Eight Prisoners Hanged in Evin Prison Secretly

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HRANA News Agency -Eight prisoners transferred from Ghezelhesar prison to Evin and were executed secretly.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Eight prisoners from Ghezelhesar prison mostly on charges related to drug were transferred to Evin prison and hanged on Sunday, October 28, 2012.

 

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Amnesty‎: Iran- Releases of prisoners of conscience after pardon not enough

HRANA News Agency – Amnesty‎ International; Anyone held in Iran solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights should immediately and unconditionally be released, Amnesty International has said, following the pardoning by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of at least 130 political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, from Tehran’s Evin Prison.

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Seven Gonabadi Dervishes Arrested in Front of Evin

HRANA News Agency – On Monday, September 19, 2011, seven members of Nimatullahi Gonabadi Sufi Sect were arrested when they answered to a call to attend a gathering in front of Evin Prison in order to protest against the killing of a citizen in the capital city of Kavar County, Fars Province, and the imprisonment of other dervishes.

According to a report by Majzooban Nur, Nimatullahi Gonabadi Order News Site, security forces and plain clothes agents who were present in front of Evin Prison arrested Arash Shaltoki, Nemat Kazemi, Taymour Homayouni, Ali Babaie, Ramin Ashkohe, Mehdi Rahmati and Davood Mehrdad.

All roads leading to and from Evin Prison were monitored closely by security agents since last night, and Special Forces Guards were stationed in front of this prison from early morning hours on Monday.Due to heavy presence of security agents, Nimatullahi Gonabadi Sufi Sect cancelled its call for the gathering.

A Baluchi Citizen Killed in Zahedan by IRGC

HRANA News Agency – On Tuesday, May 10, 2010, military forces from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Camp killed Rahmak Sahrabzehi in Zahedan [Sistan and Baluchestan Province].

 

The Islamic Republic news Agency (IRNA) announced the killing of a Baluchi citizen during clashes with the Revolutionary Guard and claimed that Rahmak Sahrabzehi was a member of Jundallah [People’s Resistance Movement of Iran].

 

Quoting an informed official from Sistan and Baluchestan Province, the report added, “At 21:30pm on Tuesday, Security forces surrounded Rahmak Sahrabzehi near Shahid Chamran Street and shot him.”

 

Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of Jundallah, was executed on June 20, 2010.  It is noteworthy that during the last few years, a large number of Baluchi citizens have been charged with membership and cooperation with Jundallah and have been arrested, convicted and subsequently executed.

Security Forces Threaten the Families of Those Killed after the Elections

HRANA News Agency reports that according to Jaras, families of those killed after the disputed presidential elections in Iran who were visiting their gravesite in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery were harassed and threatened.

Families gathered to commemorate their loved ones were interrogated for several hours and ordered to leave. Family of Amir Arshad Tajmir who was killed last year in Ashura were in Behesht-e Zahra’s part 302 on the anniversary of his birthday. Families of Sohrab Erabi, Ramin Ramezani, and Mostafa Karim-Beigi were among the participants.

Security forces arrested and interrogated Sohrab Erabi’s mother for several hours before releasing her. In recent days, threats on the families of those killed after the elections have been escalated. Security forces have also attempted to attack some of the families’ houses and prevent them from gatherings to honor their loved ones.

 

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Mansour Osanloo Taken to Karaj’s Revolutionary Court

HRANA – Founder of the Syndicate Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, Mansour Osanloo, was summoned to the fifth branch of Karaj’s revolutionary court.
Circumstances surrounding Mr. Osanloo’s court appearance last Wednesday are not clear at this time.  However, in recent weeks  Mr. Osanloo was accused of “contact with groups working against the government” resulting in his transfer to the solitary ward of Karaj’s Rajae Shahr Prison.


Radio Farda reports that after the arrest of Mansour Osanloo in July 2007, the court charged him with working against the security of the nation and he was sentenced to five years in prison.
Additionally, it is reported that Reza Shahabi [member of the Syndicate Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company] who was arrested on June 12, 2010, was able to contact his family in a brief telephone call.
There is still no word on the fate of Saeed Torabian, member of the worker’s syndicate board of directors who was arrested on June 9, 2010.

 

Director of the Reformist Organization of Qazvin’s International University Detained

HRANA – On Monday, May 31, 2010, the security forces of the city of Qazvin arrested Mr. Farhad Fathi, handcuffed and blindfolded him and took him to an undisclosed location.  Mr. Fathi is a student activist and the director of a reformist student group.  

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Widespread Strike in Iran’s Kurdish Regions

 

May 13, 2010
HRANA – Today, following a call to action by human rights activists, Kurdish political parties, and civil organizations, the entire Kurdish region went on a widespread strike, despite the severe militarization of the area.

The death sentence for two Kurdish political prisoners approved

HRANA News Agency – The death sentence for two Kurdish political prisoners: Ali and Habib Afshari from Mahabad has been approved on charge of “Enmity against God”.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Mokerian News Agency, the verdicts of two Kurdish activists who has been sentenced to death by the Iranian courts for “Enmity against God” and “Corruption on Earth” through ‘propaganda activities’ and ‘membership in a dissident group’ has been approved by the Iranian supreme court.

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Web Master & Blogger Vahid Asghri Sentenced to Death

HRANA News Agency – One month after his trial held at the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court, the authorities have notified Vahid Asghri that a death sentence has been issued for him.
According to a report by Human Rights Watch in Kurdistan, Vahid Asghri, 25, was arrested on October 4, 2008 by plain clothes agents working for IRGC (the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution).  Judge Abolqasem Salvati presiding over the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court has sentenced Vahid Asghri to death.
In February 2009, IRGC Cyber Police announced that Vahid Asghri and a few other web masters of Internet sites opposing Islam had been arrested.
Vahid Asghri and other accused individuals were physically and psychologically tortured while in custody and were forced to appear in televised confessions.  These sessions were broadcast in Iran prior to their trials.
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