionary” Persian-language media organizations outside Iran.
HRANA News Agency– Hamed Malek Abadi, the civil activist sentenced to six months imprisonment by Sarab revolutionary court.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), judge Khateri in Sarab revolutionary court sentenced Hamed Malek Abadi to six months imprisonment on charge of propaganda against regime.
HRANA News Agency – Manizheh Bohlouli, The lawyer at justice department has been arrested without enough evidence and reason; and transferred to prison by the 4th branch of prosecutors in Miyaneh.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), This lawyer called her family from Miyaneh prison and informed them that she is in detention, and Also the assistant prosecutor of 4th branch has granted a bail of 5 million tomans for her.
Reporters Without Borders once again expresses its grave concern at the arbitrary arrests of journalists and netizens and the threats made against the families of foreigners and Iranians working for media organizations in Iran.
In the past three years, the press freedom organization has recorded a dozen arrests and instances of threats against the families of journalists working for foreign-based organizations and international news agencies.
HRANA News Agency – Security forces arrested five underground musicians and three political Activists.
According to the reports by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), three political civil activists: Ayat Mehr Ali Biglu in Soufian, Eastern Azarbayjan, Sirvan Hossein Panahi in Dehgolan and Mohammad Khatibi in Tabriz, were arrested by security forces.
And also,Iranian police have arrested five members of an underground band suspected of producing music for Farsi-speaking, dissident satellite channels based in the U.S.
HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Tahaghoghi, member of the Iranian reformist party Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution, was arrested in his home by security forces to serve his one year in prison verdict in exile, yesterday.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Kalame, Mehdi Tahaghoghi, member of the Iranian reformist party Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution – Official of former president Mohammad Khatami, was arrested by security forces and sent to prison.
HRANA News Agency – The mourning ceremony of Safoura Fakhrian, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Mother was canceled by authorities.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), at first, this ceremony was scheduled to be held at Nour Mosque, Tehran. But they were told authorities had contacted it’s better not to held it there, because it may become a political gathering.
Then, this ceremony was scheduled to be held at Rasoul Mosque in Kaj Sq.
Reza Khandan, Nasrin’s husband informed on his facebook that this ceremony is canceled at all.
He wrote: “Unfortunately, the ceremony is banned at Rasoul Mosque too. So there is no opportunity to hold the ceremony at all and we apologize those who were scheduled to attend the ceremony.”
Mother and Sister of Satar Beheshti at his memorial ceremony
HRANA News Agency – Attendees at Sattar Beheshti’s 40th day passing away memorial ceremony were beaten and several were arrested.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the 40th day passing away memorial ceremony of Sattar Beheshti at the Imam Mohamad Taghi Shrine in Robat Karim, Tehran, was raided by security forces resulting in beatings and arrests of Sattar’s family and a number of attendees.
Following the request by Sattar Beheshti’s mother and sister for the participants to go from the Shrine to Sattar’s sister’s home for the services, security forces and Plainclothes forces attacked the participants.
Five security officers also attacked and beat Sattar’s elderly mother causing her to sustain leg and knee injuries.
One of the participants at the ceremony told HRANA’s reporter that the agents were dragging Sattar’s mother on the ground by her hair.
Sattar’s brother, Asghar Beheshti, was also arrested while he was inviting people to his sister’s home. He was kept in detention for two hours.
Another participant in the ceremony has reported that Ahmad Taghavi was arrested. The exact number of people arrested at the ceremony is not yet known.
HRANA News Agency – Iranian state media closed to security sources informed 30 individuals have been arrested for collaboration with “anti-Revolutionary network”.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from YJC, Tehran’s Prosecutor General said on Tuesday that 30 individuals have been arrested for collaboration with “anti-Revolutionary networks.”
Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi announced today that the 30 individuals have been arrested by Islamic Republic Ministry of Intelligence forces.
He told reporters that the detainees were “working in various parts of the country, were organized, and their arrest has been a heavy blow to the anti-Revolutionary [movement].” He added that some of the networks “collaborated with the Baha’is.”
He did not give details about the identities of these detainees, but an earlier report by state news agency Reporters Club indicated on Monday that following the arrest of the “director of a satellite network”, at least 30 people have been arrested and charged with activity in “underground studios” and “collaboration with satellite networks.”
The report indicated that the individuals “collaborated with foreign satellite networks… enemies of the Iranian people, and were linked to the Baha’i sect.”
Iranian authorities consider foreign satellite programs as a potential threat to national security and have made numerous efforts to block them from Iranian viewers.
HRANA News Agency – Dr. Mohammad Maleki, Iranian academic and pro-democracy activist and former president of the University of Tehran, was summoned to Evin prison and his house was searched by security forces, today.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Maleki is an Iranian academic and pro-democracy activist and former president of the University of Tehran.