Hiwa Bootimar Transferred to Solitary Confinement in Marivan Prison

Posted on: May 20th, 2010

HRANA – Kurdish political prisoner Hiwa Bootimar has been transferred to solitary confinement in Marivan prison.

According to reports received by HRANA, Hiwa Bootimar was taken to solitary confinement over a week ago and there was no news about the condition or whereabouts of this journalist and civic activist until his family were finally able to visit him yesterday.

Mr. Bootimar is currently serving an 8-year prison sentence in Marivan prison. He had previously been sentenced to execution twice by the Revolutionary Court of Marivan, but with the protests of his attorney, Mr. Saleh Nikbakht, these unjust sentences were reversed by the Supreme Court and reduced to 8 years in prison.


Meysam Beyg Mohammadi Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Posted on: May 20th, 2010

HRANA – The appellate court has sentenced Meysam Beyg Mohammadi to one year in prison.

According to Daneshjoo News, the appellate court has reduced the original sentence given to Meysam Beyg Mohammadi, a university student imprisoned in Ward 350 of Evin prison.

Mr. Beyg Mohammadi is a student at Alameh Tabatabaie University and was arrested in the aftermath of the popular protests on December 27, 2009. He was initially sentenced to three years in prison by the lower court. His appellate trial took place in Branch 54 of the Appellate Courts and was overseen by judge Movahed.

Saman Nooranian’s 3 Year Prison Sentence Confirmed

Posted on: May 20th, 2010

HRANA – Saman Nooranian’s 3 year prison sentence was confirmed by the appellate court.

According to Daneshjoo News, the lower court’s imprisonment sentence for Saman Nooranian has been confirmed by judge Salavati presiding over Branch 15 of the appellate court. Mr. Samanian is a graduate of the prestigious College of Engineering and Medicine at Amir Kabir University; one of the most reputable institutions of higher education in Iran.

Mr. Nooranian who is currently held in Ward 350 of Evin prison was arrested in the aftermath of the popular protests on December 27, 2009 (the day of Ashura).




Mehdi Tajik Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison and 30-Year Ban on Political Activity

Posted on: May 14th, 2010


May 13, 2010

HRANA – Mehdi Tajik a Tehran University student and a human rights activist has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and a 30 year prohibition of political activity. The sentence was handed down by the Revolutionary Court, Branch 26.

His original crime was association and plotting against national security and had been sentenced to a 2 year sentence, a 91 day sentence for propaganda against the Government, and a one million touman ($1000) penalty for insulting the President.

He has been banned from reporting, blogging, interview, writing articles and even analysis of political events, as well as membership in any party or affiliation with any party, and any political activity.

This while there has been no evidence of any political activity presented in the Court pertaining to the post-election developments.