A Report About Azita Rafizadeh’s Status in Evin Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Azita Rafizadeh is an imprisoned Bahai citizen whose 6-year-old son has to live with another family due to the simultaneous arrest of her husband, Paiman Kooshkbaghi.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Azita Rafizadeh was born in 1980 in Shiraz. She finished the elementary and high school in Tonekabon, but like other young Bahais, she was deprived of going to university. For this reason she finished her bachelor degree in computer engineering in Bahai Institute of Higher Education (BIHE), which was designed and targeted young Bahais in order to enable them to continue their education. (more…)

Hamza Darwish in a Critical Condition in Evin Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hamza Darwish, young Sunni prisoner in Evin prison who suffers from mental illnesses, was severely beaten and insulted by a hospital staff and two soldiers in the hospital. The officials continued to ignore his complain and medical care. The family of the prisoner have been threatened by the intelligence officers on the condition of their son.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the complaint of Hamza Darwish, Sunni prisoner who had been beaten in the hospital has not been addressed yet. (more…)

Foundation of Martyrs Doesn’t Recognize Baha’i Soldiers Who Died During the War

Posted on: February 4th, 2017

HRANA News Agency –Baha’i family of a soldier who died during the war at the front in Piranshahr had written a letter to the Foundation of Martyrs and called to recognize the soldier who defended the homeland as a “martyr” and create a precedent for him. The Head of Foundation of Martyrs in Miandoab in response to the soldier’s mother’s demand, had written that because “he was a member of Bahai sect” and based on the regulations, the possibility of filing does not exist for him or the same person or people, whether veterans or victims.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Muhiddin Zehni from Miandoab at the end of his military service during the war lost his life in Davoodabadi base in Piranshahr on August 19, 1986. (more…)

4 Sunni Detainees Transferred to Urmia Central Prison

Posted on: January 31st, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Four Sunni civilians from Bukan who had been arrested on October 6 and were held in a poor condition in the Revolutionary Guards’ Intelligence Detention in Urmia were transferred to the central prison of this city after 2 months. Reports indicate the mistreatment, beatings and even torture of detainees in the detention center of the Revolutionary Guards.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), security forces in a coordinated assault on the houses of a large number of citizens of Bukan and its suburbs, attempted to arrest many of the citizens on October 6. It has been reported that, those arrested were dozens of people, including “youth, some of Mosque Imams and scholars”. (more…)

Foad Yousefi in a Critical Health Condition in Rajaei Shahr Prison

Posted on: January 28th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Foad Yousefi, Sunni prisoner of Rajaei Shahr, is on hunger strike in protest to denial of his furlough.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Foad Yousei, Sunni prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison is on hunger strike since December 26th.

A close source to Mr. Yousefi, mentioned that this prisoner is being deprived of furlough and told HRANA’s reporter, “Foad is suffering from severe mental illness and has repeatedly attempted to injure himself. But his request for a furlough is being ignored. Despite having many correspondence about his illness, nothing has been done yet”.

This informed source continued, “Few months ago he was transferred to Amin Abad mental health centre, but he could not bear it and was again transferred to prison after two days. He is suffering from severe depression as well”.

This Sunni prisoner was arrested in 2010 and sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Foad Rezazadeh Returned to Rajaei Shahr Prison by the End of His Furlough

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Foad Rezazadeh, Sunni prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, went back to prison by the end of his furlough. This prisoner was sent to furlough after a 23-day long hunger strike.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Foad Rezazadeh returned to prison after the end of his 8-day long furlough on December 27. (more…)

The Sentences of 3 Sunni Prisoners Reduced to 12 Years

Posted on: January 14th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The appeal court reduced the sentences of three Sunni prisoner in Rajaei Shahr prison, to 12 years in prison. These prisoners who had previously been sentenced to death, were sentenced to 15 years in prison after the supreme court reject the sentence, and their retrial.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the sentence of 15 years in prison of three Sunni prisoners of Rajaei Shahr with the names of Taymoor Naderizadeh, Farshid Naseri and Farzad Shahnazari, who are being kept in hall number 21 in ward 7, were reduced to 12 years in prison in the appeal court. (more…)

Concerns Rise about Putting New Pressure on Sunni Prisoners

Posted on: January 14th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners of Rajaei Shahr are being kept in very bad conditions. However, these conditions could become even worse if they would be transferred to their previous hall and new pressures could be imposed on them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sunni prisoners in hall number 21 of section 7 in Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj, are being kept in very bad conditions. However, there are concerns that they would be transferred to hall number 10 of ward number 4, which is the place that the executed prisoners were being kept, and consequently they would face new level of pressure by security authorities. (more…)

Foad Rezazade Ended His Hunger Strike after 23 Days

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On December 13, Foad Rezazade Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison ended his hunger strike on its 23rd day after reaching his demands.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Foad Rezazade, Sunni prisoner in hall 21, ward 7 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj had gone on hunger strike to protest against the denial of furlough, despite the death of his father since November 20. (more…)