HRANA – In an illegal move, the Arak Revolutionary Court has ordered the confiscation of Abed Tavancheh’s residence. Mr. Tavancheh is a left-wing student activist.
HRANA – Reza Malek, former deputy of Research and Investigation in the Intelligence Ministry, was severely beaten by prison guards.
HRANA – Shabnam and Farzad Madadzadeh have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
HRANA – Hamid Haeri was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment and exile to Rajaiee Shahr prison by Judge Moghiseh presiding over Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court.
HRANA – Reza Joshan, a prisoner in Rajaei Shahr prison in Karaj, has been suffering from acute bronchitis for two weeks but has been denied medical treatment by prison authorities.
HRANA – Following a hunger strike by a group of political prisoners in Oroumiyeh Prison in early April, Yashar Kara was transferred from Oroumiyeh prison to Ghazvin prison yesterday.
According to Radio Zamaneh, Yashar Kara, a political prisoner from Turkey’s Kurdestan region who is serving a three year sentence, was transferred to Ghazvin prison.
The reason for the transfer of this prisoner who has spent 17 months of his sentence in Oroumiyeh prison is said to be his protest against the distribution of narcotics in the prison.
Other reports received from Oroumiyeh prison indicate that at least eight other political prisoners who had participated in the April protest may also be transferred to another prison.
HRANA – Rasoul Badaghi, a former officer of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) and member of the Board of Directors of Iranian Teachers Union, has been transferred to an unknown location.
According to a report by Human Rights and Democracy Activists, after being severely beaten by prison authorities, Rasoul Badaghi was taken out of Ward 6 at Rajaiee Shahr prison on Sunday and transferred to an unknown location.
The continued threatening and intimidation of other prisoners indicates that the beating of this imprisoned teacher had been planned by Intelligence Ministry interrogators and put into action by prison authorities.
In addition, Ahmad Zaydabadi was transferred from Ward 6 to Ward 2 of Rajaiee Shahr prison (also known as the Addicts Ward) for protesting against the inhumane treatment of Rasoul Badaghi.
HRANA – Following the release of two videos chronicling torture and rape in Rajaiee Shahr Prison, a group of prisoners from one of the prison’s wards were transferred to solitary confinement.
According to information received by HRANA reporters, political prisoner Javid Tehrani and a number of other prisoners in Ward 1 of Rajaiee Shahr prison, including Bahram Tasviri, one of the rape victims, were transferred to solitary confinement.
At the time of their transfere, prison authorities claimed that these prisoners would be taken to Forensic Pathology for investigation of their claims of torture, but contrary to this claim, all the men were moved to solitary confinement cells known as “Suites”.
It should be noted that prisoner Mohsen Beikvand was taken to solitary confinement prior to the latest transfers.
Considering the authorities’ lack of respect for prisoners’ rights, the prisoners who have been taken to solitary confinement are at risk of torture; especially since the security apparatus has sent a team from Tehran in order to discover how the videos were recorded and sent to the outside.
HRANA – On Friday, May 28th, Rajaiee Shahr prison authorities severely beat Rasoul Badaghi, a former officer of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) and a member of the Iranian Teacher’s Union, who is detained in Ward 6 of the prison.
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HRANA – The Intelligence Ministry is determined to discover the identities of the individuals involved in exposing the rape and torture of prisoners in Rajaiee Shahr prison in Karaj.
Last week, Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) published two videos recorded by two different Rajaiee Shahr prison inmates who had been subjected to inhumane torture and rape by their captors. The contents of the videos and the extent of the injuries suffered by the two men were heartbreaking and shocking. Their sheer bravery in releasing the videos and bold expose of their conditions has inspired both awe and grave concern about their fate.
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