“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…)

Bijan Farokhpour Began Serving His Sentence in Shiraz Prison

Posted on: April 16th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Seyed Bijan Farokhpour Haghighi, Christian convert from Shiraz, went to Adelabad prison in Shiraz, to endure his imprisonment sentence.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Seyed Bijan Farokhpour Haghighi, Christian convert from Shiraz, went to Adelabad prison in Shiraz, to endure his 2 years and six months imprisonment sentence. (more…)

Two Christians on Hunger Strike in Evin Prison

Posted on: April 12th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hadi Asgari and Amin Afshar Naderi Christian converts who are detained in Evin prison, have gone on hunger strike in protest at the uncertainty in over six months after his arrest.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hadi Asgari, Christian convert imprisoned in ward 4 of Evin prison, has gone on hunger strike protesting against the uncertainty in over six months after his arrest, also  interdiction of his release on the bail, since February 11, 2017. (more…)

A Baha’i Student Expelled from the University

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sogol Kazemi Bahnamiri, a Baha’i student who was studying in the fifth semester of engineering Urban Development at the non-profit University of Mashhad, was excluded from the final exams. This Baha’i student pursues from the Assessment Organization and the Ministry of Science officials were left unanswered.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Sogol Kazemi Bahnamiri, born in 1996, passed the exam in 2014, with student reference number 9721230972, and in the fall of 2014 began her higher education in the field of civil engineering at the non-profit University of Mashhad. (more…)

2 Christians Held in Limbo in Evin Prison for 6 Months

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hadi Asghari and Amin Afshar Naderi, two Christian converts, have been held in an undecided condition in ward 4 of Evin prison, from about six months ago, and have not even been summoned for investigations. On the other hand, Mr. Asgari who has got kidney infection as a consequence of cold weather because he was denied to get his clothing, has not received any medical treatments.

A source close to the families of these two Christian converts has told HRANA: “Hadi Asghari and Amin Afshar Naderi, have been held in an undecided condition for more than six months, and even have not been interrogated. They have said if their situation would not be made clear they would go on hunger strike. Hadi Asghari has got infection on his both kidneys because of the cold weather. Nothing has been done so far, regarding his treatment.” (more…)

3 Bahai Civilians Tried by the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad

Posted on: March 10th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Three Baha’i residents of Mashhad named; Khashayar Tafazoli, Shayan Tafazoli and Sinai Aghdaszadeh, were tried by the Islamic Revolutionary Court, in Mashhad.

According to the report of Human Rights News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the court hearing for Khashayar Tafazoli, Shayan Tafazoli and Sinai Aghdaszadeh, three Baha’i residents of Mashhad, accused with “propaganda against the regime through the Baha’i propaganda”, was held in Branch 8 of Islamic Revolutionary Court in Mashhad on January 28. (more…)

Hadi Asgari in an Undecided Condition in the 6th Month of Detention

Posted on: February 25th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hadi Asgari, Christian convert in Evin prison, has been held in an undecided condition for a period of 5 months in this prison. While no trial has been held for him so far, his freedom on the bail also has been prevented.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hadi Asghari, a Christian convert, was arrested due to attending a house church on August 26, 2016. (more…)

A Sunni Prisoner Beaten Severely in the Hospital

Posted on: February 25th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hamzeh Darwish, a young Sunni prisoner at Evin prison, who suffers from mental illness, was severely beaten and insulted by a hospital staff member and two soldiers. He was beaten somehow that one of his ribs was cracked and bruises are obvious on the body and his eyes. However, prison authorities have done nothing regarding his situation.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hamzeh Darwish, 23, Sunni prisoners from Talesh with mental illness is being held in hall 3 of ward 4 in Evin prison. (more…)

4 Sunni Civilians Sentenced to Imprisonment for Jogging Together

Posted on: February 24th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – 4 Sunni residents of Boukan, who had been arrested during mass arrests, on October 6, 2016 were sentenced each to 5 years in prison. The judge who has issued the sentences has considered their jogging as acts against the national security.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sunni citizens and residents of Boukan, with the names of Abdulghafoor Asouar, Yaqub Nooreh, Kamal Aliaghdam, and Haxhar Fareghi were each sentenced to 5 years in prison. (more…)

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…)