Afshin Baymani; Serving Since 17 Years Ago

Posted on: May 24th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Afshin Baymani, a prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, has been imprisoned since about 17 years ago. He was sentenced to death in 2000 on charge of Moharebeh which was confirmed in the appeal court but was reduced to life imprisonment after six years.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Afshin Baymani, a political prisoner at Hall 10 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, has been in jail for more than 17 years. (more…)

A Report about the Quarantine of Amir Abad Prison of Gorgan

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Prisoners detained in the quarantine of Amir Abad prison in Gorgan are in distressed and poor health condition. Lack of healthy water and inappropriate nutrition of prisoners have caused many of them suffer from digestive and kidney diseases. In the quarantine of this prison, there is only one telephone booth for the prisoners which does not work often. The extra-judicial exposure of prison authorities which is sometimes accompanied by violence and beatings, has created difficult conditions for prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amir Abad Prison in Gorgan has had several political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in previous years, including political prisoners; Roozbeh Gilasian and Nima Saffar, who are currently serving their sentences in this prison. (more…)

Reza Pishro Released on the Bail

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Reza Naseri Azad, nicknamed Reza Pishro, rap singer in Iran, who had been arrested by security forces on February 21 was released on the bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Reza Pishro is an Iranian singer and one of the first Persian rappers who had been arrested along with his program director, Hamid Nouri, by security forces on February 21. He was released on Thursday, March 8, 2018. (more…)

A Prisoner Severely Beaten in Zahedan Prison

Posted on: May 10th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Narouee, prisoner in the central prison of Zahedan, has been severely beaten by the head of prison. The beating was so severe that it broke his fingers and injured his face.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mehdi Narouee, prisoner in the central prison of Zahedan, was severely beaten by Mohammd Ali Alizadeh, head of prison, after he protested against the disagreement with his furlough and his request for visits by prison judge on March 5, 2018. The beating was so severe that it broke his fingers and injured his face. (more…)

A Prisoner Beaten and Left in the Yard for 3 Days

Posted on: May 10th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Abdul Hakim Chakeri who has been imprisoned at Zahedan’s Central Prison from 19 months ago, after returning from a visit was insulted and beaten by prison staff due to his protest against the method of physical inspection. The prison authorities made him naked, handcuffed and shackled him, and beat him badly, and despite the bad physical condition, kept him in the ward’s yard for three days.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Abdul Hakim Chakeri, a security prisoner in the Central Prison of Zahedan, who has been detained for more than 19 months since he was arrested on charge of “acting against the national security”, after returning from a visit and insistence of two prison guards for physical inspection, was insulted and beaten by them, and was kept in the yard for three days. (more…)

Mahmoud Masoumi Released on the Bail

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Mahmoud Masoumi, civic activist who was arrested along with six other civic activists during a coordinated operation by security agencies on February 1, 2018, was released on the bail until the trial.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mahmoud Masoumi, civic activist who was arrested on February 1, 2018, was released on the bail until the trial on March 5, 2018. (more…)

Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Incommunicado Lifted

Posted on: May 4th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Hossein Ahmadi Nia’z, Ramin Hosein Panahi’s lawyer, announced the elimination of his client’s incommunicado.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hossein Ahmadi Nia’z announced the elimination of incommunicado of Ramin Hossein Panahi on Wednesday, February 28. He continued and told HRANA’s reporter: “After consulting with the judge, I asked them to remove the ban on Ramin Hossein Panahi’s visit, and after agreeing with this request, along with Ramin’s mother, I visited Ramin”. (more…)

The Latest Status of Arrested Civil Activists in Arak

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Since the beginning of public protests in January, a number of civil activists from Shazand and Astaneh, including Kian Sadeghi, Behzad Alibekhashi, Mohammad Najafi, Ali Bagheri and Abbas Safari, have been arrested by security forces. The arrests took place in a special way after they took part in the disclosure of how one of the protesters of the recent events, Vahid Heidari, died in the Arak Basij detention center. So far, two of these detainees have been released on a bail, and the rest of them have been transferred to Arak Prison by completing the interrogation process.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a number of civil activists from Shazand and Astaneh who were arrested in connection with the protests in January, particularly the disclosure of Vahid Heidari’s death in Arak Basij detention center, have been transferred to Prison of Arak, after completing the interrogation process, and are still in a state of uncertainty. (more…)

Two Activists Released from Arak and Evin Prisons

Posted on: May 1st, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Behzad Ali Bakhshi, a civil activist who had been arrested in connection with the protests in the Central Province in January, was released on the bail of 3.5 billion IRR from Central Prison of Arak on February 27.  Saeed Seifi Jahan, one of the detainees on February 1 was also released from Evin Prison on the bail on February 26.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Behzad Ali Bakhshi was released temporarily with a bail of 3.50 billion IRR from Central Prison of Arak on February 27. This prisoner had been arrested along with four other civil activists from Sha’zand and Astaneh, named; Kian Sadeghi, Mohammad Najafi, Ali Bagheri and Abbas Safari. (more…)

Ahmad Karimi Released after Serving 9 Years

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Karimi, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who has been serving his 15-year imprisonment from nine years ago, was released on parole. Mr. Karimi who was arrested before the election in 2009, was tried in an “arranged” court, after the election and was stuck by the security institutions as a detainee of the post-election demonstrations, and even sentenced to death in the primary court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ahmad Karimi was released on parole after 9 years imprisonment on February 26, 2018. (more…)