Etela’at ministry: Arrested journalists were associated to BBC

Posted on: January 31st, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Etela’at ministry of Iran claimed in a statement that the arrested journalists were associated to BBC and might be another group to arrest in the next few days.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from ISNA, Etela’at ministry wrote in the statement “During the preparations for the Fajr anniversary this Ministry could discover one the biggest media networks associated to the arrogance media center.”

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Ali Dehghan, the economic columnist arrested

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Ali Dehghan, the economic columnist arrested by  security forces on charge of connection with some subversive sides.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Bulletin News, Dehghan worked with reformist newspapers such as Shargh, Bahar, E’temad, Vaghaye’ Etefaghiyeh and also ILNA News Agency in the past.

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Amnesty- Iran must release journalists detained in newspaper office raids

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

Twelve journalists were arrested in Iran this weekend

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.

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Six months imprisonment verdict for a civil activist

Posted on: January 28th, 2013

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.

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The lawyer, Manizheh Bohlouli arrested

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

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.

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IRAN: Threats against media workers and families show regime’s true face

Posted on: January 10th, 2013

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.

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Iran: Five Underground Musicians and Three Political Activists Arrested

Posted on: January 10th, 2013

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.

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Mehdi Tahaghoghi Arrested to Serve One Year in Prison in Exile

Posted on: January 8th, 2013

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.

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The Mourning Ceremony of Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Mother Canceled

Posted on: December 24th, 2012

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.”

 

Sattar Beheshti’s 40th Day Passing Away Memorial Ceremony Raided, His Mother Beaten And Injured

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

Mother and Sister of  Satar Beheshti at his memorial 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.