Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Marjan Davari, 50-year-old researcher and translator, had been arrested on September 24, 2015, after the closure of Rah-e-Marefat publisher and detention of all officials in this institute. (more…)

Parvaneh Hosseinpanahi Arrested in Dehgolan

Posted on: March 12th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Parvaneh Hosseinpanahi was arrested by the Intelligence Office plainclothes in Dehgolan. Eghbal Hosseinpanahi, her husband was also detained after being informed about his wife’s arrest, when he attended this bureau.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the Intelligence Agents went to Parvaneh Hosseinpanahi’s house and after “threats and insults”, inspected the whole house and arrested her. (more…)

Maryam Akbari Monfared Deprived of Medical Treatment in Evin Prison

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner in Women’s ward in Evin prison, despite her illness, is deprived of medical treatment and hospital, while her illness’s condition is getting more complicated.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner in Women’s ward of Evin prison, suffers from severe pain in the knee and foot because of prevention of treatment for her rheumatism disease, and this is while prison officials, despite awareness of her physical condition, have refused to send her to medical centers for treatment. (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…)

Atena Daemi Tried for the New Charges Put on Her

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The court session of Atena Daemi, imprisoned human rights activist, was held in Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison. The IRGC is the compliance in this new law suit. During this session, some of the allegations of Ms. Daemi was dropped and the one regarding insulting the officers and hindering the apprehension was heard.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), allegations of insulting the supreme leader, insulting the authorities and spreading lies were dropped from the case and only the two allegations of insulting the officers during the arrest mission and hindering apprehension were heard. This change was done following the testimony of the police, defend of the lawyer and refusal of recoding of the arrest procedure. (more…)

Nahid Gorji Released on Parole after Serving 22 Months

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Nahid Gorji, prisoner of conscience in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad was released on parole by serving 22 months of her sentence of 3 year. When she was in detention, various reports on her critical physical and mental condition were released while she was deprived of proper medical care and the officials prevented to deliver her medicine which was provided by her family.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mrs. Gorji who in the wake of her civil activities in cyberspace had been arrested, was released on parole after serving 22 months of the sentence of 3 years in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad. (more…)

Masoumeh Zia Arrested at Her Arrival in Iran

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Masoumeh Zia was arrested at the airport when she was returning to Iran. Couple of hours after the arrest, security officers went to her house along with her, and searched her house, and then took her electronics and communication gadgets with them. According to the officers, a news case has been opened against her.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Masoumeh Zia, Erfan Halgheh activist, was arrested at the airport when she was returning to Iran on January 6, 2017. (more…)

Shokoufeh Azar Masoule’s Appeal Court Held in Tehran

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On December 31, 2016, the Appeal Court of Shokoufeh Azar Masoule, civil activist, was held. She had previously been sentenced to one year in prison and five years of probation by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court. One of Ms. Azar’s charges was participating in demonstrations in protest against acid attacks.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on December 31, 2016, the Appeal Court of Shokoufeh Azar Masoule, civil activist, was held in Branch 54 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Babai. (more…)

A Comprehensive Report about the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – International Human Rights Day came, while many prisoners of conscience and exclusively 33 female prisoners with political and security charges are being held in Evin prison in women’s ward. 17 of them are mothers and 13 of them are older than 50 years old. At least 14 are suffering from different chronic diseases, 2 are not Iranians and 2 are dual-citizens. Accumulated served time in solitary confinements for these prisoners is 4275 days (more than 11 years).

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the women’s ward in Evin prison is composed of two levels. The warden’s office, mosaic workshop, leader workshop and yard are places on the first level. The second level is composed of 3 rooms where the prisoners are being kept. Room number 1, has nine double deck beds, room number 2 has seven doubled deck beds and room number 3 has seven double deck beds. (more…)

Shanaz Akmali’s Family Confused by Authorities’ False Information

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 28, 2017, Karim Baigi family referred to the prosecutor’s office while having the required bail but judicial authorities told them, “she would not be released on the bail, she is now in prison custody”. Apparently interrogators have provided false information to the prisoner or her family on several occasions and causing confusion and increased the psychological pressure on them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists New Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 25, 2017, Shahnaz Akmali, Mostafa Karim Baigi’s mother, the victim of the protests in 2009, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence at her workplace and is being held in ward 209 of Evin prison. (more…)