HRANA- Authorities in Karaj’s Rajae Shahr Prison have extended Behrouz Javid Tehrani’s time in solitary confinement at the request of the Ministry of Intelligence. Although he has spent over a month in solitary confinement, authorities have been ordered to keep him confined in solitary until at least after the anniversary of the 1999 student protests.
HRANA- Dr. Saeed Masouri, political prisoner sentenced to life in Rajae Shahr Prison continues to be deprived of leave after serving over one third of his sentence.
Dr. Saeed Masouri was originally sentenced to death for his affiliation with a banned political organization. His sentence was later reduced to a life term. He continues to be deprived of leave [a basic right under the law] although he has served ten years of his prison term. In an interview with HRANA, Masouri’s family stated that they petitioned the court last month regarding the status of his leave, however, Tehran’s prosecutor general Dolatabadi has postponed responding to the request alleging that he is not familiar with Masouri’s file.
HRANA- Imprisoned student activist Majid Tavakoli is suffering from severe internal bleeding in his stomach. His health is in a critical state and authorities have not transferred Majid to the hospital.
Mr. Tavakoli was recently transferred to ward 350 of Evin Prison where there are no medical facilities. He has been suffering from a severe cough that is not being treated, causing his condition to deteriorate.
HRANA – The physicians in Orumieh prison went on strike today in protest to their working conditions. The physicians are protesting months of non payment of their wages and the lack of resources to treat the prisoners. They declared that they will not return to work until conditions are changed.
HRANA- Journalist and human rights activist Nasour Naghipour has been released after being detained for 110 days. He has been released from Evin Prison until his trial.
Mr. Naghipour was arrested during the sweeping arrest by security forces of human rights activists last March. He has been released on bail from Ward 2A controlled by the Revolutionary Guard.
HRANA – Freelance journalist Reza Rafiee Forooshan has been detained in Rajaiee Shahr Prison for months and his requests for temporary leave has been denied.
HRANA – The Supreme Court affirmed the execution sentences of two Kurdish political activists on Sunday, June 6.
HRANA – No news is available on the condition of Behrouz Javid Tehrani, the political prisoner featured in one of the two videos released last week by HRANA exposing the torture and rape of prisoners in Rajaiee Shahr prison.
HRANA – In a statement issued on Saturday, June 5, 2010, the Iranian Nation’s Party reported the arrest of Hamid Reza Mosabebian and his brother.
HRANA – Journalist Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, a former officer of Human Rights Activists in Iran, was recently transferred to Karoun Prison in Ahvaz, where he is held under severe and unfavorable conditions, and his life is currently in danger.