Babak Dadbakhsh Asks Prosecutor-General for Re-Examination of His Case

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activist, political prisoner Babak Dadbakhsh, who is currently being held in Ardabil Prison, recently wrote a letter to the Prosecutor General of Iran asking that his case be re-examined.

In regard to the way his trial was conducted, Dadbakhsh wrote, “Just to receive the verdict letter, I accepted not to appeal. However, after three years, I don’t have any indictment letter to know on what charges and based on what evidences I have been condemned. No one responds to me.”

In part of this letter received to HRANA, Babak Dadbakhsh writes, “The prosecutor-general! I am writing to you as a victim of injustice, a prisoner who has been tortured and sentenced to 25 years without having a trial. Just to receive the verdict letter, I accepted not to appeal. However, after three years, I don’t have any indictment letter to know on what charges and based on what evidences I have been condemned. No one responds to me. I hope that the law does not close its eyes and give me my legal right. I have been convicted within one minute without having an attorney. I request re-examining my case, receiving the indictment letter and using retrial. While I’m suffering stress, as forensic medicine and coroners have diagnosed, I am waiting for justice.”

In November 2017, Babak Dadbakhsh was arrested by security police of NAJA and handed to the Ministry of intelligence officials. Since then, he has been spending in various detention facilities and prisons.  He was once hospitalized in Razi Educational and Therapeutic Psychiatric Center.

In February 2020, he was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment on the charges of “spreading corruption on earth” and “enmity against God” (Moharebeh). However, in April 2021, on the excuse that not all charges have been considered, his sentence was prolonged to 25 years.

It is said that he is suffering from MDD, bipolar disorder and psychotic symptoms based on the diagnosis of Razi Educational and Therapeutic Psychiatric Center.

Sentence Alternatives to Prison, Such as Purchasing Supplies for Under-Equipped Schools, Introduced in Urmia

The head of Branch 119 of the Criminal Court of Urmia recently announced that the county’s criminal justice system is introducing a number of sentence alternatives to prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kargar Online, the judicial official has sentenced several men to purchase educational supplies internet packages and cell phones for school children in poor areas instead of serving time.

It is worth mentioning that Chapter 9 of the new enactment of the Islamic penal code has also highlighted similar alternative sentences.

Accordingly, under certain conditions and with the defendant’s consent, judges may enact these kinds of alternative sentences.

Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran for Aban 1396 Iranian Calendar (23 October 2017 – 21 November 2017 Gregorian calendar)

HRANA News Agency – The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published the following monthly report for the Iranian calendar Month of Aban (23 October-21 November) on the human rights situation in Iran. This report cannot be a comprehensive and complete reflection of the human rights situation in Iran, due to limitation and lack of authorization of activities for independent human rights organizations and in Iran.

It should be noted that in addition to the monthly reports, the Department of Statistics and Publication of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) publishes a more comprehensive and analytical annual report on human rights in Iran at the end of each calendar year. Continue reading “Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran for Aban 1396 Iranian Calendar (23 October 2017 – 21 November 2017 Gregorian calendar)”

The Booklet of Learning How to Report Human Rights Violations Published

HRANA News Agency – The educational booklet “Documentation of Human Rights Abuse and Reporting in Plain Language” is one of the educational content that has been developed and used by HRANA. This pamphlet was presented to the human rights activists in a simple language to share experiences and practical training.

The forthcoming educational pamphlet is one of the things human rights activists use to present their educational programs. Continue reading “The Booklet of Learning How to Report Human Rights Violations Published”

HRANA’s Application Released to Support Free and Secure Information Flow

HRANA News Agency – Human Rights Activists in Iran released Hafez application to support the free flow of information, promote the safety of Iranian users, as well as legal support to victims of human rights abuses in Iran.

Hafez application is a multi-functional application that is now available for Android phones. Continue reading “HRANA’s Application Released to Support Free and Secure Information Flow”

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Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran for Mehr 1396 Iranian Calendar (23 September 2017 – 22 October 2017 Gregorian calendar)

HRANA News Agency – The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published the following monthly report for the Iranian calendar Month of Mehr (23 September -22 October) on the human rights situation in Iran. This report cannot be a comprehensive and complete reflection of the human rights situation in Iran, due to limitation and lack of authorization of activities for independent human rights organizations and in Iran.

It should be noted that in addition to the monthly reports, the Department of Statistics and Publication of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) publishes a more comprehensive and analytical annual report on human rights in Iran at the end of each calendar year. Continue reading “Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran for Mehr 1396 Iranian Calendar (23 September 2017 – 22 October 2017 Gregorian calendar)”

Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran for Shahrivar 1396 Iranian Calendar (23 August 2017 – 22 September 2017 Gregorian calendar)

HRANA News Agency – The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published the following monthly report for the Iranian calendar Month of Shahrivar (23 august-22 September) on the human rights situation in Iran. This report cannot be a comprehensive and complete reflection of the human rights situation in Iran, due to limitation and lack of authorization of activities for independent human rights organizations and in Iran.

It should be noted that in addition to the monthly reports, the Department of Statistics and Publication of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) publishes a more comprehensive and analytical annual report on human rights in Iran at the end of each calendar year. Continue reading “Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran for Shahrivar 1396 Iranian Calendar (23 August 2017 – 22 September 2017 Gregorian calendar)”

The 80th Number of Peace Line Monthly Was Published

HARANA News Agency – The 80th issue of Peace Line monthly, with a focus on the economic problems of the “wage-earning class”, and especially the accumulation of wage arrears with the participation of a large number of civic activists, was published.

In the special essay of the eighteenth issue of the Peace Line Monthly, entitled “Unpaid wages of a Social Class” areas of the accumulation of wage demands of the working class in Iran and its implications have been addressed. Continue reading “The 80th Number of Peace Line Monthly Was Published”

Four Decades of Special Court for the Clerics; A Special Report

HRANA News Agency – Four decades after the establishment of the Special Court for the Clerics, the structure, activities and procedures of the court are still unclear. This report briefly examines the Special Court for the Clerics in its 4 decades of establishment, and with explaining the process of these courts, this report will attend to various issues such as the right to an attorney, the attitude, and the legitimacy of these courts.

After about four decades of the establishment of the Special Court for the Clerics, the activities of this particular judicial institution continue to address issues related to clerics and graduates of the theology seminaries throughout the country. This institution was established, following the message of the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran on 24th May 1979. Ayatollah Khomeini in that message says: “… Although in Islam for the punishment of offenders, there is no difference between the groups, and everyone is equal before the law, the offenders who with wearing the clergy outfit have put themselves in this queue, should be Punished. However, as informed, some opponents of Islam and the cleric seek to crush the clergy in the name of purification … Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the following points. Continue reading “Four Decades of Special Court for the Clerics; A Special Report”

79th Number of Peace Line Monthly Was Published

HRANA News Agency – In the special case of the seventy-ninth issue of the “Peace Line Monthly, titled “Non-Regulatory Custodian”, the growing power of the Basij forces and its impact on society have been discussed.

In this regard, a conversation has been held with Hussein Raisi, a lawyer and professor at the University of Colton in Canada. In this discussion, the judicial authorities have been examined in accordance with the new Criminal Procedure Code and the reasons why the Basijis have been identified as law enforcement forces in the present situation. Continue reading “79th Number of Peace Line Monthly Was Published”