HRANA News Agency – In an interview with the opposition website JARAS, Fereydoun Sahabi, the brother of Ezzatollah Sahabi and the uncle of Haleh Sahabi, described what events took place at his brother’s funeral and how his niece was martyred.
Fereydoun Sahabi expressly emphasized that Haleh Sahabi’s death was due to a heart attack caused by the tension created during the funeral and as the result of the security forces attacking and beating the crowd. Fereydoun Sahabi who personally witnessed the events reported that a large number of plainclothes and security agents assaulted the mourners and beat people. He also stated that thirty individuals accompanying the deceased Ezzatollah Sahabi’s lifeless body were arrested. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – On the first anniversary of Farzad Kamangar’s execution together with four other political prisons, contacting the families of the fallen to express condolences and inquire about the latest events, HRANA reporters have confirmed that the authorities still refuse to deliver the slain bodies or disclose the whereabouts of their graves to the families. (more…)
In the past few days Human Rights Activists Group in Iran published its annual report examining about five thousand documented reports of human rights abuse cases in Iran in year 1389. This report took special attention from analysts and public opinion critics; therefore we conducted an interview with Ahmad Batebi as group spokesperson which comes below with no further introduction:
HRANA: Thank you Mr. Batebi for giving us your time. Regarding conversations in relation with the annual report as the first question, please clarify why such extensive reports of this sort, with regular timely schedule, like HRANA Newspaper, or monthly report as well as the annual report are being prepared and published by the group? (more…)
HRANA- The family of political prisoner Jafar Eghdami, currently on hunger strike along with sixteen other prisoners from ward 350 of Evin prison since July 26th, states that there has been no news regarding his condition.
In a conversation with Human Rights Activist in Iran News Agency (HRANA), the political prisoner’s brother explained, “It has been two weeks since we have heard any news regarding Jafar and our request for a meeting with the attorney general has gone unanswered.” (more…)
HRANA – On Sunday, May 23, Majid Tavakoli was transferred to solitary confinement for speaking out against the statements by the representative of Tehran’s Prosecutor during a session with the representative and other prisoners protesting the results of the presidential election.
Majid Tavakoli has gone on a dry hunger strike since his transfer, which is extremely dangerous due to the lack of any liquid intake. Yesterday afternoon, certain outlets reported that Mr. Tavakoli’s condition has severely deteriorated. (more…)
journalist and student activist Peyman Aref was sentenced to one year in prison and 74 lashes by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court.
HRANA – A sentence was finally issued for Peyman Aref who was arrested in the first week after the election.
Peyman Aref was tried last Tuesday, February 23, on charges of propaganda against the regime, membership in an overthrowing organization because of his membership in the Iranian National Front and insulting the president for writing an open letter to Ahmadinejad on May 26, 2009. His trial was held in Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in the presence of his attorneys, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, Sayyed Mohammad Reza Faghihi and Mohammad Olyaieefard, and was presided by judge Pir-Abbasi. (more…)