Department of Natural Resources Sues Baha’is Over Their Land

Posted on: June 11th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – A series of hearings regarding “Rowshan Kooh’s Baha’i residents’ lands” were held in Mazendaran province, based on complaints which had been made by the Department of Natural Resources, in the General Court in Kiasar within the first two weeks of February. Baha’i citizens, who were sued by the Department of Natural Resources, do not have access to adequate documents to defend their case.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a series of hearings were held in Branch one of Kiasar General Court regarding “Rowshan Kooh’s Baha’i residents’ lands”, on February 7, 12, 14, and 15, 2017. (more…)

Nana Badrian Released on the Bail, Andrea Vartanyan Still under Detention

Posted on: June 8th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Within the past few days, Nana Badrian was released from women’s ward of Evin prison. On the other hand, her husband, Andrea Vartanyan was transferred to ward 4 in Evin prison. The Christian couple from Tajikistan had been detained over a month ago by the intelligence ministry.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), within the past few days, Nana Badrian Christian from Tajikistan was released from women’s ward of Evin prison. (more…)

Christian Couple from Tajikistan Arrested in Tehran

Posted on: May 29th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Nana Badrian and Andre Vartanian, a Christian couple, were arrested in Iran by the intelligence service, in Tehran.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Nana Badrian and Andre Vartanian, Christian couple from Tajikistan were arrested respectively on January 4 and January 14 by the intelligence service forces in Tehran. (more…)

Bahais of Rowshan Kooh Village Being Forced to Leave Their Land

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Most residents of Rowshan Kooh village of Mazandaran province are of the Baha’i Faith, and this issue, in recent years, has been the cause of discrimination, especially in the field of construction in the village. In the last instance the Department of Natural Resources of
Mazandaran has claimed the forest land has been occupied by the people who have been using them for more than 70 years and has called for the destruction of a number of houses owned by Baha’is living in this village.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Rowshan Kooh is one of Mazandaran province’s villages which is known for its Baha’i residents. In recent years, systematic and extensive efforts have been made to make the Baha’is leave the village. Among these, is the lack of building permission or the buildings certificate of quality to the Baha’i residents of the village. (more…)

A Number of Sunni Arab Civilians Arrested in Shushtar

Posted on: May 14th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Recently, a large number of mainly Sunni Arab citizens from Shushtar were arrested by security forces. There is no information about their fate, so far.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the headquarters of Abolfazl Abbas forces of the Ministry of Intelligence along with the forces of Basij went to Alam al-Hoda street in the south of Shushtar city and arrested numerous (about 20 persons) Sunni Arabs who were doing their morning group prayers and transferred them to an unknown location, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (more…)

The Popular Judge of Kurdistan Prevented from Traveling to Zahedan

Posted on: May 13th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hassan Amini, the popular judge in Kurdistan and the principal of the seminary of Imam Bukhari was prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony of the students of Darul Uloom Zahedan by the Intelligence service of this city. Mr. Amini was threatened by this security department that if he would participate in the event, there would be problems for him.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the popular judge in Kurdistan was prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony of the students of Darul Uloom Zahedan (Khatm Bokhari Sharif), by a threatening phone call from the Intelligence Office in this city. (more…)

3 Baha’is Sentenced to Prison Terms

Posted on: May 12th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Three Baha’i residents of Mashhad namely, Khashayar Tafazoli, Shayan Tafazoli, and Sina Aghdas Zadeh were sentenced to one year imprisonment, on charge of “acting against national security by teaching the Baha’i Faith”.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the sentences of three Baha’i residents of Mashhad namely, Khashayar Tafazoli, Shayan Tafazoli, and Sina Aghdas Zadeh were announced on Saturday, April 22. (more…)

3 Prisoners Ended Their Hunger Strikes in Evin Prison

Posted on: April 26th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hadi Asgari and Amin Afshar Naderi, two Christians and Omid Shahmoradi Sanandaji, security prisoner, ended their hunger strikes with the authorities’ favourable promises.

According to the report of Human Rights Atavists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), following the attendance of Mr. Bakhtiari, chief of the Attorney General, and Mr. Khairuddin, Deputy Attorney General, at Hall 12 of Evin prison, on February 14, 2017, and promising to solve the issues with the prisoners’ cases and advising them to end their hunger strike also warning signs of Omid Shahmoradi’d illness, this prisoner ended his hunger and medication strike, after 10 days. (more…)

The Latest Status on Imprisoned Christians Arrested in Firoozkooh

Posted on: April 24th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Amin Afshar Naderi, one of the Christian converts who are held in Evin prison since six months ago, has gone on hunger strike in protest against his status. Two citizens of the five detained Christians were released on the bail and three others are still in Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amin Afshar Naderi Christian convert in Ward 4 of Evin prison has gone on hunger strike in protest against his status since February 5, 2017. He has lost 5 kg weight and his blood pressure was registered to be 11 over 9. (more…)

“I Counted Neither as Dead Nor as Alive”; A Report about 7 Years of Imprisonment of Shir-Ahmad Shirani

Posted on: April 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Shir-Ahmad Shirani, Baluch prisoner who is serving the 7th year of his 22 years of imprisonment sentence in exile in Ardabil, have a shocking story about tortures that he experienced and violation of his rights as a human being.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Shir-Ahmad Shirani, son of Chaker, born on September 21, 1983, single, from Zahedan and resident of Tehran, was arrested by the intelligent service on June 2, 2000. (more…)