Saeid Shirzad Ends Hunger Strike after 39 Days

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Saeid Shirzad, political prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, ended his hunger strike after 39 days, after having a meeting with the authorities and their promises about consideration of his demands. Ali Shariati, another political prisoner who is imprisoned in Evin prison also ended his hunger strike on the 70th day, in response to the requests made by civil rights and political activists.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saeid Shirzad, political prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, ended his hunger strike after a meeting with the representative of the prosecutor and prison’s judge supervisor and after they promised to consider his demands. (more…)

Karen Vafadari and Afarin Neisari Charged in Shahid Moghadas Court of Evin

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Karen Vafadari and Afarin Neisari, Zoroastrian Iranian-American couple in the sixth month of their detention were informed of their security charges in Shahid Moghadas Court, in Evin Prison. In addition to “recruiting and introducing spies, and assembly and collusion against national security”, this couple has been charged with “showing and selling art works contrary to Islamic principles” in their gallery.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Afarin Neisari, editor of “AUN Negarestan”, (Gallery of Contemporary Visual Arts) and her husband, Karen Vafadari, were arrested in Tehran International Airport, by Sarallah Guards, on July 20, 2016. (more…)

Most Supports of Mohammad Ali Taheri Released and Acquitted

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – 34 supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri who had voluntarily referred to Evin prison and had been arrested, were released and acquitted.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 34 supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri who had voluntarily referred to Evin prison and been arrested, were released and acquitted on January 3, 2017. (more…)

7 Supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri Tried in Tehran Criminal Court

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 2, 2017, the trial of seven supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri, was held. The citizens were detained during the rally in protest against the situation of Mr. Taheri in front of the Baghyatollah hospital.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 2, 2017, the trial of seven supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri was held at branch 1031 of Shahid Ghodosi Judicial Complex in Tehran. (more…)

Sohail Arabi Deprived of Proper Medical Treatment in Evin Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sohail Arabi, prisoner of conscience with a sentence of seven years and six months imprisonment, was arrested in December 2013 and is held in ward 350 of Evin prison. This prisoner, whose request for parole and leave have continuously been rejected, despite serious vision problems, has been denied having medical treatment. This denial has created a lot of problems for this prisoner of conscience. It is said that the case officer’s opinion on “no changes in his ideas” is one of the reasons for this exclusion.

A source close to Arabi family, regarding this prisoner of conscience, told HRANA’s reporter: “In addition to continued rejection of his requests for parole and leave so far, for an appointment with the optometrist, more than 10 times he has written letters to the head of the prison, prison clinic and even to the prosecutor, but still the optometrist has not come to visit him and even he has not been sent to medical centers outside the prison”. (more…)

Jafar Eghdami Deprived of Furlough and Retrial

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News agency – Since two weeks ago, Shahin (Jafar) Eghdami, the prisoner of hall 12 of political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, has avoided to go to cabin visiting hall to protest against the denial of retrial and furlough, as well as problems which have come up for his family during following up the administrative process of these requests.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a source close to the prisoner, regarding the situation of this political prisoner, told HRANA’s reporter: “According to Article 10 of the new law about waging war, he is not known as combatant anymore and eventually they will charge him only for gathering and colluding and disturbing public order, and they can sentence him to 5 years imprisonment, while he has spent 8 years of imprisonment. It means his request for retrial must be admitted and this issue must be applied on his case and he should be free”. (more…)

Authorities Do Not Register Political Prisoners’ Requests in Evin Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The requests of political prisoners in Evin prison including medical requests are not being officially registered and in most cases even not sent to the prosecution. Failing to register the requests and prisoners’ rights, has led to a lot of problems for them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the requests of political prisoners in Evin prison including medical requests, furloughs and paroles, are not being addressed and in most cases even not sent to the prosecution. (more…)

A Report about the Bad Condition of Central Prison of Sanandaj

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Imposing more limitation by prison authorities of Sanandaj prison, and over population have made the conditions for the prisoners in this prison very hard. Due to over-population, shortage of required facilities, imposing arbitrary limitations by the authorities like cutting the gas, kidney and prostate problems due to bad water condition, lack of proper medical facilities, lack of classification of prisoners, insulting and beating the prisoners, low quality and shortage of prison food are common problem in this prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), despite the judiciary’s propaganda, the central prison of Sanandaj has a very low standard for prisoners and does not provide prisoners’, their legal rights. (more…)

A Report on the Situation of Daneshpour Moghadam Family

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mohsen and Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam, father and son, along with Motahareh Bahrami and Reihaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, all members of a family, with Hadi Ghaemi, a family friend, were arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death. Despite the passage of years since the original conviction for Mohsen and Ahmad Daneshpour Moghaddam, and despite their objection, the judiciary refuses to make the final decision under the pretext of “the files are lost”. The physical condition of these two political prisoners, who are deprived of their rights because of remaining undecided, has been reported extremely poor.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohsen and Ahmad Daneshpour Moghaddam, father and son, political prisoners in ward 350 of Evin prison continue to live in uncertainty under the shadow of death for the 7th year. This uncertainty is while Ahmad Daneshpur, despite his illness, is also taking care of his patient 72-year-old father. (more…)

The Newest List of Political Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – This report contains the information about 69 political and security prisoners and detainees in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj as the latest update about the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience in this prison. The report also features a brief description and allegations of the prisoners.

It is more than a decade that HRANA, Human Rights Activists News Agency of in Iran, is monitoring the status of prisoners of conscience in Iran’s prisons, publishes and updates the status of prisoners of conscience as a part of the institution’s ongoing work. (more…)