4 Christians Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment

Posted on: September 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court has sentenced each of Rev. Yousef Nadarkhani and Mohammad Reza Omidi, Mohammad Ali Mosayebzadeh, and Zaman Fadai, on charges of “administering and managing the home churches”, to 10 years in prison and two of them in exile.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), four Christian citizens, pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammad Ali Mosayebzadeh known as Yasser, Mohammad Reza Omidi known as Johan and Zaman Fadai known as Saheb, attended Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran city, under the chairmanship of Judge Ahmadzadeh, based on the previous warning for a court hearing on their charges on June 14, 2017. (more…)

Navid Khanjani Was Not Released, Has to Serve Another Year

Posted on: August 31st, 2017

HRANA News Agency – After 5 years in prison, while prison documents were showing that Navid Khanjani, education rights activist, was going to be released, he was told that one year in prison sentence for his case in Sarand camp in Tabriz, regarding helping victims of the earthquake had been executed and he should serve another year in prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Navid Khanjani, imprisoned human rights activist who is being kept in Rajaei Shahr prison, was supposed to be released by the end of his sentence of 5 years. But in the last minutes he was informed that his one year in prison sentence from the case Sarand camp of Tabriz was in effect and he had to remain in prison. (more…)

Omar Farhang; 9 Year of Imprisonment Without Medical Furlough

Posted on: August 26th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Omar Farhang, political prisoner who is serving his 10 years in prison sentence in exile is currently being kept in central prison of Ardabil. He has been deprived of having medical treatment and being transferred to hospital, despite suffering from different diseases like hemorrhoids and skin diseases, in addition to an appearing lump in his throat that is suspicious of being cancer.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Omar Farhang, born in 1972, is married and father of two children and used to live in Uremia city. He received 10 years of imprisonment in exile and being kept in central prison of Ardabil. (more…)

One and Half Century of Imprisonment; Comprehensive List of 25 Baha’i Prisoners in the Provinces of Tehran and Alborz

Posted on: August 21st, 2017

HRANA News Agency  –Baha’is living in Iran are deprived of their basic human and civil rights due to their religious believe. Discrimination, demonizing, enmity, prejudice, hatred, persecution, murder and imprisonment are to name some forms of anti-Baha’i in Iran. Currently there are many Baha’I citizens imprisoned across the country. The following focuses on the imprisoned Baha’is in the province of Tehran and Alborz as one of the provinces with the highest number of Baha’is’ detention.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), currently at least 25 Baha’i citizens are enduring multiple bans and total of 160 years of imprisonment in prisons across province of Tehran and Alborz. Following is a brief report by HRANA on the latest status of these citizens in the center of the country who are solely imprisoned for their personal believes: (more…)

Mistreatment of Sunni Prisoners at Prison Visits

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison who have been deported from different areas of the country to the prison, are discriminated against and mistreated at the time of prison visits. It has been reported that the inspection of families is being done violently especially for young children which scared them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sunni prisoners in hall 21 of ward 7 of Rajai Shahr prison, are being discriminated against and mistreated at the time prison visits. (more…)

Maulavi Fazlurahman Koohi Arrested in Mashhad

Posted on: August 13th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Maulavi Fazlurahman Koohi, Sunni Friday prayers’ Imam in Pishamag, and director of a seminary in this city, was arrested by the SCC in Mashhad. His arrest, who is opposing Iranian Sunni people’s involvement in the war in Syria, has created an unprecedented wave of protests in the region of Baluchistan. These protests which have begun with the road closures, assembly, strike and closure of business sites, have led to some rare issues, such as; returning weapons by the Sunni members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mulavi Fazlurahman Koohi is the Sunni Friday prayer’s Imam in Pishamag, in the city of Sarbaz, and principal of Anvarulharamein seminary in this city.  He has taken some positions, including opposition to dispatching Sunni people to the Syrian front, the removal of Baluchistan province from the province’s list, as well as opposition to the division of Sistan and Baluchistan province, have made him quite popular and respected among the Sunni Baluch people. (more…)

Foad Rezazadeh in Critical Physical Condition in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Foad Rezazadeh, Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison is in critical physical condition because of the impact the recent hunger strike. The prisoner whose digestive system was damaged as well as his kidney is still being deprived of necessary medical services.

A close source to Mr. Rezazadeh told HRANA’s reporter about his physical condition, “Mr. Rezazadeh’s hunger strike effected his digestive system and kidneys. Despite passage of a few months since end of his hunger strike, he still needs health care for his digestive system and kidneys.” (more…)

Anwar Khezri Imprisoned with no Verdict since 7 Years ago

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Anwar Khezri, Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison is still in uncertainty after seven years of imprisonment after violation of his death sentence by the Supreme Court. Mr. Khezri is serving his prison sentence while suffering from shortness of breath, pain in the chest caused by torture but is still prevented from being transferred to the hospital and treatment and his medical records have disappeared as well.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Anwar Khezri Sunni prisoner was arrested in 2009. His death sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2010, but still he remains in uncertainty despite the passage of seven years. (more…)

Deprivation of Education for Afrooz Zabihi, a Baha’i Student in Her Fifth Semester

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Fifth Term Civil Engineering student from Shahid Beheshti University, Baha’i Afrooz Zabihi, was banned from continuing her education after completing 90 credit hours, because of her religious faith. Miss Zabihi has several achievements in the Shining Genius Test in her name.

According to HRANA, a close source to Miss Zabihi said “on Dec. 19, 2016, at the same time as the publication of the President’s Bill of Rights and the beginning of final exams, she was contacted on behalf of the Education Officer of the college. Moreover, she was verbally notified that her general educational qualifications had not been confirmed, and therefore she would be prevented from continuing her education. She was expelled on the same day, and all her courses in the current term were eliminated. Also, on the registration page of the College’s website, it was indicated that she was not allowed to register.” (more…)