Staff Rally in Front of Governor’s Office in Mahshahr

Posted on: April 13th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – This morning, one hundred employees of a special project to safeguard construction plans in the region staged a sit in and demonstration in front of the governor’s office in Mahshahr [Khuzestan Province, Iran].

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), during this gathering, the employees carried various placards and signs some of which read, “Don’t Lay Us Off.”


Laid Off Workers Gather at the Refinery in Abadan

Posted on: April 9th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Sunday, April 3, 2011, dozens of laid off workers from Sakhteman Nasbe Co. and Farab Co. gathered in front of Gate 19 in Abadan’s refinery to demand their reinstatement.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in an attempt to reduce their workforce, it has been a while since the officials at the refinery in Abadan have offered severance packages to some of the workers in order to terminate their employment.


The List of Known Detainees in 1389

Posted on: April 8th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – During the past year, security forces have detained 5,485 civilians amongst whom the identity of 856 individuals have been revealed while 4,629 prisoners remain unknown.

The following report contains the names and personal information pertaining to 856 civilians detained in 1389.  The identities of these prisoners have been reported by human rights activists and groups, and a list of detainees has been compiled by the Statistics and Publication Unit of the organization known as Human Rights Activists in Iran.

Amongst the detainees, there were 48 members of trade unions, 449 individuals belonging to ethnic minorities, 322 members of religious minorities, 241 college students, 7 women and 51 laborers.  The list of detainees also includes 4,322 individuals arrested for expressing their beliefs and 45 people imprisoned for their civic and cultural activities.

This list is part of an annual report released by Human Rights Activists in Iran and includes an alphabetical listing of detainees’ names together with the date and place of each arrest made in violation of human rights mainly by the security forces in Iran.

 The Alphabetical Listing of Known Detainees in 1389


1. Fariba Ebtehaj arrested on February 10, 2011 in Tehran.

2. Kambiz Ebrahim-zadeh arrested on July 14, 2010 in Mahabad.

3. Mohammad Ebrahimi arrested on October 11, 2010 in Pavah.

4. Hajir Ebrahimi arrested on August 7, 2010 in Marivan.

5. Reza Abri arrested on December 29, 2010 in Tabriz.

6. Saeed Abrishami arrested on February 21, 2011 in Tehran.

7. Yahya Abu-Bakri arrested on March 15, 2011 in Mahabad.

8. Javad Abuali arrestd on December 7, 2010 in Behbahan.

9. Remina Ahrari arrested on March 4, 2011 in Esfahan.

10. Mohammad Ehsan Moazi arrested on February 20, 2011 in Tehran.

11. Tarane Ehsani arrested on March 12, 2011 in Semnan.

12. Osman Ahsani arrested in January or February 2011 in Bukan.

13. Hussein Ahmad-Nejad arrested on February 14, 2011 in Tehran.

14. Ismail Ahmad-Zadeh arrested in June or July 2010 in Mahabad.

15. Nooshin Ahmadi arrested on September 22, 2010 in Tehran.

16. Naeem Ahmadi arrested on June 14, 2010 in Tabriz.

17. Qurban Ahmadi arrested on an unknown date in an unknown location.

18. Sadiq Ahmadi arrested in January or February 2011 in Bukan.

19. Ahmad Ahmadi arrested on March 1, 2011 in Shiraz.

20. Luqman Ahmadian arrested in July or August 2010 in Saqqez.

21. Adham Akhtari arrested on March 5, 2011 in Mashhad.

22. Ali Reza Akhvan arrested on June 4, 2010 in an unknown location.

23. Akbar Arsalani arrested on January 3, 2011 in Urmia.

24. Ali Reza Ershad arrested on March 1, 2011 in Shiraz.

25. Afshin Osanloo arrested on November 22, 2010 in Tehran.

26. Saman Ostevar arrested on March 2, 2011 in Kerman.

27. Reza Astifan arrested on June 28, 2010 in Mashhad.

28. Zyayyh Eshaghi (Shohay) arrested on February 2, 2011 in Mashhad.

29. Nemat Asadi arrested on June 22, 2010 in Sanandaj.

30. Mokhtar Asadi arrested on June 28, 2010 in Karaj.

31. Ibrahim Askafy arrested on January 24, 2011 in an unknown location.

32. Delier Eskandari arrested on December 28, 2011 in Sanandaj.

33. Baagher Askviy arrested on February 14, 2011 in Tehran.

34. Majid Eslami arrested on April 29, 2010 in an unknown location.

35. Farzad Eslami arrested on December 5, 2010 in Tehran.

36. Yadollah Eslami arrested on February 11, 2011 in Tehran.

37. Hafiz Ismail arrested on November 1, 2010 in Zahedan.

38. Omar Ismail Pur arrested on November 11, 2010 in Naghdeh.

39. Ebrahim Ismail Pur arrested on November 11, 2010 in an unknown location.

40. Ebrahim Esmaeili arrested on October 29, 2010 in Naghdeh.

41. Rahbar Esmaeili arrested on April 2, 2010 in Orumieh.

42. Neda Esmaeili arrested on an unknown date in Shiraz.

43. Ali Esmaeili-Nejad arrested on December 21, 2010 in Bookan.

44. Ebrahim Esmeili arrested on January 18, 2011 in Tabriz.

45. Mohammad Aslani arrested between June and July 2010 in Tabriz.

46. Mohammad Atmani arrested between February and March 2011 in Salmas.

47. Zahra Eftekhari arrested on February 11, 2011 in Tehran.

48. Mohammad Afkhami arrested on February 16, 2011 in Tehran.

49. Mokhtar Afra arrested on August 31, 2010 in Marivan.

50. Misagh Afshar arrested on February 15, 2011 in Tehran.

854. Firooz Yosefi arrested on June 21, 2010 in Tehran.

855. Milad Yosefi arrested on July 15, 2010 in Paveh.

856. Hassan Younsei arrested on February 20, 2011 in Tehran.



Security space in Tehran

Posted on: February 14th, 2011

Deployment of security forces in the routes leading to Azadi Square(route march today) started in Tehran and strongly security space is described.
Reporters informed the news agencies of Human Activists in Iran HRANA ,Imam Hosein Square, Shemiran Gate, Vakli Asr, and other areas of intersection march route as the bottleneck of forces is considered.
Interesting point is that the security forces are often station far from the settlement and plain clothes and driving a motorcycle is not news.

Cell phones interfere with one hand and short messaging system(SMS) also caused a slower process is informing.
It is said that at Azadi Square, people creating artificial traffic and traffic restrictions without attention to design traffic(even and odd plate cars) prevent the presence of security forces in this area has been also people with the deployment of traffic , Basij Meghdad and have prevented.
Activists report, a large rally in Tehran, Sadeghi Square, at 1.30 PM, formed the accumulation of moments that the audience grows with the number of slogans like ” death to Dictator” fresh ears.


Syndicate Workers of Tehran Bus Company Demand Release of Imprisoned Member Reza Shahabi

Posted on: July 28th, 2010

HRANA-The Syndicate Workers of Tehran Bus Company released a statement demanding the immediate release of imprisoned labor association board member Reza Shahabi.

According to the statement Reza Shahabi was arrested on June 12, 2009. He has had three phone conversations with his family since his arrest however they have not heard from him in over two weeks. The Syndicate Workers of Tehran Bus Company report that repeated inquiries by Reza Shahabi’s family and lawyer have gone unanswered by the prosecutors office and the revolutionary court. There is no word regarding the fate of Reza Shahabi at this time.

Lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei Questioned About his Activities to Save the Lives of Minors on Death Row

Posted on: July 24th, 2010

HRANA- Mohammad Mostafaei, lawyer and children’s rights acvitist, was summoned by the second branch of the prosecutor’s office in Evin Prison this morning.

Mohammad Mostafaei explained the reasons for the summons on his website. He was questioned about the nature of his assistance to child offenders currently on death row. Additionally, he was questioned about a bank account used to pay blood money to the victim’s families.


Security and Intelligence Forces Exerting Pressure on Tabriz Grand Bazaar Shopkeepers

Posted on: July 16th, 2010

HRANA- Security forces are exerting pressure on bazaar business owners and shopkeepers to end their strike.
Security and intelligence forces in the city of Tabriz began contacting bazaar shopkeepers in an effort to prevent the strike from spreading throughout the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz.

According to Daneshjoo News, over the last three days as the entire bazaar remained
on strike, security and intelligence forces have begun a campaign of intimidation.
It is worthy to note that over the past several days plain clothed agents have gone to the homes of several trade guild leaders threatening of consequences if they continue their strike.
After the start of strikes in Bazaar Tehran, Bazaar Tabriz joined the strike in solidarity with Tehran and to protest the widespread arrest of activists in the province of Azarbijan.


Security Atmosphere in Tehran Bazaar as Strike Spreads to Tabriz Bazaar

Posted on: July 15th, 2010

HRANA- Reports describe an atmosphere of high security in Tehran’s Bazaar today as the strike spread to Tabriz’s Grand Bazaar.

In Tabriz, Bazaar Amir, the Jewelry Bazaar, Amir Kabir Bazaar, and Bazaar Noor are all on strike. Although the strike started in the preceding days within only certain sectors of the Bazaar it has now spread to include almost every store and business. The strike in Tehran’s Bazaar continues under a heavy security atmosphere. Additionally, there are unconfirmed reports that strikes have begun in Isfahan’s Bazaar.


Jewelry and Fabric Bazaar Traders Go on Strike

Posted on: July 7th, 2010

HRANA – Bazaar traders went on strike today in an effort to delay the government from imposing higher taxes.

According to Jahan, the jewelry and fabric bazaar was essentially closed this morning. Bazaar store owners were protesting the increased taxes. In October 2008 bazaar traders went on a week-long strike over a newly introduced value added tax and returned to work only after the government backed down.